In January 2010 Andrea is ready to start a personal path, hence launches his first namesake men’s collection for season AW2010/2011. After participating at several editions of Pitti Immagine Uomo as a special guest, he wins the 2011 edition of Who’s on Next, the contest for emerging designers sponsored by Vogue Italia. Since Spring Summer 2013, Andrea starts a collaboration with Japanese sportswear brand Onitsuka Tiger, introducing an iconic sneaker, only to then design, each season, the ‘Onitsuka Tiger x Andrea Pompilio’ capsule collection, a complete ready to wear proposition, ranging from footwear to apparel and accessories. In June 2013, Andrea debuts at Milan Fashion Week, being the first young designer to benefit from the support of Giorgio Armani, who hosts the SS14 catwalk at his own venue, the ‘Armani Teatro’. In April 2014, Andrea is appointed creative consultant of the historical Italian sartorial house Canali, and hits the runway in June, with the SS15 Collection. Andrea finds inspiration in observing every little detail around him, from passengers passing by the busy hall of an airport to a snapshot of everyday reality. He absorbs everything, reworks it, and transports it into his collections, where the classic sartorial codes meld with urban influences. With the ‘Andrea Pompilio’ brand, he creates a mirrored image of his own soul: ironic, contemporary, international but always quintessentially Italian.