CANALI NAMES POMPILIO: Canali has tapped Andrea Pompilio as its new creative consultant, the first for the Italian men’s wear house. Pompilio will introduce his capsule collection for the brand on the runway on June 23 during Milan Men’s Fashion Week.
One of Milan’s rising talents, Pompilio last June showed his men’s collection at Giorgio Armani’s theater on Via Bergognone, part of the latter’s efforts to support the city’s young talent. Pompilio was the first designer chosen by Armani.
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A finalist in the latest edition of the Who’s on Next talent competition, Pompilio unveiled his first solo effort at men’s trade show Pitti Uomo in June 2011. Before branching out on his own, the Milan-based designer worked for a string of international brands, including Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Prada, Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent and Bally. Among Pompilio’s standouts are his bright prints and patterns, often in unconventional color combinations.
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