I have been writing on many occasions about the importance of a good styling to pull off a successful fashion shooting. When shooting menswear a good styling is even more essential, because everyone knows that being extravagant in womenswear it’s allowed but when men try to be original and fashionable they are usually looked upon with suspicion and classified as laughable. This doesn’t happen abroad, in countries like Great Britain, France and many others in the U.S. the melting pot of races and costumes it’s peacefully accepted as part of everyday life. The result of the intersections between colors and fabrics from different cultures can be outstanding. In order to “bring” to Italian magazines the beauty and distinctiveness of collections designed by those who have been inspired by the exoticism of the East(Etro is one among many), we should get into a more liberal and open minded mood just like those countries. Would it be too weird for Italian readers to combine fabrics with different patterns? Yes. So we opted for a combination of Paisley and chamois leather clothing which is an original look indeed, however it would be nice to follow the waves of fashion and look towards the future with less prejudices. Duster coat/dressing gown by Etro.
Alessandro Calascibetta has been active in fashion since the late 80s. He started off his career at L'Uomo Vogue, after that with Mondo Uomo. Afterward, he became Fashion Director at Harper's Bazaar Uomo, and in 2000 founded Uomo which he directed until 2003. Following that, he started collaborating with Rizzoli. Since january 2015 he is the Editor in Chief of Style Magazine, and still remains as Man Fashion Director for Io Donna and Sette.