Raffaele Stella Brienza was born in Potenza 35 years ago. He began his fashion training at the age of 19 when he moved to Florence where his exuberant creativity allowed him to emerge as a designer and work with various names in fashion. His dreams became reality when he decided to do his first collection, HEWN, a line of men’s alternative-chic shoes and bags. He now sells in Italy and Japan. High quality luxury materials meet advanced stone-wash technologies and the experience of Tuscany’s finest craftspeople to create a minimal look and entirely Made in Italy style. HEWN is unfinished and stands for a style that is continuously evolving, seeking the perfect blend between art and fashion for a man who wants to break away from the humdrum and make his own, personal fashion statement.