This summer’s edition of Mode City Paris will honour Italian swimwear and beachwear label Raffaela D’Angelo with the Designer of the Year award.
The brand was founded in Milan in 2004 by Raffaela D’Angelo after gaining 20 years’ experience in prestigious Italian, French and Israeli fashion houses.
Today, D’Angelo and her team create collections using exclusive prints and embroideries, which makes the brand a fashion favourite at Milan Fashion Week each season.
Inspiration for Summer 2018 comes from Sicilian architecture, with its rich ornamentation and multi-coloured decorations.
All manufacturing takes place in Italy and the brand sources fine materials from premium Italian suppliers, including Ratti, Jersey Lomellina, Mantero, Junior SRL by Zibetti and Eurojersey.
Since 2009, production and distribution have been managed by the Valery Group and the brand is now sold in over 350 points of sale around the world.
Raffaela D’Angelo will be crowned Designer of the Year at Mode City Paris on July 8.
She follows in the footsteps of Miami-based Lulu Fami, which was named swimwear designer of the year at the trade show last year.