The first fashion designer who has come to prominence was Italian, Walter Albini. Born in Busto Arsizio, Lombardy, Albini interrupted his classical studies to start his own business, designing clothes for men. He was the only male in his all-girls school, and he was a natural artist. After graduating from the Polytechnic University of Milan, he became a fashion designer and is regarded as one of the most influential figures in fashion design.
Sunni is another brand that was founded in 2013 by Italians Loris Messina and Simone Rizzo. This young label has designs that have influences from streetwear. The designers aim to disrupt the traditional Italian fashion scene with their urban-inspired aesthetic. This means that their collections are full of oversized cuts and tracksuits, which are uncommon in Italy. The Italian fashion landscape is typically dominated by opulent fabrics and fine Italian tailoring.