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My name is Lilit and I use to write posts, and I'm sorry if my English is not always the perfect crunchy English of a web copywriter, I just want to be as much authentic as I can, with you all.
OUR FOUNDERS' TEAM
nabohu.com founder's name is Giacomo Cerbai, however our team - made of 4 partners and more than 10 collaborators and trusted suppliers - is not only based here in Firenze, where I am writing from. Everything started in 2007 years ago, in Greece.
This website is in fact the result of 10 years spent into fashion system of 4 people - Gabriele Bensi, Giacomo Cerbai, Lilit Boninsegni, Jutatip Sornsiri - in different fields, from clothing production, to design, to physical retail, participating to international fashion weeks, working through independent showrooms.
Let's start from the beginning!
THE XCONCEPT BRAND FOUNDATION IN GREECE
In 2007 Gabriele Bensi, creator and founder of the very first XCONCEPT brand company, launched his fashion brand distribution in Greece. Gabriele, a long experience in fashion, as head of Armani company in Greece, and director of Prada Store in Via Condotti, Rome, decided to create the new avant-garde fashion collection due to his many travels, and inspired from the Island of Bali, where production of the collection was started. The collection was soon adopted by many high end fashion stores in Greece, and the founder, decided to launch a mono-brand boutique in Bali.
Giacomo Cerbai Associates with XCONCEPT Founder and launches Italian International distribution
The project was interesting and promising, and Giacomo Cerbai joined him in 2010, creating first of all a physical store in Piombino (Livorno, Tuscany) in order to test the product. After this first experience Giacomo and Gabriele were convinced that the fashion brand had a chance to survive in a wider international high end market, and Giacomo started selling the fashion collections into Italian stores, door to door, while Gabriele - now based in Thailand, and working also in Bali - was crafting, designing, and producing the collections. After a short time the brand was established in a cool network of emerging avant garde fashion stores in Italy, and Giacomo founded our first fashion showroom in Florence.
Lilit joins the team as an advertising and communication expert and helps the expansion.
When I met Giacomo and became partner of the company it was 2011, I helped growing the distribution in Italy and then internationally, and to build the brand image. In fact, in a few years, we started participating to Milan and Paris fashion weeks, usually through independent designers showrooms, to sell our brand to international high end shops all over the world.
In 2015 it was a success, xconcept got the distribution in Japan, Russia, China, northern Europe and in many high end Italian stores.
Giacomo and me, from our company showroom in Italy, located in Florence, were in charge of international distribution, brand image creation, and we are the face of the brand for every buyer.
XCONCEPT goes direct to consumer in Bangkok
Meanwhile Gabriele, in Bali and Bangkok, together with his wife and partner Jutatip, continued working on the design and production of the collections, and proceeded in the expansion in physical retail, launching two more flagship stores: one in Siam Square, and the other one in Asok, Terminal 21.
XCONCEPT IS RECOGNIZED AS A NICHE AVANT-GARDE BRAND
XCONCEPT company, thanks to the efforts of the whole team, was featured on international offline and online publications, was granted a reputation into the avantgarde fashion niche market, and was distributed in over 50 stores.
INCONTAMINATO DESIGN LABEL FOUNDATION
In 2015 me and Giacomo founded a new fashion label, Incontaminato design, co-curated and designed by the duo, and distributed in their network of high end shops.
And finally it was the right time to expand into another business: digital direct to consumer sales. We were conscious of the changes happening in our world, and the possibility to build a stronger relationship with our clients was exciting and interesting.
MORE ABOUT NABOHU.COM CO-FOUNDERS
Giacomo and Lilit
We are partner both in our life and work. We were born in Tuscany, Italy, and we have an international experience.
Giacomo developed the XCONCEPT Company internationally and partnered with Italian and international fashion showrooms based in Florence and Milan in order to launch and distribute niche avant-garde brands since 2009.
I worked in advertising agencies such as Y&R, Publicis and Landor Associates, in Paris, Milan and New York, and I am a Fashion Communication teacher at Polimda Fashion Institute since 2014.
We have in common a similar attitude towards fashion, in terms of inspiration and style: avant-garde, unconventional and unique fashion identity. Giacomo and me have a strong experience in fashion, in creation, distribution and communication.