princess halfway between romance protagonist and hollywood star, tribute to the iconic american dream and its dream factory.
coats woven in bright velvets and soft shearling, patterns “made with liberty fabric” taken from the precious london archives, reinterpreted in rhythmic patchworks, paint the chromatic shades of this compelling story telling the beauty and warmth of a precious handmade work.
“romance” tells, as in a hug, the wonderful story of women who combine body and mind with unique, revolutionary temperament.
lookbook primavera 2021
tinkling of buds and delicate arpeggios accompany the nymphs in a light round dance of rediscovered magic and serenity. jasmine, cabiria, juliet… precious gems of innocent beauty. one after the other they greet our awakening. they caress us with fragrant petals and invite us from flowery swings to a dreamlike playfulness.
“blooming world” smells of wonder, a tribute to the childlike amaze– ment which perceives reality with a touch of magic. a felliniesque curtain, where suspended female figures are unveiled, a bit divas, a bit girls, a bit enchanting, a bit innocent. everyday actresses who love to mix opposites, choosing between essential and elegant garments, between sparkling and childlike pieces.
a gypsy-esque flourish and the milky glow of the moon for this choker with leather ties featuring pretty baroque pearl detailing and multicoloured beading. it has an irregular assortment in feminine hues.
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.