Manuela Mariotti was born in Luxembourg where she attended the Faculty of Languages with specialization in foreign trade. She moved to Fossombrone and began her professional work as a sales manager for Italy and abroad for the clothing company Cortes srl.
After few years begins her first collaboration as style fashion consultant for the brand Denim Comfort House.
1998 starts her first project as a designer. Create NINA collection, featuring vintage clothing, the result of research and experimentation.
2000 - Birth of Dondup, Italian new luxury and contemporary clothing brand produced by Arcadia srl. Manuela Mariotti, creative director of the brand, creates rock flavor and cosmopolitan collections for men, women and kids.
2008 - Manuela Mariotti proposes a new label. Quodlibet, exclusively feminine collection that enhances the craftsmanship and experimentation. Develops an innovative study on the forms and fabrics creating unique items that deviate from the commercial demands.
Her inspiration has always been the personal interpretation of their own cultural and emotional experiences. Music, traveling and reading come together in a style from the various facets and cultures. The fineness of detail, attention to detail and fit: she is the stimulus of her team. Dondup collections are the concrete result of the passion and energy of Manuela Mariotti.