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Luca Magliano

Creative Director, Magliano

The founder and creative director of Italian tailoring and knitwear brand Magliano creates oversized, gender-fluid designs that subvert notions of Italian dandyism, proposing a grungier, more off-beat take on style.

Biography

Luca Magliano is the founder and creative director of Italian tailoring and knitwear brand Magliano, which was awarded LVMH's Karl Lagerfeld Prize in 2023. He founded Magliano in 2017, and a year later, his debut collection was showcased at Pitti Uomo. 

Born and raised in Bologna, Magliano creates luxury garments with a personal angle on Italian elegance informed by his native city's history as an industrial centre and stronghold of leftist politics and counter-culture.

His oversized, gender-fluid designs subvert notions of Italian dandyism, proposing a grungier, more off-beat take on style. Magliano's work is  influenced by the concept of the "provincia": peripheral spaces where vernacular language is spoken and magic realism thrives. His designs imbue menswear fundamentals with a dishevelled attitude and thought-provoking storytelling, transforming them into a contemporary, genderless wardrobe.

Vital Statistics

Born
20 January 1987
Nationality

Italy

Location
Italy
Member since
2023

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