Pierre-Louis Mascia’s creativity knows no borders. Wraps, shawls, scarves, bags, knitted jackets; wool, cashmere, silk; countless and colored patterns: meet the unexpected, and prepare to be wooed by his optical duplicity.
Born and raised in France, Pierre-Louis Mascia studied graphic design at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse. An illustrator for VOGUE US, ELLE, he’s also created artworks for CHANEL and YOHJI YAMAMOTO. The designer launched his own brand in 2007, with the support of the Achille Pinto printing factory in Como, Italy. The cut-up enthusiast shifts from one topic to another, like a writer, say, William S. Burroughs, and from one pattern to another, showing an uncanny ability to inspire, surprise and amaze with ready-to-wear collections he imagines – just like collages. Though he’s remained faithful to the « Ville Rose », his hometown, where the sun shines « 364 days a year » as he likes to point out, he choses to produce his collections where his familial roots lay, under the Italian blue sky.
Colors are everywhere, in his own life and his collections, where they deploy, like fireworks, always in harmony, creating textile geographies, infinite landscapes, both luxurious and suffused with energy. His silk scarves are so loose they are more than an accessory. They become actual pieces of clothing in their own right, modern and vintage, marked by invisible stains, tears, like timeless accessories created to last forever and to emphasize the personality of those who wear them. In Pierre-Louis Mascia’s own words, « what matters in people is their flaws », like mountains disrupting a skyline.