Rodrigo can turn his hand and eye to a wide range of style commodities and the finished result always carries the distinctive signature of a designer who has an intensely personal touch and a fiercely creative vision.
‘I am self-taught and have a very personal style, for me design is about a feeling inside me, a sensation you want to share’.
His work encompasses a myriad of influences from architecture, music, travel, fashion and the arts, thus creating an essential vital energy from where Rodrigo clearly draws his passions and inspiration to craft highly original creations of stunning style.
The smallest discovery can spark Rodrigo’s unique creativity; the pearl necklaces he had crafted on his travels caught the eye of a fashion editor from Australian Vogue and this proved be the launch pad for his illustrious career and was the realisation of a life-long dream. Since then, after settling in Amsterdam, he has dedicated his life to pursuing his passion for design, going on to become a household name in his adopted homeland.
Initially Rodrigo concentrated on building his success with prêt-a-porter ranges of the most deluxe costume jewellery, with the addition of refined silver collections and unique one-off diamond pieces; he soon began to discover other avenues for his imagination to explore. His work symbolises his passion for life and his all consuming desire to enhance the natural beauty of men and women.
Starting with ground breaking couture collections of clothing and jewellery that are firmly in the world of fantasy, Rodrigo’s vision is now translated into the most collectible and desirable ranges of dazzling yet elegant accessories from jewellery, hand-bags and shoes as well as dramatic furniture for the Rodrigo full look.
‘I provide something different. Especially my couture pieces, they are an emotional statement.’
Rodrigo sets his own agenda, show-casing his collections in unique locations with the most spectacular concepts modelled by leading internationally renowned models such as Lily Cole and Erin O’Connor.Rodrigo has an enviable lifestyle, travelling the World and finding inspiration in the unexpected.
With a natural understanding of the woman he enjoys dressing, Rodrigo reflects and enhances their natural style and personality, from the drama and elegance of chic Parisian women, the classic style of the American girl, to edgy and experimental London girls and the sexy allure of the Italian beauty, he creates innovative and imaginative jewellery and accessories that transcend trends and become timeless pieces to cherish. ‘Sexuality is the most important element in my work, it is all about chemistry. Seductiveness is a constant connection. Fashion is about being seductive and elegant and this follows through into my work.’Rodrigo also greatly enjoys the collaborative process, revelling in the challenge of adding another dimension to an established designers’ collection as seen in his sought after work for Christian Lacroix, or by embellishing something as pedestrian as a Vespa Scooter or Nissan Car and turning it into something spectacular. Behind the scenes Rodrigo has also teamed up with Clements Ribeiro, Ungaro, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Viktor & Rolf to great success.The statement that his work makes has created demand for costumes for some of the World’s leading music artists from Kylie Minogue, for whom he created a special diamond piece in association with the House of Gassan, to Kelis, Lauren Hill, Aretha Franklin, Destiny’s Child, as well as Britney Spears.
Rodrigo is fast becoming a global brand with the help of the stylish and distinctive women who are always looking for the next astonishing design collection and spreading the word. Rodrigo is now available in more than 15 countries counting 300 sales outlets, among which include key cities around the World from London to Paris, Amsterdam to Dubai and from Moscow to Milan. These are powerful designs for powerful women who enjoy their beauty and how wearing Rodrigo draws everyone’s attention to it. All designs are personally created by Rodrigo with the highest possible degree of attention and handmade produced in his own production unit in Milano and NYC