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Maurice Terzini is a true self-made man, starting at 16 years old packing shelves, today, three decades later, along with slew of high and low moments, he has become an institution in Bondi and an icon in the fashion industry.
From his experience in hospitality – currently at the famous Icebergs, Da Orazio Pizza, The Dolphin and Bonnie’s Wine Bar – to entering the fashion-sphere with Ten Pieces and collaborating with international DJ’s, he is also known for his New Year’s Day event when Icebergs flips to become the most anticipated party in town.
A culture vulture immersed in hospitality roots but embracing his inner fashionista Maurizio is evolutionary - always creating and evolving.
A creator, a collaborator he connects and networks trusting snd celebrating with his inner sanctum to feed his passion to give to serve and to nurture his clientele.
Perched high on the Bondi clifface with spectacular views that would match some of his Italian homeland’s ocean vistas he works hard and is opening a plethora of new restaurants in Melb Sydney and Byron Bay.
Then there’s His fashion label Ten Pieces
“Ten Pieces started over a few bottles of wine with Ian Nessick at Restricted Premises in Kings Cross. “We had been wanting to do stuff for a while and I had had some dabbles in fashion with KSUBI and others. So we got really drunk and came up with a capsule of 10 mainly punk/rude boy inspired suits… we decided to stop there and call it Ten Pieces! We sold out! “
When Lucy [Hinkfuss] and I hooked up (Lucy coming from an Arts and fashion background) we took to relaunch it. However this time we looked at free running urban sports and Oz subcultures (where boys and girls often looked dressed the same) as an inspiration.
Well I first met Maurice When I was interviewing him for my What I’ve Learnt column in the Melbourne age in the early days when Icebergs had just launched and he gracefully featured in my compilation interview book .. yet so much has changed ..