Journey through lands unknown as forte_forte gets inspired by foreign fashion

The forte_forte Pre-Fall 2018 collection is reminiscent of the last summer days, walking on the shores of northern seas, with memories of a trip to Zanzibar. A journey where the spicy scent of these distant lands blends with the fresh and flowery notes of the Scottish highlands.

Enveloping velvets printed as spices of exotic markets, shining silks inspired by traditional Swahili “Kanga”, mixed with floral patterns of the moors’ gardens. Luxurious fluid fabrics alternated with rich jacquards of exotic silhouettes. Warm woolen cloths and refined creponnes envelop soft satins and fluffy, pastel colored sweaters. Oriental coats and velvet kaftans recall the elegance of colonial cities.

Colors are warm, round, spicy. camel tones warm up peach and rust shades, remembering the soft autumn nuances. Blues, lavender and violet paint fresh English notes of the northern lands.

forte_forte is a collection designed and produced in Italy by Giada Forte and Paolo Forte: this way, the family name becomes the company’s name.  Giada, the heart and soul of the brand, graduated in knitwear design at Nottingham Trent university, in England; she worked as a fashion designer in Paris and Italy. Paolo is the mind and spinal core of the company, first working in his family’s knitwear business, collaborating with luxury brands, and expanded his professional experience in London and New York.

After years of training and building up different experiences in italy and abroad, paolo and giada feel the need to seek something special and unique, capable of reflecting their personality: pure, essential, sincere, filled with emotions. Back in Veneto, in their family’s house, located in a traditional.

They are capable of combining craft and industrial organization, creating a collection of timeless pieces, feminine and delicate, produced with the finest Italian fabrics and enriched with special finishes and precious hand—made details. Every collection represents a fascinating story, evolving along the years a sentimental expression of passion and emotion.

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