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Founder at 10.03.53
My name is Luca. I am 30 years old and am a leather goods designer and pattern maker.
In 2010, I began my studies in fashion design at the Insituto Secoli in Milan while working as an accessories seller at Céline to finance my studies. Passionate about these products, I trained in my free time with a leather craftsman who taught me the manual skills necessary for working with leather.
Upon completion of my studies, I purchased a used sewing machine. I installed a workshop in a small garage where I created bags with materials that I gave a second life to. This was a time of great experimentation.
I went on to win a scholarship funded by Gucci to specialise in leather goods prototyping, which led me to be hired by the brand in its development department in Florence, followed by its style office in Rome.
A year and a half later, in search of international experience, I moved to Paris where I became a junior accessories designer at Paco Rabanne as well as for independent designers.
At the end of 2016, I went on an adventure to Mexico. For eight months, I made customised tote bags in a pop-up workshop on the beach of Tulum in front of the eyes of their future owners.
Back in France, I joined Isabel Marant’s studio as a leather goods designer. Here, I drew the collections and made the initial prototypes, thus combining my two passions: artistic creation and manual work. I also participated in the launch of I-cicle in Paris by imagining their first catwalk collection of bags. At the time same, I was a leather goods style consultant for several French brands.
With these experiences behind me, Summer 2020 became the turning point. A need for artistic expression and a desire for independence motivated me to begin this project and give life to 10.03.53.
In September 2021, 10.03.53 was selected to join “Les Ateliers de Paris,” the artistic incubator and residency of the city of Paris.
The name is a tribute to my father who was born on March 3, 1953 and who died in 2016.