We dug through the net archives to find everything about an emerging talent that caught our eye. Eventually, after extensive research, we managed to draw a thorough picture of Giuseppe Virgone, the Brussels-based fashion newcomer who has caught our attention. Although his name evokes Italian origins, Giuseppe Virgone, the 30-year old fashion designer is nothing but an emerging talent of Italy’s fashion industry. The Belgium-based designer, an alumnus of the National School of the Visual Arts, Brussels-La Cadre and ex-modelist at Gaspard Yurkievich, is a sought-after name in Belgium’s art scene, where he recently made his debut in Paris’ fashion week.
His name was whispered amongst fashion cliques after his first menswear collection for FW2010-11, presented at the famous RA13 Antwerp, named ‘Un Animal Devra Mourir’ (An Animal Must Die), evoking the conceptions of man’s mortality and consumable qualities. Giuseppe’s crafting techniques in combination with an inspired marble-made scenography created by Guillame Airland and a music performance by the Berlin-based Nemoi, resulted in a rather bespoke outcome that has urged viewers into anticipation about what comes next.
‘The Lost Boys’ signified the next chapter and Guiseppe Virgoneon’s second collection for S/S2011 presented from MODO Brussels, featuring pieces inspired by the notion and appearance of the body at the end of life – another human slash nature related stimulus for Giuseppe that evoked the best impressions.
Following two very successful first collections, the time came for the ‘Accords Brisés' (Broken Chords), his F/W 2012-13 collection partly introduced at a Vicuna soiree and later fully presented during the Paris Fashion Week, in January 2011. As Giuseppe states:
‘For this new collection, I was inspired by a character from the 15th century, Girolamo Savonarola. I wanted to have a work made of cuts and materials, mixing wool, leather and embroidery so as to obtain both structured and unstructured silhouettes. Indeed, the collection begins with very monastic silhouettes and goes on to finish with contemporary accents’.
No matter the experience, the number of collections and commercial sway, fashion should always be an inspiration and should play with dynamics and nurture concepts of universe. This makes fashion a stimulating form of art and Giuseppe Virgone seems to have absolutely embraced this notion.