Marco De Vincenzo
Womenswear Guest Designer
Marco De Vincenzo was born in Messina in March 1978. After completing classical high-school at eighteen, he moved to Rome to continue his studies. His first job came when he was twenty-one, as an accessories designer in the Fendi style department, and today he is the firm’s head designer of leather goods. In 2009 he created his prêt-à-porter label, and debuted his first collection on 28th January during the Haute Couture Week. In July 2009, Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, awarded him the first place in “Who is On Next?” competition. His runway shows have been on the calendar of Milan Fashion Week since September 2009. In 2014 he entered into a joint venture with the LVMH group to further develop his brand. Marco’s background exerts an unexpected influence on his work: by dipping into early and modern/contemporary art he creates collections that speak to his inner contrasts between extravagant decorativeness and minimalism. His ideas are clear and innovative, precisely because of the inspiration that comes from countless cultural references. Marco has his own strong concepts of femininity – the collections are graphic, multidimensional and surreal, and his style is dominated by his unique way of using and manipulating his materials.