The creative behind Open Toe is Silvana Mariani, designer and Illustrator.

Her distinctive approach to color and sign results in simple images with a sophisticated allure.

Favorites themes and subjects are the small things, observed in nature as like in men’s craft.
She also aims to transmit the surprise and the sense of freedom found in imperfections.

The interest in textiles is a natural evolution of Silvana’s passion for glamour and costume and that’s why Open Toe’s illustrations looks so good when declined in surface patterns.
Silvana always finds a personal way to give voice to upcoming trends.

Her professional approach to work, the creative vision and her kind human touch make her a person you’ll love to collaborate with.

Collaborations include Marie Claire; Rivista Studio; L’Officiel; Glamour; Myself; Elle; Annabelle; Vogue; Pomellato; Pupa; Missoni; Bulgari.

Exhibited in Milano at Palazzo delle Stelline and Museo della Triennale.

Awarded with a Fashion Research Italy’s honorable mention for T-shirt design.

From the interview about Higher Standards:

“The sensitivity of creatives and their unique way to perceive and interpret today’s changes and return them to the eyes of others are essential tools to raise awareness on urgent issues. People are now ready to see themselves as they really are. The challenge is to find a balance between accepting others and feeling accepted and then improving ourselves and the things around us.”

Read full Silvana’s interview >