“RICOSTRU”, was founded by a team of innovative designers under “Manchit Au Design Space”, which is belongs to a Chinese fashion designer – Manchit Au, in 2011. Ricostruzione – the origin of the name of our brand in Italian, has a meaning of reconstruction, which is also the concept behind “RICOSTRU”, it not only reflects the faith of its team in developing the brand and determination to become timeless; it also represents the uniqueness of ideas in each and every individual as well as the power of construction. The philosophy of the design is “Return”, returning to the essential of clothing “Caring”. The garments are comfortable to touch yet rich in detail, ordinary yet sophisticated to spread the word of “Love” and “Care”. The main theme is “Luxury Basic”. The timeless style present a fresh, simple and elegant look and sophisticated taste to it with an emphasis on detail, tailoring and quality.
For their first season under WOOD HOUSE Army, Julian and Kirill focused on the fight and the urgent need to expose the truth with a “call to arms” collection untitled NUCLEAR. Reflecting on Julian’s past personal experience of regrouping post army, the Spring/Summer 2019 collection focuses on alert presence and takes a closer and more intimate look at the WOOD HOUSE soldier. He is deferential to his past, has the pulse of the socio-political landscape, he cloisters himself to achieve a monk-like mindset in order to thrive in the race that is urban living.
“A man who knows his next step is a master of prediction, but a man who doesn’t know his next step, yet still steps, is an enlightened one.”
Julian and Kirill segue to an army that depicts the visually striking BMX culture of the 80s, emphasizing on a team standing together behind the starting line in strength, unity and a certainty and readiness to tackle obstacles.
The resulting colorful and graphic uniform sports a new seasonal logo – a nod to the Chinese city of Hangzhou where Julian spent time this year building new partnerships for the brand.