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MICHAEL TORNATO is a sustainable luxury label focused on designing innovative menswear that draws influence from the undercurrent for the modern subversive man.
Founded by Michael Tornato in Boston, MA. Michael explores a mix of influences in his collections from his American upbringing to his Hispanic roots and his diverse interests. The namesake label is committed to hand crafting the highest quality garments with a focus on fabrication, hardware, and innovative approach to classic men’s silhouettes. Focused on key concepts of physical protection/safety and power dynamics to enhance the users everyday experience, Michael Tornato explores these ideas through his utilitarian garments and accessories.
Born in 1993 in Louisville, Kentucky to first generation Hispanic immigrants (Dominican Republic and Argentina), and raised in Boston, MA Michael Tornato was exposed to a different type of upbringing than the majority of his peers. He quickly discovered that to successfully coexist within his three cultures he needed to negotiate competing ideas among his Dominican-Argentinian-American cultures. Simple American ideas such as "Follow your dreams," became more nuanced over time as this abstraction presumes freedom and opportunity, two complex and contested illusory components for People Of Color (POC). However, Michael did just that, he followed his dreams in fashion design.
Michael Tornato has molded his aesthetic sensibilities and skill set throughout his formative years working for established menswear designers and accomplished business owners in the world of fashion. Years of preparation led Michael to start his own namesake menswear label.
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