Spiga 2 is an innovative project headed by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Now in its third year, the boutique in central Milan, Via Spiga specializes in distributing a pick of promising emerging designers.
Dolce&Gabbana want to support emerging talents by giving them visibility and retail space in an area they would fins difficult to penetrate at the start. This season we’ll focus on some of our favourites. This week: Caterina Gatta.
Gaterian Gatta is a Roman 28 year old designer. After studying at La Sapienza in Rome and Central Saint Martins, in 2008 she began working on her won fashion line. Her first proper collection was presented at Soho House in New York in 2009.
Caterina Gatta stamps her own vision onto vintage fabrics from design houses such as Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Emilio Pucci, Valentino and Givenchy. Through the colours and prints she discovers new silhouettes, making the clothes very up to the minute. Commercial yet very fashion forward her mini dresses are a favourite amongst starlets and it girls.
words to define your collection:
Ironic, bohemian, urban.
Three words to define your personality as a designer:
Ironic, free and diverse.
Thee words which describe your commitment up to now to get where you are as a designer:
Reckless, stubborn, crazy.
Three words for your future:
Perseverance, lightness, commitment.
Credits: Caterina Gatta