Italian designer Camilla Gabrieli was born on the island of Sardinia and spent her childhood playing in fruit orchards and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. Growing up among the natural rhythms of the island instilled a deep connection to beauty in all its forms. As a little girl, she loved watching her grandmother design elegant silk organza dresses for high end clientele going to elegant parties. Camilla had an early obsession with shoes and used the dress scraps to make footwear for her uncooperative cat Mustafa.
Fashion magazines provided a window into another world and escapist dreams stirred her imagination to create. At age twelve, her family moved to Modena and the two hour proximity to Milan permitted teenage trips to see fashion in its highest form. Her restless desire to discover, explore and expand her design skills brought her to Los Angeles to pursue a career in fashion.