Daniele Orlandi, raised in Como, Italy, founded his atelier in 2014 despite initially commencing his studies in medicine. After spending some time outside of Italy, Daniele began to follow his true passion and subsequently completed numerous courses in fashion design, sartoria & pattern cutting (to name a few) at well-known institutions such as Istituto Maragoni (Milan), Istituto Secoli (Milan) & Polimoda (Florence). Furthermore, Daniele’s approach takes to heart a sustainable approach to fashion as seen in creative elements of his collections such as fabric selection which are all sourced from European suppliers who share similar ethical standards. Michael Gagliotti, partner with Daniele since 2016, has worked in the international fashion arena since 2006 for brands such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Giorgio Armani, Coach and Hugo Boss in various roles but most recently as Buyer & Merchandise Planner. Michael, although Italian, is a native New Yorker, who has also also lived in Milan, London & Stuttgart and thus brings an interesting international business perspective to the partnership.