He studied Architecture in Rome and attended the Accademia di Costume e di Moda, then studied Industrial Design in Turin. After an apprenticeship in 1995 at FIAT Turin, he moved to Paris, where he worked with prestigious fashion houses like Emmanuel Ungaro, Guy Laroche and Louis Vuitton. He continued his career in Italy as a consultant for prestigious fashion houses like Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. In 2004 Albino set up his eponymous brand with its characteristic sobre, radical style, inspired by French 60s couture contaminated with 80s influence. At the same time as he was running the business, he was still working with other fashion houses including Trussardi for its men's and women's collections, Karl Lagerfeld and Vionnet. Albino apparel is a blend of mysticism, modernity and romanticism, but its signature feature is sartorial élan and the unmistakable Couture style. Apparently opposing elements like architectonic design and femininity are the quintessential features of Albino's style, as are the sophisticated, eclectic mix of tones in his personal colour palette.