The concept of elegance is connected to the way you behave with people, how you approach your team.
△ How would you describe your style?
It’s my style, there is no other way to describe it. It has not changed with time: it goes from a formal suit to sneakers. But time hasn’t changed it.
△ Which are your favorite accessories?
I never have a pocket square in my jacket, it’s useless. Vintage watches (Omega above all) have always been my passion, maybe because of a «holy communion trauma», as I call it. It is the disillusion you feel when you desire a beautiful watch as a gift for a special event, but that doesn’t happen. Or maybe it comes from when my father would say, in our regional dialect: «never sell your watch, because if you do so it means we’re in times of crisis». That’s why I buy them. Speaking of classy shoes instead, I only choose Alden or Edward Green models. Then I have a bandana, which wear on my neck every day, with a T-shirt in summer or under a turtleneck in winter. Last thing, the socks, like the red ones I first wore the day I was discharged from the army. From then on, they became my style signature.
△ Three must-haves for the 2017 spring summer men’s collection?
The Gucci moccasin, minimal and classy. I find it very chic. The white cotton shirt, to wear a little crumpled. Last but not least, the jeans «of a lifetime», the ones with which you have lived all of your beautiful experiences.
△ Tell me one of the best memories in your career.
The day I met my wife, Alessia, with whom I spent many years working. We shared many beautiful experiences. She gave me the sense of concreteness.
△ What do you expect for the next ten years?
On a human level, I would like to see less mediocrity in people. And that everyone would be a bit more conscious in what they do. For fashion, I think it will keep on changing and becoming more technological.
△ What does it mean to «be number one» in 2017?
It means having great responsibility, both for yourself and for others. This is what you need in order to show that you are number one, in every occasion. ▲