Berto for untitleDV: #interview
Can you recall the exact moment when you decided to become a fashion designer?

I do not consider myself as a fashion designer, I take care of other things in my daily life. Some years ago I was looking for a t-shirt that could meet my expectations: basic, made with a quality cotton and at the with right price. I couldn’t find anything like this in the market so I decided to produce it on myself and I created untitleDV.
The fabric I used was mostly Bonsai, a light and fresh denim suitable to create a t-shirt.
What was your first project?

untitleDV is really my first project: a basic t-shirt that features a pocket with a clutch that can be shown or hidden depending on the occasion. The challenge was to reinterpret a basic item like a classic round-neck t-shirt.

Creative process: do you work instinctively or planning each single small step? Where do your ideas come from?

I am an instinctive person and start my research from fabrics by selecting them and buying them without knowing what I will do exactly: later, with the help of workshops that collaborate with me, I turn my ideas into a garment.

What did you think when you have been contacted by Berto first?

I heard about Berto previously and when they told me about the project “Berto4YoungTalent” I told them the idea I was working on and showed the first prototypes: the company has immediately given me the opportunity to choose a few fabrics of their collection. It was natural to give birth to a t-shirt made with those selected denim although it took some trials to find the right fit for the material.

Which Berto’s fabrics have you been working with for your project/collection?

The fabric I used was mostly Bonsai, a light and fresh denim suitable to create a t-shirt: this fabric is also available in a printed version with different shades of indigo, which gave me the opportunity to develop within my collection a capsule dedicated to denim .

What's the most meaningful part about this project in your opinion? What have you been able to achieve thanks to this program? 

The project gave me the opportunity to get in touch with an important denim company as Berto, trying their products. "Berto4YoungTalent" has given me also the opportunity to think and produce a denim t-shirt using this firm but light material that apparently did not seem a fabric that could suit my goals. Moreover, with this collaboration and thanks to this project my collection has been shown in many trade fairs attended by Berto.

“Less but better” could be read as an endorsement for purity in design but in fashion design too. It can also be adopted as an environmental message about reduction and sustainability. What do you think about this?

untitleDV comes right from this motto, offering a basic t-shirt which is also a superior quality product that lasts and evolve with use and washing: the consumer gets educated through this "less but better" approach, which for me is really one of the principles that allows and will allow us to live better. The project also enhances the local chain and dialogue within the Veneto region, where Berto has a predominant role too.

Is there anything you'd like to do that you haven't done yet?

In the future I would like to expand the range of products by testing new materials, creating garments with the same philosophy and concept. Berto will surely be also a partner for this upcoming chapter.