Dear Shaded Viewers,
Fabio Quaranta, who was the 2010 winner in the men’s section of Who Is On Next, the scouting project conceived and organized by AltaRoma and Italian Vogue, showed an autumn collection of mostly somber menswear in Rome last week. A squadron of muses, “often controversial voices and strong identities” were summoned, from William S. Burroughs and Marcel Duchamp to Michael Gira and the Little Annie, so inform his sartorial adventures.
100% made in Italy, the collection brought to mind the relaxed look typical of the 1960s and boasted Japanese jacquards and gabardine patterns. A workwear feeling prevailed.
Natasha Slater, Bryan Boy and Federico Poletti ruled the roost in the front row.
After the show, we strolled across the Tiber with Diane and Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style.