I was born in Bari, principle town of a beautiful region called
Puglia in the south of Italy.
When I was young I fell in love with fashion and I dreamt one
day I would be a fashion designer. Just a few years later I
began to design garments for friends and family.
At the age of 21 I got a job with a local fashion company
as a fashion designer.
In 1999 I moved to Rome where I lived for several years and
where I opened my first studio; during this time I designed
bespoke occasion-wear for women and I started to sell my
creations to local boutiques.
Seeking pastures new in 2007 I moved to London, aware it
would be the place for me to live and achieve my dream of
launching my brand. I fell in love with the city and its array of
different architecture from its gothic and historical palaces
to its ultra-modern towers.
This has all helped to mold and shape my identity as an
independent “fashion designer.” Having been born and bred
in a sunny city by the sea, I began drawing my ideas from that
inspirational environment surrounding me,
during that time I started to design my Daniele Bardis
My very first inspiration and today key for my design, was
the seashell with its microarchitecture as well as being an
historical symbol of beauty. I took that marvellous
creature from nature and incorporated that intricate
shape into my garments.
My research lead me to explore new sources related to the
shell embracing architecture and geometry.
The architect Zaha Hadid, with her modern and dynamic
architecture inspired me to add geometrical shapes into my
After travelling and researching around the world it became clear to me that using this embodiment of architecture would become the influence of my design.
I would describe my design as super modem and dynamic, the style is the evolution of my great love of architecture which has accompanied my design since inception, together with the influences of my Italian heritage and the melting pot and style of London where I now reside and my studio is based.
This bold combination of lineation and impeccable structure has drawn the attention of several editors, celebrities and buyers. I am proud to say Daniele Bardis collections have been worn by international recording artists like Cheryl Tweedy (ex Girls Aloud/XFactor UK) Nicole Scherzinger (ex Pussycat Dolls/XFactor UK) and Morcheeba.
The Daniele Bardis collection has distinctive dynamic style which is a fusion of great knowledge, cultural influences and technical construction of garments, convening in flawless hand-crafted design.
I produce and supply wearable, high quality, fashionable womenswear and target woman who have sparkle and love for themselves, women who are confident in the desire to be beautifully dressed in high quality and sophisticated clothing. My brand demonstrates excellent design, intricate construction and luxury through the use of beautiful materials. The garments have an architectural flare; they are dynamic and fresh with an air of elegance and femininity, which gives the brand the WOW factor. At all times the identity of my brand is to achieve a perfect balance between creativity, style and innovation, while at the same time ensuring quality is never compromised.
I pay special attention when I design fashionable yet commercial prints, choosing only the highest quality silks, jersey and leathers. In line with the brand’s signature of excellent quality only the best zips and garment accessories are used to embellish the pieces. The excellent quality and attentive customer service which the brand offers is a competitive advantage over similar luxury brands and how it attempts to separate itself from other designers.
Daniele Bardis’s design, style, shapes, prints and structure are distinguishably honed in a way that makes my designs both unique and recognisable. My new range of handbags for women is influenced in the same way and I aim to expand this in the future to shoes and further ahead have my designs on home interiors…