Daniele Calcaterra, born in Milan in 1973, studied fashion at the Institute of Fashion and Design in Milan and its various branches throughout Europe. After graduation, he immediately began working for the style departments of several important Italian clothing manufacturers for whom he designed menswear and womenswear collections over the years. In 2006 he opened his own design studio and started collaborating with some of the most important Italian brands. As their head designer, he was responsible for the style of their many internationally-famous collections. In the following years Daniele launched his Calcaterra menswear and womenswear lines, which immediately became popular on foreign markets that were very interested in and eager to showcase Italian designers. All the collections of the Milanese designer stand out for their innovative silhouettes, the use of exclusive materials, and their sophisticated mood and contemporary design. The designer insists on working with top Italian garment producers to ensure manufacturing excellence "made in Italy."