From the Beginnings to the Present


From the dream to reality

Do what is necessary to achieve your most ardent desire, and you will eventually achieve it”, Beethoven once said, and so it was that a young Luigi Lardini mustered all his resolve and commitment and set about accomplishing his dream, embarking on the road to success.

His first menswear collection came into being in the Seventies. In awe of his creative talent, Luigi's brother Andrea and sister Lorena realised the extent of his potential and joined him in his endeavour. With the help of their father, they set up a tailoring studio in 1978.

Luigi focused on the creative side of the business, Andrea used his knowledge of computer engineering to take care of the technological side of matters whilst Lorena dealt with administration and financial management. A few years later, the siblings’ little sister Annarita came on board and was put in charge of quality control.

From initial success to an established name

Today, the Lardini brand is adored and admired the world over for the sheer elegance and premium quality of its garments that deliver sophisticated stylishness, sartorial superiority, artisanal expertise and passionate research into innovative and exclusive fabrics.  The Lardini menswear collections have been expanded by the addition of various proprietor product lines, each of which encapsulates a different mood or need without straying from the core identity of the brand.

Lardini's RVR line (RVR = Reversible) went to bolster the menswear range in the FW17/18 season with a collection of eco-sustainable outerwear that adapts to different occasions or climates with a change in look and character.

+ Lardini stems from collaborations with the greatest international creative minds around, like that of Nick Wooster, a creative director and influencer of worldwide renown. This was an essential style development that brought a breath of fresh air as well as visibility.

Lardini donna, a coordinated refined womenswear collection which is rapidly gaining a foothold on the market.

The partnership with the talented Gabriele Pasini, which ended in the FW21-22 season, led to the creation of various original pieces that put a British spin on heritage Neapolitan tailoring.

In Lardini By Yosuke Aizawa stylishness, know-how and all of Lardini's legacy fuse with the original hi-tech spirit of Yosuke Aizawa as from FW20-21 for a contemporary offering of the highest order.

Lardini today

Andrea, CEO, his brother Luigi, Creative Director, bigger sister Lorena, administrative manager, and little sister Annarita, in charge of product quality, all work alongside an upcoming Lardini generation, youngsters who have grown up surrounded by fabrics and the expert seamstresses. They form a family team that is ready to steer the brand towards a future underpinned by experimentation, innovation and tradition. A future which bridges the gap between artisanal tradition and contemporary design; a future in which top-quality garments with an outstandingly refined and exclusive aesthetic exceed the expectations of the men and women who choose the Lardini brand and want to stylishly elevate their wardrobe and feel unique.