The worldwide known designer will remain "ambassador". "We turn down so many offers from overseas and even Chinese"
MODENA. "I'm happy. I'm happy because we sell it to someone who considers us a precious gem. What makes us stay in Carpi, where we are born, where our heart is and where Blumarine should be."
"Queen of the roses" Anna Molinari is serene after the announcement of the sale by Gianguido Tarabini to farm officials yesterday afternoon and continues to think a lot about her creature.
Mrs. Anna, November 12th will continue to be a historic date for the city and for you: after a long negotiation and 42 years since its founding, you announced to workers the sale of Blumarine, Carpi's most prestigious brand …
«Marco Marchi has always dreamed of Blumarine. For some time now, we have been making repeated considerations and reflections on what is most appropriate for the company we created, bringing it from Carpi to the world. I'm not too young anymore. And above all, the French groups are keeping an eye on us. Brands have a huge turnover. He is a character of great financial ability and wants to create a center of excellence like Pinot and other Frenchmen who robbed us of all excellence. Do you want an example? … ».
«Gucci has the Italian designer, the workforce is Italian. And Marchi came to us asking, "Why do we have to get this Carpi gem too?" He confessed to us that our company has always been a deep desire for him and has never made it a secret to want to propose again along with other major brands. To cite another of your recent purchases: Coin. We will be in your rose.
Blumarine has been in demand worldwide for decades. His son Gianguido Tarabini, sole director, declined several offers, including Chinese ones. How did you choose Marks to say yes?
«We have had a long line of aspiring buyers from around the world. My son was very careful when considering who could do the work for us. In the end, I can say that he sold it to those who were most in love with Blumarine. And I'm happy because we stayed in Carpi. We could never have done it with our own strength: a family like ours is important, but it cannot fight giants like Luis Vuitton or, I repeat, Pinot. He has a very good financial position to buy our … jewelry. "
How did employees respond to news of the sale?
"The workers gave him a long round of applause. There was someone crying because he feared I was no longer there. He spoke very well. He assured the brand and the factory, saying that they will stay here because Carpi will become the excellence of the past ".
And will you continue to come to the company?
"I'll still be here, of course, as an icon, probably not as a designer. I'm considered one of the fashion symbols of the eighties and nineties. I've worked all my life and now I'm very happy because with this deal I got my reward. We haven't studied the ways and the implications, but I will remain an image of the company. After all, they recognize me in Paris, New York.