History and Compentence

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Founded in the 50s by Primo Castiglioni, who followed his father’s footsteps, CIWIFURS has been operating in the high-end fur industry for over 60 years. The company started its activity by producing furs for coats in Via Durini, Milan. A man of extraordinary ability and great vision, Primo was the first to introduce the prêt-à-porter fur in the 60s that he presented to the leaders of the emerging fashion industry in Paris and in Milan.

In 1972 the collaboration with FENDI began with the creation of the famous furs, a relationship that continued for over thirty years. The new Castiglioni generation gradually entered into CIWIFURS: first Gianni, then Sandro, Marina and Alberto. Talent wasn’t lacking and in the 90′s the family launched the fashion house MARNI (the two companies and activities are independent) that gained a leading position in the difficult field of fashion and soon became a reference of style and trend.

Since the 90s  collaboration has  extended to the major international fashion brands and now CIWIFURS is an industry leader in the production of high-end furs, from couture to prêt-à-porter, a point of reference for style, innovation, craftsmanship, perhaps it’s unique in the world.