About the brand
- unpredictable classics
- excellent quality
- wearable items
Pierre-Louis Mascia is a master in mixing different patterns and colours. “I feel more like a dessinateur than a fashion designer. The mix of different patterns, a constant attention to the colour palette and the use of certain materials define the identity of my collections” he says. By using collage, he creates wearable unisex items with a surprising outer shell.
...read morePierre-Louis Mascia is a trained illustrator from Toulouse, France and studied Fine Arts. He launched his eponymous brand in 2007, under the tutelage of the Uliassi brothers, owners of the Achille Pinto printing factory in Como, Italy. With more than 80 years of experience in the field, the technical expertise and excellent standards of quality have become their obsession over time.
The brand started with scarves, an accessory that Mascia loves since he was a child, and grew step by step into a lifestyle proposal. Nowadays, the collection includes knitwear, outerwear, throws and cushions. Subdued contrast is the defining trait: the design itself is clean, while the eye is constantly stimulated by a whirlwind of motifs and colours.
Everything provides inspiration for the designs: it can be a mix of vintage fabrics or thorn book pages, laid out in op art mode; antique wallpapers and old pieces of clothing; a curtain, a shadow or maybe even the way tomes are put on a bookshelf. “It all comes from the guts”, explains Mascia, who prefers the work to speak by itself.
Pierre-Louis Mascia by Pauw Amsterdam
At Pauw, Pierre-Louis Mascia’s collection consists of beautiful silk designs, featuring prints in all kinds of patterns and colours. You can wear the designs season after season: drape loosely around your neck and shoulders, or knot in a creative way as a dress, skirt or top.
The Story Behind: Pierre-Louis Mascia
For our ’The Story Behind’ section, we spoke with French dessinateur Pierre-Louis Mascia to get to know him and his eponymous brand with unpredictable classics. Read the interview here.