After years working as a stylist for leading men’s fashion magazines and brands, Barcelona-born and Italy-based Miguel Arnau wanted to challenge himself, so he launched his own brand, called Marnau Project.
Unveiled this summer with a temporary outdoor market, hosted in the garden of the Apulian farmhouse that Arnau is renovating with his longtime partner, fashion photographer Giampaolo Sgura, Marnau Project was introduced as a genderless loungewear label, entirely manufactured by local artisans in Apulia.
“It’s been a while since I started thinking about launching my own brand. After so many years working in the industry, I think it was the right time to launch my own thing as part of my professional and personal growing path,” Arnau said. “I believe this brand represents a new generation of fashion clothes, which are sustainable and represent the taste of a community of people sharing the same values and the same love for things that are made with love and care.”
Positioning himself as a sort of ambassador for his beloved Apulia region, Arnau combined his sophisticated Mediterranean fashion style — which resulted in the striking images he created with well-known photographers during his career as a stylist and fashion editor for GQ España, Hercules, Vogue Japan and Man About Town, as well as for brands such as Giorgio Armani and MSGM — with an iconography deeply rooted in the Apulian tradition.
For his first collection of pajama-like shirts cut in…
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