|photo by Gioconda & August|
He will present his new collection 'Annodami' on Friday July 1 during FASHIONCLASH Festival. You can buy tickets here.
When did you realise you wanted to be a fashion designer? How long have you been designing clothing?
I am designing clothes from 4 years and I realize that I wanted to be a fashion designer at an age of only 18. I said “ok, let’s try it” and then I understood that this way was my right way, my world, my dream and my passion.
What are your main achievements in your career at this moment?
Right now I am trying to find some internships to grow more as a person and to learn more.
How would you define fashion?
You can express yourself through fashion.
Who are your artistic influences or inspirations and why?
Thom Browne, because he l
ikes to play with menswear, just like I do.
What do you want to communicate with your designs in general?
With my designs I want to communicate that everyone has to express themselves and has to be themselves. No scare, no discrimination, nothing. We are all the same thing.
Can you tell us something about the project you will present at the FASHIONCLASH Festival?
“Annodami” talks about my own experience with oppression and self fulfillment. Being raised in a socially rough environment, it has always been a challenging issue to express myself; I have gradually understood the importance of loving yourself as it is the only real protection from “evilness”. I believe we are only able to stand against fear with a crystal clear reflection of our inner selves .
The androgynous identity of my inspirational garments reinforces my belief of no-gender boundaries between men and women. The feminine side of every male is explicitly shown through the whole col- lection, hoping to introduce a new meaning of masculinity, far from the traditional imagery society has car- ried through time.
All images by Gioconda & August