Having worked as head accessories designer at Fendi for over 15 years, Sicilian-born Marco de Vicenzo brings a decidedly intellectual bent to classically elegant Italian womenswear. After presenting a small haute couture collection in Paris in 2009, di Vincenzo has since shown his ready-to-wear collections in Milan. A longtime proponent of pattern and texture, de Vincenzo lends his classically silhouetted pieces futuristic polish with materials ranging from tiny crystals to holographic Lurex. A first-prize winner in Italian Vogue’s prestigious Who’s On Next? Competition, de Vincenzo counts fashionable fans and dear friends in Giovanna Battaglia and Delfina Delettrez.