Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series powered by Jessica Walsh
with ILLO's ladies

A salon night held monthly to gather women working in the creative industry. We’ll wine and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business and life. If you’re a female creative and would like to join, please shoot an email to
Talks are going to be held in Italian or in English, if international guests will join the night.

September 12th Say It, Wear It.

The event Say It, Wear It. wants to celebrate the meaningful relationship between women and fashion with a pattern exhibition dedicated to women empowerment. The textile designer Silvia Stella Osella will introduce the exhibition with a talk about her experience between fashion and graphic design and how it’s possible to improve the current women situation in the creative industry. The event will start with a live performance of the talented illustrator Shutupclaudia.


From June 7th to July 2nd Say It, Wear It. | Open Call

It’s more than just fashion, it’s a statement: clothes are used as a means of self-expression in many cultures and colorful patterns and textiles sometimes can help women convey their message to society. Whether it’s about how they feel, their personality or their beliefs: it’s all out in the open. Today we’re launching a textile-based open call to invite artists to express what women empowerment means to them with a pattern.

Download the brief here >


June 11th Social Haters

A social-detox aperitif to discuss cyber harassment against women done... by women themselves! Smartphones in airplane mode and detoxifying cocktails are the main ingredients of this screen-free evening.


May 16th Life Balance

Women are multitaskers, always striving to find the time to be a perfect wife, a brilliant professional, a good friend and a super mom. Social pressure that could disappear once we accept our limits and embrace an equal rights/duties approach.


From July 10th to Semptember 2nd 2018 Not Safe For Women

An open call to all artists and designers around the world: make your voice heard!

Express your point of view on which behaviors you think society still considers inappropriate for women in 2018 - not only in the workplace but in all contexts, according to all those social, religious, cultural constraints which have been trying to push women’s empowerment back ever since the old days.

Download the complete brief here and join the call:

Deadline is set on September 2nd


23 Maggio & 3 Giugno 2018 Not Safe For Work

Basta chiacchiere, è tempo di sporcarsi le mani! Realizzeremo insieme una serie di gif in set design su quelli che consideriamo i comportamenti inadeguati sul posto di lavoro. Il tutto in chiave ironica e a suon di colori pop. L’evento sarà diviso in due appuntamenti:
23 Maggio ore 18:30 - Brainstorming
3 Giugno ore 14:30 - Realizzazione pratica delle gif sul set


12 Aprile, 19:00 2018 It’s a man’s, man’s, man’s world

Cosa significa per una donna lavorare in un ambiente prevalentemente maschile? Quali sono i suoi pro e i suoi contro e come si è evoluto il rapporto con l'altro sesso sul posto di lavoro? Tirate fuori il vostro completo elegante, ne parleremo in una location d'eccezione di fronte ad un whisky on the rocks!
Dress code: tuxedo e papillon ;)


28 Giugno 2016 Design, not for pussies

Anche se mettiamo lo smalto, non vi aspettate di vedere solo cuoricini e coniglietti nei nostri design.
Review di lavori di illustrazione, con risvolti non da femminucce.


20 Luglio 2016 Sketch en-plein-air

Ispirazioni, viaggi e sketch: il tutto su una tovaglia a quadretti con un cestino da pic nic e una buona bottiglia di vino!
Pensate che degli uomini potrebbero fare lo stesso?


20 Settembre 2016 Chicks & Tech

Una serata tra ragazze che si occupano di tecnologia e che lavorano in ambiti di solito prettamente maschili (siamo comunque signore, quindi no drones allowed!).


Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women creative directors. She believes we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. We couldn't agree more, and we also think it would be fun to meet other lady creatives, so we reached out to her and Ladies, Wine & Design Turin was born.

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, we find the people we're inspired by most are often other talented ladies. Who are the ladies inspire you the most?