Genova, 1974. Camillo Bertelli, an entrepreneur from Genova, decided to break the British monopoly about knitwear with an intuition worthy of the best Made in Italy: add some color to the knitwear collections. This is how the gentryportofino brand was born, and is now a reference for the Made in Italy in the fashion industry and a workshop of ideas for many designers like Enrico Coveri, Gianfranco Ferrè, Martin Margiela e Saverio Palatella, that signed gentryportofi no’s collections over the years. Mantova, 2011. The famous brand of Italian cashmere gentryportofino is taken over by the entrepreneur Gianbattista Tirelli, president of Olmar and Mirta, a well-established fashion company in the province of Mantova, which began as a textile company in the 60s. Today it is a successful company, operant in Italy and abroad, specialized in the creation and distribution of avant-garde brands like Maurizio Pecoraro, Rick Owens and Gareth Pugh. The result is a major project that sees the opening of boutiques, international distribution and presence in the most important multibrand stores in Italy and famous e-commerce websites and a proposal for a total look, updated in terms of quality, modernity and style. The first gentryportofino collection by Olmar and Mirta was the fall / winter 2012-13, that picks up the heritage of the brand and guides it through an evolution as a constant stylistic research project. Cashmere of the finest quality becomes a matter in motion that extends, expands and transforms along with the brand, that became one of the most elegant and essential expressions of craftsmanship Made in Italy in the world.
Mantova Makers è una rete d’imprese operanti in settori diversi, nata con lo scopo di diffondere in tutto il mondo le peculiarità e gli strumenti espressivi di ciascuna azienda aderente.