The Italian fashion industry is a powerhouse in itself. With the names of many Italian designers making rounds internationally, it is not a surprise that the world looks up to the virtues, creativity, and vision of the industry. These designers have worked day and night to be where they are right now. Today, celebrities, businesspersons, and companies want to work with them for various reasons: sometimes, these designers carry out their conventional responsibilities, and sometimes, they are involved in activities not traditionally covered in their professional responsibilities such as video direction. Either way, everyone wants to experience the magic which these designers conjure.
If we start listing the names of all brilliant Italian designers, it might take a lot of time to finish off the article. So, let us stick to 5 of them. Here, you will come across 5 Italian fashion designers who are influential and indispensable to the global fashion order.
- Giorgio Armani
It is impossible to not talk about the evergreen Giorgio Armani and his delectable taste in fashion. Having been born in the year 1934, he has seen the world of fashion change dramatically. Drawing inspiration from the changing fashion tastes and the need to infuse freshness in the industry, he developed his own luxurious style which is a favourite among many celebrities.
In addition to fashion designing, he also runs an exclusive Armani Hotel Collection which has been styled by himself. In his long illustrious career, he has designed for many high-profile personalities such as Lady Gaga, Diane Keaton, Cate Blanchett, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
- Alessandra Facchinetti
Born in Bergamo, Alessandra has had a history of stellar association with many reputed brands and companies. She has offered her expertise as a creative director to the House of Valentino and as a designer for the famous House of Gucci. Her ready-to-wear designs are clean, simple and refined as a result of which they have a nearly universal appeal. Her venture, in collaboration with Pietro Negra, called ‘Uniqueness’ stands as an outstanding example of optimal utilisation of technology in fashion. Presently, she works as the creative director at Tod’s.
- Donatella Francesca Versace
You hear ‘Versace’, and you know you are up for epitomized glamour and style. Donatella Francesca Versace is the founder of the internationally renowned company, Versace, and has revolutionized the fashion industry. She is a recipient of many awards, from the FGI Superstar Award in the year 2008 to the Fashion Icon Award at the coveted GQ Awards Berlin in the year 2018. Aside from her regular job as a fashion designer, she has also designed a number of establishments such as the Palazzo Versace Australia; a Mini Cooper was also designed by her. Her clientele includes the who’s who in the entertainment industry such as Jennifer Lopez, Uma Thurman, and Kate Hudson.
- Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana
The famed Dolce & Gabbana is the brainchild of the duo designers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Both of them met in the year 1980 and founded a consulting studio. In the year 1985, they launched the first women’s collection under the brand and ever since, they have been unstoppable. A typical Dolce & Gabbana style is outlandish, brilliant, and bohemian; it is very common to spot significant use of animal prints in the designs. While they try to incorporate modern-day inspirations in their designs, they still remain fond of their long-time favourite Sicilian inspiration. Today, they are among the richest and most successful (though controversial) fashion designers in the world.
- Franco Moschino
Franco Moschino was the founder of the celebrated fashion brand, Moschino, which is known for its comfortable and attractive casualwear collections. Known for his inventiveness and attention to detail, he experimented with basic designs and transformed them into unique creations. Today, his brand sells nearly everything that is in vogue in the fashion industry: watches, accessories, perfume, jewellery, and jet helmets. In the year 2009, the brand opened its first concept hotel called Maison Moschino. Franco died in the year 1994, but his legacy continues to influence his brainchild. His successors have made Moschino one of the leading Italian fashion brands in the world—and it is his iconic vision that inspires them.