• Macky Suson

FEATURED FASHION LABEL | LEANDRO CONTI CELESTINI | CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

AFTER A MASTER'S DEGREE IN ART HISTORY AND ALMOST 20 YEARS IN FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY, I STARTED A RESEARCH ON FASHION DESIGN, AND WITH SOME FRIENDS, WE CAME UP WITH A UNIQUE MODEL OF BODYSUIT FOR GUYS: THE MAIN INSPIRATIONS COME FROM THE BATHING SUIT OF THE '40S, THE IMAGINARIUM OF THE CIRCUS OF THE '20S, THE WRESTLERS OF THE '90S, BUT ALSO THE BALLET, THE YOGA AND THE LOUNGING WORLD. WE ARE BASED IN CALIFORNIA, BUT WE HAVE BEEN SELLING WORLDWIDE, AND OUR INSTAGRAM IS CONSTANTLY GROWING; WE ARE PLANNING TO LAUNCH A SECOND MODEL OF BODYSUIT SOON.


Leandro Conti Celestini                                           

@tigerheatproductions

https://www.instagram.com/tigerheatproductions/

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After a Master's degree in Art History and almost 20 years in fashion photography, I started a research on fashion design, and with some friends, we came up with a unique model of bodysuit for guys: the main inspirations come from the bathing suit of the '40s, the Imaginarium of the circus of the '20s, the wrestlers of the '90s, but also the ballet, the yoga and the lounging world. We are based in California, but we have been selling worldwide, and our Instagram is constantly growing; we are planning to launch a second model of bodysuit soon.

Leandro, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Fashion Label?

I have always been interested in Art History, I love the great maestri painters, and all my inspirations come from there: the use of lighting, body shapes, the colors. We are trying to mix our product with the art world, featuring artists that represent our bodysuit in their artworks. We don't know where we are going, but we are having fun, and we are happy with all the positive feedback people to give us every day!

Who is your inspiration in life Leandro? How do you stay inspired as a Fashion Label?

I am constantly inspired by art, painting in particular and photography in second place; I am very nostalgic, but I don't have a person that inspires me, I am more inspired by a certain time period: it could be the Old Hollywood of the '40s, the Milan of the '80s, and many ideas come everyday!

We all make mistakes Leandro; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?

Maybe I should have dared more when I was younger: I have always been pretty respectful and conservative, I wonder how it could have been to be a bad boy.

Leandro, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?

Professional, cultured, creative

Please tell us, Leandro, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?

I am pretty good at mixing these things without creating a mess!

Leandro, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.

I have a very strong cultural background, and people respect that; if someone asks for my expertise, it is because they know I can offer something very good.

Leandro, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Fashion Label.

We are pretty new, only six months, but our Instagram is growing every day, we are getting requests and sales as we did not expect and we have been asked from a couple of big magazines a piece for their photoshoot. We are very excited!

Leandro, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?

Our brand connects fashion with many other aspects, such as art, sports, leisure and we are always open and interested to hear ideas from our customers. Of course, the hardest part is the pr cause nobody of us is a good pr, we are too much of artists, but we are learning, and we love the process.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Fashion Label?

Believe in yourself and your product.

Photo Credits:

Photographer @tigerheatproductions