Born in Napoli (Italy) in 1971, Massimo Pastore starts in 1997 working as assistant in a photo lab specialized in fine art black & white printing and film processing and subsequently as photographers assistent. He graduated on Art Photography at IEAO in Perugia, he took part to several workshops. Since then, Pastore has been active with his main focuses on people and free art works. Since 1999, Pastore’photographs have been displayed at various individual and group exhibitions in Europe. In 2006 he founded with Antonio Maiorino PrimoPaino Napoli, a photo gallery engaged into the reserch and the promotion of emerging photographers and artists, PrimoPiano is also his own laboratory and studio.
In 2010, Gaspard went to London to study at the Royal College of Art. The winter was tough and heating expensive so his feet were frozen by the stone floor. He cut a piece of felt and sewed it with his sneaker laces: the very first pair of Lasso slippers was born! 164 prototypes later the shape was perfected and the comfort optimized. He kept them flat-packed so that anyone could assemble them with the laces of their choice. Back in Paris, he gave a pair to his friend Ruben... “Mate, they are so warm, we’ve got to make them in Paris!” They found a manufacturer - the Sellerie Parisienne - a social enterprise that provides work for people with special needs but it took a lot more discussions, coffees, pints, sewing and sweat to establish Lasso: a young, social and conscientious brand. The slippers were launched on Kickstarter in 2013 and are now being worn in 40 different countries.
Born in Derry, Ireland. Passionate about all things Japanese, David read Japanese Studies at Magdalene College, Cambridge. After studying dressmaking and the art of the kimono in Japan, David Ross moved to London to work at the Japan Foundation, supporting charity events and studied at the London College of Fashion. David's work has featured in Latitude Waterfront Stage. David has showcased work at Finding your Feet in Fashion and Models of Diversity shows. His key focus is both to create showpieces for catwalk shows, as well as wearable garments.The garments are made from beautiful material with impecaable finishes, they are truly a labour of love. David Ross Fashion is a womenswear label that create special one-off and unique garments.