With little more than hope, the dream to become an international recognizable brand was attained by designer Patrizia Bambi. Alongside Claudio Orrea, the two created the Italy based brand Patrizia Pepe in 1993. Originally targeting women, Bambi designed minimalist garments with subtle style accentuations. Suffice it to say, demand soared over the decade leading the brand to expand into international markets and creating a menswear line in 2005 and children in 2007. Despite the expansion, minimalism is still rooted in the lifestyle collections for each demographic, but now there’s plenty of color to choose from with a lot more stylistic designs.