Updated 23 days ago
At the age of 29, his natural talent and innate taste for beautiful things inspired him to leave his job as a quality manager - against his family's advice - and embark on the adventure he had always dreamed of. He used some of his savings to buy fine quality menswear fabrics (the master tailors of Savile Row have always been his main source of inspiration) and hired a couple of Turin-based seamstresses to make up his first designs. The step-up which helped turn Martorana into a star of men's fine tailoring in a matter of years came through Lapo Elkann. Having inherited his grandfather Gianni Agnelli's wardrobe, Lapo asked his tailor friend to alter and rework some of his famous relative's clothes. Lapo then decided to entrust his talented, creative friend with all his looks, from the classic to the truly unconventional. He introduced Martorana to his friends and, with the utmost faith in his abilities, took him across the Atlantic. Martorana earned the affection, trust and esteem of..