STRATEAS CARLUCCI is a creative collaboration between Australian designers Peter Strateas and Mario-Luca Carlucci.
Each season, STRATEAS CARLUCCI creates collections through the concept of binary oppositions as an underlying theme in their work. By merging and colliding these opposing worlds and notions, each collection, and the work found in each collection, results in unique and uninhibited concepts.
Designing both for Men and Women, STRATEAS CARLUCCI have championed a Masculine / Feminine duality within their collections through the idea of creating a unified collection that is not driven by gender, but by a concept.
STRATEAS CARLUCCI designs are focused around construction and tailoring, whilst adopting utilitarian and sportswear elements. The labels vision is to create garments that are timeless and wearable through structured and minimal styles, yet still convey a compelling story.
Fabric innovation and experimentation is a key purveyor in the STRATEAS CARLUCCI brand. Each season the brand continues to develop, yet also, reinterpret fabrics in new and challenging ways.
The aim of their Studio is to merge art and design through research and experimentation into other mediums and disciplines. Each season, it sees the studio charter into new territories and unorthodox design techniques, which results in interesting methodologies and ways of creating, constantly challenging the perception of fashion and art.
Since the inception of STRATEAS CARLUCCI in 2013, Peter Strateas and Mario-Luca Carlucci have received much acclaim winning the 2014 National Designer Award, presented by Tiffany & Co at the Virgin Australian Melbourne Fashion Festival. The pair were also hand selected by Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief, Franca Sozzani, for a special presentation by Vogue L’Uomo, and were awarded both the Men’s and Women’s prize for the prestigious global designer competition, the International Woolmark Prize. The duo have also been awarded the 2014 GQ Men of the Year Award – for Fashion Designer of the Year, Prix De Marie Claire Award – for Best Emerging Australian Designer 2015, and Best Australian Emerging Designer at the Australian Laureate Awards in October 2015.
STRATEAS CARLUCCI has been featured in major printed an online publications such as Vogue Italia / USA / Australia, Harpers Bazaar and GQ to name a few. STRATEAS CARLUCCI also debuted their collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in April 2014.
In June 2015, STRATEAS CARLUCCI became the very first Australian Menswear designer to be invited by Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers and Créateurs de Mode to show their collection on the official Paris Fashion Week Calendar.
STRATEAS CARLUCCI is now sold globally in specialist luxury boutiques and major department stores.