Our Curriculum Vitae Q&A with the co-founders of CÂLLAS. A curated collection of luxurious Italian ready-to-wear for women.
Astrological sign? Marco: Aries
Lucky number? MP: 6
Favorite color? MP: Green
JS: Sky blue
Morning, Noon, or Night? MP: Night
JS: Used to be night, now morning.
Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner? MP: Dinner
JS: Breakfast all day
Football, Baseball, or Basketball? MP: Italian soccer, AC Milan.
Green Tea, Black Tea, or Herbal Tea? MP: Herbal tea
JS: English morning breakfast tea and an espresso.
Sugar, Splenda, or Stevia? MP: Brown sugar
JS: What’s Stevia? Always the real stuff, sugar for me.
Spicy, Salty, or Sweet? MP: Spicy
JS: All of them, like in Thai food.
Sandwich, Soup, or Salad? MP: Sandwich
Cashmere, Silk, or Linen? MP: Cashmere
JS: Silk Twill from Como!
Black, white or color? MP: Black and dark blue.
JS: Depends on the mood but if in doubt: black in NY, color in Milan, white t-shirt in Sicily.
Is your closet messy or neat? MP: Neat, but not thanks to me.
JS: Thanks to my housekeeper super neat and it makes me so happy…
What’s your favorite room in your home? MP: The bedroom
JS: The bedroom
What do you collect? MP: Cars and motorcycles.
JS: Friends and travel memories.
Dream dinner guest? MP: Maria Callas.
JS: Audrey Hepburn? Or anyone who makes me laugh.
Sunday ritual? MP: Sleep in and lunch in trattoria.
JS: Sleep in and lunch with friends.
Favorite ﬂower? MP: Water Arum.
JS: White Rose.
Favorite scent? MP: Mint
JS: Mix of wood fire, toast and coffee in the morning.
Cheat meal? MP: Gnocchi
Favorite place to escape to when you need a moment of respite? MP: My small cozy house in Switzerland.
JS: A small house on the Atlantic Ocean.
Talent you’d like to have? MP: Play guitar.
JS: Singing like Maria Callas.
Quality you want to be remembered by? MP: Altruism
JS: Kindness and generosity.
Best thing about where you are from? MP: Sense of responsibility, hard working (from Milan, Italy)
JS: Sense of loyalty and justice (I’m from Hamburg, Germany)
What does Considered Luxury mean to you? MP: Sustainability of products, thanks to a short production chain that helps to reduce co2 emission. Handmade and the artisan creativity, must be protected.
JS: Responsibility to our customers, employees and the environment. Offering the best quality in clothing that lasts a lifetime. Fashion that stands the test of time. The original concept of sustainability.
Give three words that describe your brand? MP: Cuore, Intuizione, Coraggio.