Our History

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There are not many families that can claim to have been in the fashion world for more than a century. ‍Enrico Mandelli Spa is the story of a great family whose work has its origins in the long tradition of Italian Artisan Excellence: a true Made in Italy.

1900

ENRICO MANDELLI

Andrea Maria Mandelli is the fourth generation at the helm of Enrico Mandelli Spa. It was his great-grandfather Henry who started the business in the early 1900s as a leather merchant on the banks of the Adda River.

1925

PAOLO MANDELLI

The son Paolo joined his father from 1925 and through his creative and entrepreneurial mind took the company into the world of clothing.

In fact, Paolo devoted his entire life to expanding the company together with his wife Ermelinda by producing outerwear with increasingly fine and modern materials. Paul was the real vanguard for the Mandelli lineage: a great mind; in fact, development at the national level was immediate

1960

ENRICO MANDELLI

In 1960, Paolo's son, Enrico, also joined the company, thus beginning the third generation characterized by the development of craftsmanship in garment making.

Thanks to Henry, the Company in those years reached a very high level of production. The quality in making increasingly sought-after sportswear with fine materials and noble fibers, such as vicuna and cashmere, combined with the finest leather led the company to such success that in later years Enrico Mandelli Spa was considered the best outerwear manufacturer in Italy.

1996

ANDREA MARIA MANDELLI

Since 1996 there has been Andrea Maria as CEO, son of Enrico, who after a bachelor's degree and an MBA master's degree has contributed to the development of Italian craftsmanship excellence in the world market. Andrea's contribution has been fundamental and decisive: he has constantly updated and innovated the company's technologies to be able to meet increasingly demanding customer demands by collaborating with the most prestigious stores in the world, Andrea has guided the company into the exclusive world of Luxury.

1954

EMME SPA

During the 1950s, development nationwide was so fast that in 1954 Mr. and Mrs. Paolo and Ermelinda Mandelli founded Emme Spa

1964

ENRICO MANDELLI SPA

In 1964 the company Emme Spa changed its name to Enrico Mandelli Spa just in honor of its founder Enrico.

Also in 1964, Enrico married Rachele and together they participated in the spread of Italian fashion in the world.

1970

WALTER ALBINI

During the 1970s, Enrico Mandelli Spa began to collaborate with top Italian designers, imposing the quality and style of Made in Italy all over the world. First among them is Walter Albini: the father of ready-to-wear.

1978

BASILE

Basile was another famous brand in the 1970s, and the collaboration became important as Enrico mandelli spa became the first company to industrially produce "ready-to-wear" for both men and women.

1982

EMANUEL UNGARO

Designer Emanuel Ungaro has been one of the most constructive experiences for Enrico Mandelli Spa regarding French fashion.

1984

MOSCHINO

In the '80s Franco Moschino represented the most innovative and particularly unique designer. No one was as creative as he was, and it was during those years that Franco became close friends with the Mandelli family, even forming an assiduous working partnership that lasted more than ten years.

1990

DOLCE & GABBANA

The collaboration with fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana began in the late 1980s and lasted about 15 years. Enrico Mandelli Spa had the worldwide license to make all of the Maison's leather garments. This huge production led Enrico Mandelli Spa to a sudden growth to become a world leader in its Made in Italy products.

2007

MOD. MILAN

Launch in the clothing market of the first model designed by Mandelli staff: the "Milano" model, now an icon of the Mandelli brand

2012

CROCODILE

Mandelli introduces the world's thinnest crocodile to the luxury market: 0.4 mm used for the production of exclusive and highly prestigious garments.

2015

NEW SHOWROOM

Opening of a new head-quarter at 14 Via Santo Spirito in Milan, in the district of Via Montenapoleone: the famous Fashion quadrilateral.

2017

TOTAL LOOK

Mandelli also becomes a famous brand for producing the total-look

2019

CLASSICO ITALIA

Dr Andrea Maria Mandelli becomes the new president of Classico Italia to promote true Made in Italy in the world

2021

KIEV

Opening of the first single-brand store in Kiev, Ukraine in the very central street: 15, Khreshchatyk St.

2021

MILAN

New single-brand store opening in downtown Milan.

2019

MONOBRAND STORE

Since 2019 Mandelli has been opening Monobrand stores all over the world.