Exclusive shoot showcasing the London-based designer Raffaele Ascione’s A/W13 collection, which is all about his Italian roots and his obsession with combining beautiful couture with sportswear.


Photographer | Jessica Klingelfuss

Styling | Emelie Hultqvist & Stelios Stylianou @ Un-Categorized

Make-up | Oonah Anderson using Mac

Hair | Alexander Soltermann using Bumble & Bumble

Model | Kriss @ IMG

All Garments | Raffaele Ascione

Shoe design | Claire Davis 


This collection started off with looking at menswear, sportswear and couture embellishments. Ascione looked at underwater corals for textile ideas and the drive to create new fabrics. It was clear from the start that the collection would be darker this season and express a strong romantic message, which is something Ascione has in his genes.


Ascione then combined his Italian romantic touch with flashes of neon sportswear flair to create an exciting and timeless product.


Ascione says, ‘This collection is all about heavy contrasts and beautiful fit and form. I focused on creating items that would want to be worn. I absolutely loved going back to my darker side as well as pushing our new lace work. I hope women will be able to pick one or two items in this collection and fall in LOVE!’





alexander soltermann, Claire Davis, Emelie Hultqvist, jessica klingelfuss, Oonah Anderson, Raffaele Ascione, Stelios Stylianou,