Francesca Monaco and Salar Bicheranloo Portrait

Borbonese Names Sustainable Accessories Specialists as Creative Directors

Design Duo To Debut With Spring 2025 Collection At Milan Fashion Week

Borbonese has named Francesca Monaco and Salar Bicheranloo its new creative directors. The real-life couple succeeds Dorian Tarantini and Matteo Mena, who were appointed in 2019 when the brand launched a new line called 1910 Borbonese and tasked the M1992 creative directors to design women’s collections as well as accessories.

Francesca Monaco and Salar Bicheranloo

Monaco and Bicheranloo’s first effort for the brand will debut with the spring 2025 collection to be presented during Milan Fashion Week in September.

The new creative directors are already behind vegan accessories label Themoirè, known for its focus on sustainability and environmental impact. Monaco and Bicheranloo aim to bring their sustainable mindset and technical expertise to Borbonese, enhancing its core accessories business.

Borbonese’s CEO Alessandro Pescara expressed confidence in the new creative leadership, stating that they will drive the brand’s internationalization in alignment with recent company efforts. Pescara highlighted the focus on research into innovative and eco-friendly materials under the new leadership.

Monaco shared their vision for Borbonese, stating, “Our self-appointed mission is to build on Borbonese’s incredible heritage and reinterpret it through a lens of modernity and awareness.”

The couple, with over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry, previously collaborated with various brands before launching Themoirè. Their joint creative journey began in Milan in 2010.

Borbonese, founded in Turin, Italy, in 1910, is known for its iconic bird’s-eye pattern and has expanded over the years to offer a wide range of products including clothing, fur items, home decor, complements, and linen.