Gabriele studied Classics which equipped him with the understanding of Roman and Greek culture that were demonstrated throughout his designs.
Gabriele’s first passion is the search of the highest quality fabrics and textiles that contribute to his collections. Each piece in the collection highlights Gabriele’s passion and values for each garment’s precious detailing.
“My work is often influenced by Contemporary Art, which becomes the principle to reflect on the material, seeking to create new tissues, using the most advanced technology of the Italian textile industry,”Gabriele said.
In 2008, won the Who’s On Next competition, organized by Vogue Italia. Then Gabriele Colangelo was launched in Milan and is recognized as an elegant, timeless label designing innovating pieces and reinventing the concept of grace and luxury. Harmonic, modern and lively architecture is visible in the designer’s garments and allows the label’s consumer the ability to express their own culture, personality and strength.
In 2014, Gabriele was the only Italian designer that was named finalist at the prestigious LVMH prize.
In February 2015, luxury brand GIADA tapped Gabriele as its new creative director.