OUR STORE IN VIA VINCENZO MONTI. A fashion show at Palazzo Litta in 1985 inaugurated the opening of the first De Scal store in via Vincenzo Monti, which is one of the most elegant streets in central Milan. But even before that time there were fashion shows at the Circolo Meneghino and the Circolo Nerazzurro, which marked an era by displaying the style of our Milanese maison: short furs, including with short sleeves, or in sumptuous lengths and regal widths. That was when the daughters of the family joined the firm: Cristina graduated in architecture and then took over the business side whilst Ancilla, who studied as a fashion designer with Marangoni in Milan, specialised in selecting and sorting the pelts at Copenhagen Saga Furs.
DE SCAL TODAY. Since 2013 De Scal has been based in Via Francesco Petrarca in the heart of Milan, where the two souls of the company, the workshop and atelier, overlook an early twentieth-century Milanese courtyard. The second generation of the Solivani family, Ancilla and Cristina, are now responsible for running the family business, keeping up the tradition of haute couture craftsmanship united with its most contemporary interpretation. Ancilla is in charge of style; she creates the collections and develops the models. Cristina is responsible for managing the brand.