BIOGRAPHY Gianfranco reni
Gianfranco Reni was born in Verona Italy in 1980. He graduated with a degree in fashion design from the Istituto di Moda Burgo di Milano. After graduating he was chosen for a 6 months internship in Alexander Mc Queen’s design studio.
In 2009 after finishing his internship he returned to Mexico where he worked as a fashion and image coordinator for the two most important television networks, in Mexico, Latin America and the Spanish speaking U.S. market, Televisa and T.V. Azteca.
In 2010, he created his first solo collection “My Army” which was featured in the Mercedes Fashion Week Mexico as a tribute to Alexander who had recently passed away. Gianfranco’s collection received outstanding reviews from the Mexican and international press.
After the success and acclaim of Gianfranco’s first collection, he was again invited to exhibit in the following years Mercedes Fashion Week Mexico, where he clearly showed an evolution in his style, which provoked acclaim from both the press and the public. Interviews, reviews and features of his new collection appeared in many of the top fashion magazines including Glow, Elle, Spot, In Style and Vogue. Gianfranco also had an important interview on CNN Español and E Entertainment.
Gianfranco’s work has been selected to promote Mexico´s luxury tourism worldwide appearing in advertisements and promotional materials around the world. Most recently he was invited to judge to the first reality fashion show in Mexico, Mexico´s Next Top Model, aswell in the Elle magazine fashion contest in 2012. He was also invited as special guest of the MERCEDES BENZ Malta Fashion week on may 2012.
Gianfranco has a wide following including of private clients as well as Mexican and international celebrities. His designs have appeared on many red carpets and have been nominated numerous times as the “best dressed”.
His style is influenced by European fashion, always with a theatrical touch but well done for the commercial market a, focusing on small productions and unique works of high couture, specializing in experimenting with new techniques and construction using new materials which give his designs a distinct and personalized style for his clients.
Recently opened his showroom and a studio to receive clients and where his design team works passionately to develop new collections and concepts of fashion not only deigns high couture but also designs shoes, accessories and jewelry.
As Gianfranco develops his career there is no doubt that he will continue surprising his clients, critics and the press. Every time Gianfranco presents a new collection it is proof that Mexico is on par with other world fashion centers. Gianfranco is widely considered one of the most important up and coming designers to watch not only in Mexico but worldwide