Born in Carrara and belonging to a dynasty of marble quarry owners and artists, Ugo Cacciatori entered the fashion industry in the late ‘90s starting his collection and developing designs for several brands including Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Romeo Gigli, Marni, Prada and Diesel. Combining his designer’s role with the traveller’s lifestyle, he still moves incessantly around the world translating his experience into romantic but minimal stories, his jewels becoming the witness and the record of such a peculiar process.
Born under the massive Alps of Carrara, Ugo Cacciatori belongs to a dynasty of marble quarry owners and artists. The early passion for materials and shapes together with his innate creative skills led him to attend Architecture at the University of Florence. Extending his experience, he moved to London where, after a first involvement in architectural firms, he decided to challenge himself in the fashion industry. At the end of the Nineties his first collection project was presented in Milan while beginning a wide consultancy work, him being appointed by Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Romeo Gigli, Marni, Fendi and several others. The need of an hidden place where to create brought him to Lerici, a little fisherman village on the border between Tuscany and Liguria, a landscape that had already been the inspiring nest of Lord Byron and Percy Bysshi Shelley. A new attitude gradually rose and the actual mood suddenly took shape. While limiting the collaborations to a few focused projects, including the creative direction of Santa Croce, a brand of the Prada Group, and the developing of a jewelry line for Diesel Black Gold, he shared his time between Milan and New York for over a decade. He recently elected Los Angeles as creative base where to express his wide experience while enjoying the Californian lifestyle.
Estabilishing a reconizeble style over 15 years of presence in the most fashionable and avant-garde boutiques in the world, Ugo Cacciatori creations have been depicted by photographers Ellen von Unwerth, Paolo Roversi, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel and Karl Lagerfeld, among the others. Defined by sophisticated shapes combined with unique textures, surface finishing and gems combinations, the collection is an honest expression of Italian craftsmanship whose syntax is closer to a novel than to the established fashion timing.
Since the very beginning, Ugo Cacciatori design has been requested by an exigent clientele. His creations are displayed in most fashionable boutiques and the attention of the international press ambient has brought his name to be regularly published on nearly any notorious fashion magazine. Much attention has been given to the representation of his collection, depicted by famous photographers Ellen Von Unwerth, Paolo Roversi, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel and fashion star Karl Lagerfeld among the others. The front man though reserved attitude of Ugo Cacciatori gives him the opportunity of being the best spokesman for his projects, with respect and attention of all the fashion system. He has been the one reacting to post-minimalism and neo-gothic attitudes in fashion, expressing a new aesthetic possibility of romanticism in contemporary times. Referencing eccentric and intellectual style of life, his designs reflect a sophisticated construction of shapes combined with a wide comprehension of textures, surface finishing and gems. The result is a truly Made in Italy craftsmanship, an honest expression of contents and forms giving life to a collection whose syntax is closer to a novel than to the established fashion timing.
Made in sterling silver and gold, the collection has its typical color scheme of hand-cut gems, precious and semiprecious. Citrine and smoky quartz combine with brown diamonds while onyx and green amethyst matches the black ones; emeralds, rubies and sapphires completing the range.
Made in sterling silver and gold, the collection has its typical color scheme of hand-cut gems, precious and semiprecious. Citrine and smoky quartz combine with brown diamonds while onyx and green amethyst matches the black ones; emeralds, rubies and sapphires completing the range. Mabè pearls are often used in the most adorned pieces, tumbled leather in the more minimal ones. The original hide, a brand trademark, comes from a slow and laborious finishing in spinning wooden barrels. The superficial sheen is the result of a heat and pressing technique of the full grain with no use of aniline or any chemical polish. All silver shadings are natural reactions according to ancient formulas avoiding any galvanic process. The therefore tinted surfaces are durable and non-toxic. The nature of materials and the handcrafted labor ensure that each object is unique and irreproducible, although part of a serial-based production, any possible differences in appearance and texture guarantees singular and original features.