Originally from the Salento peninsula of Apulia, Luigi Cassiano attended the course in fashion design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, taking his diploma in 1998. Already while still a student, he started working with the fashion designer Luciano Soprani, co-ordinating knitwear development. Pursuing his interest in new techniques, he worked with Raffaella Curiel on creating new haute couture clothing. After early experience in the area of styling, he then started taking an interest in tricot. He worked with Giuliano Marelli for the Filatura Grignasco mills, while at the same time taking a Masters in Fashion Design at the Domus Academy. Contributing to developing samplers for menswear and womenswear collections for Kiton, Loewe and Givenchy, he worked with Ghioldi on developing samplers for women’s knitwear and printed knitwear on behalf of several Italian and international fashion brands and also experimented with new processes for making the clothing. He is currently responsible for developing samplers for collections and accessories at the Maglificio Scaglione mills.