Giorgio Brato's research is based on the continuous observation of the effects of time on things:
corrosions, nicks, imperfections, asymmetries, contrasts, scratches. Stimuli that become unique pieces in soft handmade leather. A tireless time traveller, Giorgio Brato finds inspiration both in the vintage markets of Hanoi and in the sunsets magnified by the metropolitan saturated atmosphere; in the cherry trees in bloom during the hanami and in the erosions of the Moon Valley in Namibia.
Since 2001, Giorgio Brato has been famous throughout the world for adopting and customising the technique of the hand-washed vegetable tanned lamb, which makes the leather extremely soft, very similar to a vintage garment.
This craftsmanship, enhanced by laborious manual steps, makes each item a unique piece, that adapts to the body like a second skin. This allows Giorgio Brato to be recognized as one of the best heirs of the true Made in Italy tradition.
The continuous research and experimentation led him to evolve his style with the use of new leathers such as water snake, glove leather and high quality stretch lamb leather from France; risking unexpected matches and radical workings, such as leather combined with canvas, lasercut leather with silk and the leather down jackets.