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This may be a very dumb question. but ... how many Italian Designers are out there?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Chris "Italia", Jul 30, 2006.

  1. Chris "Italia"

    Chris "Italia" Senior Member

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    How many Italian Clothing Designers are out there?

    I know the more famous ones... but, I know there are alot of lesser-known ones...

    Would you folks kindly give me names of lesser known ones?

    Thanks a million,

    Chris.


    I sure hell have WAYS to go before I know 'em all...

    So, help is greatly appreciated!

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  2. Soph

    Soph Distinguished Member

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    In Italy, Billions and Billions go unnamed[​IMG]
     


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    How many Italian Clothing Designers are out there?


    6,842
     


  4. yellman

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    6,842

    I do not know where you got that number from, clearly there is only, I mean only, no chance of any more then 6389!!!!

    I refuse to even entertain any ideas to anything but that number [​IMG]
     


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    grimslade Stylish Dinosaur

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    Something like 90% of all Italian businesses (not just clothing; all...) employ less than 10 people. This is partly a function of the family-business culture (no, not that family business) and partly a function of tax and labor laws (I won't bore you with the details).

    In other words, there are tens of thousands of them. Tons. In Italy last month, I bought a nice linen suit from a company I had never heard of. They have, AFAICT, a single shop in a small town in Emilia-Romagna, and they make, according to the propietor, all their own suits and shirts. Interesting stuff too; original. I just got the suit back from alterations and am looking forward to trying it in this heat wave this week.

    EDIT: On the same trip, I picked up a suit from a shop in Rome that was having a going-out-of-business sale. Loro Piana Super 130s wool, fully canvased, some handwork, but labeled with the house brand and so going for a song. To me, these are the interesting places to shop in Italy. Phenomenal quality, interesting clothes--and you're not paying for the marketing budget when you check out.
     


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    I do not know where you got that number from, clearly there is only, I mean only, no chance of any more then 6389!!!!

    I refuse to even entertain any ideas to anything but that number [​IMG]


    6451: I have it on good authority; down from 6452 after an unfortunate dispute about bias cut of a jacket lining between two indies in a Roma suburb last Wednesday. Heard no updates since.
     


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    6451: I have it on good authority; down from 6452 after an unfortunate dispute about bias cut of a jacket lining between two indies in a Roma suburb last Wednesday. Heard no updates since.
    I hope you guys are all counting Sergio Georgini.
     


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    Not enough designers in Italy. Hoping to see an increase in their numbers soon.
     


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    soph, i think you may exaggerate a bit. i happen to know that there are at least 28,642 but then the design schools and the apprentice program turns out about 1600 more every year.
     


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    Sadly there are none since the unfortunate demise of Sergio Bologna a few years ago!

    RIP Bologna
     


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