NOW: ANDREA POMPILIO SS17
Andrea Pompilio’s story is probably the simplest and uneventful I’ve ever read. Inspired by his two dapper grandpas and also his grandma, owner of fashion boutiques, he developed an acute love and passion for design and garment. After graduating in fashion design, he started working at Prada, Calvin Klein and later Yves Saint Laurent. Confident in his designs and vision, he launched his own label in 2010.
Andrea is part of this new generation of Italian designers along Massimo Giorgetti (MSGM), Antonio Marras, Massimo Piombo, to playfully subvert the Milanese standards. Unlike their older peers, their collections visually embrace the world we live in with playful references and details. Andrea’s new collection is the perfect illustration of this multicultural influence. Right after working at Prada, Pompilio spent some time in New York working for Calvin Klein. Living in the East Village, at that time almost untouched and pre-gentrification, he stumbled regularly on those eccentric characters, wearing vintage, mix match prints, stripes, bold colors and oversized pleated pants. Years later, he reimagined this old New York designing elegant silhouettes 70s and Americana influences intertwined with his very clean Milanese approach.