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.
Naturalness, innate elegance and a slender body: here’s the secret to look good wearing menswear when it goes beyond tradition. In this week’s specific case we have a tunic/jacket/shirt made of a very light and shiny cotton. Let’s say it’s a very sought after piece, too wacky for many. It’s an extra for that certain time of the year: summertime, when you are tired of wearing blazers but still want to wear something on top of your shirt or polo. It can be worn against bare skin (only for the young ones) or with a t-shirt underneath, it’s cool and it also has a hood, in case of rain. It cloud also work with chinos and mocassins or english style lace-up shoes. It’s a large-fitting outerwear so for a matter of proportions it would match really well a pair of fluid trousers with front pleats: loose-fitting canvas or linen pants, to wear with high rubber sole sneakers. The shoes should be consistent when wearing wide fitting trousers..otherwise your feet can disappear. Picture: Bottega Veneta shot by Filippo Mutani for Max.
Total look means dressing up from head to toe in just one brand or style. It’s a difficult and dangerous option, it’s best to choose carefully because it’s a damn fine line between glamour and grotesque. In this specific case we have a total look Versace which is now available in stores: colorful floral patterns on white and the neo-classical greek freet , a common decorative element in greek and roman art which has become the symbol of the maison since the beginning. For this shot the stylist choose golden metal chains and bracialets adding opulence to the picture and that is the point: if it has to be “total” then it better be exasperated to the nth degree with no hesitations. The outfit is not enough though, it’s the typology of men that counts. To wear such an exceptional and “scenographic” look one should be an incarnation of celebrity beauty standards: outstanding beauty, height and body structure, worthy of the name Versace. Perhaps it’s better to opt for a classic total look, all fashion designers including Versace want the fashion show to represent their own world but looking through their boutique clothes and accessories it’s definitely possible to find plenty of more traditional choices.