“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 summer 2020
a contemporary princess “du desert” mixes luxurious metallic jacquards and cupro satin with mirrored reflections. silk prints with antique ikat motifs in vaporous cottons and fresh modern tones, organza tartans with new accents like colored powders with iridescent linens enriched with precious multicolor embellishments. striped melodies like exotic sofas. flamed canvases, silks and organza rayures...
“gold”, a gold light radiates everywhere... bronzed gold, coppery gold, dune gold, sunsets, gold of the stars of “a thousand and one nights”. deep, pure, vibrant, luxurious colors: tea, cinnamon, amber, citrine, saffron, gold, desert... and brown, ruby, cocoa, mint, emerald, sapphire, night and majorelle blue. a magical and sensorial journey in a fantasy of priceless fragrances, spices and pigments, where the essence of the dream pulses in a nomadic heart.
a creative mishmash combining a vintage vibe and a bright colourway with exotic undertones. ankle boot made from plaited flat cords in lamé leather the generous opening on the foot fastens with crossover lacing which gives a sensual glimpse of bare flesh.
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.