MILAN, Nov 17, 2008 / FW/ — Born in Milan on the 27th of February 1975, Gabriele Colangelo was undoubtedly “born into the profession”, as he is the heir of a family that has owned for generations a specialized fur workshop characterized by bespoke culture, and by delightful craftsmanship in processing techniques and use of materials.
After obtaining his high school diploma in classical subjects, and while he was taking a Degree in Antique Literature, Gabriele Colangelo took part in a competition organized by the Italian National Chamber of Fashion, winning a scholarship as Fashion Stylist.
In the course of a few years, he gathered a lot of experience. For four years, he collaborated with Itierre Spa, designing the Versace Jeans Donna line. After this first job, he worked with Versace, with Roberto Cavalli for the Just Cavalli Donna project and with the Mariella Burani Fashion Group, for whom he was Artistic Director for the Amuleti J line.
In February of 2008, during Milano Moda Donna, his label Gabriele Colangelo debuted. The young designer introduced a capsule-collection, in which his genetic propensity for craftsmanship in fur was combined with embroidery.
In July 2008, he won “Who is on next?” for prêt-à-porter, a competition invented and managed by AltaRoma together with Vogue Italia, aimed at seeking new creative talents in fashion and accessories.
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