Francesco Alosi, class of ’82, is a young Italian fashion designer from Sicily. He graduated from the NABA academy for fine arts in Milan, after having studied applied arts at the Duperré high school in Paris, then worked as pattern & design assistant for brands such as: Neil Barrett, Gustavo Lins and Gaspard Yurkievich. At Pitti Uomo in Florence he debuted in the New Beat(s) section with his first menswear collection made entirely in Italy using tailoring techniques. His style is inspired by his own illustrations, which bring to mind Japanese cartoon strip characters and a feel of South East Asia.
The clothes he creates are for a cosmopolitan man living in a large metropolis like New York, Moscow, Paris or Tokyo. He embroiders tears in yarn onto the face of the boys printed on his Tees, he produces knitwear such as scarves and loose-fitting waistcoats that he teams with two-tone or sailor boy shorts in eclectic combinations for men’s fashion that is artisan, wonderful and ironic.