Ever since his first collection in 1987, Antonio Marras has been known for his experimentations, for his ability to “feel” the diverse realities around him, the commixtures with art, music, dance, theatre and cinema. Fashion is for him the link in between all other languages; a new alphabet that in his own way, uses to conversate with the world.
His debut in fashion took place in 1996 when he was invited to present a couture runway show in Rome. In March 1999 in Milan, it was time for his first prêt-à-porter.
At the same time, Marras keeps experimenting with the two lines: Laboratorio and Limited Series. These are not exactly prêt-à-porter, nor couture. They are items, conceived and realized in the designer’s home-studio in Alghero, utterly by hand and strictly in a limited edition.
In 2003 Antonio Marras is appointed artistic director of Kenzo. The following year the first Kenzo collection by Antonio Marras iss presented in Paris.
In the meantime, the Maison expands with the men’s collection, the contemporary line I’M Isola Marras as well as accessories. These intersect with a series of other collaborations, amongst which Collistar for make-up, Moleskine, Piquadro and many others.