Roberto Cavalli

ROBERTO CAVALLI   (1940; Italy) After his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, he began making a series of flower prints on knit also cooperating with important Italian knitting mills. His first creations suffer from the Tuscan…

Franco Moschino

FRANCO MOSCHINO (1950 - 1994; Italy) Moschino has been called the enfant terrible of Italian fashion and there is no presentation that fits best for this designer: in fact remained on the crest of the wave for only 10 years due to premature…

Renzo Rosso

RENZO ROSSO - DIESEL The forerunner of denim, Renzo Rosso, was born in Padova (Italy) in 1955. With the help of his mother, he realized his first pair of jeans that he wears casually drawing on himself the attention of friends and acquaintances…

Yohji Yamamoto

YOHJI YAMAMOTO (1943; Japan) After a degree in law, Yamamoto attended the prestigious Bunka Fashion College where he obtained a diploma in 1969. In 1971, thanks also to the experience gained in his mother’s tailor lab, he introduced his…

Vivienne Westwood

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD (1941; UK) She started her fashion career - together with Malcom McLaren, her partner and future manager of  the famous punk band Sex Pistols – opening a fashion shop at Kings Road 430 in the center of London, its name…

Emanuel Ungaro

EMANUEL UNGARO (1933; France) This Fashion Designer, of Italian origin, was born in France, where, at the early age of 22, had the chance to work with Balenciaga and Courrèges, before opening his own atelier in 1965. His style is immediately…

Elsa Schiapparelli

ELSA SCHIAPARELLI (1890 - 1973; Italy) She is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in 1930’s fashion, thanks to the innovations she introduced in the fashion world. She started her career in 1924 when she moved to Paris. There…

Yves Saint Laurent

YVES SAINT LAURENT (1936; France) From a young age he showed a keen interest in design and at the age of 17 he won a design contest   for his cocktail dress and soon found himself employed by Christian Dior. After Dior died in 1957 he took…

Mary Quant

MARY QUANT (1934; UK) She's the first fashion designer to launch the miniskirt (although André Courrèges, who in 1964 introduced mini dresses and trapezoidal lines claimed to its invention). Together with Alexander Plunket Greene, her future…

Emilio Pucci

EMILIO PUCCI (1914 - 1992; Italy) He made his entry into the fashion world in 1947 almost by chance, when Toni Frissel , a photographer operating for Harper's Bazaar, in Zermatt (Switzerland), was dazzled by a Ski suit that he had designed…