Francesco Visone first caught our eye in 2016, when Vogue Italia selected him as one of the world's most promising emerging designers during The Next Talents at the Palazzo Morando in Milan. There, we were taken both by the confident power of his artistic vision and by the understated virtuosity of his craftsmanship.
After training as a lawyer in Naples, Visone applied the same obsessive attention to detail to his handbag designs. The result is a collection where clean geometric lines intersect with vibrant colorways and subtle detailing with metallic thread and studs. Together these create a look that evokes as much the modernist European elegance of Miró and Mondrian as the California cool of David Hockney, all in a form that stands shoulder to shoulder with the masters of classic Italian design. In Visone's hands, color and material are paired with exquisite care, yielding handbags that are at once modern and thrilling while retaining an essential versatility and usability.
At the opera or at the office, these are bags that elicit jealous looks and murmured questions. Don't worry—we can keep a secret if you can.