Giovanni d’Amico (1964–2009) was a Montreal-based women’s fashion designer whose ready-to-wear collections were sold across Canada in the 1990s.
He acquired his sewing expertise at the Montreal dressmaking school of Angelina di Bello from 1980 to 1982, while studying visual arts at Dawson College. The year after graduating from Dawson, he travelled to Milan to take classes in design and pattern making at the Istituto Secoli. He lived in Italy until 1991, working freelance for design offices.
After moving back to Montreal, he started his own company in 1992. Specialized in women’s ready-to-wear, his eponymous label later branched out into loungewear and lingerie. In 2000, Giovanni d’Amico left ready-to-wear to focus on high-end made-to-measure, a niche that he felt offered more creative freedom. He continued to work until several months before his death in 2009.
Madeleine Goubau, Contributor