vanished fashion talent Walter Albini

image courtesy of Studio Galgano

... as the highly anticipated exhibition "Moda italiana" will open tonight in Vienna's quartier21/Freiraum exhibition space, my attention was caught by one of the official press images showing a model by Walter Albini. Walter Albini? ...

Walter Albini was born in 1941.
He studied fashion and costume design at the Instituto State di Bella e Moda before moving to France.
There he worked as an illustrator for various Italian magazines from 1959 to 1960.
In 1960, he returned to Italy and joined Krizia where he stayed for three years.
He also did freelance designing for Callaghan.
Thereafter he produced several ready-to-wear collections for Basile.
In 1965 he opened his own business for luxury sportswear.
Walter Albini was acclaimed as a formative and inspirational talent.
Working in association with avant-garde editors such as Anna Piaggi of Italian Vogue.
He was hailed as a master of casual, colourful ease.
By 1971, he was presenting collections for 5 different houses each season.
Some of the houses he designed for were Callaghan and Misterfox.
His career was cut short by an early death in 1983 in Milan.
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