Shopping in Capri. A Multicoloured Experience
When you think of shopping in Capri, you almost automatically think of big luxury brands. Luxury, however, represents just one side of the story.
Capri owes much of its reputation to an ancient and glorious tradition of craftsmanship. A tradition that, in fact, has strongly contributed to turn the island into one of the most famous and glamorous destinations in the world.
Think for a moment about the famous image of Jacky Kennedy buying a pair of handmade sandals in one of the many artisanal workshops in Capri.
This art somehow reminds us of the ‘arts and crafts’ movement that spread throughout northern Europe, especially in England and Scotland, at the end of the XIX century, and shaped design, fashion and architecture.
Through such artisanal tradition, Capri tells unique story that can be traced in the art of molding ceramic, in gastronomy and constructions. To give an example, the writer Curzio Malaparte entrusted skilled local masters and workers to have his ‘House like me’ built.
Capri has always inspired the creative mind of the most eminent writers, artists, architects and fashion designers. It is not by chance that the colours and atmospheres of local craftsmanship inspired the 2014-15 collection of the maison Dolce & Gabbana. Shopping in Capri is an experience of a multicoloured atmosphere. An atmosphere that cannot be simply explained in words as it needs to be actually experienced.