forte_forte estate 2020
“encens”, an inebriating fragrance leads to a new journey between exoticism and culture. a summer travelling under the stars, where the craftsmanship and elegance “du soir” meet and mix.
on the edge between the ocean and the desert you can breathe a breeze of spicy aromas and admire skies of golden stars. galleons and caravans, chests of gold, incense, silks and precious stones; africa inspires new braiding and precious textures.
lookbook prefall 2020
notes of wood and moss, wind from the ocean dancing between pines and maples along coasts of primitive beauty.
fragrance of mist swept by the sea breeze, memories of a last dip in the lake, when the sun fades behind the clouds.
running with open arms like spread wings, flying and letting yourself go by the flows. ending up snuggled in warm carpets in an isolated cottage, fortified wine glasses and soft flames.
then forget the thousand lights of an hypnotic metropolis taking refuge among the feuillages of vermont.
a romantic tribute to timeless america, to a glamorous mix of boundless nature, navajo heritage and tuxedo evenings.
the playfulness of coloured beads takes centre stage on this short necklace embellished with a stylised human figure and turquoises. an easy-chic aesthetic with native-american overtones.
the story began with a small collection of hand–finished t–shirts. grown in the fashion business, the forte brothers hail from veneto, one of the manufacturing districts in which made in italy has taken its shape and identity over the years, turning the artisanal process into an industrial one while keeping intact its values and peculiarities. giada and paolo have absorbed this ethos since childhood, in the family’s knitwear factories. giada trained at nottingham trent university, where she studied knitwear design, while paolo studied finance. after autonomous experiences in their respective fields, they decided to join forces on a project based on the values they believe in: the beauty of creativity as a filterless bond between the creator and the consumer. giada is in charge of design, paolo is the business strategist. robert vattilana, art director and giada’s life partner, is the third member of the group: the one who translates visions and sensations into images and spaces, or graphic and editorial choices. forte_forte is the offspring of the three’s joined efforts: the family name is doubled, christening the brand with an incitation that is already an expression of strength; the lower case font signals a desire for intimacy as opposed to ostentations.