As the Olympics Opening Ceremony is drawing closer and closer, this week’s ‘Spotlight on’ feature once again has strong British connections. Introducing: Raffaele Ascione.

Raffaele Ascione is a German-born but London based designer who produces all of his collections right here in the UK. He has an MA in Womenswear from Central Saint Martins and has worked with the likes of Max Mara and Gareth Pugh, which we think you’ll agree is pretty impressive by anyone’s standards.

Some might say Raffaele Ascione has officially made it big, as Lady Gaga and Jessie J – two ladies who are known as much for their fashion choices as their musical talent – are fans of his work!

As well as having two of the biggest popstars on the planet wearing his designs (click here to check out Mother Monster showcasing his awesome theatrical cape), Raffaele Ascione has already staged several flawless fashion week shows, with his latest being at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout at London Fashion Week last season. Take a look at some of the items from his autumn/winter 2012 collection below to see what this man is made of!

Make sure you look out for new-season coverage of Raffaele Ascione’s work fresh from London Fashion Week in September; and remember his name because this designer ain’t going anywhere!

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