Carlo Capasa

Carlo Capasa
CEO,
Costume National
& Councillor,
Camera Nazionale della Moda

From 1976 to 1979 he worked in the historic FTM Via della Spiga, dealing with distribution of brands such as Basile, Callaghan, Accomplice, Issey Miyake.

From the early ’80s he was in charge of artistic direction for the Zamasport Spa, a leading manufacturer of ready-to-wear in those years. Whilst working with Zamasport, he discovered Romeo Gigli and propelled it into the international market. He took the position of CEO in the company and led the distribution of the brand.

From 1993 to 2001 at the request of Dawn Mello and Tom Ford, he organized and managed the structure of production and distribution of ready-to-wear Gucci woman. This structure, he built in a joint venture with Zamasport, and sold to the Gucci Group in 2001.

In 1986 he founded with his brother Ennio, Costume National, taking the role of CEO.

In 2010 he was elected councilor of the ‘Camera della Moda Italiana’ with the responsibility for the management of issues relating to new media and the internet.

He was re-elected councilor of the ‘Camera della Moda Italiana’ in 2013.