Finestra became an idea for a company after I moved to Bangkok from Florence , Italy a year ago. Living here I experienced the extremes of tropical heat and sun then, blasting cold air conditioning. I decided to design and make comfortable and adaptable clothes for myself. I decided that the perfect garment for me would be loose for comfort, long sleeved for protection from the sun and air conditioning and made of absorbent, natural linen which would help in this sweaty heat. I wanted some of the designs to be long and flowy with that unmistakable Italian look of summer comfort and ease seen so often worn by Italian women.

-Ann Dexter Stuart