Giancarlo Petriglia, born in 1973 in Milan, since his early childhood showed a particular attitude towards fashion, accompanied by a great artistic sensibility. He studied at the Naba Academy, graduating with honours, and from there, he immediately starts to work in an important fashion design department : Trussardi.
Artistic director and personal assistant of Mrs. Trussardi, Giancarlo quickly distinguished himself for his common sense and careful study of the market, consolidating these skills through the development of the Men’s, Women’s and Accessories collections. After spending eight years in close contact with leading figures of Maison Trussardi, continues his experience in different product design departments, and his love for accessories grows consequently. During these years he had close collaboration with important figures representing points of reference in the luxury market, like Nicolas Ghesquière, Vincent Darrè, Mariuccia Casadio, just to name a few.
His first Spring Summer 2012 collection is immediately welcomed by the reference market mostly thanks to its emphasised made in Italy identity achieved thorough the expertise of leather handcrafted manufacturing. The designer keeps receiving the necessary incentives to move forwards from different sources. In fact he wins the Who is on Next 2012 edition for accessory promoted by Vogue Italia and Alta Roma.
Giancarlo worked in the last 4 year as Artistic Director for the Piquadro collections.
Furthermore, he followed the leather goods design directions for other brands such Moreschi, Trussardi and Cruciani, just to name a few.
His identity is recognisable from its logo: two parallel griffins, mythological guardians of the gold and of the most precious things on earth. It’s from this concept of preciousness that the brand philosophy was born and took shape. “My aim is simply to create luxurious and glamorous bags”.
“People often ask me: who is Giancarlo Petriglia?
Giancarlo Petriglia today is, at least for a bit, the person who Giancarlo Petriglia has always wanted to be.
Giancarlo Petriglia is freedom, freedom of express an own world through his creations and creativity: a world made up of art, design, ancient, classic, modern and contemporary.
A world where, lightly, culture is a way of living, a connecting “fil-rouge” which celebrates the everyday life and adorns people who get infected by this extremely personal view of the world.
Giancarlo Petriglia is Milano , Giancarlo Petriglia is Italy, Giancarlo Petriglia is far away countries and different cultures.
Giancarlo Petriglia has the soul of a Child inside a body of a romantic Explorer, always ready to discover precious treasures and to translate them in ideas, in things, in emotion.
I’m Giancarlo Petriglia, and I hope that even those who want to be Him can, at least a little bit, be him.”
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