Kiton

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Kiton
Native name
Ciro Paone S.p.A.
Private
IndustryFashion (menswear)
Founded1968; 53 years ago (1968)
Arzano, Naples, Italy
FounderCiro Paone
Key people
Antonio De Matteis (CEO)
Number of employees
About 800 (2019[1])
Websitewww.kiton.com Edit this on Wikidata

Kiton was founded in 1968, is the trademark of Ciro Paone SpA, company founded in 1956.[2][3]

History[change | change source]

The Kiton brand was set up by Ciro Paone at Arzano,[4] in the province of Naples, in 1968 and the name Kiton derives from "chiton", the ceremonial tunic worn by the ancient Greeks to pray to the gods of Olympus.[5][6] Thanks to the very high quality and limited production, the brand is also nicknamed "the Ferrari of clothes".[7]

Production[change | change source]

Kiton have five factories:[6]

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References[change | change source]

  1. forbes.it, ed. (28 August 2019). "Kiton, un'eccellenza della couture italiana maschile" (in Italian).
  2. la Repubblica, ed. (11 June 2014). "Kiton, l'alta sartoria napoletana che ha stregato gli Stati Uniti" (in Italian).
  3. reportaziende.it, ed. (2019). "CIRO PAONE S.P.A." (in Italian).
  4. esquire.com, ed. (28 March 2018). ""Il futuro dell'eleganza è la comodità": lo dice Kiton" (in Italian).
  5. la repubblica.it, ed. (23 April 2017). ""Mi volevano a casa, sono diventata manager". Il riscatto nell'alta sartoria di Maria Giovanna Paone" (in Italian).
  6. 6.0 6.1 Il Mattino, ed. (14 April 2017). "Kiton, il successo di ago e filo" (in Italian).
  7. repubblica.it, ed. (25 November 2013). "Kiton, la Ferrari degli abiti che vende solo nei suoi "store"" (in Italian).

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