Vito & Charlie (Designer Menswear Co-Founder/ Co Designer)
This was my fist venture after leaving retail. I grew up with American menswear brands including Arrow, Van Heusen, McGregor, Jockey, Puritan, Interwoven, Lee, Swank… in my father’s business. Designing, merchandising, brand identity and marketing an American menswear brand was in my DNA.
The design direction of Vito & Charlie was 50’s updated where I was known as Vito and Kathleen, my girlfriend at the time, was known as Charlie. The Brand was sold in all major department stores including Saks, Macy, Bloomingdales, Barneys, Nordstroms, and top men’s specialty stores. The brand was also featured in major magazine editorials. The company folded because of personal irrevocable differences. I was 23
I would like to return to menswear one day. I have much more to add to the menswear wardrobe and vision especially since Maximino couture and my new skills in bag construction.