Bio

“I love fabric. Cloth pure and original, raw and whole, as material opposed to thought. Worked by wise hands or transformed by sophisticated technology.

My professional and creative training is based on the direct stimuli of experience and continuous research

– Lorenzo Maria Vircillo was born and grew up in the same city as Gianni Versace, Reggio di Calabria.
By curious coincidence, his father, Domenico Vircillo, Philosopher, Essayist (Mondadori, Rubettino editions), and Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Messina, at the beginning of his teaching career in high schools, had among his brightest students the great Gianni. In fact, Lorenzo’s older brothers still remember the brilliant boy visiting his professor’s home.

It is that special area of the Strait of Messina, an ancient route already then indicated on  st. paul’ s first evangelical journeys to the West, or cited  by the epic poems of Homer and Virgil with monsters and myths. The area subject to the optical phenomena of the Fata Morgana, homed beneath the etna god volcano – one among the world’s most active indeed- to perform the superior mirage named after the queen in question morgan le fay, that has any other day hopelessly magnetized his imagery .

He felt an innate passion for fashion developed from an early age, and having completed his studies in scientific areas he travelled to study the main European languages, then back to Milan to learn the basics of tailoring, and the rudiments of artistic anatomy and figures directly from Fernando Colon, Fashion Designer as well as comprehensive artist who has a privileged relationship including personal collaboration with the great Antonio Lopez in New York. It is an experience that will mark the modus operandi of his creative process from the very beginning.

He continued to make fashion illustration along with his first experiments in stylistic studies as becoming involved in collaborations for the Italian rtw brands like Max Mara for cashmere accessories.

Since then he has always designed branding dna and runways coverage at a global scale in both all-categories womenswear and menswear.

With Giancesare Conca in 2010 he set up a consultancy office based in downtown Milan and continued to undertake numerous collaborations with leading companies on the long hauls, including Italy, France, Germany, Spain, USA, Japan, China .., now offering a bespoke total look service for demanding clientele.

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