Claudio Orciani is an Italian designer born and raised in Fano, a town in the Marches. He was 23 year old when he noticed his passion for fashion. In was in 1978, when he was desperately looking for a belt for a friend, so he decided to make one with a piece of leather given to him by a shoemaker. A friend of him who owned a boutique liked the belt so much that she encouraged him to make more. So he founded his own leather company in 1979.