Mame Fashion Dictionary: Francesca Liberatore.  The stylistThe stylist

Founder of the homonymous brand, Francesca Liberatore was born in Rome in 1983. After graduating in Fashion Womanswear at Central Saint Martins in London, she worked in the style offices of famous fashion houses. Among these: Viktor & Rolf in Amsterdam, Jean Paul Gaultier in Paris and Brioni Donna returning to Italy. After these collaborations, she focused on her line. Between New York and Milan her success is great.


In 2009 Francesca Liberatore won the Next Generation competition, promoted by the CNMI, thanks to her first individual collection. Since then, she has always taken part in MMD fashion shows.

The creative flair of the “enfant prodige” then even reached museums. She was invited to exhibit at the Permanente in Milan, at the Galleria Edieuropa of Rome, and in Paris, London, Tokyo, Canton and New York. The echo of her creative genius reached St. Petersburg, the Kiev Fashion Week at Mytstestky Arsenal, the Berlin Fashion Week and the Warsaw Fashion Weekend at Soho Factory.

Mame Fashion Dictionary: Francesca Liberatore.  Spring summer 2018 collectionSpring summer 2018 collection

In 2014 Francesca Liberatore was also the winner of the DHL Exported. Thanks to this worldwide competition, she exhibited her collections on the catwalks of the Lincoln Center Salon, The Dock Skylight at Moynianh Station and Gallery 1 in Clarkson Square.


The designer took part in important initiatives such as “a T-shirt for life” for the Unicef campaign “Vogliamo” or for the World Bank’s “C4C” campaign on the causes and consequences of climate change.



Francesca Liberatore brought to the catwalk a delicate and strong collection, full of contrasts. Therefore: clean and decisive cuts on fluid and light fabrics; coloured prints combined with metallic lace; stylistic features of the early twentieth century in harmony with contemporary elegance. So, satin and silver reflections of mottled geometric tunics on artfully printed total black silhouettes and transparencies in evening dresses rich in lace and embroidery were the strong characters of the show.

Francesca LiberatoreFrancesca Liberatore Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019

Midi and maxi lengths for silks, cottons, lace, jersey, satin, tulle and organza. Again, the color palette ranges from pastels: wisteria, antique pink, sealing wax red, powder blue, canary, cement, sugar paper, beige, pea green, silver, swamp green. All on black or white bases.


Later, during the Milan Fashion Week , Francesca Liberatore presents a collection that narrates the encounter between two cultures: western and eastern. This show is her Milanese debut, after seven successful seasons in New York.

Her artistic and human sensibility lead her to tell a mysterious land full of contradictions. After her last trip to Pakistan, as an international expert with UNIDO, the designer learns to appreciate the preciousness of local embroidery, made by male embroiderers, in companies run by women.

Francesca LiberatoreMilan Fashion Week Fall / Winter 2018-19

Therefore, the concept of the collection is inspired by an extreme and regal femininity, reinforced by velvet scarves, a symbol of Pakistani clothing. The aesthetic code of the line explores the whole world of the Roman designer. It encapsulates its best past through word checks that recall the soundtrack of past fashion shows. The mix of cultures present in the collection is expressed through Francesca’s thinking: loyalty and openness to others.

The sartorial coats were made in Sicily thanks to the partnership with “I sarti italiani”, the jacquards, and the designs on silk bear the signature of Puntoseta by Giuseppe Riccardi, Como. Furthermore, the knitwear was produced in America thanks to the collaboration with Designow, the furs were made by the Chinese group Furmeyen with Sagafur leathers and the embroideries were performed by the women of Lahore.

The colour palette was generous. The shades of sky blue, gray and royal blue accompany lavish embroidery in gold threads, enhancing masculine-cut outerwear and soft and light skirts.


Francesca Liberatore currently teaches in Italy and abroad: at the Accademia Belle Arti di Brera, at NABA Milano, at Accademia Belle Arti di Roma, for important projects for the United Nations as international expert, at GSC in Amman (Jordan), in the  Ho Chi Minh e Hanoi University (Vietnam) and at the Ministry of Production and Industry in Lima (Peru), now in Eravan (Armenia).

She carries out important collaborations such as that with the Moulin Rouge in Paris with the Moulin Rouge by Francesca Liberatore capsule collections. She is supported by important international partnerships. Among these: Swarovski Elements, Saga Furs, Moulin Rouge Paris, Puntoseta, Nafa, etc.

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