Basile, AW 71/72

He designed for 5 different fashion houses, creating a united line,
and began working with the FTM group for distribution.
He definitively ceased presenting at Pitti and decided to put on a show
in Milan in April in the Sala Oro at the Circolo del Giardino,
presenting the men’s and women’s collection for AW 1971-72.

Basile: jackets / Escargots: pullovers / Callaghan: jersey knitwear /
Misterfox: evening wear and suits / Diamant’s: shirts

Italian prêt-a-porter was born.

Walter Albini was gifted with an exceptional design technique and an extraordinary ability to evoke.
He deeply loved fashion design as an expression of supreme elegance, as he had learned to understand it from the magazines of his beloved 1920’s and 1930’s, and he was the first to use fashion drawings
for advertising again, as they had done in those years.

Paolo Rinaldi, Vanity Fair, November 1990