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Riccardo Tortato

Edition 98
A careful observer of style trends, Italian buyer Riccardo Tortato holds respected roles at department stores such as Tsum and Dlt. An industry stalwart, Tortato began his career at Christian Dior, working under Gianfranco Ferré as a designer.
With experience as a personal shopper, buyer and consultant under his belt, the Fashion Director and luxury expert filled us in on his top 10 brands.

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The sustainability and eco-friendly concept is becoming more and more important in every market, especially for new generations.
Blauer USA
I am a big fan of Blauer and real American DNA. I’ve known the brand for more than 20 years and I know how much the designer is dedicated to keeping the integrity of its all-American style.
Brunello Cucinelli
Brunello Cucinelli is not only a dear friend but also an example of the right combination of style and quality.
I love handmade products and Finamore is one of them. We are talking about one of the best shirt makers in Italy and the world.
Gran Sasso
People usually think about knitwear in the winter, but not many brands are able to use thin, luxury yarns to create summer-ready knitwear products.
Il Borgo Cashmere
I love their sophisticated and fresh palettes, typical of Italian cashmere culture.
Every time I go to Pitti, I always stop to see Kired’s collections. It’s a combination of modernity, utility and quality.
Kiton is for sure one of the most luxury products in a man’s wardrobe. The great idea of this amazing company was to combine the highest manufacturing process with the modernity of sports and technical fabrics. KNT is all of this - handmade, modern style. 
Paul & Shark
I am impressed with the evolution of this brand. Our clients love their marina sport feeling, combined with their research of amazing new fabrics. 
If you ask me which brand will be a big success in the next few years, I will answer Sease. The heritage of the designer and its strong point of view, creates a product that combines real technical sport utility with an urban feeling.