During the 1960’s, a historical period for our nation that was known as the “ Economic Miracle,” a small shop in Bologna opened with a brand of accessories bearing the name of its founder, Silvano Biagini. This exclusive designer uses high quality crocodile and snakeskin combined with fine fabrics that give life to one of a kind purses, and fashionable original collections of superior design.
During the 1980’s and 1990’s the brand claimed its identity by becoming the precise point of reference in handmade leather goods sales.
After 20 years, the Antony Group Co. Ltd was formed in Modena, as a new artisan endeavor under the guidance of its designer Alberto Amidei.
Thanks to the teamwork and alliance between these two innovative designers combined with their passion for artisan workmanship and the highest superior materials available, form a winning joint effort that at the beginning of the third millennium has been called the Silvano Biagini brand which is part of the Antony Group.
“I look to see what the Italian women are wearing. But it doesn't really matter where to get my ideas, because a woman is a woman anywhere around the world. They all basically have the same needs in handbags.”
Silvano Biagini, New York, August 1984
A contemporary company based on craftsmanship, a management that collaborates with the most prestigious Italian and international fashion brands, while still being driven by the family (always an added value for the product quality and for the end user).
A family that has kept intact the love of founder, Alberto Amidei, for an accurate craftwork, along with the mastery of thirty years of experience he acquired starting to work as a boy at the workshop of a master leather craftsman.
Mr. Amidei is Antony Group’s production supervisor and his wife Enza deals with quality control. Both have passed on their passion to the three children: Elisa deals with business and commercial management, Valentina is responsible for the product and deals with creative part, with particular attention to the needs of the market; Luca, finally, follows the belt department and deals with all the CITES documentation.
“Continuity is the greatest hope for a wonderful job that requires perseverance, commitment, will and passion.”