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: CO|TE.
CO|TE is an emerging Italian brand founded by Tomaso Anfossi and Francesco Ferrari, who both studied at Istituto Marangoni in Milan. The brand name, CO|TE, means refuge and protection, two things very important in the future of emerging designers.
The inspiration for the collections is the curious woman, the one who doesn’t want to be ordinary and loves experimenting. CO|TE’s geometric forms and silhouettes are born from the single fabric used and composed in a way to heighten the dimensions, all rigorously in Italy.
Three words to define your collection:
Vitaminic, decisive, contemporary.
Three words to define your personality as a designer:
Curious, tenacious, unexpected.
Three words which describe your commitment up to now to get where you are as a designer:
Work, work, work.
Three words for your future:
Ideas, work, success.