Vicini d'Istanti was born in 2016 in the room of a reception center in Bologna. Today it has finally found its space on the "Second Floor" where it took the shape of a real fashion atelier. Starting from the tailor-made, now it added ready-to-wear garments, accessories, furnishing accessories, created by tailors Mamadou Camara, founder present from the beginning and Hamadi Diallo. Since 2019 the fashion line has the creative direction of Victor Abbey-Hart.
It also serves as a cultural and artistic center, a place where relationships and knowledge intertwine.
B&W is supporting Vicini d'Istanti with a consulting program on brand identity and distribution. In 2019 B&W introduced Vicini d'Istanti to Victor Abbey-Hart, currently Creative Director of the fashion line.
"My Trip" is the second collection designed by Victor for Vicini d'Istanti for A/W 2022. "My trip tells of a journey, inside and outside myself, of experiences and blessings crossing my Mother earth, Africa, and Italy. I met the ghanaian artist Kizito Amartey whose work "Eyes of Nature" inspired me for this collection. " Victor Abbey-Hart
"Rebirth" is Victor S/S 2021 is Victor's first collection as Creative Director of Vicini d'Istanti.
"Prenez soin de vous" (Take care of yourself) is the phrase from the Wax textile that recurs in the collection " I used it in the rebirth collection with the contest of the virus has shifted the way of living and rebirth is the new age of the world , which we have no other option than to stay safe and we ought to have color in our lives to keep smiling with the intentions to protect, preserve and care for the world. "