Patrizia is a Peace and Non-Violence Ambassador and has interpreted the knotted gun in her characteristic painting style:
TF: What was it like growing up a "Gucci"?
PG: Well, it was quite a unique family. In a way, the Guccio Gucci company was the real family. I didn’t have a very traditional up-bringing. My father always said that it wasn’t essential for me to marry and raise a family. He encouraged me to have a career and express myself creatively.
I’m now primarily a writer and a designer. My brand is called Patti Patti G, and I create accessories for the Japanese market—like ties, shoes, bags and watches. I also design kimonos, but most of my line is quite traditional. My target customer is in the 25–50 age range, and my lines are not quite high-end fashion, because luxury products don’t have a very large market. Perhaps that’s an area I will develop in the future. I also design glass mosaics for a company in Vicenza. I learned the trade in Istanbul. It’s a very creative process. I mix my colours with my own brushes And, then, you could also call me a painter. I paint to express the dreamy side of myself.
(Portrait photo: Maciej Plucinski)