In 1970, in Lyon, Alain Schimel met Teofilo Zilli, an Italian tailor. The ambitious young entrepreneur fell in love with the beautiful leatherwork of this tailor and created the ZILLI House. Driven by Alain Schimel and his wife Roberta, the workshop in Lyon was expanded, new markets were captured, new creations developed. ZILLI started to represent luxury sporty chic with a single desire: to remain faithful to the culture of quality. This heritage is ceaselessly present today in all the workshops.