After studying at the Academy of Costume and Fashion in Rome, Maurizio Galante worked with Capucci. His interest was then focused on the search for structured and highly characterized volumes and the location of volumes aiming at three-dimensional effects.
In 1985, he launched his first ready-to-wear collection under the name Maurizio Galante x Circolare, presented until 1990 in Milan and from 1991 in Paris.
In 1993, he also created a Haute Couture collection which has been on the catwalk in Paris ever since. Refusing rigid categorizations, Maurizio Galante navigates between Italy and France, but also extends his activity to Japan from 1997, when he signs a partnership with the Felissimo group.
While continuing the development of his own lines, he creates for Felissimo’s mail order belly catalog a range of consumer products with the same spirit of curiosity and poetry that drives him.
In his collections, he imposes a singular style, experimenting through stylized forms a diversity of textile structures, created by hand.
Delicate realizations, implementing a meticulous know-how, his clothes escape the commercial logic of the trend and try to arouse new sensations.
Since 1998, the re-creation of “vintage” denim pieces revisited by embroidery, gradually becomes an interactive project, and allows via the Internet to reach a wider audience.
Curious about fields other than clothing, Maurizio Galante participates in many objects and projects, including the development of Design 21 Continuous Connection, a traveling exhibition created for UNESCO in 2001-2002, the boutique of the Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM) in Luxembourg, or the interior design of the first floating hotel on the stage in Paris le OFF and Alain Ducasse’s first floating restaurant.
In 2003, at the invitation of Pitti Imagine, he presents INTERWARE, an event accompanied by an exhibition and an eponymous book presenting a selection of his work. In the continuation of this project, his spring/summer 2004 collection entitled “Galanterie” takes up the principle of miniature clothes (on a scale of 1/5) presented in a fashion show on puppet dolls manipulated by actors.
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