Who is on Next? Uomo 2012

Finalists

Andrea Cammarosano

A native of Trieste, Andrea Cammarosano studied fashion design at Polimoda, Florence and at the Royal Academy in Antwerp and in 2008 began working for the visionary Belgian designer, Walter Van Beirendonck. After that, Andrea moved to San Francisco where he started to create his own men’s collections, experimenting with the concept of clothes as works or art: unusual, transformative shapes that prefer freedom of expression over the traditional languages of style.

Erïk Bjerkesjö

Erïk Bjerkesjö, is a young designer who hails from Stockholm. After earning a master’s degree in Advanced Footwear and Accessories design from Polimoda, he entered the world of fashion with his own personal concept of elegance for men. The look is elegant and innovative: each pair of shoes is produced by skilled Tuscan craftsmen and has the designer’s signature etched onto the sole. The focus is on details: hand-beveling, elegant punching on the toe caps, three 18k gold pins in the heels. Eric has recently expanded his shoe line to include men’s clothing steeped in a dark and minimal atmosphere.

Francesco Alosi

Francesco Alosi is a young Italian fashion designer who hails from Sicily and graduated from Naba Milan and Duperré Paris where he had studied applied arts. He worked as a pattern & design assistant for Neil Barrett, Gustavo Lins and Gaspard Yurkievich. Francesco made his debut at the New Beat(s) section of Pitti Uomo, Florence with his first men’s collection that is totally Made in Italy and created with sartorial techniques. His unique style is inspired by his own drawings, Japanese comics and South East Asian influences.

Lucio Vanotti

Bergamo born Lucio Vanotti lives in Milan. Educated at the Istituto Marangoni, Lucio launched his label, February in 2002. This “adventure” lasted for nine years, until the 2012 Spring Summer collection marked a change with the birth of his signature label that conveys his concept of casual, elegant, unisex fashions. Mies Van de Rohe’s famous word “Less is more”, is totally applicable to the elegance of Vanotti’s brand.

Move Roma

Move- Officine del cappello is the brainchild of Massimiliano Amicucci. The brand combines ideas from movies and theatre with contemporary design experiments.
Each Move hat is entirely handmade – about 50 steps each – of high quality, 100% natural materials according to traditional methods.

YouFootwear

The You brand was created in 2011 when two great minds with apparently similar and yet distant human, cultural and professional visions came together: Italian visual designer Max Bosio who developed the concept and Israeli fashion designer Alon Simon Tov. The result is a cross-cultural humanistic shoe; even the name is an acronym – Your Own Universe – and it is an invitation to meet a current, advanced look that interprets contemporary language. The finest leathers and recycled materials join forces in a contemporary style made of contrasting textures, contaminations and different cultural references.