In 1988 the Italian designer, Italo Zucchelli, graduated from the Polimoda school of fashion design in Florenz. Then he visited architecture courses for two years at the university, also in Florenz.
Italo Zucchelli worked for two years as a creative chef at Jil Sander, as well as a designer for Romeo Gigli. In 2000 he moved to Calvin Klein. From the beginning he understood the vision of Klein’s sexy-American philosophy: an esthetic, which was minted by the human figure and the modern idea of fashion design. In 2003 an alternation of generations took place at the label, because at the fashion shows Calvin Klein took place in the auditorium, while Italo Zucchelli accepted the final-applause at the catwalk. Since 2004 he is responsible for the CK-men collection, for the women collection the Brazilian Francisco Costa is responsible. Zucchelli tried to show with each collection masculine silhouettes; in the foreground he placed the wearability of his creations.