Born and raised in Milan, Gilberto Calzolari graduated at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, and after an impressive career of 15+ years in the fashion industry working for some of the most prestigious international luxury brands such as Marni, Alberta Ferretti, Valentino, Miu Miu and Giorgio Armani, in 2015 decided it was time to create his own. His first collection, entitled “My Arctic Heart” was an ode to nature and to a world on the verge of extinction and, for the occasion, he partnered with Polar Bears International, the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to the worldwide conservation of the polar bear and its habitat, and walked the runway during Milan Fashion Week in a special event organized by Banca Intesa Sanpaolo in partnership with the National Chamber of Italian Fashion. That was followed by two other collections, “Exotica” and “2046”, which was first introduced at the Showcase event during Altaroma and then presented in the official calendar of the Milano Fashion Week in February 2018. The style of Gilberto Calzolari is represented by the demi-couture dress: fresh, glamorous and romantic - an elegant and timeless design expressed in a refined silhouette of clean lines, exquisite retro details and unexpected combinations. Precious fabrics, complemented by the highest quality in production techniques and tailoring craftsmanship, bear the hallmarks of a brand with a strong identity reclaims the values of excellence and exclusivity typical of luxury Made in Italy, against the prevailing tyranny of today's fast fashion.