Pure extravagance. Irreverent, eccentric, determined, special, different, self-referential. The man of this week neglects the conventional codes, breaks the bon-ton rules and aims for transgression. A man, but also a woman, like in the reference picture: she’s the model Georgie Hobday portrayed by Rankin. Yes, she could be a woman because I chose unisex outfits…Or even, menswear outfits that can be worn by women too. Sure, it takes the proper attitude for a kind of fashion that has nothing to do with the classic/formal and I “invented” on purpose for this column, matching blazers with printed shirts. I imagined an odd character, I drew on my photographic archive of hundreds of celebrities that I clothed in odd way and I had fun.
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.