My name is Fabrizio Lesignoli and I was born in Parma in 1960.
Since 1976 I have dedicated myself with passion to this beautiful profession, the leather goods maker, started a bit by chance in a historic factory in Parma, then a manufacturer for his own brand and for international companies, at the time when the entrepreneurs themselves managed in the first place person the creative direction of the brand.
From these first steps I have consolidated the art and love for this profession, intimately learning all types of craftsmanship. Over the years, my experience has been progressively enriched thanks to new job opportunities, such as a leather cutter in shoe factories or other leather goods, up to being responsible for the creative direction of models for a company in Parma.
It was precisely this experience gained in 1987 that gave me the opportunity to personally get to know the great stylist behind the great company, an experience that allowed me to experiment with various processes, having to directly follow both his fashion show needs for the Women's and Men's line, and second lines.
Thanks to the same great entrepreneur, who in the meantime took on the role of artistic director for another well-known French brand in the fashion world.
This rich experience continued through the realization of particularly interesting projects, until, in 1998, I decided to take over a small artisan workshop - which I was already following in person - to tackle the various projects that presented themselves to me.
So I thought it was time to put to good use all the lessons learned in the field through years of hard work and sacrifices.
Airedale, this is the name of the Parma laboratory where I initially entered to carry on the numerous collaborations with the successful entrepreneur who created my professional growth.
Since the beginning of 2000, with the artisan company Airedale, I have been making men's belts for two top-level international brands.
With this wealth of experience, in 2012 I decided to make my know-how available on the market by offering samples of handcrafted belts, all made in Parma.
And so, for some years now my artisan company has exhibited at the Florence Pitti Uomo fair and in Tokyo MODA ITALIA, obtaining many successes that encouraged me to open the Fabrizio Lesi line.
This brand, which recalls my true identity, wants to be a brand of handcrafted leather goods of the highest quality, identifying the Italian spirit on the international market.