Tell us about yourself and about your career path. When did you realise that you wanted to be a designer? And what do you enjoy most about your work?
I’ve always been fascinated by fashion: as a child, I used to play with fabrics and bedcovers, but I was also fascinated by architecture. I couldn’t decide which route to take, but towards the end of my secondary school education specialising in art, I realised that I would enjoy working in clothing more. In future, I hope to be able to branch out into furnishings, too. I like the fact that my work is creative and practical at the same time. Dreaming with the everyday.
What has changed since your debut at Who is On Next? Uomo in 2012?
Many things have changed: I’m in a period of continuous evolution. I’ve found good collaborators who are supporting me with passion and courage. I’m meeting more and more people who are interested in my work; it’s a very exciting period, even though there have been quite a few problems.
Your fashion is based on a concept of purity of form, and liberation from all stylistic "frills". Can you tell us about your style? If you could define it in three words, what would they be?
I like the word liberation ... I believe that liberty is fundamental. I take away things to have liberty of interpretation and movement: take away in order to leave space, to breathe... If I had to sum myself up in three words, I’d say INTIMATE, PROTECTIVE and ESSENTIAL!
What are your main sources of inspiration?
I’m really fascinated by architecture, particularly the rationalist movement, but season after season I let myself be influenced by different themes, for example artistic, cinematographic or musical. Every season is a search on several fronts, which become magically intertwined in the collection, and which I can express completely on the catwalk.
What do you expect from your participation at Pitti Uomo 90 and at Pitti Italics?
I expect a good fashion show, a beautiful atmosphere. It will definitely be an important point in my career path. I am very grateful to Pitti Immagine for this opportunity, that I’ve been wanting for a long time.