At the age of 14, I had the privilege of assisting my father on his business trip to “Milan Fashion Week” and “Odessa Fashion Week”, the first times I had attended a fashion show. And after being immediately blown away by the vastness of creativity and style, I asked myself, why not create a clothing brand of my own? So that’s what I did.
History has always been one of my greatest interests, and the era of the Romans in particular with Emperor Julius Cesar at the helm was the starting point of our civilization. In remembrance of those historical times, I decided to name the brand “Romano XI”.
Trends are important to me, and although Romano may not differentiate itself significantly from other brands, I try to attract the attention of young people with simple colors that never go out of fashion. The colors are perfect for young athletic and modern people who like to enjoy life to the fullest. The light sporty fabric allows them freedom of movement and a nice feel on the skin.
So far, Romano XI has launched two collections, both of which featuring at the Odessa Fashion Week and Geneva Fashion Show runways.
This digital edition of Fashion Hub Market Milano Moda Donna 2021 — 2022 was a site to show for the first time the creativity of the ready-to-wear of the young designer Ralph Alexander with his brand “Romano XI”.
One of the pillars of “Camera della Moda Italiana” is support to new talents in fashion alongside sustainability issues. An exclusive moment was dedicated in this edition to discover one of the emerging talents selected among the most interesting on the international scene.
Born in Virginia (USA) into a multicultural family, now living in Switzerland, Ralph at 17 is a creative young man. He spends his leisure time playing the piano and has done so far 14 compositions for film; he has also written several film scripts and is a budding actor. Recently, he has launched his first short film together with his friend and director of photography Ahmad Al Lawati.
In this second collection, I introduce different colors as a symbol of the ready-to-wear. They were manufactured beautifully with the new lightness.
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