Gianmarco Cipolloni: from Secoli to Armani

Gianmarco was born in 1995 in San Benedetto del Tronto, in the Marche region. After studying at the Istituto Tecnico Commerciale, he moved to Milan to pursue his love of fashion. He graduated with a degree in Fashion Design and Menswear pattern making from the Istituto Carlo Secoli. Upon finishing his studies, he was awarded a 6-month internship at Armani by Lectra and G.A. Operations (Giorgio Armani Group). He was then given the opportunity to continue working with the company in the menswear division at Cerreto Guidi, where he continues to pursue his passion.
  • Gianmarco Cippolloni

Why did you decide to study fashion design?

In my opinion, everything is related to the individual way each person interprets fashion. When I see a garment on a model, I take my time to observe it. Obviously, the style of a garment is the first thing I notice, but I remain more attracted to how it falls on the body. I prefer a garment with less style but perfect fit. That’s why I chose to study pattern making at the Istituto Secoli in Milan.
My training was well-rounded, ranging from style design to pattern making, and included prototyping and fine tuning on samples.

What is your first fashion memory?

My first fashion memory dates back to elementary school. Scattered around the house were some fashion magazines that caught my attention. I was fascinated by the fact that someone had decided a certain garment or colour looked good with another. I wondered how one could tell if it was a “yes” or a “no”. I remember that afternoon perfectly. I spent hours and hours deciding what to wear the next day, even though the school uniform covered everything! I realized that dressing well, according to my own criteria, made me feel more confident. My preferences have certainly changed over the years, but the desire to feel at ease and ready under any circumstances with what I wear—absolutely not.