Alessandro Trincone (born May 6 1991 in Naples) is an Italian fashion designer and owner of the brand that bears his name. After graduating in 2012 with a degree in Costume and Fashion Studies from the University of “ La Sapienza” in Rome, he moved to Florence where he earned a masters degree at the European Institute of Design (IED) and later his second graduation at the “Polimoda” in Fashion design. Eventually. he received a scholarship at the Osaka Bunka Fashion College in Japan where he found his authentic inspiration.
Growing up in the outskirts of Naples, where people around him looked at his creativity with strong scepticism was not easy. but that hostility only makes his artistic impulses stronger. Indeed, all the prejudices towards him and his creations endured during his teenage years are dragged into his art and beautifully transformed. That process becomes vital and it is where the concept of “genderless” came from. Using typically feminine fabrics like chiffon, silk and tulle on men becames his eccentric and recognisible sign.
In 2016 he won the “Vfiles Runway 7” contest in New York displaying his first official collection “Annodami”. On that occasion, he caught the eye of the Atlanta rapper Young Thug who chooses a particular piece of that collection for the cover of his album, “No my name is Jeffery”.
The photo of the singer posing dramatically in a skirt-like garment and an umbrella-shape hat inspired by Japanese kimonos and trousers, shared on the Internet just before his album release, caused controversy whirls around the world since the outfit is considered too feminine and far from sterotypical rap culture. The cover became iconic and the controversial skirt the finest expression of the “blurrred –lines between genders” concept.
“Annodami” is followed by “Abbracciami” and “Agendermi” collections in 2017 and “Aroundmi” in 2018. Trincone also won the Fashionclash Festival 2016 in Maastricht, Fashionhall 2017 in Berlin and Charity Fashionshow 2017 in Cambridge. This will be his first show at New York Fashion Week.