Header background image Second header background image Background image

Renato Balestra

Fashion Designer

Born in Trieste, Renato Balestra comes from a family of architects and engineers and after a childhood steeped in the Mid-European cultural environment of the area, he too began studying for a degree in civil engineering. However, even from the earliest days of his youth, he dedicated his much of his time to artistic activities, including both painting and music, and devoted several hours a day to studying the piano. It was not until the last year of his engineering studies, however, that he became involved in fashion, creating a design in response to a bet made among friends. Without his knowledge, the result was sent to Milan and, to his great surprise, he was invited to participate in the creation of an haute couture collection.