Raised in Naples, the world of men's suiting was always going to be in my DNA, with my passion for menswear evident at an early age.

With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, my acquired knowledge over this period allows me to meet all your sartorial needs, be they ready to wear or made to measure.

After a trip to Italy in 2018, my passion for menswear was further ignited and Càrnaval was born. Having exercised due diligence, I have been able to source the finest artisans in Italy to produce Italian inspired menswear, now available in Australia.

It was a modest beginning, and I began taking appointments at my home in Melbourne. Word soon spread, with people travelling from around Melbourne and regional Victoria to have their own sartorial piece created. Eventually the time came to find a retail space, and in late 2022, Càrnaval found it’s home on Little Collins Street Melbourne. What was initially a three-month pop-up at 186 Little Collins Street, turned into a wonderful yearlong residency. Then finally in 2023, Càrnaval crossed the road to its forever home, 195 Little Collins Street, in the iconic George’s Building.

 The Càrnaval collection is, without exception, Made in Italy and curated with our expert knowledge. Using only premium Italian and English fabrics that are exclusive to our collection, we work with third-generation family tailors whose attention to detail is second to none, making all our garments unique and of the highest quality.

The word Càrnaval exudes feelings of joy, celebration, and happiness. Through our journey, we hope that these emotions and our passion translate into the experience that is CÀRNAVAL.


Francois Attilio