Made to Measure
All in one place: an aesthetic vision needs an organic environment to come to life. In the tradition of the maison de couture this environment, for Del Core, is a building: a house where creation unfolds and clients are welcomed for made to measure appointments.
Each floor is a stage of a creative and transformative process. Following the flow of the human body, in which thoughts and feelings expand from the head to the limbs, so in the house of Del Core the process starts from the top floor to end at the ground floor where the client is welcomed.
Daniel Del Core's Studio
Daniel Del Core’s studio is the brain. Here the initial spark of creation is set, raw ideas bang, and invention flourishes. Passionate about comic strips, 3D design, videogames and modern architecture, and an avid consumer of Sci Fi & Fantasy in both literary and cinematic form, Daniel lets his many interests converge in a unique vision of mutant glamour.
The studio is a place of electric connections activated by thoughts, pictures, books, vintage items. Here, everything is possible.
The design studio, set in the floor below Daniel’s office, is the laboratory for raw ideas to turn into the project of a collection and the creations that compose it. Fashion is teamwork, dialogue and a merging of different skills. An international staff of creatives and craftsmen converge on this floor: designers, patternmakers, embroidery designers, fabric designers.
Individually and collectively, these talents allow for the initial inspiration to develop into a cohesive narrative and a variety of items from tailoring to gowns to special pieces. This experimental stage involves a lot of work on the mannequin, gaining life as an object in the floor below.
The atelier is the beating heart of the house: a place of making using exceptional skills, painstaking attention to detail and precious materials. Here Daniel Del Core and his team manipulate fabrics and textures, with an emphasis on beauty and craft, allowing creations to become real on and around the body.
As the workshop in which the collection turns alive, the atelier is also the place in which made to measure creations are custom made for the clients according to individual measurements and wishes. An authentic laboratory, in the atelier the transformative process becomes real and ideas finally take the wearable form of a dress.
The salon at the ground floor brings the vision out of the house, allowing for individual encounters and the magical unveiling that happens when the creator and client meet. It is both a public and a private space: a parlor in which clients are welcomed and their wishes become true.
Once the choice of dress is made, measurements are taken, alterations are noted and the dress can be made anew, up in the atelier. Numerous hours are requested to create a made to measure creation, because couture is essentially a service that allows for the making of unique pieces that are true to Daniel Del Core’s vision and the personality of the client.