Carlo Brandelli

Designer

Carlo Brandelli is a creative director, designer and artist. In 1990, Brandelli conceived the label Squire to challenge the boundaries between fashion, architecture, art and design. Early collaborators and clients included Nick Knight, Peter Saville, Alexander McQueen, Kate Moss and Helmut Lang. Initially designing menswear, in 1996 Brandelli established the Squire space in London, merging art gallery and retail store. During this period, Brandelli developed a minimalistic, slim menswear silhouette and his 'Unstructured Tailoring' became hugely influential. From 2003-2008, Brandelli was creative and design director at the Savile Row tailors Kilgour. In 2005, the British Fashion Council awarded Brandelli Menswear Designer of the Year. Brandelli later rejoined Kilgour as freelance creative director from 2013-2017. In 2017, MOMA featured Squire in their Is Fashion Modern? exhibition.

Carlo Brandelli Studio was established in 2009, with a focus on artistic work. In 2010, Brandelli held his first solo sculpture show, Permanence 2010 - Travertine marble stone & gold at RCM Galerie in Paris. In 2011, Brandelli collaborated with American contemporary artist Matthew Brannon and the Casey Kaplan Gallery New York on a series of abstract coat sculptures. In 2015, he was chosen as Pitti Uomo's guest designer project for menswear, and presented an installation in Florence's Medici Palace. In 2018, Brandelli worked on a series of works for Art Brussels. Brandelli's designs are included in the permanent archive collections of a number of institutions, including the Design Museum in London and the Met in New York.

Carlo Brandelli is a creative director, designer and artist. In 1990, Brandelli conceived the label Squire to challenge the boundaries between fashion, architecture, art and design. Early collaborators and clients included Nick Knight, Peter Saville, Alexander McQueen, Kate Moss and Helmut Lang. Initially designing menswear, in 1996 Brandelli established the Squire space in London, merging art gallery and retail store. During this period, Brandelli developed a minimalistic, slim menswear silhouette and his 'Unstructured Tailoring' became hugely influential. From 2003-2008, Brandelli was creative and design director at the Savile Row tailors Kilgour. In 2005, the British Fashion Council awarded Brandelli Menswear Designer of the Year. Brandelli later rejoined Kilgour as freelance creative director from 2013-2017. In 2017, MOMA featured Squire in their Is Fashion Modern? exhibition.

Carlo Brandelli Studio was established in 2009, with a focus on artistic work. In 2010, Brandelli held his first solo sculpture show, Permanence 2010 - Travertine marble stone & gold at RCM Galerie in Paris. In 2011, Brandelli collaborated with American contemporary artist Matthew Brannon and the Casey Kaplan Gallery New York on a series of abstract coat sculptures. In 2015, he was chosen as Pitti Uomo's guest designer project for menswear, and presented an installation in Florence's Medici Palace. In 2018, Brandelli worked on a series of works for Art Brussels. Brandelli's designs are included in the permanent archive collections of a number of institutions, including the Design Museum in London and the Met in New York.

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