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DIRK BIKKEMBERGS

Website: www.bikkembergs.com

Dirk Bikkembergs, born in Cologne, Germany creates innovative clothing by focusing on football, considering it the universal language for excellence of the 21st century. The three different labels – Dirk Bikkembergs Sport Couture, Bikkembergs and Bikkembergs Sport, each focus on different aspects of the athlete’s lifestyle - point to a new type of apparel which integrates Dirk's unique approach to fashion with high-performance apparel.

BRUNO MAGLI

Website: www.brunomagli.com

Bruno Magli has been an iconic brand since 1936 - by designer Bruno Magli and siblings Marino and Maria; Bruno Magli is known for its high-end, well-crafted, classically styled shoes. Launched as a women's footwear manufacturer in 1936, the brand expanded into men's shoes and later into accessories and select apparel.

GIANFRANCO FERRE

Website: www.gianfrancoferre.com

Gianfranco Ferre is one of the leading designers with a wide repertoire. Gianfranco Ferré is their main  line and Ferré: their ready-to-wear line.. For Ferré men there is also Ferré Underwear. GF Ferré is the sporty line for younger people and Ferre Milano is the casual men’s wear and women’s wear range.

NINA RICCI

Website: www.ninaricci.com

Nina Ricci - founded in Paris by Madame Ricci and her son Robert Ricci. The house of Nina Ricci, in relatively lesser time, has become a prestigious name in the French luxury goods industry. The culture of excellence which drives the brand relies on the French tradition and the knowhow of the creative world. The house of Nina Ricci benefits both from the exceptional heritage of Nina Ricci and contemporary sensibility.

CESARE PACIOTTI

Website: www.cesare-paciotti.com

Cesare Paciotti, was born in Civitanova Marche, Central Italy. Paciotti’s profound attraction and love for accessories was born at home as his parents owned a high end shoe manufacturing company. The rigorous craftsmanship combined with his creativity created a revolution in the world of accessories, where men’s shoe were no longer considered a simple practical item but a necessary element that complements an outfit. Pacciotti collaborated with noted Italian designers like Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and  Roberto Cavali.

CHRISTIAN LACROIX

Website: www.christian-lacroix.com

Christian Lacroix, born in Arles,Southern France, opened his own couture house in 1987.His ready-to-wear collection since 1988 draws inspiration from diverse cultures. He is known for his theatrical style which came from his work while in the theatre. This usually shows up in his use of colour. Having served as the Creative Director for the Italian fashion house Emilio Pucci, Christian Lacroix has designed many dresses for Hollywood stars.

COSTUME NATIONAL

Website: www.costumenational.com

Costume National is an Italian fashion house founded in 1986 by Ennio Capasa, fresh from working in Japan as an assistant to Yohji Yamamoto, and by his brother Carlo. Its first women’s wear collection was presented in Milan in the same year. In 2000 a men’s wear collection was streamed online. Over the following three years the company extended its range of products to include eyewear, ready to wear apparel and footwear, plus accessories targetted at the younger generations. The company produces clothing under the brands Costume National, Costume National Homme (for men) and C’N’C -an avant garde, “street-couture” line’.

EMANUEL UNGARO

Website: www.ungaro.com

Emanuel Ungaro born 1933, is a French fashion designer. At the age of 22, he moved to Paris. Three years later he began designing for the House of Cristobal Balenciaga before quitting to work for Courrèges. In 1965 Emanuel Ungaro opened his own fashion house in Paris. Ungaro launched his first menswear collection, Ungaro Uomo, in 1973. In 1996, he formed a partnership with Salvatore Ferragamo.

EMILIO PUCCI

Website: www.emiliopucci.com

Emilio Pucci was born in 1914 to one of Florence’s oldest noble families, and would live and work in the Pucci Palace in Florence for much of his life. Emilio Pucci clothes and accessories are sold not only through Emilio Pucci and Rossignol boutiques worldwide but also through high-end department stores. They feature the designer's original brightly coloured, often swirly, prints or new designs in his distinct style.

FRETTE

Website: www.frette.com

Frette is an Italian textile company known for its luxury linens. It was established in 1860 in Grenoble, France but relocated to Concorezzo, Italy in 1865. After a long history, which saw Frette win the Gold Medal Award at the National Exhibition in Milan (for the quality of its products), and become an official “Provider to the Royal House”. In 2001, Frette introduced 'Luxury' and 'Warm' collections of home accessories in silk, brocade, precious furs and cashmere.

FURLA

Website: www.furla.com

Furla a 100% Italian design house that has made its mark on the international stage. A company that has been creating-strictly in Italy-and distributing high-quality bags, shoes and accessories of essential elegance throughout the world since 1927. It is a world in which simplicity and beauty are intertwined in an original union that is unmistakably Furla. Expertly hand crafted, with a fresh sense of colour, keeping shapes, detail, style and functionality in mind. Each collection meets the desires of women throughout the world whose elegance is an individual expression of their own lifestyle.

HELMUT LANG

Website: www.helmutlang.com

Helmut Lang, born 1956, is a noted Austrian fashion designer and artist. Women and Men’s collections are shown together on the Paris fashion calendar. As one of the most important designers of our times, his work left an undeniable imprint on contemporary culture and his influence continues to reverberate among the fashion community today.

HOBBS

Website: www.hobbs.co.uk

Hobbs has become synonymous with contemporary British designer fashion, since it was founded in 1981 as a shoe brand, with its first store in Hampstead, London. But after great success with its iconic footwear, the brand created a complementary clothing collection. Hobbs has been designing stylish, luxurious fashion which has become the instinctive first choice of the stylish modern woman representing a quintessentially British look with a contemporary feel. Each season's collection places strong emphasis on quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail.

JOHN GALLIANO

Website: www.johngalliano.com

John Galliano, born 1960, launched his own label before becoming chief designer of France's haute couture flagship, Christian Dior, in Paris. From his fantastical clothes, to his colourful background, Galliano’s charmed rise to fame reads not unlike a fairy tale. His genius is his ability to communicate this through his clothes. John Galliano was appointed chief designer of Givenchy in 1995.He was awarded a CBE.

JOHN RICHMOND

Website: www.johnrichmond.com

John Richmond, born 1960, is an English fashion designer based in Milan. He graduated in fashion design from Kingston University in 1982, and straight away designed his own collection under his own name, while collaborating with such brands as Emporio Armani, Joseph Tricot and Fiorucci. His close ties with the rock music fashion industry have led him to dress stars such as Madonna, George Michael, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Annie Lennox  amongst others.

LES COPAINS

Website: www.lescopains.com

Les Copains was created in the late ’50s and takes its name from the title of a popular French radio show, “Salut Les Copains”. Since its founding, Les Copains has always been considered a symbol of the “Made in Italy” tradition in terms of creativity, industrial technique and quality. The predominant element is knitwear; a symbol of style, glamour, freedom and excellence. Cashmere, above all else, remains Les Copains’ first love even as the brand evolves through the years; contemporary and stylistically consistent through the use of technological innovations and special treatments of the material.

MARNI

Website: www.marni.com

Marni is an Italian fashion label founded by Consuelo Castiglioni in 1994, who remains as the label's designer. The fashion line started in 1994 is named after her sister Marni, and has a full array of ready-to-wear clothing, handbags, jewelry and eyewear. Marni "prides itself on its Italian heritage"- its entire line is made in Italy.

MORESCHI

Website: www.moreschishoes.com

Moreschi, founded in 1946, has focused on the craftsmanship of a high-quality product. All processes, from the design to cutting and sewing of leather components to packaging and shipping, take place within the company. Moreschi's expert shoemakers create each individual pair of shoes through a complex series of stages involving work by hand and the use of modern machinery. The marriage of old world shoemaking tradition and modern technology result in shoes of exceptional quality. Moreschi has also apparels for men.

PATRIZIA PEPE

Website: www.patriziapepe.com

Patrizia Pepe was founded in Florence in 1993. Their collections manifest well groomed minimalism combined with a passion for details, with their clothing style based on harmony, suppleness and character. Practical and original for every moment of the day, whilst also being unfailingly elegant and modern for every moment of the night.