Hugo Correani is a famous Italian designer whose work is associated with the creation of luxurious jewelry. He was born in 1935 in Frascati, in northern Italy, in a city famous for its white wine and country residences of the Vatican nobility.
Having reached the age of 20, Hugo, who was fond of designing clothes and accessories for it, moved to Milan, where he began his career in a small fashion atelier of German Marucelli. He worked in this atelier for about twenty years, creating interesting jewelry for the orders of numerous clients.
It was impossible not to notice that Correani products differ from ordinary jewelry in their idea, concept and execution. The famous fashion designer Walter Albini, having seen the work of Ugo, convinced him to engage in independent activities and devote himself entirely to the design of designer jewelry. Thus, in 1973, the history of the Ugo Correani brand began .
One after another, dazzling collections of bracelets, necklaces, earrings, made of fantastic materials, such as fish fins, scales, rare types of corals, stones and sea pebbles …. A few years later he met the novice fashion designer Gianni Versace, with whom, subsequently , he was connected by a long professional and personal relationship and Correani’s famous phrase that after death he would like to be buried in a red suit and shirt from Versace.
Correani’s collaboration with fashion houses was not limited to the House of Versace.
Known for his exclusive collections for Fendi, Valentino, Lacroix, Chloe and Chanel. Also, in the mid-80s, he designed and created amazing decorations and theatrical costumes for several productions of La Scala.
In 1980, the brand launches its own perfume line under the symbolic name “Eighty”. The fragrance was released in a small edition and was a feminine floral chypre. In 1982, a men’s fragrance called “Atilla” appears.
Hugo Correani passed away at the age of 57 in Milan.