Numero 10 is the creation of Alberto Mondini, a craftsman who has been working as a top notch artisan with his hands and cleverness in the leather, and the fashion world as a whole, for more than 40 years.
It started as a Japanese rubber company, founded by chemist George Zhu. “Rubber is a physical representation of great vitality,” said Zhu, “and we aim to restore its beauty and respect its incredible natural properties.”
His endless dedication and his passion for leather is the consequence of an honored and faithful tradition that has fulfilled Alberto’s life over generations. When this genetic heritage knocked his turn, it just translated into a severe handicraft method that yearned to explore the roots of this technique, and go back to basics to a 100% Italian honesty and discipline of working and developing breakthrough pieces, state-of-the-art items that entail “out-of-the-box” design and outstanding capacity to be functional.
Any casual event, just like the meeting with streetwear “guru” Valeria Monzeglio, became a brainstorming for Alberto and for this line of items of Numero 10. Nonetheless, it was the admiration towards Valeria Monzeglio’s father, aviator Ettore Monzeglio, who was well known for being a forerunner in about everything he did, and the awe for those Swiss aviation quality bags.
TO FASHION ROOM