DANTE X YIORGOS KARAVAS
"Let him imagine, who would rightly seize
what I saw now—and let him while I speak
retain that image like a steadfast rock—"
Encompassed in a unique philosophy and design which breaks the status quo and surpasses the traditional boundaries of men’s design, the Dánte collections enchant, each time in an intricate and unique way but for the same reason: the never ending quest for inspiration and defiance of the informal norms in men’s fashion.
With faux furs, bold kimonos, layers and patterns as the main characteristics governing the philosophy and creating the personality of a brand with its very own identity, the Dánte collections sensually stimulate all senses.
The philosophy of the brand emerged from the inspiration of the creators as to how they want to see men dress. They don’t seek out dated and old-fashioned textiles which have been dictated by past archetypes; they wish to broaden the range of choices in men’s clothing. Dánte offers them what they need without having to spend a fortune and without being forced into choosing from the ready stereotypes which are imposed by mass fashion consumerism.
Dánte refers to, and was as a name was inspired by, Italian renaissance poet Dánte Alighieri, who managed to weave the common language spoken in the streets of Italy into that of the upper social classes creating unique and timeless works of written art, understood by both classes, thus bringing them out of the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance.
This is precisely what the Dánte brand aims to do in fashion. It is the golden medium between high street brands and sur mesure choices, each creation dipped in past tradition and overflowing with future freshness, and thus the Dánte man distinguishes himself from what is common and tedious – from head to toe, from mind to matter.