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Meet Yali Tribe’s Pia Zanardi

Founder & Creative Director of Yali Tribe

She creates truly enviable blazers mixing Italian renaissance with traditional Chinese influences.


Favorite restaurant and what to order?  

Piperno a Roma. I order carciofi fritti and carbonara.


Your favorite italian weekend getaway?

Bolsena, a mystical place, set on the eastern shore of lake Bolsena. Gigetto is my favourite restaurant there, right on the beach, the perfect spot to have a wonderful meal on a full moon night. From Bolsena I also highly recommend to take a day trip to Bormazo gardens and loose your self inside “Il Parco dei Mostri.”


Who’s your inspiration / favorite italian designer (or artist, architect, painter, photographer) ?

My inspiration mainly comes from the Italian renaissance painters such as Piero della Francesca and Beato Angelico. I also take a lot of inspirations from movies as well, Wong kar-wai and Bernardo Bertulucci definitely teased my curiosity into China.


How would you describe Italy in one sentence? 

Chaotic beauty.