Designer Spotlight: Leo Colacicco

by Crystal Anokam 

December 2010 birthed LC23 clothing company by Italian native Leo Colacicco. He was a Managerial Engineer with a strong sense in fashion and, after a brief study and work in Milan, Colacicco returned back to his hometown Bari, where he came up with his ingenious idea to start a line. With a few designs on hand, he decided to create his own brand and website to start selling his designs online.

LC23 started out solely as a t-shirt brand, but Colacicco had future plans to expand the company expanding the apparel line with new items. Each item created by LC23 is 100% made in Italy by one of the finest artisans. The name of the brand was derived from the CEO’s initials and 23 being his lucky number. The brand concept represents Colacicco’s philosophy:

“Personalization. Distinction, Quality, Craftsmanship, Style, Passion, Love.”

Leo Colacicco’s latest collection was one that was more than amazing. LC23 Spring/Summer 2014 collection highlighted bright and playful pieces for the warmer months. The inspiration for the collection came from high school sports and the childlike prints from the bedroom wallpaper. This collection featured baseball shirts, sweats and knee-high socks for both sexes. If you notice, LC23’s collections are marked by a design aesthetic that is ALL about craftsmanship and bold graphic prints on every item.

To keep up with LC23 and future collections coming soon in 2015 check out their website: and follow on Instagram (@LC23) and Twitter (@LeoColacicco23).