Designer Spotlight – Danilo Gabrielli


Italian born high end fashion designer Danilo Gabrielli is the name behind the New York fashion brand.  We were lucky enough to get to interview Danilo and find out more about him.


How important do you think accessories are to fashion in general and why?

Accessories are very important, I always say you can wear the same clothes day in day out but if you change your accessories, no one will notice that you are wearing the same outfit. You will create a totally new look.

Your AW13 Collection ‘Glam Goth’ is influenced heavily by the medieval period, what inspired you to use this particular historical era?

I love this particular period because of the complications of the materials and the cut. I take a lot of inspiration from strong heroines of this era like the Queens and Princesses. One woman who was particularly inspiring was Joan of Arc. I based my designs for strong, confident women on these.

Danilo Gabrielli Scarf Large

The faux fur scarf has a real vintage appeal, quite reminiscent of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Did these decades have a huge bearing on your design?

When I was younger I watched many Hollywood movies with my mother from the 30’s and 40’s. I drew a lot of inspiration from the styles of the black and white movies of this era. One of my favourites is Casablanca, a bittersweet love story with fashion to die for.


The faux fur scarf from Danilo’s collection is beautiful in every way.  From the soft plump fur to the comfortable way it sits around the neck.  It is extremely tactile and lightweight  It has a definite vintage feel to it, as discussed in the interview, with strong 1930’s and 1940’s vibes flowing freely from the piece. It is a perfect piece for the gentle evenings of late summer and moving into the Autumn/Winter seasons.

Coming in stunning shades combining style and grace, the scarf is very on trend and screams high end.  Sure to be a big hit with fashionistas across the globe, Danilo Gabrielli’s Faux Fur Scarf is definitely one of the must have accessories for your wardrobe.

What do you believe will be the big accessory trend for AW14 and why?

Handbags! A cool bag is a must. It doesn’t matter what style or material, a wonderful handbag is perfect for completing a great look. A must have for any woman.

What advice would you give to people about accessorising?

Don’t over accessorize! Pick two strong accessories, whether it’s great bag, a cool clutch or eye catching shoes that represent your personality. Sometimes simple is best!





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Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.

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