Francisco Costa was born in a small town of Brazil and also grew up there. His family was already in fashion industry and he also had sense of fashion. In the early ‘90s he came to New York, a city which is the hall mark of fashion industry where his abilities were still dormant and needs to reveal its capabilities.
He started learning English and also got admission at Fashion Institute of Technology from where he won Idea Como/Young Designers of America Award. After passing his graduation he joined Bill Blass for designing dresses and knits. Then Oscar de la Renta offered him to work for Pink Label stocks of his most remarkable society house along with Pierre Balmain haute couture and ready to wear.
Costa joined the red hot Gucci studio in 1998 as senior designer of evening wear a position where he was mandated for designing for both high rolling customers and high gentry people. There he got sufficient experience and earned his good name and decided to direct a major label then he joined Calvin Klein in New York in 2002. In this company he was assigned to work as creative director of the female collections. There Costa‘s first marquee Calvin Klein stock was exhibited in the autumn of 2003. Costsa ‘s first rave reviews for its seamless integration of the brand’s signature with deft vision of fashion.
After stepping down in 2003 by Calvin Klein , Italo Zucchelli got the seat of design director of the brand’s menswear stock with next coming four seasons working directly with Klein. The spring/summer 2004 stock was the first Zucchelli’s stock which was exhibited in 2003. Zucchelli has passed his graduation from Polimoda School of Fashion Design in Florence in 1988 and two years in Architecture University in Florence. Then he worked as menswear in Jil Sander for two years and as designer in Romeo Gigle. After that he joined Calvin Klein. He remembered that he firstly came to known with Calvin Klein with men’s underwear advertisement starred by Olympic pole vault athlete Tom Hintnaus. Zucchelli designed dresses and other garments, an aesthetic impressive by the human form and the mentality used for designing clothes which has direct relations with body in a sophisticated and effortless manner. Zucchelli lives and works in New York city.