BARBARA CASASOLA will be the next women’s guest designer at the Pitti show, set to take place in Florence from January 7-10 next year.
“I am so honoured to be the next Pitti women’s guest designer,” Casasola told us today. “It’s a great opportunity to create an environment around my designs and tell the story of who the Barbara Casasola woman is.”
Born in Brazil but based in London, Casasola is a rising star of the city’s Fashion Week. A former Central Saint Martins student, she quickly attracted the attention of Roberto Cavalli who enlisted her to his womenswear team as soon as she graduated.
“All her work is produced in Italy and this is another reason we are interested in her,” said Lapo Cianchi, director of communication and events at Pitti Immagine. “We are convinced that she is on the verge of taking her place on the front line of international women’s fashion, and that is why we offered her a platform at Pitti.”
By Lauren Milligan