By  on July 26, 2012

HONG KONG — As he makes his comeback here this week with luxury retailer Joyce, whose founder he credits with helping discover him in the Eighties, Romeo Gigli said he feels “a strong emotion” and — most importantly for him — a sense of freedom.

“I love it, I love it, because I don’t feel like I’m in a cage, I feel…I feel the freedom,” said the Italian designer prior to hosting an in-store cocktail Thursday. “It’s a strong emotion. You know, it was my work for 25 years, I missed something when I stopped to do it. I dedicated a long part of my life to that.”

The Italian designer, who gained acclaim in the Eighties for his romantic silhouettes and looks inspired by the Renaissance and his travels, was speaking as Joyce by Romeo Gigli, the private label he created for the Hong Kong-based multibrand boutique, made its debut here.


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