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Luisa was born in 1938, daughter of a local painter famous for having painted numerous churches in the area.

She is the last of six daughters and her grandad Luigi Rossi taught the young Luísa to the art of sewing and “tombolo”.

She spent his childhood in Positano and around 12/13 years began his career with Irene Kowaliska, the famous artist and painter from Warsaw.

Kowaliska introduced Positano and the young Luisa to the world of fashion, reaching the elegant atelier of the Fontana sisters in Rome with her innovative prints.

In the ’60s, the beauty of Luisa and her thick hair made her the face of Positano’s new tailor’s.


Her future as an entrepreneur was born in 1969 as a result of the experience gathered and the desire to work in the fashion field.

After learning the tradition of handmade work, Luisa first started selling her creations and then extending the business giving job opportunities to other local artisans.


Over the years the company has grown and thank to the collaboration of Luisa son Giulio and daughters Susanna and Giovanna it is, nowadays, one of the most famous Positano workshop of handcrafted women’s clothes.