I am Paolo Lolicata, and this is LOLICU. Welcome. Benvenuto.
When I was a kid in Sicily, Italy I inherited a passion for creative design. The concept of handmade is not alternative over there; it is part of our culture. From food to clothing, everyone is always creating something. Growing up, my friends and I all had our clothes made for us by our mothers. Distinct from a machine-made or mass produced products, here you have a product that is perfect because of its unique characteristics. It was during this period that I was taught by my mother the craft of using a needle and thread.
Years later, after an intended six month trip to Melbourne, Australia (in 2010), I never left this is where and when LOLICU was born. When moving to Melbourne I immediately became fascinated by the concept of this city, the vintage climate mixed with a strong European identity along with its sense of style and relaxed atmosphere all led to my hobby calledLOLICU. From finding inspiration in Sicily, Rome, London and now Melbourne, I continue to find ideas for my hand made products.
All LOLICU products are made 100% by me in Melbourne, Australia.
Each product is part of a highly limited edition collection. Most items are one of a kind and made with love and care for you!
Each bowtie has its own individual character and expression, as do those who wear them.