Leo Macina was born in Bari in 1985, and at eighteen, he moved to Milan to study fashion and graphic design at the Marangoni Institute.
When he returned to Puglia, he had the opportunity to work with an old leather maker and master shoemaker where he grew interested in craftsmanship and natural materials. Leo combined his passion for artisanship and fashion and began making prototypes from his sketches, using his homeland Puglia, which is so in tune with nature, as his inspiration. Later, he started his adventure by developing a small collection, and in January 2014 he launched the Leo Studio Design line, which consisted of just ten bags.
The success of this first small collection prompted him to expand and develop a complete collection composed of RTW, footwear and accessories. The Leo Studio Design brand continues to grow, with the Spring-summer 2017 collection having been presented during Milan Fashion Week.
Printed culottes, backpack, shoes. ECONYL® yarns are made from postconsumer and preconsumer nylon waste including fishing nets and carpets.
Printed skirt, backpack lining. Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic pesticides, synthetic fertilisers, or genetic engineering. Organic cotton farming restores and maintains soil health and promotes high social and working standards for farmers.
Kimono belt, backpack, belt bag, shopper, shoes. Hemp grows almost anywhere and requires no pesticides or fertiliser. The plant is good for the soil and the atmosphere.
Kimono. Wild-growing nettles are beneficial for the soil in which they grow, and do not require fertilizers and water to grow.