Lorenzo Seghezzi is an artisanal clothing brand based in Milan, Italy, that aims to be a social, cultural and political statement against the abuses that the LGBTQ+ community endures everyday all around the world.
Over the past decades the LGBTQ+ community is experiencing a period of gradual improvement which we all hope will continue in the future. But that’s not enough, we are so far from a world in which every person is treated equally.
All minorities need a revolution, humanity can no longer rely on white binary heterosexual hegemony.
The main purpose of the brand is to be a tool for putting in discussion white, heterosexual and cisgender supremacy and to question machismo and masculinity as a symbol of strength and power.
“Masculine” or “feminine” are adjectives that really don’t have any place in Seghezzi’s fashion. Elements of both worlds are mixed up and presented in an unconventional way that makes fun on the traditional fashion codes. This goes way beyond the “skirts are for women and not for boys” stuff. Boys should also have their buttonholes on the left side of their shirts and women on the right one. Same with the fly that lets us expose our genitals when we take our pants off. Mens have it on the left and women on the right.
This is not the case in Lorenzo’s world, of course.
Cinched waists, padded bulges and extra padded shoulders are Lorenzo’s ironic take on the gender binarism bullshit but, keep in mind, they have nothing to do with identifiying the gender of the wearer.
It’s a statement, not a definition.
Every piece is designed to be worn by whoever feels comfortable in it.
Lorenzo Seghezzi personally takes care of anything involved in their brand. From concept to final product, everything is made by Lorenzo. Illustrations, paper patterns, fabric manipulations, most of the prints are hand made except for rare cases of digital prints also designed by Lorenzo. Every single stitch you see on any of his designs is sewn by his hands or his sewing machines.
By buying something on this e-shop you’re not only adding a new piece in your wardrobe.
You’re helping Lorenzo follow their dream to become a better creative, a better tailor, an indipendent businessperson and a better advocate for all the causes mentioned above.