Port Zienna

Born in Lima, Peru, Francesca Canepa was trained in Fashion Design and Patternmaking at Mod’Art International in Paris and later earned a postgraduate degree in Fashion Marketing and Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. While studying in Paris, she fell in love with the technique of draping, an expertise for hand sculpting fabrics directly on a dress form. While interning at Oscar de la Renta, she started draping again and realized the passion she felt towards it. At that moment, she knew someday that she would create a brand to incorporate this technique on every piece.  

Francesca continued to gather experience designing at fashion houses such as Oscar de la Renta and J.Mendel, and designed embroideries for Burberry, Tom Ford, Carolina Herrera, and Monique Lhuillier while working at Finesse Embroideries. After being part of the Finesse team for three amazing years, she decided it was time to return to her passion for draping, and this is how Port Zienna came to life.