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Marco De Vincenzo

Creative Director, Etro

The designer juggled helming his own LVMH-backed label with his role designing womenswear, menswear and home collections for Etro.

Biography

Marco de Vincenzo is the creative director for Etro and former designer for his namesake label, which shuttered in 2020.

In 2009, Marco de Vincenzo presented a small haute couture collection in Paris. Months later, he scored his first media coup, when Franca Sozzani awarded him the main prize in Who Is On Next, Italian Vogue’s competition for young designers.

De Vincenzo grew up in Messina, Sicily and at 18 moved to Rome to study at Istituto Europeo di Design . After graduating, he joined Fendi, assisting Silvia Venturini Fendi and designing accessories.

De Vincenzo divides his time between the luxury brand and his namesake label, which LVMH acquired 45 percent of in 2014. The investment pushed expectations higher, with the brand launching shoes and bags, and appointing its first chief executive. In 2016, the company introduced pre-collections and in April 2019 it was announced that he would debut his menswear line at Pitti. This expansion came following a restructuring of the company in which LVMH retained its 45 percent share and MMGP entered with a 35 percent share, leaving 20 percent control to the eponymous designer. The namesake label later closed in 2020 with his Autumn/Winter 2020 collection being his final collection.

Now one of the leading names in Milan’s “New Wave,” as the master fabric manipulator continues to liberate the ladylike codes of his vibrant, seven-year-old ready-to-wear offering, his eponymous brand is now connecting with global stockists and consumers. The accessories he showed for the first time in 2016 implied a commercial turning point. 

In February 2022, he launched his upcycling project, Supèrno, and later, in June, he was appointed creative director of Etro’s women's, men's and home collections.

Career

Marco De Vincenzo

Marco De Vincenzo

Designer

2009 - Present

Vital Statistics

Nationality

Italy

Location
Italy
Member since
2014

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