Filippo Laterza was born in 1995 in the South of Italy, in a small town near Bari.
He realized he loved making clothes at the age of three looking at his grandmother working in her atelier.
He grewn up in a family of tailors and, while helping his mum, he started to appreciate the beauty of different fabrics.
At the age of 5, he had already realized that fashion was his absolute love and started to attend a private School of Art where he studied for 8 years. While attending the school, he won a few competitions with his printings.
After that, he decided to continue to nurture his dream and enrolled at a Fashion School and worked in several local ateliers.
At the age of 18 he met Stefano Cavalleri, the designer who changed his life forever, becoming the mentor of the young designer.
Starting to work as a personal assistant of the creator of Kids' wear, Filippo got the chance to come into contact with all the stages in the fashion career of the luxury industry and realized how hard this job can be.
While the worked with the different luxury brands , like Quis Quis, From The World, Cesare Paciotti main line, Alisha V, he started to design a woman collection that took inspiration from different artists.
In 2017 Giovanna Roveda, the Art Direct of Book Haute Couture, saw this collection and started to persuade Filippo to show his creations at AltaRoma Couture Week.
On January 26, 2017 the debut of the young designer was a real triumph. The press loved his unique matching of Art and Fashion.
After that great exhibition dedicated to the media, he was invited as a guest at the White Milano Fair as the first and only young couturier.
This collection, "Zero", travels all around the world in different events and shooting form Shanghai to New Delhi, from Santorini to Cannes, where Donatella Pompadour walked on the Red Carpet wearing one of his creations.
After all the trips around the world, Filippo Laterza made the collection Fauve Couture that take inspiration from the artistic period of Fauvism. The designer express all the emotion and the colors finds all around the world in 16 iconic muses presented during the AltaRoma edition of July 2017 in the amazing location of Mucciaccia Gallery.
After the beautiful experience of Haute Couture he decided to create also a Ready To Wear Collection with the same philosophy of Art a press by the sartorial details, the elegant material, delicate embroidery and the touch of Italian creativity.
The Pret a Porter collection met the buyers and the international press in Milano and in Shanghai during the FashionWeek in the White exhibition.