The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (The National Chamber for Italian Fashion) is the non profit making Association which disciplines, co-ordinates and promotes the development of Italian Fashion. The Association represents all the highest cultural values of Italian Fashion. It aims to protect, co-ordinate and strengthen its image, both in Italy and abroad. In accordance with the statutory provisions, the Association is the point of reference, as well as the preferential mouthpiece, for all the national and international initiatives aimed at valuing and promoting Italian style, customs and Fashion. Right from the year of its foundation, in 1958, the Association has pursued a policy of organisational support aimed at the knowledge, promotion and development of Fashion through events with a highly intellectual image in Italy and abroad. Recent agreements over international calendars, which have led to the signing of the Italian-French agreement, have given Milan and the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana the role of undisputed protagonist on the international fashion scene, thus also contributing to the consolidation of alliances with London and New York.
Born in 1958 in Lecce where he graduates.
In 1976 he moves to Milan to continue his studies and in the meantime he works for the prestigious FTM in Via della Spiga, taking care of the distribution of Basile, Callaghan, Complice and Issey Miyake.
In the beginning of the 80’s he is in charge of the Creative Direction of Zamasport Spa, one of the most important company in the fashion industry at the time.
From the 1984 to 1988, in joint venture with Zamasport, he discovers Romeo Gigli and launches him on the international market. He was CEO at Zamasport for the brand.
In 1993 until 2001, Dawn Mello and Tom Ford choose him to organize and coordinate the production and distribution of the Gucci woman collection, which he did with huge success. This structure, realized in joint venture between Capasa and Zamasport, was bought by Gucci Group in 2001.
In 1986 with his brother Ennio he founds Costume National, the company where he is still working as CEO.
In 2010 he is nominated as councillor of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and receives a special assignment to managethe new media – the Internet.
In 2013 he is renominated as councillor of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana with participation in the commission fordrafting the new statute, the relationship with the actors/leading roles of thefashion system, the drafting of the calendars and web communications.
In 2015 he is nominated as President of CameraNazionale della Moda Italiana.