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  • black

  • black and grey

  • black and iron grey

  • black and kline blue

  • black and pearl grey

  • black and white

  • black with grey band

  • black with grey braces

  • black with grey waist band

  • Black with red band

  • Black with red collar

  • Black with red sleeve

  • black with white and red embroidery

  • Black with white embroidery

  • blue

  • blue ceruleo and kline blue

  • blue ceruleo and pearl grey

  • fiordaliso blue

  • green and blue

  • grey and fiordaliso blue

  • Grey and red

  • grey with black braces

  • grey with red band

  • Grey with red collar

  • Grey with red sleeve

  • grey with red waist band

  • Grey with white and red embroidery

  • grey with white, black and red embroidery

  • indaco blue

  • kline blue

  • light blue

  • pearl grey

  • pearl grey and kline blue

  • red

  • Red and grey

  • Red with black and white embroidery

  • red with black band

  • red with black, grey and white embroidery

  • red with grey band

  • red with grey braces

  • Red with grey grey collar

  • Red with grey sleeve

  • red with grey waist band

  • royal blue and black

  • white

  • White and grey

  • white with black and grey embroidery

  • white with black band

  • White with black collar

  • White with black embroidery

  • white with grey braces

  • White with grey waist band

  • white with red band

  • White with red sleeve

I’m a dreamer, a child who loved to play with paper dolls cut out from an album, with the dresses to be colored and overlaid on the figurine.

I’m Annalisa Surace, designer and creator of IJO design. After graduating in architecture, I got the Master degree in Design Management at the Domus Academy, and this is where the idea was born.

My project became a reality in 2001 with the aim of exploring a new territory for those years and creating the union between craftsmanship and design. With IJO design I investigated issues that ten years later will become an essential prerequisite for a conscious business development, such as the recovery and enhancement of traditional workings of the territory, the continuous search for cultural references, traces of memory, and the link with the genius loci also expressed by the name IJO, ‘sole’ in griko, the ancient language of Magna Grecia.

The starting point is the house, and the creation of textile collections and furnishing accessories made with different traditional materials.

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But the passion for the fabric, where all the senses are involved, takes over and so my aesthetic research takes a precise path, that of the threads that wind on the frame.

Scarves also become a pretext for experimenting with the creation of unique pieces presented in art galleries or events and exhibitions of texile art.

Today IJO design is the combination of fashion, craftsmanship and design according to sustainable economic and environmental values, a production with an eco-sensitivity for the respect of the environment and the well-being of the person.

The IJO design collections are in fact made on ancient hand looms made of ancient olive wood in our small workshops in Puglia as the entire production chain, up to the finished garment.

The fabric, the true protagonist of the brand, is created to give shape to every single collection; the search for noble, certified fibers is combined with ancient techniques and refined workmanship, then deconstructed and transformed into clothes and accessories with simple geometric shapes, architectural inspiration.

In the endless possibilities offered by the intertwining of warp and weft, each unique piece woven  is created on a sketch in every minimum detail through the suggestion of a material metamorphosis that becomes the hallmark of the brand.

In the packaging phase the idea is that of the cloth without cuts, but completed with finishes and sartorial seams, exposed selvages, woven fringes, deliberately unfinished works in a game that recalls the story of a story of endless threads.

IJO design has a recognizable identity, a strong international attitude and is part of a context of research of new languages ​​in a growing sector such as that of sustainable luxury craftsmanship