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Piazza Sempione - Designer Biography

"Making its distinct mark on the fashion industry is Piazza Sempione, a clothing company with the simple intent of creating an exclusive clothing and accessories line for women with a high component of technology combined with the emphasis on the Italian sartorial tradition. This brand embodies everything the Italian fashion industry has become known for, the technologically advanced textiles, handcrafts, high aesthetic standards and always heading toward the future while politely acknowledging the past.

Named after a street in Milan, Piazza Sempione was founded by husband and wife Roberto Monti and Marisa Guerrizio in 1991. Piazza Sempione was the street where the couple opened their first shop. Every garment and accessory is entirely produced and distributed at the headquarters in Milan. The beauty of Italian aesthetics is not only the expertise in craftsmanship but also the technology that is utilized. The brand respects the rich tradition of quality produced garments but the company also chooses to take advantage of modern technologic innovation in textiles and the vertical integration of production, from fiber to finished product. 

The brand has flourished on an international scale and continues to do so. Last July it was announced that L Capital, a private equity fund sponsored by the luxury group LVMH, had acquired a majority stake in the company with a aim to build on the brand's personable identity to sustain the company's growth strategy through the consolidation of the brand's presence in the U.S. market, the opening of retail stores, the increase in distribution in Asia and the development of accessories.

Currently, Piazza Sempione collections are distributed in leading department stores including Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, Bergdorf Goodman and approximately 60 additional upscale specialty stores. The brand has even reached celebrity status with garments being worn by top actresses on popular television shows, such as Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives and Will & Grace." -Broowaha.com.