Ma Mère

The group is a leader in the distribution of children’s fashion in Japan, Italian designs in particular. In 2001 it had a turnover of 1.5 billion yen. The multi-brand store Ma Mère Collections opened in Fall-Winter 2002 at Seibu in Tokyo, stocking sportswear for children with collections by Simonetta Jeans, 1950 I Pinco Pallino, Replay & Sons, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Cacharel. In contrast, the four Ma Mère boutiques (2 in Tokyo, 1 in Osaka, and the other in Nagoya) have a more elegant style, carrying lines by Pinco Pallino and Simonetta. D&G Junior is sold at both types of outlet.

Ma Walter

(1951). Hong Kong designer. Often inspired by the cultures and ethnic clothing of Australia and Southeast Asia, where he enjoys a strong following.


Founded in 1963, it produced men’s trousers “with a tailored and sporting feel” and later women’s trousers, which were becoming increasingly popular in contemporary fashion. Currently, the company produces about 1,000 pairs a day. In 1973 it opened a factory at Roreto di Cherasco. Although trousers remain its core product, since 1986 it has broadened its outlook with the brands Nick Name and Vestium Officina, designed by Luca Rejnero, who changed the logo to V-o for the Fall-Winter 1999-2000 Collection. The company has 1200 shops globally.


Wahb (1964). Moroccan photographer. After studying science at high school in Morocco, he now lives and works in Paris, London, and Milan. He studied for a diploma in styling and modeling at the Marangoni Institute. In 1998 he began his career as a model, branching out into fashion photography at the beginning of the 1990s. His most important clients are Dolce & Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferré, Sergio Rossi, and Exté. He works for Cosmopolitan America, the German edition of Amica, Vogue Italy, Marie Claire, and Max. He also published a book, Fashion Tribes, in June 1999.

Mabro Male

Clothing company founded in 1957 by Manlio Brozzi, the heir to a longstanding family tailoring tradition. New factories were opened in 1970 that brought together the different production phases of suits and coats made of Tasmanian wool, cashmere and silk, without neglecting made-to-measure tailoring, which continued alongside industrial production. During the 1990s, the group produced garments for prestigious labels, such as Pierre Cardin, Berry of London, and Maxim’s of Paris. A production crisis at the beginning of the new century led to redundancy pay-offs for a large number of the 400 employees at the Tuscan plant.


Italian leather clothing company. Founded in 1936 at Bassano del Grappa as an artisanal workshop producing leather accessories and sporting garments. Today, it specializes in ready-made leather fashions for men and women. Recently Mabrun has launched a sportswear line called Martin Eden, which is aimed particularly at a youthful clientele. The company’s collections are sold in 1,100 shops around the world. Mabrun is also available in more than 30 department stores.

Mac & Maggie

A brand of ready-made clothing and the name of about forty Dutch boutiques. It constitutes a small empire in Holland, Belgium, Germany, and England and developed out of a distribution company — Peek and Kloppenburg — in 1976 as a result of an intelligent strategy, that of targeting the youth market even at the cost of exaggerating the designs.
&Quad;2003. The entire production was amalgamated under the two brands Peek & Cloppenburg and Mac & Maggie.