London-based Brazil-born, Barbara Casasola will be the guest designer for the 13th edition of Pitti W, counterpart of the menswear and main section of the international fair Pitti Uomo that will reach its 85th edition from Jan 7 to 10, 2014 in Florence Italy.As I have previously mentioned, the menswear guest designer will be Diesel Black Gold under the creative direction of Norwegian designer Andreas Melbostad.
Barbara Casasola (above) was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1984. She studied fashion design in Central Saint Martins in London, graduated first in her class and Cum Laude in 2007 from Istituto Marangoni in Milan. She has previously worked with Roberto Cavalli, Gabriele Greiss ( former creative director of Sonya Rykiel) on assigments for Lanvin and See by Chloe. Later on, in 2012, she launched her eponymous womenswear line in Sao Paulo. She designs from her studio in London and her clients include Brazilian Princess Paola of Orléans-Braganza and Gwyneth Paltrow.