Massimo Alba: the hidden heart of Milan
Massimo Alba was born in Treviso, where he spent his youth drifting about on canals, writing poems and taking pictures. A great fan of movies, stories and music, he dreamed of framing reality through creative means like these, but eventually began designing clothes in the mid-1980s. In the following decade Massimo was Italian cashmere company Malo’s creative director, but in 2006 he launched his own label. Today, Massimo Alba, the brand, produces garments epitomising sprezzatura, that understated elegance for which Italian fashion is renowned. Massimo’s secret tip takes us into Via Corsico, a street in Navigli, the canal region of Milan, where you’ll find his studio. And record collection.