Garage, through teamwork, offers a new way to work in Fashion and for Fashion, making connections, new contacts and synergies among the different professionals. Experiencing new methods of cooperation that build a launch pad for start-ups and upcoming designers, as well as development of already established companies, who aim to enlarge their distribution, Garage customizes the offer on the client’s needs through flexibility in services, redefined time after time. With the goal to take the customers’ ideas forward, having full respect of their uniqueness – a today’s key feature to stand out from the rest of the other realities – Garage team develops medium and long-term projects with a view to providing a background of reliability and strength. “Garage” as “car repair shop” where designers and clients can figuratively start their engine, increase the power, or just oil the components on which an action is essential, making sure that the weak points will get stronger.
Eclectic and dynamic, Garage team is led by Marina Guidi and includes among the founders Claudio Stallone, Christina Holm and Francesca Bertolotti. Marina Guidi has been dealing with start ups and upcoming designers for thirty years, thanks to her natural inclination to strategic distribution and great attention regarding the placement of brands, according to her personal work philosophy: a brand should always and necessarily be placed in the “right place” to stand out in the right way. Manager and consultant in the field of Trade and Marketing with great experiences in fashion department regarding Man, Woman, Kid and Accessories, she worked for important companies until 2003, when she founded together with CAMAC the showroom Spazio 38, left in 2015 to then create in 2016 her own project: Garage. At a general level the team comes from a mixed background, and boasts collaborations with: NGG (New Guards Group), Miss Deanna, Staff International, Camac, LVMH, Sonia Rykiel, Antonio Marras, L-Lab, Loma, Castor; for the launch and distribution or brand management: Givenchy, Stella Jean, Martin Margiela, Christophe Lemaire, Kris Van Assche, 6267, Joseph, Lutz Huelle and many more. The union and mixing of these professionals generates an immediate synergy with companies and designers, that become integral part of the team, in a continuous views and experiences exchange. Furthermore in order to offer a 360-degree consultancy, Garage team supports the designer from the creation of the collection till the final product.