Stefano Ricci garments enrich the wardrobes of the most renowned international celebrities, heads of state, industry leaders, and royal families.
The Stefano Ricci menswear collection consists of a wide range of menswear suits, dress shirts, jeans, polo shirts, casual wear, and neckties. In addition, the company produces exclusive leather goods. Following the ancient Florentine goldsmith tradition, Ricci has created a cufflink collection, using gold, platinum, diamonds, sapphires, and other gems.
The company was founded in 1972 by Florentine designer Stefano Ricci. Passionate about ties, Ricci decided to create his own designs at a very young age. His creations were enthusiastically received when he participated in the Pitti Uomo fashion exhibit in Florence. In this international setting, his tie collection emerged thanks to its innovative, yet very classic, patterns. Ricci transformed the role of the tie from a simple accessory item to a fashion “protagonist” in menswear.
The first shirt collection was launched in 1980. In order to achieve a quality as high as the coveted 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 US, the company decided to open its first mono-brand store in Shanghai, at a time when China was still being introduced to high fashion; a pioneering adventure that within a few years, began to yield excellent results.
For the 1997 edition of Pitti Uomo, after many years of work and constant research in the field of men’s accessories and apparel, Ricci presented his clothing collection ( jackets, suits, and sportswear) and launched the “Classic” fragrance. This scent was followed in 2009 by the “Platinum” essence and bath set, and in 2011 by the “Aureum” fragrance.
While maintaining indisputable sartorial elegance, the brand stands out for its natural shapes, distinctive lightness, softness and ease of wear. The brand’s extreme pursuit of perfection, meticulous selection of leathers and fabrics, and its great attention to detail represent the core values of the brand.
In 2010, these values motivated the company to purchase the Antico Setificio Fiorentino, an original factory that has produced silk fabrics for noble families throughout the world using antique hand looms since 1786 to the present day.
In 2009, the brand’s line expanded with the Home Collection, featuring porcelain and crystal dinner services, silverware, furnishings, luxury linens, and leather home accessories.
In 2011, Ricci inaugural appearance at Moscow fashion week featured a runway show dedicated to the Italian dream in front of an audience of 2,500 guests.
The same year, the company opened new headquarters in the hills of Florence, in the Fiesole region. In 2012, Stefano Ricci S.p.A. celebrated its 40th anniversary with a unique fashion show in the exclusive Uffizi Gallery Museum; a tribute to elegance, representing the brand’s true “Made in Italy” distinctiveness and a homage to Florentine heritage, emphasised by the donation of new lighting for the historical Loggia dei Lanzi.
In September 2012, the brand presented its first concept of interiors for Super Yachts. The Stefano Ricci Luxury Yacht Division developed a project for a 230-foot (72 meter) Mega-Yacht from the Benetti Custom line, designed to cater to the requirements of a high-end clientele and integrated into the Benetti Design Innovation project. The interiors boasted an unmistakable style made possible by the Florentine House’s craftsmanship according to their design codes, incorporating Californian briar-root, Tuscan travertine, and crocodile skin.
Ricci is also deeply involved in the art world. In 2013, as part of its strategy to provide cultural patronage, the company funded the restoration of priceless volumes stored in the State Archive of Florence of the ancient Art of Silk, a further tribute to the arts and crafts of Florence.
In June 2014, for the 60 years of Firenze Hometown of Fashion celebrations, Ricci donated new lighting for the Ponte Vecchio bridge. The event featured a spectacular aquatic show on the Arno river and a performance by Maestro Andrea Bocellii, who concluded the evening by switching on the lighting in front of 25,000 spectators.
In 2015, the Florentine designer conquered new territories and completed its menswear range with the launch of the new in campagna collection, inspired by the Tuscan countryside and the ski collection which combine outstanding hitech performance and handcrafted elegance.
In January 2016, the brand introduced for the first time the “SR JUNIOR” collection for boys, with an exclusive dinner “In the Name of the Son” at the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo.
Today, the brand is run by the Florentine designer himself, along with his wife Claudia and his two sons, Niccolò (CEO) and Filippo (Creative Director). The family is committed more than ever to bringing Italian fashion to the world via its 49 international boutiques in destinations such as Beijing, Beverly Hills, Milan, Monte- Carlo, Moscow, New York, Paris, Shanghai, and Singapore.