I have been fortunate enough to be with my husband Pulli in many places for polo. Some of my favorites are St. Tropez, Sylt, Amsterdam, and Argentario Polo Club in Italy, to name a few.
The polo world is like a big family—you see people once a year, some of them you have seen grow. For instance, I met Juan Martin Nero when he was 4 HCP and playing in Rome. I then bumped into him a few years later and he is a 10 HCP!
You can also share it with your family. It’s a lot of fun when you are on the field playing with your family as I do with my daughter Olympia.
All that makes me love this sport and that is why I have created Love Polo. I saw the love people have for this wonderful sport and I wanted to share it with the world through my line. We started with some fun t-shirts that actually had the handicap of the polo players like Juan Martin Nero, Diego Cavanagh, Facha Orosco, Santi Novillo Estrada, Joaquin Piccaluga, and Pulli Grillini.
The idea was to make people who were not familiar with the polo world learn a little more about this game and everyone who is part of the polo family.
Italian fashion is the heart of Love Polo. Designed, made, and inspired in Italy, Love Polo is the passion of mine, combined with family traditions.
It is not surprising that I became a designer and created Love Polo—I have been designing my own clothing from a very young age in Colombia. I also studied Marketing and Audio Visuals in Boston. In Colombia, I opened a clothing store called Spiaggia and created my own line of bathing suits. I moved to Bogota where I had a career as a television presenter with my own show called Paparazzi TV, which had a huge success. This is how I met my Italian husband Pulli, who is a polo player. We got married and moved to Rome.
In Italy, I worked for Italian and Colombian TV, interviewing personalities like Shakira and Ronaldo Valentino, the designer, just to name a few. I presented her own show, in which I was dressed by Valentino.
After a short break to become a mother, I created La Bag Roma with three partners. The bags were sold in Porto Cervo, Italy, and Harvey Nichols in London, amongst others, was one of my customers. It was a huge success.
For a while, I went back to TV and presented a Festival of Cinema in Cartagena with Benicio del Toro. Design kept calling me though, and being married to a polo player, I wanted to create a line inspired by the sport me and my family love so much. My experience made me value Italian quality in design and fashion. I created an atelier that gave life to my ideas, mixing materials and fabrics, and letting me play with concepts drawn from my Colombian background combined with an Italian influence. Love Polo enters a new chapter with the summer collection of 2016.
Beautiful designs and a mix of fantastic fabrics give you a luxury feel but are still comfortable to wear.
The new collection is casual chic, appropriate for many different kinds of occasions. You’ll see a mix of neoprene, coolmax, lurex, silk, and lace that comprise these beautiful, wearable items.
The lines of each item follow the contours of the body and bring out the best in you. The designs are sexy but classy, sporty, and chic.
The collection is inspired by a great love of polo and by the 80 polo ponies that roam around the farm (each item carries the name of a polo pony). The brand borrows the heart and soul of the polo sport, reinterpreting it and transforming it into fashion. It has all to do with the love of this wonderful sport and way of life.
I personally choose the colors, patterns, materials, and fabrics for each piece. Love Polo is casual enough to wear day to day but also chic enough for people who love the beauty of life and quality products. Each piece is made of organic cotton, hand-dyed, and hand-stitched with love in a craft production facility in the town of Magliano Sabina in Italy by a small team in an artisan laboratory, where Love Polo is situated.
Know more about the brand at www.lovepoloclothing.com.
About the author: The sport of polo is in the heart of Diana Dieppa. She is a -2 Player and has played in Argentina and Italy. As Diana says, “The sport is a drug as we all know. Being on the horse and hitting the Boccia on the right angle and being in the game is really exciting. But what I love about polo is that it’s a mix of everything—you get to prepare the horses and the team, There is also the social part that is a lot of fun.”