“If I didn’t meet you, how could I be here telling you these things?” -Luciano Barbera The origin story of Luciano Barbera’s eponymous line of clothing feels very 21st century—even though it isn’t. As a young man and dapper dresser in the late ’60s and early ’70s, Barbera was often in spotted in custom-created suits, and admirers would inquire as to who made his clothing and where it was purchased.
It helped that Luciano was born into a fashion family: His father, Carlo Barbera, was the owner of a textile mill, so an appreciation for fine fabrics and thoughtful tailoring was there from the start. Luciano set out to create his own timeless menswear collection—and that collection has kept him busy for the last 45 years.
The name Luciano Barbera continues to stand for quality, craftsmanship, and that quintessentially Italian concept of sprezzatura. That is, the quality of being confident but understated—not trying so hard.
The Spring/Summer 2016
Spring 2016 is inspired by the lush foliage and picturesque landscape of Biella – a mountainous Italian village, home to the Luciano Barbera brand – and reminds us that textures, prints and colors are most vibrant when mixed and layered.