Carlotta Actis Barone collections are the expression of her artistic and socially orientated background. She was born and raised in Italy, daughter of a visual artist and an author. She grew up in a very creative environment where she cultivated her interests in literature and the arts. After moving to London and graduating with honours from Central Saint Martins she gained experience with Stella McCartney, Balmain and BCBG Max Azria among others; building her knowledge and working towards establishing her own brand, which she launched at London Fashion Week in 2010. Carlotta's style is very unique with a strong signature, which relates extremely modern matters and draws on influences from the past. Her garments are tasteful and bold, conveying statements and messages through intricate shapes, slogans and symbols.
For auteur designer German Kabirski, inspiration stems from the very idea of creating without regard for traditional forms and styles. His “rugged” art throws away the crutches of conventional production methods - you are on the edge of a cliff and the only thing that keeps you from falling is that abstraction. Kabirski’s favorite image is a cockroach, a critter that knows only the most primitive instincts. He experiments with materials and forms, uses exotic wood (african, ebony, mahogany, snakewood) and plays with silver textures. He combines gems with everything from silver, gold and wood to leather and reptile skeletons. He creates small installations with unique and sometimes wild energy; his aesthetics exist outside traditional concepts of beautiful and ugly. His work features at international expositions; he has won many design awards and sells his designs all over the world.
Anna Maga Visconti (Milan, 1985) was born in a family where the taste for art went hand in hand with creativity. Her Classics studies in her hometown were followed by the years of experiences in London and New York and of the initial approaches to the world of design. During those years Anna travelled to Asia, South America, above all the most loved Brazil, which left an indelible mark on her artistic imagination. Once returned to Italy, Anna decided to study at the Italian Gemmology Institute and later at the European Institute of Design of Milan where, in 2008, she obtained a degree in Jewellery Design. In the same year she joined the creative team of Giorgio Galli & Partners Timex Group, where she creatied and designed jewels for Maison Versace. In 2011 she decided undertake her own independent journey, and she finally devoted herself full-time to the realization of her brand.