Santo Spada’s career in fashion began early. The first clients were childhood friends who brought their dolls to have dresses made for their make-believe weddings. Still at school, Santo started a four-year apprenticeship at Saint Crispino Couture. In 2006, Winner of the Modalive Mediterraneo competition, he received the first prize from the President of the Republic of Italy. In 2008-9, he graduated from Milan European Institute of Design (IED) in Fashion and Textiles. Winner of Next Generation competition 2012, held by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, the first Structured Fragility (click here) collection was launched at Milan Fashion Week. Ever since Santo Spada’s work is produced under commission remaining exclusive and hand made.

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Santo Spada is conceived as a modern brand and product maintaining a timeless and elegant allure. As a leitmotif, inspired by the art of Murano glass, ancient greek-roman aesthetic and 1930ies fashion, the collections offer an understated level of elegance playing with chiaroscuro, sheer layering, legerity and structure. Evening wear, wedding dresses and coats are made to measure through artisanal production, definitive cut and precious materials. Previous seasons of Structured Fragility can be re-edited and prototypes personalised. Santo’s work is described as complexity dissolved in simplicity. Each piece concealing through skilful cutting and seamless details, a remarkably simple yet compelling garment. Italian tailoring skill, combined with the enduring sophistication of Paris and experience of the innovation of the London fashion scene, infuse Santo’s work with a dynamic sensual elegance.

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