Canali is founded in Italy as a family-run business. It’s an auspicious time for menswear, coinciding with the rise of the contemporary lounge suit and the emergence of the clean, sharp aesthetic of modernist design.
The ownership of Canali passes on to the second generation of the family. They strengthen the house’s presence in a burgeoning Italian fashion market, which is beginning to make waves internationally.
Canali creates a range of men’s outerwear, following the strictest manufacturing standards to create garments of the finest quality.
Canali takes its Italian-made suits to the USA, the UK, France and Switzerland quickly establishing a fervent international following.
True to the expansive optimism of the decade, Canali’s garments travel further across the world, becoming available throughout Europe, the Middle East and Canada. To keep up with the huge demand for top-quality tailoring from discerning, style-conscious male customers, Canali invests in new production centers in Italy.
Following the successful launch of the accessories collections, Canali consolidates its achievements by opening its first flagship boutique in Milan.
Led by the third generation of the family, Canali continues to expand, venturing into Russia, China, India and Oceania. The decade sees the launch of Canali’s sportswear range as well as the iconic, unstructured Kei jacket.