A brief history of Stefano Ricci…
The STEFANO RICCI company was founded in 1972 by Florentine designer Stefano Ricci. Passionate about ties, he decided to create his own designs at a very young age. His creations were immediately received enthusiastically when he first participated in the Pitti Immagine Uomo fashion exhibit in Florence. In this international setting the STEFANO RICCI tie collection emerged thanks to the innovative, yet very classic nature of his patterns. Stefano Ricci had transformed the role of the tie from a simple accessory item to a real protagonist of menswear.
The first STEFANO RICCI shirt collection was launched in 1980. In order to achieve a quality as high as the coveted Stefano Ricci tie, the new venture applied the same successful rules: perfect manufacturing, top quality materials and exclusive designs.
In 1993, after reinforcing the brand’s presence in the USA, STEFANO RICCI decided to open its first mono-brand store in Shanghai, in a time where China was still being introduced to high-fashion. A pioneer adventure that within a few years, begun to have excellent results.
The extreme pursuit of perfection, the selection of leathers and fabrics and the greatest care for details, represent the core values of the Brand. This motivated the company to purchase in 2010 the Antico Setificio Fiorentino, a true historical factory that produces silk fabrics for noble families throughout the world, since 1786, using antique hand looms to this day.