Interview - Gianfranco Villegas

Inspirations taken from a personal history, going through struggles and origins, Gianfranco Villegas expresses along Self Made and this Fall Winter 2014 collection his own journey.  Gianfranco gathers a certain Italian elegance punctuated by sportswear's accent which defines a classical and avant-garde silhouette. Finely associated, the silk has been seen as silk-wool or with pineapple fibers throughout the designs. A selection of prints highlighting images of poor people from his home country makes some of the clothes a symbol of the collection, as a final message transmitted by the designer.

"How can you express the soul of your garments ?"

Gianfranco Villegas
"I usually get the inspiration from my past personal experiences, my childhood. I reflect unconsciously all my pain and all my dreams"

"What makes you believe in Fashion ?"

Gianfranco Villegas
"My spontaneous big passion on it. And the fact that I like to translate my emotions trough garments and details"

Photos from the Fall/Winter 2014 collection
Courtesy of Self Made - Gianfranco Villegas

Photographer, Szilveszter Makó 
Model, Grib Cristian
IndependentMen Milano 
Makeup artist, Shayna