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D.A.T.E. is simply the acronym of the names of the four young founders of the project:
Damiano, Alessandro, Tommaso, Emiliano. In 2005, the four of them met up in London and
there, feeling unsatisfied by their jobs, decided to throw themselves into the ambitious
project of creating their own range of sneakers. Despite various difficulties, they succeeded
in completing their first collection, made up of just a few pieces. Emiliano and Damiano’s
experience was fundamental for getting them started. Picking up old machinery, they
created a crude and impromptu workshop in Emi’s garage and met up there every evening
after work - obviously not being able to give up their day jobs. They spent the summer shut
in that garage, working day and night to successfully get the job done and pull through on
their deliveries.
In January 2006, thanks to a favour from a friend, they obtained an invitation as guests to
display their collection
in a small space at the trade show Pitti Immagine Uomo. Thanks to their craftsman’s feel, the
first D.A.T.E. charmed
the public and become the real news of the season

【Design Team】

DAMIANO
- Born among shoes -
He has started when he was young in his father footwear factory then he moved to London.
He has worked as a Product Managerfor Valentino and other brands, before starting the D.A.T.E. adventure.

ALESSANDRO
- The Creator of brillant ideas -
He graduated in Communication Strategies in Florence, specializing in Fashion Marketing in Australia.
Here, for the first time, he came up with the idea of creating his ownsneakers brand.

TOMMASO
- The strategic planner -
He graduated in Busines Administration, majoring in Marketing in Australia.
He has worked for an international consulting company, before jumpinginto the new ambitious D.A.T.E. project.

EMILIANO
- The creative mind -
He has learned the ancient art of shoes making in Florence. He began his career in London, working with Paul Smith and Escada.
Emiliano has designed the first D.A.T.E.model and continues to be the creative mind.

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