Interview with Mr Mariano Moreno – Borboniqua Napoli
Before talking about BorboniQua, could you tell us about your background and shoemaking industry experiences?
I have dealt with the footwear and clothing industries as a representative for central and southern Italy since 1979. I have managed both positioning and sales throughout these areas with brands including Timberland, American footwear, Levis, Allen Edmond’s, Justine boot, Polo Ralf Laurent, Tommy Hilfigher, Clarks and Filson amongst others. I have been collaborating with different brands for over 15 years to enhance stylistic choices and for production purposes. I have recently given life to a much-desired project of creating a collection of footwear and accessories entirely “made in Naples” reaching to international markets – BorboniQua Napoli.
Could you tell us about BorboniQua?
The name of our collection BorboniQua is strongly connected to the territory of Naples and of course the Bourbon period from what was then the Kingdom of Naples.
Our creative philosophy contains elements of tradition but also innovation reflected in the same values.