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.