ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Simona Mangiante is an Italian fashion designer and model with a background and career in law.
Her eclectic and versatile personality reflects her sense of style which is original yet wearable and classically feminine at the time. Shortly after she graduated in law, Simona trained (among other) at Versace s.p.a in Paris, where she started cultivating her taste for fashion and became passionate about the creative business. She trained in international law in Paris, New York, Washington and Bruxelles. On 2009 she landed a job at the European Union where she served as AD5 official from 2009 to 2016. Since 2017 she lives and works in the USA.
Currently based in Los Angeles, she is dedicated full time to the creative industries. In particular, she created and designed her own fashion line, originally named AGAPE by SIMONA, and now SIMONA MANGIANTE collection. The fashion brand, born as a swimwear collection, has now expanded to a clothing line. It was successfully showcased at the NYFW on February 2021, Miami swim week on July 2021 and NYFW on February 2023.
SIMONA MANGIANTE collection is a story of passion in creation; an ocean of feelings, ideals and the quintessential Italian taste for fashion are the foundation for this collection.
The philosophy behind the brand is:
"Be your most authentic beautiful self. Beauty radiates from inside, embrace your femininity and uniqueness. Your style is your signature."
The original name AGAPE by SIMONA stands for love and confidence. Love for life, dedication your passions, love for human kind. AGAPE in Ancient Greek means "the higher form of love, the love of God for Man and of Men for GOD."