The colours of food that inspire the designers. Art, architecture, design of the future. Multiethnic food. Thanks to Salone, Fuorisalone and Expo, Milan have all eyes of the world on. And fashion? Fashion adapts itself. More room for colour and clear culinary references. Like Kean Etro, that has designed a s/s collection overtly inspired by food: strawberries and milanese (of course!) risotto printed on leisure garments. Or like Dolce&Gabbana and Versace, that colour the classic suits with sage green or pink…inspired by cocktail sauce? Well, considering that, thanks to Expo, Milano will fill with foreigners from all over the world, it would be easy to melt into the crowd of multicolour, multiprints, multi-everything. And it will be amazing. Because when we go abroad, we think “But look at them, they’re so creative, beautiful, they don’t care about rules and brighten the city up”. But if a compatriot tries to break the patterns he’s “ridiculous”. Italian friends, wise up to this: they’re looking at us. Above, an Etro s/s 2015 look. Below, ph. Toni Thorimbert for Style Magazine: Versace (pink) and Dolce&Gabbana (verde).
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.