Dean and Dan from Dsquared2 know a thing or two about mixing materials or suitability. Identical twins leave Canada in 1991 for Italy, homeland of their grandparents and manage to transform fashion using a mix of America. The brand represents a mixture of Canadian spirit and refined Italian tailoring, together with attention to detail is Dsquared2 spirit that gave birth to a unique concept, an alternative to luxury.
The designer Elisabetta Franchi was born in Bologna and her creative activity began in the 1990s when she founded the company Betty Blue Spa. Based on a profound exploration of contemporary trends and observation of metropolitan taste, in 1998 the stylist established Celyn b, a brand dedicated to the feminine universe and with a name that evokes the elegance of Parisian style. She transforms the Celyn b brand into Elisabetta Franchi, in order to fully identify the style conceived and created by the designer with her own name.
Flavio Castellani was founded in 1988 by designers Rita Ricci and Flavio Castellani. From the very beginning of its activity, it is concerned with modern and dynamic women’s garments. The firm, which is based in Prato, long-time textile town, stands among the most dynamic firms in its sector. The first Flavio Castellani Women’s collection debite in 1998 with a modern, dynamic and elegant style: the Flavio Castellani woman is both simple and sensual. Flavio Castellani is sticking to the Italian tradition, and at the same time he always look towards future trends and styles. Craftwork and technology act together to create top quality clothing allowing the “made in Italy” to be always popular.
FORTE DEI MARMI COUTURE
Forte Dei Marmi Couture is a new made in Italy upcoming brand which has currently been strongly emerging over the past few seasons. Based in Tuscany, the Forte Dei Marmi Couture atelier is proud to have every item carefully handmade by Italian taylors with years of experience in haute couture. The prime objective of Forte Dei Marmi Couture is using the best materials available – whether it comes to Fall Winter fur and wool or Spring Summer lace and denim. The idea behind each collection is to manufacture the items based on years of experience, handmade, italian know how, quality and reasearch whilst giving way to super innovative concepts, mixing the old with the new, and crating a vintage chic mood.
M.MARQUISE is dedicated to feminine beauty, with particular attention to perfect proportions, indulgement in fine textures and infinite care for handmade embroidery. The brand can easily be considered as a contemporary, more refined transposition of the exciting outfits of the eighteenth century, addressing the sophisticated woman which defies trends, knowing that a handmade dress with fine embroidery and accessorized with feathers or pearls will speak for itself in terms of style.