16 July - 9 October 2020

Gabriele Pasini

Brand Profile

www.gabrielepasini.com
Born in Italy’s Romagna region, Gabriele Pasini is an ardent supporter of ‘Made in Italy’ and a follower of the Neapolitan school of tailoring. Before becoming a fashion designer he was a qualified ‘master artist’ and as a boy he attended the Gaetano Ballardini State Institute of Ceramic Art in Faenza. Pasini has always had an innate aptitude for tailoring, developed over the years through professional  and  artisan  training  from  leading  Neapolitan  tailors,  learning  stylistic techniques on the construction of the perfect jacket and gaining inspiration on the search for different shapes and materials. Gabriele  sees  himself  as  a globetrotter  and  one  of  his  main  role  models  is  Yves  Saint Laurent, whom he admires for his elegance, nobility and modernity along with his classic and flawless styling, marked by a touch of melancholy and insouciance. He continually finds his main sources of inspiration in his own origins and in Italian local traditions and culture. Pasini opened his first store 25 years ago in Modena. In 2012, he entered a joint venture with Lardini, which still produces and distributes the Gabriele Pasini brand throughout Italy and abroad. Thanks to this collaboration, the first Lardini and Gabriele Pasini f lagship store opened in Milan in 2017.

BRAND IDENTITY
Pasini has an unmistakable identity, rooted in the artisan classicism of Neapolitan tailoring but evolving season after season with influences from contemporary trends, as selected and interpreted by the designer. Craftsmanship, Made in Italy and a zero kilometer – which in fashion is tantamount to an ethical, sustainable approach – are the three touchstones of Pasini’s creations. These features  are  reflected  in  the  perfect  construction  and  wearability of Pasini’s clothes, continuously tweaked to respond to the rapid evolution of fashion. The  Gabriele  Pasini  brand  can  be  recognised  by  the  skull-shaped  symbol  on  its  jacket and coat lapels, which in recent seasons has also featured in its fabric patterns. The skull is intentionally shown in profile, not from the front, suggesting a message of looking to the future and towards life, as opposed the stereotypical associations of the symbol.