Born in L’Aquila in 1972, Gianluca Capannolo is the creator of the same name brand. Graduated from Accademia d’Alta Moda Koefia in Rome in 1993, from 1994 he worked for Lambros Milon a while also co-operating on Bagutta ’s and Fratelli Rossetti’s collection and then as a first assistant designer and production manager at Maurizio Pecoraro.

In 2001, back from a long stay in South America where he got in touch with local traditional craftsmanship,  Gianluca Capannolo was proposed to design Amano, a new made-in-Peru women’s collection which had to merge two antithetic aspects such as South American craftsmanship tradition and Italian avant-garde. Since its debut up to the Autumn/Winter 2003/2004 season Amano designed by Gianluca Capannolo was carried in prestigious shops worldwide.

The Spring/Summer 2004 season saw the launch of Gianluca Capannolo’s label, acclaim by the consent that major international buyers.

In 2005, Gianluca Capannolo also became Creative Director at prestigious Italian fashion house Lancetti. He successfully saw to the re-styling of their haute couture and ready-to-wear lines for Spring/Summer 2006.

In July 2006, he was called by Alta Roma and Vogue Italia to show in Rome during Alta rom Alta moda Who Is On Next where he was warmly congratulated by major Italian buyers.

From November 2006, for four collections, has also become Creative Director at Italian fashion house Krizia,  succeeded Albert Elbaz and Giambattista Valli. He has been Creative Director at Metradamo too for six collections.

The collection has ever since been distributed in high-level shops – Banner Biffi in Milano, Luisa Via Roma in Firenze, Sugar in Arezzo, Bernardelli in Mantova, Salomè in Brescia, Degli Effetti and Gente in Roma, Helmé in Catania, De  Fano in Bari, Le Noir in Treviso and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Ratti in Bologna and Pesaro, Alexandra in Verona, San Carlo in Torino, Tessabit in Como, Torre grossa in Palermo and more over. In the world he’s present in Seoul at Boon the Shop, in Wien at Boutique  Chegini and in Santiago del Chile at Montemarano.