i’m just 19 so i’m still going to high school and now it’s funny because i’m going to a scientific school in Vicenza called “” and that’s because since was a boy I always used to wonder how things happen around us. in high school actually popular, but just because funny and i always like to complain and defend my friends against teachers. although at the same time think also an outsider because always seen things in a different way in respect to my friends. was born in NY, that is the opposite of where live at the moment, and so more open minded and sometimes feel like don’t belong to where am.
i love movies because always take inspiration from them and because obsessed with the fact that something must always tell a story to make sense or it’s useless. my film is inception. have watched it a thousand times and still love it. i love the cut at the end of the film that leaves the final question to the viewer, inviting speculation about whether the final sequence was real or another dream. that’s not something we are used to, we always expect to have an answer.
my heroes are my grandparents, they helped me grow, they made me started the FTR brand with Roberto . other heroes who I continually take inspiration from are Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X and anyone who generally fought and tragically died for the rights of everyone and gave their life to permit us now to live in a better world. i think am a good guy because always tried to defend everyone whether he was a friend or not and never actually gotten myself into a fight.
Muhammad Ali is also my hero because he fought outside of the ring and he wasn’t afraid to be himself and to say what was right. attitude, his way of living, his life and his aphorisms. Einstein because of his discoveries, and his decisions to fight for the right cause, and the fact that he was one of the few scientists against war- and love his quotes about it, like: “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”. my even going against his own work when he closed his clothing line A.F.F.A with Jun Takashi because they thought that New Punk was too mainstream. my and he tried to make America safer by trying to restrict the use of weapons and also because of his revolutionary ideas and the fact that he was and still is with his foundation which really opened to the youth. my because of all his work that tells a story and has a story behind it and has a real aim, a real purpose.
when went back to New York after several years, and was fascinated by all the changes and it was like discovering something totally new.
One painful memory
my best friend who i used to pass all the day with had to go back to Germany.
One happy memory
my first fashion show, thanks to a friend of my mother, i worked all day long as an assistant of Anna Cleveland and also for Missoni. that was the day when i finally convinced myself that I wanted to work all my life in fashion no matter what.
The Fashion World
being a son of a model and a lawyer who specializes in art helped me significantly because both my parents helped me in my studies in fashion. they let me work with them and their friends. also being part italian and growing up in an italian family helped to form my taste in fashion.
At the moment no one in design brings me nostalgia because still a really young designer, although photos actually cause me to feel nostalgia and happiness at the same time when they remind me of when was free without anything to think about .
I’ve never worn a uniform and i hope i won’t be forced to wear one ever in my life because I hate them. In my social life i wear mostly street wear clothes like Doublet, Gosha , Simons, Fragment Made, Y-3, , Youth Of Paris, Wood , Cav … when there is an elegant moment as was taught by my grandparents wear casual clothes like , Massimo , Burberry, Thom Browne, , Brooks Brothers … so would say that wear what want based on the moment and even on how feeling. i always like to say that clothes reflect our souls.
It is becoming very hard to find the time because of the brand and school. always find the time to play soccer, been playing since was young. and i try to go to the gym. i also like to go out dancing on Friday and Saturday nights and i love snowboarding in the backcountry while getting lost in nature with friends.
i care for my mental well-being by meditating, some days just leave the phone at home and go out with no destination and like to go until feel like in the right spot to sit down chill and just think or read a book with peaceful silence. usually I think about the lives of the most important designers of our era.
From The Roots
motto: “Everything Comes From The Roots” and the essence of it represents the brand’s manifesto. just like anything else, the brand has its roots. its roots lie within the need to discover our past in order to improve our future. individuals need to be part of a collective movement, a collective movement which can both individuals and their social groups require strong roots. our roots are our common core and can define the groups we are a part of; they can define a team, a nation, a continent or even the world itself. at the same time, our roots make us unique and special, they can help us understand where we come from, where we belong and what we believe in.
The full From The Roots Spring/ Summer 2017 collection: