Aldo Maria Camillo

MILAN — Aldo Maria Camillo will unveil the first collection of his namesake label at Pitti Uomo, running in Florence Jan. 8 to 11.

The designer was selected by the international men’s wear trade show at its Pitti Italics Special Event.

“Aldo Maria Camillo works exclusively and with great focus on men’s fashion studying the masculine silhouette, with the aim of giving a new imprint and freshness to men’s wear. His cultural references belong to an intimately classical background, supported by solid stylistic training and an acute sensitivity to current worldwide events — which goes beyond fashion. He has talent, imagination, and a sense of material,” said Pitti Immagine director of communications and events Lapo Cianchi. “The new project of Aldo Maria is very personal and immediately engaged us, because we believe that in men’s wear it is essential to return to the standards of elegance nonetheless, re-read and renewed in a modern key. We want to join him in this adventure — the launching of his self-named brand — which now more than ever before requires courage and determination.”

A graduate from the New York Fashion Institute of Technology, Camillo kicked off his career in 2003 as an assistant fashion designer at Valentino. Three years later, he was tapped by Emenegildo Zegna to cover the role of senior men’s designer in the brand’s sartorial department, which he left in 2009 to return to Valentino as design director of the men’s line. In 2012, Camillo was named creative director at Cerruti, which he helped reposition in the luxury segment, while in September 2016 he joined Berluti as creative consultant working in collaboration with Haider Ackermann.

His namesake brand, said Camillo, “represents the beginning of a new story, a showcase where I can both express my idea of fashion and speak of myself. I believe fashion is a tool for communicating who we are without saying a word, because it lives and grows together with us. With my brand, I would like to create a collection that evolves and completes itself over time, in which garments possess the quality needed to last as long as possible.”

The Paris-based designer also expressed his happiness to debut his brand at Pitti Uomo, “where the culture of tailoring and research on fashion have always come together as one.”

During the upcoming edition of Pitti Uomo,  Y/Project will show its men’s fall 2019 collection as guest brand of the international men’s wear trade show Pitti Uomo. Y/Project’s collections are designed by Glenn Martens, who succeeded the brand’s founder Yohan Serfaty as creative director in 2013. Serfaty passed away that year.

Previously, a range of brands, including Alanui, Lucio Vanotti and Federico Curradi, were selected by Pitti Uomo to present their collections as Pitti Italics Special Events.

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