MILAN – The Italian shirt specialist Bagutta had to innovate with a little help from the manufacturing company Castor Fashion.
According to a statement released on Tuesday, the two parties have signed a three-year partnership for “strategic consultancy” aimed at consolidating its business in Italy and pushing for its international expansion.
As part of the relaunch, Castor Fashion began supporting the brand redesign, which included appointing designer Albino D’Amato to lead the style direction.
D’Amato – who is the founder of the A.Teodoro brand and previously served as design director at Vionnet and also worked with brands such as Emanuel Ungaro, Guy Laroche, Louis Vuitton, Karl Lagerfeld and Trussardi – has already begun to retool. Bagutta designs. His first efforts for the brand will debut in the spring 2023 collection to be presented by Pitti Uomo next month.
“Our goal is to get Bagutta back to the center of the fashion scene because behind the brand there is a beautiful Italian business story that needs to be protected and promoted. In such a difficult time on a global scale , we believe it is a duty for our industry to create a united front and put its own experience available to those who make Made in Italy famous, ”said Castor Fashion founder Angela Picozzi.
“In a very difficult global context, we need to look ahead and capture the opportunities that markets offer,” said Antonio Gavazzeni, who along with his cousin Andrea is part of third generation at the helm of the family -run brand.
The change outlined by Castor Fashion will include the implementation of a new way of communication, online and offline, in addition to strategies to further expand into different markets, starting in the US
Founded in 2003, Castor Fashion is a leading manufacturing company that now develops prototypes and production for luxury labels that include the Chanel Group, Giambattista Valli, Thom Browne, Proenza Schouler, and Jean Paul Gaultier, in addition to producing -operates its in-house brand Mantù.