The “damned” charm of Lucas Ossendrijver. This is the picture I prefer among those shot by Toni Thorimbert with Adriano Giannini. I like the light, the actor’s expression, the setting, the colors. And this Lanvin outfit worn by Adriano Giannini for Style Magazine is one of my favourite. The Lanvin f/w collection is the first one designed by Lucas Ossendrijver without Alber Elbaz, that left the maison last year. In ten years of menswear fashion shows, this one (Paris, January 2016) has been the most impressive with no doubts. Ossendrijver, maybe free from professional restrictions now, finally tries to be self-confident and succeeds in it, and obtains great consent. The Dutch designer reveal a great dose of romanticism that can’t leave us emotionless. You can even hate that style, so anarchic, worn look, intentionally disarranged, untidy, messy and ruffled. But it’s undeniable that behind such an unconventional aesthetic concept, so fashionable but in an understatement way, there’s a passionate feeling that reminds us – with a pinch of nostalgia – the “damned” charm of Rimbaud and Verlaine. Adriano Giannini for Style Magazine wears Lanvin. Ph. Toni Thorimbert.
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.