The legendary Italian brand Moschino (Moskino) is known for its unique style, which can be arbitrarily called classico con twist – “classic with fun.” The brand was founded in 1983 by the talented and witty designer Franco Moskino, who received for his extraordinary deeds the nicknames “The Great troublemaker”, “antihero of fashion” and “clown haute couture” from those who did not like him.
Franco Moschino, who was born in 1950 in the suburbs of Milan, dreamed of becoming an artist since childhood, so he entered the Milan Academy of Fine Arts. He liked to draw models of clothes, so already in his student years he worked as an illustrator in various fashion magazines. The works of the young artist liked Gianni Versace (Versace), who invited him to his Fashion House. At Versace, Franco worked as a designer for 11 years, comprehending all the intricacies of the profession. In 1983, Franco Moskino decided to create his own brand of clothing. Continue reading
The luxury brand Nina Ricci (Nina Ricci) is a symbol of French chic, elegance and sophistication of style. Created in 1932, Nina Ricci Fashion House has gained worldwide fame and popularity not only as a manufacturer of great clothes, but also as the creator of perfume masterpieces, the first of which was the fragrance L’Air du Temps.
The daughter of a shoemaker Marie Adeland Nieli (her house was called Nina) was born in Turin in 1883. Hoping to find wealthy clients, his father decided to move with his family to Monte Carlo, and then to Paris, but he died early, without leaving a penny to a widow. At the age of thirteen, Nina had to get into a haberdashery store, combining work with studies in sewing. A talented girl at the age of 18 became a senior fashionista in an atelier, and at the age of 20 she herself opened a small production for the manufacture of clothes and hats. Things were going well, but the work of the designer attracted her more – since 1908 she worked at the Raffen Fashion House for 20 years, becoming his co-owner. Continue reading