What is your Random Act of Creativity?
a dreamy lifestyle brand founded by Pia Zanardi, drawing inspirations from nostalgic eras and new worlds. With color-forward collections of ethereal ready-to-wear and accessories, Yali combines heritage craft and modern techniques in timeless designs. At Yali, we believe that merging hypnotic colorways with quality textiles has a healing effect.
What is your Creative Mission?
Born in Parma, Italy, Pia Zanardi grew up traveling to the countryside near the Po River. Surrounded by creative influences, whether ’90s punk graphics (she worked at Brooklyn-based skate shop KCDC as a formative teen), working with legendary art gallerist and dealer Sandra Gering, or going with her nonna to the opera in couture, Zanardi has a strong sense of aesthetic exploration that
forms the core of Yali. Based between New York City and Milan, Zanardi’s passion for the art of living is further refected by her time spent across cultures in Beijing, New Zealand and London. Her inspirations range from Giotto to Federico Fellini, Wong- Kar-wai and Tom Ford.