BIOGRAPHY

Born in La Spezia in 1993, Davide Grillo’s first encounter with fashion took place at the institute for the crafts of fashion in Parma.  He further developed his learning process with courses at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and Nafa Fur Studio in Toronto. In 2010 he participated in the “Ponza Emotions contest in collaboration with Anna Fendi”, where he exhibited an ethereal collection inspired by the nature of the island of Ponza. During his studies he worked for several artisans and tailoring workshops in Parma where he learned the importance of assembling and dressmaking in ateliers. In 2011, after winning the special prize at the “Fashion Riccione Italy”, contest for young designers, with a collection inspired by Boldini’s women, he graduated with honors and immediately began working as a designer at Pinko. In 2012, simultaneously with his job he began attending an evening course in fashion design at the European Institute of Design in Milan concluding it successfully with a collection inspired by delicate, sophisticated Meissen porcelain and the alchemy of its creation. In 2014 he was among the winners of Next Generation successfully bringing his collection, inspired by dreamlike visions of an Indian legend, to the catwalks of FW 14/15 Milan Fashion week. After an experience working at Dolce & Gabbana Couture in 2016, he founded his own brand, focused on the poetics of craftsmanship and uniqueness of traditional processes, which would see the launch of the first collection SS 2017 in September.