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 winter 2020
princess halfway between romance protagonist and hollywood star, tribute to the iconic american dream and its dream factory, that resembles novels of alcottian memory and tells of women who sha– ped, fought and reinvented the history of the 19th century.
coats woven in bright velvets and soft shearling, warm alpaca and mohair textures, luxurious bicolor cloths. structured and fitted tailored jackets mark the figure as feminine uniforms.
stolen from the pages of a novel, floral dresses in silk and velours dress our “little women”. dreamy, and though, strong and revolutionary. patterns “made with liberty fabric”, taken from the precious london archives, reinterpreted in rhythmic patchworks, paint the chromatic shades of this compelling story.
pared-back, neat, sparkly and gold. these words capture the essence of these little dangling earrings made by artisans with a gold base and a decorative baroque pearl. a new-romantic spin on effortless elegance.
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.