Berto Industria Tessile
Founded by two brothers in 1887, Berto is renowned for its craftsmanship and innovation in knitwear and denim. For example, the mill recently produced the strongest jeans in world with the world’s strongest fiber. They also won the ‘Best Fabric’ award at the 2015 edition of the Global Denim Awards. Meanwhile, the mill has remained faithful to its roots by continuing to manufacture “without compromise” in their hometown in the Padua region of Italy. “Gianluca and Andrea were chosen exactly because they had never worked with denim before, so they can create something authentic from a different vision on denim.”
Established in 2015, Venice-based label EdithMarcel is a collaboration between Gianluca Ferracin (fashion designer by training) and Andrea Masato (architect by training). Their collections merge architectural geometrics with the softness of fabrics, while reflecting on the theme of gender as a study of forms, volumes and lengths – resulting in garments that can dress both men and women. They presented their first collection at Milan Fashion Week 2015 and were selected by the renowned emerging designer’s platform NotJustALabel for New York’s Capsule tradeshow.