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M.K. Studio 

Founded in 2004 in Milan and headed by Mr Kibardin, a graduate in Fashion Design from Istituto Marangoni, the studio has been working within a wide range of fashion and apparel companies, sportswear and luxury brands. 

Strengths and professional experience include Brand Creative and Art Direction; PR & Marketing Strategies; Interior and Architectural Design Concepts; Total Look line building; Creative Visual Merchandising.

Mr Kibardin, Creative Director with more than 15 years of executive experience, himself has led Design and Creative, PR & Marketing Departments by delivering compelling seasonal narrative and direction, fostering a strong team dynamic by empowering and growing individual designers. His client's list includes Furla, Sutor Mantellassi, Bruno Magli, TOD's Group, OTB Group, Roberto Cavalli, just to name a few. Being always inspired and having a passion for architecture and interior design, since 2015 Mr Kibardin also has challenged his professional skills in the role of Artistic Director of Swiss Luxury Hotel Group. 

Mr Kibardin has a clear understanding of the ever-changing global marketplace. Consistently look to partner design and business, Creative Director launched in 2005 his eponymous shoes and accessories line distributed on a global scale, with a focus on US, Japan and digital channels.

Max Kibardin Brand

From the beginning M.K. Studio has worked on the design, marketing, distribution of Max Kibardin, a line of luxury footwear and accessories, characterised by a modern and sophisticated design providing high quality production of Made in Italy. 
The Brand counts among its fans Sarah Jessica Parker, Demi Moore, Anna Dello Russo, Kate Moss, Elizabeth Hurley, Rose McGowan, Lauren Hill, Britney Spears, Tyson Ritter and Rihanna, that opened her “Loud” tour in style, belting out “Only Girl in the World” in a pair of Max Kibardin custom patent colour-block ankle boots.


Who is on next?

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