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Winter 2015

A Toast to

La Dolce Vita

with Brindiamo!

Display Until March 1


Dusk and Dawn: Dynamic Launch of Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4—Marbella, Spain The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 made its official dynamic debut at the Ascari Circuit and on the mountain roads around Marbella during the international launch of the latest new Lamborghini.

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WINTER 2015 The 1st and only Men’s Fashion & Lifestyle Magazine from Italy. Cover Ornella Fado of Brindiamo! Editor in Chief Francesco Di Maio Culture & Travel Editor Business Development Dafne Perticarini PR & Communications Federica Fatale HAIR & GROOMING Francesco Cilidonio—Cily Hairstylist Photo Credits Donatella Codonesu (pp. 10-12) Elzabeth Somma (p. 13) Fausto Quintavalle (pp. 18, 19, 25 smaller, 26-27) Roberta Krasnig (pp. 20, 21) Wanda Biffani (pp. 22, 24, 25) Martina Cristofani (p. 23) Stephen Shadrach (pp. cover, 30-31) Italia Thunder Archives (pp. 44-49) Veronica Santinelli (pp. 66-69) Future Photography by M3 (pp. 80-81, 86-89, 93, 98) Private Paparazzi Productions (pp. 82-85, 89 right, 90-92) Phobymo Photography (p. 83) Ricki Renga Photography (pp. 92-94) Francesca Zavattieri (pp. 9-97) SPECIAL CREDITS (Cover, pp. 28-29) Hairstylist: Federico Calce Makeup: Piera Canu Stylist: James Palazza Graphic Design Cecilia Giménez de Paz design@gimenezdepaz.com Contact Info info@uomo-moderno.com Website: uomo-moderno.com Uomo Moderno is a quarterly publication of Men’s Fashion by Francesco LLC. © 2014, All Rights Reserved ISSN 2329-9258

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Back in 1954, in the wake of its highly successful 1900, at the Turin Motor Show Alfa Romeo presented its Giulietta Sprint, an agile coupé model designed by Bertone, the first in the high-performance compact car segment. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic 1954 Giulietta Sprint, the Paris show sees the world debut of the new Giulietta Sprint—the first in a whole class of vehicles, today’s Gran Turismo models, and an acknowledged symbol of Italian genius.

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what’s inside

Contents

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18 EUR Rome’s Fascist Past

20 Campo de’ Fiori By Night and Day

22 Via Appia From Highway to Byway

10 Cover Story

24 Villa Borghese A Cultural Retreat

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La Dolce Vita in the Age of Berlusconi

Il Vittoriano Patriotism or Poor Taste?

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The Great Beauty

Iaia Forte A Beauty in the Making

14 La Veranda Restaurant Dining with Oscar 6

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28 A Toast to La Dolce Vita

30 The Bicycle Thief


Fashion

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Angelo Nardelli Going Gotham

Clemente Russo

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Vincenzo Mangiacapre

Museum Outdoor Garments Since 1986

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40 Armata di Mare The Old Navy for the New Man

50 D.A.T.E. An Appointment with Success

54 Christian Pellizzari Neo-Nostalgic Tailoring

62 Two Italian Boys The New Adventure

66 Hair Shadowing By Cily Hairstylist

Domenico Valentino

Music

58 Roy Paci What You See Is What You Get

DÉCOR

70 LaCucina The Continuous Shelf

72 Bonaldo Forging More Than Iron

76 Euromobil Interpreting Domestic Change

NEW GENERATION FASHION TOUR

80 Introduction Sunshine Superman

82 The Designers Malph Rumjungle Maison Lvchino Francesca Marotta Nico Didonna

92 Celebrities Jason Pierre-Paul Brandon Boykin

94 The Chefs Luke Palladino Raffaele Ronca

98 The Drinks Altaneve Punzoné Ocóo Uomo Moderno Winter 2015

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Benvenuti! Rome—the eternal city, the city of the seven hills, the sacred city, capital of the world—call it what you may. To me, Rome has always been Rome. There is no other way for me to describe it. Founded on the myth of two legendary twins nursed by a she-wolf, Rome’s history is as glorious as it is turbulent. But Rome is Rome and, undoubtedly, there is no other city like it. I remember my first jaunt to Rome as a little boy when frantic drivers zoomed around the Coliseum, while myriads of feline urban dwellers scooted across the street through the menacing traffic! Those were the days when espresso cost no more than 100 lira and an overnight stay in a pensione amounted to little more than 2,000! I’m revealing my age?! I recall how my family and I were invited to a private audience with the pope. Or was it that we snuck in unnoticed? Well, one of the two… but come to think of it, probably the latter. My grandmother was so overwhelmed with emotion that she clenched her chest in pain as if having a heart attack; but it turned out to be just a bad case of indigestion from lunch—or maybe from crossing the streets! Since then I have returned to Rome on numerous occasions, mostly for work but also for play—and the city has never lost its indescribable splendor. It is indeed a great beauty as portrayed in Paolo Sorrentino’s award-winning film The Great Beauty. Beneath the surface, however, something of Rome has changed, as well as throughout the rest of the nation. Apparently la dolce vita has caught up with us and taken its toll. Like a wooden home whose structure has rotted and been infested by termites, widespread corruption on every level has ravished our beautiful country. Although some manage to cope, many have been filled with despair, seeking refuge in whatever seems to be a palatable solution. Come what may, Rome and the rest of the boot will always be the great beauty—at least for me. So why make the dolce vita turn sour?! As Uomo Moderno and TV show Brindiamo! join hands in a new partnership, let’s raise our glasses in a toast to Rome, Italy, the Great Beauty, and la dolce vita! Francesco Di Maio Publisher 8

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Welcome to the


Winter 2015 Edition of Uomo Moderno! A toast to Ornella Fado for the upcoming 10 th anniversary of Brindiamo!

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The Great Beauty

La Dolce Vita in the Age of Berlusconi How can it be?

A country that has produced some of the world’s finest artists, writers, painters, and sculptors finds itself on the brink of collapse. Corrupt leaders that always seem to evade jail time, astronomical unemployment rates, and a pervasive cultural decline— what happened?

Paolo Sorrentino explores this question in his recent film The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza), which has swept the category of Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, the Golden Globe, and BAFTA.

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Set and filmed in Rome, The Great Beauty reconstructs the life of a 65-year-old writer, Jep Gambardella. But the real protagonist of the film is Rome, with all its monumental grandeur and aristocratic grunge, where Jep is thrust into a Babylonesque nobility and the decadence of social climbers. Obviously the present-day situation in Italy has dealt a death blow to the optimism of many individuals who seek an emotional panacea, whether in religion, drugs, hard work, or nightlife. But like the leaning tower of Pisa, always leaning and never falling, so too is our beautiful country, Italy—the true Great Beauty.


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Iaia Forte A Beauty in the Making Born as Maria Rosaria Forte in Naples, Italy’s city of the sun, Iaia Forte has interpreted a variety of roles in Italian cinema and theater, earning her the title of Best Actress on three occasions. Iaia’s most recent role was Thoumeau in the Oscar-winning film The Great Beauty. In celebration, Uomo Moderno hosted a grandiose reception for this solar celebrity on one of New York’s most spectacular rooftops. Is it true that your childhood dream was to become a type of Indiana Jones archaeologist? Yes, it is true, and to this day I love archeological sites. I’m lucky to live in Rome above the Imperial Forums, which affect my imagination in a special way. When did you realize that you wanted to be an actress? As a teenager I studied dance and began theater. I debuted with Toni Servillo, main actor of The Great Beauty and, since then, I have never stopped.

Iaia, you too are among the main actors. Did you expect such a triumph? Not an Oscar, but we were all definitely conscious of being in a great movie. I immediately fell in love with the script, and we worked on set with much enthusiasm. What was the secret to this film’s success? I think the film’s major strength lies in its ethical ambition. The core foundation is a reflection on the meaning that we give to our own life, on time lost and rediscovered. These are issues that all human beings face. Then, naturally, The Great Beauty is a torment of Rome. What is real “beauty” for you? It’s hard to define; true beauty doesn’t always have objective parameters. I recognize beauty by the level of energy that it gives me.

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I think the film’s portrayal of that world is simply a microcosm of modern times. We live in an age of cynicism and decadence, but art should serve the opposite function: demonstrating that man must honor the gift of life. We were not born to live like beasts…. Do you have a favorite film? Journey to Italy by Rossellini. What do you always carry in your suitcase? Products for my curly hair! Any favorite labels? Prada. Do you enjoy cooking? Not so much; unfortunately I like to eat. You play a character that comes to terms with her loneliness and failure. Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation? Who doesn’t find oneself in such moments of life? I hope, unlike the character, to be less hypocritical. Troumeau is removed from her loneliness; I try to be in touch with my feelings, even when they are not edifying. What is your relationship with Paolo Sorrentino and the other members of the cast? Sorrentino is a friend. I worked a lot with Servillo, and I’m an old friend with the producer and director of photography. I believe in the power of groups: working with people who have similar goals is always constructive. The protagonist of the film is also the city of Rome. What is your favorite place? The Trajan Market, which is the place that I see from my windows, and all the places of Rome where the stratification of the different ages coexist, making me feel that eternity can exist! The film presents a cynical view of entertainment. How do you view it? 12

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The most beautiful place that you have visited? The sea. How do you spend your free time? I like to do nothing. Any favorite songs? I like simple songs, but I do not like the songwriters. The last book you read? Burning Secret by Zweig. Anything about Italian cinema that you dislike? Apart from a few cases, it’s a cinema geared for TV. Simple comedies annoy me. What’s the best thing about being an actress? The clothes they give you. Any future projects? An Italo-Bollywood type of film by Andrea Iannetta and Carmen at the theater with M. Martone. Interview by Federica Fatale.


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Did You

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While the first public screening in Italy took place in 1986 near Rome’s Fountain of Trevi, the first “purpose” cinema (Cinema Moderno) opened in 1904 within the colonnaded terrace building that now houses Hotel Estada in Piazza della Repubblica.

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La Veranda Restaurant Dining with Oscar

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If you happen to be in Rome and are hungry for great beauty, why not dine with Oscar at La Veranda, one of the locations of The Great Beauty. Located between the Vatican and Castel Sant’Angelo, the restaurant is nestled in a cozy wing of Palazzo Della Rovere. Let’s start off with a little of the building’s history…. Its construction dates back to the second half of the fifteenth century, between 1480 and 1490, the architect being the Florentine Baccio Pontelli, who modelled it directly after the style of Palazzo Venezia, which was the most important in 15 th-century Rome. Where exactly is the restaurant? Hotel Columbus and La Veranda now occupy the left wing. Inside the building there is a courtyard on two levels: the lower one features side porticos with octagonal columns and a well; the upper one, with a roof garden enclosed by a wall. The old refectory adjacent to the garden is now the main hall of La Veranda, which occupies the magnificent hall of vaulted frescos. Tell us about the frescos…. The decorations and stuccos on the walls and ceilings of the building are numerous. On the main floor in the left wing, for example, there is a gallery with 16 th-century frescoes; while the right wing is the living room with the so-called “Ceiling of the Demigods,” a series of painted and gilded vaulted ceilings with mythological and allegorical figures by Pinturicchio. What are your impressions about the film? We were extremely pleased and honored that Paolo Sorrentino chose us to shoot some scenes of his film The Great Beauty, an important artistic project and of great value for Italian cinema. His victory at the 2014 Oscars was confirmation.

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Do you think your venue was a good fit? The building that hosts us is deeply interwoven with Rome and its beauties are anchored to the past; our spaces express this belonging in a certain way. In what ways have you benefitted? ….it was a beautiful exchange between both parties, each one bringing fame to the other. The Great Beauty showed La Veranda to the world, while we helped reconstruct the atmosphere of the film, thanks to the wise and inspired vision of Sorrentino. How would you describe your cuisine? The kitchen at La Veranda is overseen by Chef Claudio Favale. His dishes are of a classic Mediterranean influence, inspired by the colors and flavors of Southern Italy’s cuisine: traditional classics revisited but never altered, so as to make known the immense Italian gastronomic heritage to our international customers. Favale places a great deal of attention in designing our menu according to the seasonality of products and the absolute quality of fresh ingredients. You belong to an environmental network of restaurateurs, don’t you? Buono che Avanza is the first network of “zero leftover” restaurants, a project against waste by the Foundation Cena dell’Amicizia, which is an association that has been helping the homeless in Milan for 40 years. The restaurants that participate in the project advise their customers to take the leftover food and wine away in doggy bags and inform them about the social value of this choice. We had the chance to join even though we were in Rome, hoping to set a good example to our fellow restaurateurs. It is a commitment in which we believe very much.

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Did You

Know?

Italy has won a total of 14 Academy Awards for the category of Best Foreign Language Film, more than any other nation.

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EUR

Rome’s Fascist Past

Clearly back in the 1930s, Benito Mussolini’s megalomania culminated in his vision for a new center in Rome, with a magnificent monumental gateway called EUR (Esposizione Universale di Roma), which was supposed to celebrate twenty years of Fascism at the 1942 World Fair. But it never happened, due to the War. Famous among all the buildings, which are designed in rationalist and neoclassical styles, is the “square Coliseum” known in Italian as Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, which translates as ‘Palace of Italian Civilization’. EUR is also home to several museums, including the Museum of Roman Civilization, the Ethnographic Museum of L. Pigorini, and the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions. If you happen to venture out to this modernist area of Rome, try grabbing a coffee with EUR locals at Caffè Palombini or a refreshing gelato at the historic Giolitti, which has been producing ice cream since 1890. If time permits, take a stroll along the artificial lake where rowers competed at the 1960 Olympic Games.

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Campo de’Fiori By Night and Day

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Although most Romans like to party in Trastevere, Campo de’ Fiori does offer some fun nearby nightlife: La Maison: slightly difficult to find, an urban hiphop club and sushi lounge with a very eclectic and opulent décor, also known for international VIP sightings. Shari Vari: supper club, lounge, and disco with a bistro and champagnerie located in a museum-like building, offering creatively decorated rooms. La Cabala: piano bar, restaurant, and nightclub situated in a 15 th-century medieval palace that overlooks the Tiber River.

Symbol of the Roman spirit and backdrop to assorted films, Campo de’ Fiori (literally, ‘field of flowers’) derives its name from Medieval times when it was a mere meadow. After being paved as a rectangular square, Campo de’ Fiori developed into a center of commerce and street culture in Rome. On the dark side, criminals and heretics were often tortured and brutally executed here, including Dominican friar Domenico Bruno, who was burned at the stake in 1600 for his freedom of speech during the Roman Catholic Inquisition. A bronze statue stands in honor of this freethinker and the countless martyrs whose lives have been snuffed out by organized religion. On the bright side, each week from Monday to Saturday, tourists and locals alike can enjoy a picturesque openair market where farmers, fishmongers, and other vendors sell their produce and goods. This lively market of fish, meat, flowers, and spices dates back to 1869. Uomo Moderno Winter 2015

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Via Appia

From Highway to Byway

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The Appian Way, as it is known in English, was one of the most important and strategic roads that connected ancient Rome to the uttermost southern tip of the Italic peninsula. Dating back to 312BC, some ancients referred to it as the “queen of all long roads.� Unfortunately the roadway fell out of use with the fall of the Western Roman Empire; nevertheless, countless monuments and attractions have remained along portions of Via Appia, such as several catacombs, Roman baths, villas, mausoleums, churches, temples, and more.

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Villa Borghese A Cultural Retreat

In Rome, parks and villas go hand in hand and provide a host of activities like summer concerts, bike rentals, art exhibitions, and—most important—the opportunity to retreat from the noise of the hectic city. Just above the Spanish steps are the Villa Borghese Gardens, the third largest park in Rome, which ascribes to the naturalistic English style and dates back to 1605 when Cardinal Scipione Borghese converted a simple vineyard into a sumptuous garden. The Galleria Borghese is housed within Villa Borghese and consists of paintings from masters like Bernini, Caravaggio, Titan, and Raphael, in addition to other precious works of classical and neoclassical antiquity. Built in 1551-1555, Villa Giulia was once a papal summer residence but is now home to the Etruscan Museum. Besides villas and museums, the gardens contain fountains, a lake, statues, temples, and shaded walkways. 24

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Il Vittoriano

Patriotism or Poor Taste?

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Known as “the typewriter” by Italians for its shape, the Vittoriano is Italy’s Altar to the Fatherland and National Monument which was built in 1885 to commemorate the unification of Italy and the first king of the newly unified country—Vittorio Emanuele II. A massive structure of white marble that towers over Piazza Venezia, the Vittoriano is also home to the Unknown Soldier and the Museum of Italian Unification. Long surrounded in controversy, the Vittoriano has been referred to as “the wedding cake” by foreigners, as well as the dessert “zuppa inglese” and “the national urinal” by locals. Most spectacular, however, is the 360-degree panoramic view of the city from the rooftop terrace!

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A Toast to La Dolce Vita

If you cannot make a trip to Rome, you can still enjoy Italy’s sweet life in magnificent cities around the world. As TV show host Ornella Fado illustrates on Brindiamo!, Italy’s dolce vita can be found everywhere.

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Brindiamo!

Hosted by the talented

and stunning Ornella Fado, a native Italian residing in New York, Brindiamo! showcases the finest authentic Italian restaurants around the world, as well as Italy’s regional cuisine, travel destinations, and celebrities. In celebration of Brinidamo!’s upcoming 10th anniversary, Ornella Fado has joined hands in a new partnership with Uomo Moderno to bring you the best of Italy’s cultural and culinary traditions. So let’s toast—literally ‘brindiamo’ in Italian!

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The photo shoot took place at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York during the Macchiaioli art exhibition of twenty 19th-century paintings. The Institute is housed in a 1919 landmark designed in the neo-Georgian/neo-Federal style by architects Delano & Aldrich.

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The Bicycle Thief

My crew and I were filming a special edition of Brindiamo! at sea on a cruise ship called the MSC, Poesia. Our first stop was Halifax, Canada, just by the port where I met Maurizio Bertossi, owner and chef of the restaurant The Bicycle Thief. Ladri di Biciclette is the title of a film directed by Vittorio De Sica in 1948. 30

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That day I did not steel any bicycles, but I did steel a good recipe from Chef Bertossi and I am delighted to share this delicious recipe with you all.


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Mazzancolle alla Veneziana Shrimp Venetian style Serves 2 Ingredients: Jumbo shrimp Onion Black Pepper Salt Garlic Parsley Soaked raisins Vodka

In a hot pan, pour some extra virgin olive oil with a chopped clove of garlic. When the garlic turns gold, add the cleaned jumbo shrimp and a pinch of salt and black pepper. After few seconds, add a lot of onion to give some crunch and sweetness to the dish, eventually pouring in the vodka—get ready for a big flame! Add some chopped parsley, the raisins, and the juice of the raisins. It will take about 4-5 minutes to prepare this dish. Buon appetito! Ornella Fado Uomo Moderno Winter 2015

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Angelo Nardelli Going Gotham

This winter season Angelo Nardelli takes a relaxing stroll through the neighborhoods of New York, from the polished business styles of Wall Street to the laidback chic of Soho. In this Big Apple mood, colors are muddled in a span of red, purple, orange, and wood green, as well as classic black and white. The silhouette is slim with shorter length jackets and double pleated trousers, combining a series of weaved fabrics and micro-patterns. Angelo Nardelli was founded 1951 in Martina Franca, Puglia.

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Did You

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In its golden age of the Fifties, Cinecittà [literally, ‘Cinema City’] was called “Hollywood on the Tiber.” In addition to propagandistic purposes, Benito Mussolini founded the Italian film studio in Rome to boost Italy’s cinematographic industry, which soon attracted film productions like Ben-Hur, La Dolce Vita, Gangs of New York, and The Passion.

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Outdoor Garments Since 1986

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Nature, strong and wild, is like an ancient legend sculptured in the snow that sometimes is fine and delicate like a poem. Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), Norwegian Explorer

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Museum’s new outdoor collection consists of three themes: Antarctica, Rivers and Forests, and Ground Field. Antarctica forges a trail of warm sporty coats for daily life; whereas Rivers and Forests takes us on a passionate hike through nature for some cool outdoor adventure— authentic North American culture with a modern flair. Ground Field sets up camp as it reinterprets military and civil uniforms into modern urban styles that are both comfortable and versatile. Thermore padding named Ecodown recreates the soft touch of duck down. Furs consist of Finn Raccoon and are certified to guarantee animal welfare. Down is harvested in France from mature Moulard ducks. Label Zone: each garment is labelled according to climate zones—light for temperate climates, intermediate for cold temperatures, and heavy for freezing.

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Armata di Mare The Old Navy for the New Man

Inspired by the world of sailors , Armata di Mare was launched in Campogalliano (Modena) by Doppia Firma in 1987 and was acquired about ten years later by Facib Ltd., a company that dates back to 1959. What motivated you to create a line inspired by the navy? The brand was born from the “old navy”—the one that is linked to the Bourbon Royal Navy and the Maritime Republics. The history of the brand is important and exciting—a part of Italians—and this, as well as personal pride, is an important topic in its approach to new markets. Why the name Armata di Mare? Armata di Mare always lives up to the intrinsic spirit of its name. There is technical clothing in the collection, but mostly it lives and expresses the indomitable spirit of pioneers and maritime fleets that have conquered new lands and met new peoples. Who is the Armata di Mare guy? The Armata di Mare man loves daily challenges: he is practical, basic but modern, technical and stylish. He has personality and is not deceived by the newspaper.

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Your website speaks about the “Facib System.” Can you elaborate? The Facib System was born from the passion of Luigi Cortesi, who, in 1959 created the first model of “outerwear” (still preserved in a glass case at the entrance of the company). Its values have always been research, accuracy, reliability, elegance, innovation, and cross-fertilization. All of these elements are still present in the company, backed by his children Massimo and Patrizia and shared by its faithful and trusted employees. This is the real Facib System: a proven business model, which is innovative, functional, and competitive but with heart and soul. This is the real secret. In a historical period of abatement in values and ideals, we go against the tide: we believe in and fight for our company. Do you have plans for a women’s line? We currently have one for baby clothing, shoes, underwear and accessories, and the sea. In our future programs there is certainly the idea of creating a women’s line, perfume, eyewear, and an Armata di Mare watch. The oceans and seas to conquer are still many and we have the spirit of the ancient leaders in our DNA! 42

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Did You

Know?

Popularized by Fellini’s 1960 film La Dolce Vita, the phrase dolce vita (or la dolce vita) has entered the English language, signifying ‘a life of self-indulgence’, as well as the literal meaning of ‘the sweet life’.

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Clemente Russo Born: 27 July 1982, Caserta Height: 5’ 11” (1.81 m) Weight: 201 lbs. (91 kg) Category: Heavyweight Medals Gold: 2007 & 2013 World Amateur Boxing Championships Silver: 2008 & 2012 Olympic Games

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How did you get your start? I started boxing as a child, after a brief spell with biking. I was chubby, so my father took me to the Excelsior Gym in Marcianise [suburb of Naples] to try boxing because it was free. In no time I lost weight, but a passion for this sport was sparked. Did both parents encourage you? My father encouraged me, while my mother never goes to my matches, only at the end when she is sure about my good condition. This has often led to good results, so it has become a tiny superstitious tradition. Some people consider boxing a dangerous sport…. Contrary to popular belief, boxing is a sport that is not very dangerous because the violence in the ring is controlled by very precise rules. There is a deep respect for the opponent, whom we greet at the beginning and especially at the end of the match. As for me when I win, I raise my arms towards my opponent as a sign of respect and common victory. Tell us about your nickname…. My nickname is “Tatanka,” which in the Sioux language means ‘bison’. It was given to me for the youthful way in which I fight: with my head down like a bison. Over the years it brought me luck and I even tattooed it on my body.

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What was your greatest victory outside the ring? My marriage with my wife Laura Maddaloni and our three daughters Rosy, Janet, and Jane. They are by far my most beautiful victory. Is it true that your wife is a former judo champion? Yes, Laura was one of the strongest Italian judokas, as well as the sister of the legendary Italian judo gold medalist at Sydney 2000, Pino Maddaloni, and another judo champion—Marco Maddaloni. Their father, maestro Gianni Maddaloni, runs the Star Judo Club in Scampia [Naples] where he brings in juvenile ex-cons and street kids for free to keep them far from trouble and teach them good values from sports. How do you spend your spare time? I like horseback riding. I recently bought back a horse called “Blondie.” My dream is to open a riding school. Any future plans outside boxing? I can’t say. TV and cinema fascinate me, but it won’t be easy for me to leave the world of boxing where I come from: it gave me a lot of satisfaction. Finally, a message to the youth back home…. It would be the same thing I say to the boys who attend my gym in Caserta, the Tatanka Club: “Believe intensely in your dreams and do your utmost not to give up at the first hurdle, because nothing is impossible.” Uomo Moderno Winter 2015

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vincenzo mangiacapre Born: 17 January 1989, Marcianise Height: 5’ 7� (1.71 m) Weight: 141 lbs. (64 kg) Category: Light welterweight Medals Bronze: 2012 Olympic Games Bronze: 2011 World Amateur Championships 46

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Can you explain your Nickname “Murzett’”? My nickname is derived from a typical Neapolitan dessert, hard on the outside but soft inside. This is because, as a person, I can seem very hard; but basically I am a very sensitive person who gets emotional easily. Besides the M, what do the other tattoos mean? My other 11 tattoos represent the best moments of my life that have left their mark on me and helped me become the person that I am today. The twelfth tattoo that I got a few days ago is an Arabian phoenix, the symbol of my rebirth after a difficult period. As a boxer, what type of diet do you follow? In general daily nutrition, we have chosen to rely on the principles of the Zone Diet, which always provides a balance in meals among the carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. We have adapted it to our needs and, in doing so, we never feel low in energy. We use a famous line of products, Enervit Gymline: protein liquids, powders, but also protein bars and amino acids….

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Finally, has your mother gotten used to your boxing? After many years my mother definitely had to get used to it, even if it’s normal for a mother not to ever want to see her son fight.

Did You

Know? Italy ranks 4th in Olympic history for boxing, with a total of 48 medals.

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Domenico Valentino Born: 17 May 1984, Marcianise Height: 5’ 7” (173 cm) Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg) Category: Lightweight Medals Gold: 2009 World Amateur Championships 48

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The three of you come from Marcianise, a town in the Province of Caserta, which is known as “the land of boxers.” What’s the secret? It must be the air! Just joking…. Most likely, it owes to the desire for redemption and revenge that we carry within us, being born in a difficult territory: the socalled “Land of Fire.” Moreover, the Excelsior School of Boxing has been an excellent gym for sports and life. Why does everyone call you Mirko? Mirko has always been the name that my mother liked; but since I come from a place that respects traditions, my mom registered me with the same name as my grandfather—Domenico. From the second day of life, however, I have been Mirko to everyone. You are also nicknamed Mr. Tattoo…. This nickname was given to me by Mediaset commentator, Giacomo Crosa, during the World Cup

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of Boxing in 2009 when I became World Champion. I got my first tattoo at 16 and it is the Chinese symbol on my right wrist. It represents good luck and, since my luck runs right through the wrists, I got it right in the middle! You also have a tattoo of the Italian flag…. Yes, it’s true. I’m in love with Italy and I feel 100% Italian. Precisely for this I wanted a tattoo of the Italian flag. Can you name three things that you like best about Italy? The three things I like most about my land....well...it’s hard to answer because there are so many things that I love. However, I can say that I don’t know how I could live without Italian food, Italian people, and Italy’s beauty as a country. And then I have my son, who is Italian, and that is enough to make me love it more and more! Uomo Moderno Winter 2015

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D.A.T.E.

An Appointment with Success

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As an acronym of amiano Innocenti, lessandro miliano Paci, Zanobini, ommaso Santoni, and D.A.T.E. was founded in 2005 when four friends met up in London. Dissatisfied with their professional lives at the time, they were more than eager to embark on a new ambitious adventure—the creation of their own range of sneakers.

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The next appointment was with an assortment of difficulties and discouragements in the preparation of their first collection, which consisted of several items in an early Seventies’ British style. Ignored by agents in Italy, the young designers encountered additional hurdles as suppliers refused to manufacture the sneakers. Left with no other option, they decided to produce the line themselves! With a makeshift workshop in Emiliano’s garage, their past experiences and knowhow paid off, despite endless days of work around the clock. Needless to say, their next appointment was a D.A.T.E. with success!

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Did You

Know?

Considered one of the most brilliant and influential filmmakers of the 20th century, Federico Fellini (19201993) won five Academy Awards, scoring the most Oscars for the title of Best Foreign Film. Nowadays any extravagant or fanciful film may be described as “Fellinian” or “Felliniesque,” owing to Fellini’s eccentric flair in combining dreamful fantasies and ardent desires.

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Christian Pellizzari Neo-Nostalgic Tailoring

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This year Giorgio Armani announced that he would sponsor Christian Pellizzari to show in September at the Armani Theater in Milan—an enormous sign of confidence and faith in the young designer, who launched his eponymous label only in 2011. This winter comes to life in the new collection of Christian Pellizzari as light blue-gray fog settles on a flock of migrating birds. His iconic piece, the robe coat, is reinterpreted into a warm and enveloping camelcolor alpaca and a soft new fabric of wool and silk. Another iconic garment in the collection is the waffle jacket, which, constructed with a unique textile that resembles a knitted sweater but with its own unique ductility and malleability, comes in a mÊlange of gray and orange.

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Roy Paci

What You See Is What You Get

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Rosario Paci was born 1969 in Augusta, Sicily, which, situated in the province of Syracuse, faces the Ionian Sea. Learning the piano and trumpet at an early age, “Roy� was already playing traditional Sicilian jazz by the age of thirteen. After extensive travels throughout the world, Roy recorded and toured with Manu Chao. Uomo Moderno Winter 2015

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How do you classify your music? My music has been described by others as “volcanic,” “magmatic.” I don’t have an adjective for my music because I do so many things, even diverse, and I don’t have a single musical identity. In fact, I’m happy not being musically orthodox, because this helps me connect with different genres, allowing me to work abroad very easily. What do you mean by the title of your new album Italians Do It Better? The Italians to whom I am referring are virtuous people that are able to set an example. When Italians work with honesty and determination to succeed and build a craft, like mine as a musician, they can do it better than others. In my passage I am referring to Italians whom I’ve met in recent times—young, committed, and bringing fame to Italy. They are scientists, musicians, chefs, and people engaged in social work. These are the examples to follow, not others. We must also see the bad things and be good at self-criticism, but the things that are not working do not have to hide everything else. What can we expect from this album? I am always a work in progress through the influences that come to me, because fortunately I am a free traveling soul. So I am always receiving new creative musical inspiration that transmits to me an open vision of what surrounds us, and not only in Italy. I have never been linked to an Italian musical movement; abroad we (Roy Paci and Aretuska) are considered an international group, and honestly I love it. My musical vision is “glocal.” I retain the good things of my land: my radiance so typical of a person born in Sicily, respect for my roots…. Certain stereotypes of southern Italy or Italian Americans appear in your songs, often critically or ironically, such as in What You See Is What You Get…. The title of that song is the translation of the Sicilian phrase that means ‘I am what you see’. The piece deals ironically with the character of the Italian American Brooklynite. I think irony is a very strong weapon that can break more chains 60

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than anything else. It’s the strength to be able to say the same things, even if unpleasant, and to know how to admit that “we are like this, but also like that.” Anyway, with a smile I tried to break down the stereotype that some still have of Italians, as if it were a person who still lives in the 60s. What are some of your greatest memories from your world travels? One was in 2001, when for the first time I found myself on a stage in front of 300,000 people on a tour with Manu Chao…. How can musicians make a social impact? True musicians must continue to carry out their message without yielding to the pressures of figures from the world of entertainment or politics. It must be very consistent with their identity, acknowledging the help of other musicians. Musicians must continue to be musicians, in every moment of their existence. Why so many collaborations with other musicians? It is natural for me to do these things because I am Sicilian. Since childhood I have grown accustomed to seeing my parents open their home to strangers, always ready to share. So sharing is a key ingredient of my training. The house is always open; it’s nice to sit around a table or in a recording studio. It’s our way as Italians to gather around a table and share the flavors and knowledge of a lifetime. What do you consider “living in Italian style?” I have been to ill-famed suburbs and I have found myself playing on the streets—neither of which have created any problem. However, I am very attached to elegance. I like to dress like my grandfather who raised cows but on Sundays dressed sharp. I remember how this tall and handsome man would put on his fedora and pinstripe suit, which he had bought with a thousand sacrifices, and go out. I was fond of this kind of elegance and chivalry, even when linked to an encounter with a woman. I like to dress elegant, because it makes me feel good. Interview by Dafne Perticarini.


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Two Italian Boys

The New Adventure

You may not live in the city but your sense of dress is markedly urban; perhaps you are no longer a recent grad but you are eternally young at heart. So you are not afraid of colors like crimson red, which saturates ankle high pants, parkas, trenches, and double-breasted pea coats.

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Mixes of plaid and splashes of orange accentuate your dapper look, which journeys on a vicarious fox hunt in hilly British country. Two Italian Boys was founded by Ruggiero Cortellino, who, with each collection, celebrates a real person— an Italian “boy”—to pay tribute to Italy’s artistic and cultural heritage. The core idea behind the brand is that today, more than ever, it is necessary to focus on a style that is full of life, a “live style” instead of a lifestyle. This just could be your new adventure. 64

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Did You

Know? The term paparazzi originated in Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita, in which Marcello Mastroianni played Marecllo Rubini, a photographer and journalist, who, in turn, had a friend by the name of Paparazzo. Paparazzi is merely the Italian plural of paparazzo.

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Hair Shadowing

By Cily Hairstylist “All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

A contained evolution, a novelty. The modern man [uomo modero] changes the type of cut without changing the style of past fashions. This winter, the looks relive the naturalness that was so acclaimed throughout the previous season: a glance back to the recent past so as to rework and update the concept, making it more contemporary. Soft silhouettes: simple and basic hairstyles to play with textures. There will still be internal disconnections, double cuts, and the everyday “bed head” look—all united by asymmetric shading that Cily Hairstylist has named the “Eclipse Ombré Haircut”; that is, a kind of nuance that plays with the chiaroscuro effect of a man’s hair. Tangible consistency, natural movements, disheveled and undone, with an interplay of “shiny clean” and “dull messy” styling and lightening.

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The looks have a unique common thread that unites them: originality. A mix of styles characterized by strong internal disconnections and “hairdos,” hardly improvised but created with a clever alternation of lines. The ability to enhance the characteristics of each man makes it unique. Looks that emphasize the facial features of each guy, extremely versatile styling that changes rapidly from soft to rebel with one sole and indispensable ally: opaque modeling paste. A new classicism: the geometric cut finished off with a natural color and a touch of natural lightening that adds elegant dynamism. Shaving the sides gives way to the long constructed hair on top of the head. The hair is thinned out to diversify the finish and style the hair more easily.


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The Eclipse Ombré Cut The idea and inspiration of the shadowy male cut was born out of the female technique of ombré coloring. Tidy and elegant asymmetry, the shadow effect starts from a shorter length on one side of the head and continues gradually, lengthening it in the back of the neck, diagonally or vertically, up to the other side of the head, which will be slightly longer than the other half.

The Woman of the Modern Man While men’s looks are more and more sophisticated, women’s are becoming simpler with natural and soft hair colors. Shatush takes on a sun effect and advances to the length of the hair instead of just on the tips. Brilliance comes to life and gives an after-the-beach effect, enhancing the light in the texture. The styling is simple, moving, and disheveled with a matt effect.

The difference is soft and suffused with light. Everything has a deliberately elegant harmony, a mysterious fusion between light and matter with an infinite variation of styling and texture. This new season evokes a simple vision of beauty: mutable, constantly renewed, in change, and natural.

By Francesco Cilidonio Thanks to the Icastica cultural event of Arezzo.

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Did You

Know? Known as Western all’Italiana in Italy, Spaghetti Westerns was the term critics attributed to the Western movies that were directed and produced by Italians. Sergio Leone (1929-1989) is associated with the most famous of all Spaghetti Westerns— such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly—which were typically low budget produtions.

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LaCucina

The Continuous Shelf

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Décor

LaCucina is a project that was born more than one year ago between Marco Casamonti and Andrea Lupi. The creativity of an architect, the vision of an entrepreneur— these were the ingredients for LaCucina, in which Antonio Lupi proposes a brand-new style in the kitchen world that plans space for food. Instead of putting utensils away in cabinets—a common mistaken in design—LaCucina centers on cooking space, marking a radical change in kitchen priorities. A single shelf, the worktop mimics the hand when cooking. A bright strip guarantees correct lighting for the work area, while a continuous Corian surface assures easy cleaning. LaCucina is a made-to-measure module without limitations, customized in two versions: wall or double-faced island. It’s a new renaissance that perfectly combines the classicism of yesteryears with the practical living of modern times.

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Bonaldo

Forging More Than Iron Rooted and grounded in the very DNA of the Veneto region, Bonaldo was launched in 1936 by Giovanni Vittorio Bonaldo, who was an ironworker that specialized in iron bed frames. Twenty-two years later, the founder was joined by his son Albino, who expanded the product range to tables and chairs.

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Throughout the 78 years of your company’s history, what has changed? Over a period so long both the company and its sector have changed profoundly. In the ‘70s and ‘80s, the company focused on producing large quantities, large numbers. From the start of 2000, the focus shifted to design products for a smaller select public. Attention to style has been emphasized more in recent years, thanks to the collaboration with architects and designers of international renown, because customers pay increasing attention to the style, lines, and shapes. How have materials changed? From the company’s founding to the present, there have

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been many innovations in terms of available materials and the introduction of new materials. Bonaldo has always sought to use innovative materials. In production, we have chosen to add plastics, glass, concrete, wood, and ceramics to our original use of metal. What about colors? One of the distinguishing features of Bonaldo is color. Color is an indispensable form of expression for Bonaldo; in fact, Bonaldo’s collections always offer products with a strong personality created by the numerous variants of finishes and colors. This trend is particularly pronounced in the collection of Bonaldo’s new products this year. Uomo Moderno Winter 2015

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Is Made in Italy so unique? Made in Italy consists of many elements: culture, beauty, art, design, fashion, all of which are deeply rooted in the traditions of Italy, the Italian way of life. I believe that all of these elements together are not replicable elsewhere; therefore, in my opinion Made in Italy is a collection of many types of exclusively Italian “uniqueness.�

How is Bonaldo unique as a company? Bonaldo has always sought to improve the quality of its products, style, innovation of materials, and technologies. Our relationship with our region and perhaps the sum of all these elements make the company unique and different from others.

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Did You

Know? Iron beds were developed in Italy sometime in the 17th century with the aim of tackling the bedbug problem.

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Euromobil

Interpreting Domestic Change

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Décor

Euromobil finds its roots in a furniture factory called Lucchetta Luigi and Sons, which was founded in 1960 by Luigi and Luigia Lucchetta in Italy’s northeastern region of Veneto. Specializing first in kitchens, the new company soon diversified into furniture and entered the Euromobil Group in 1995. Determination, ethics, style, and professionalism stand as pillars of the Lucchetta family’s basic values:

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“Italian design is an original combination between aesthetics and artisanal knowhow, starting with the fifties of the last century, thanks to the extraordinary relationship that exists between enlightened entrepreneurs and talented designers.”

“The world of design evolves quickly: a consideration that applies to all sectors of the market. Furniture and furnishings anticipate and interpret changes in society. Domestic environments are no longer seen individually but are closely related in an organic and coordinated continuum. A house where the rooms are integrated with each other: the kitchens communicate with living space, the upholstery, and sleeping areas.”

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Uomo Moderno Debuts at New York and Philadelphia Fashion Weeks

This fall Uomo Moderno inaugurated the New Generation Fashion Tour from Italy, which kicked off September 12 at the close of New York Fashion Week and concluded September 19 at the start of Philadelphia Fashion Week. The tour presented five designer collections from Italy—including Nico Didonna, Francesca Marotta, Maison Lvchino, Rumjungle, and Malph—all to the musical accompaniment of Sunshine Superman with lead vocalist, Valentina Raffaelli of Tuscany. Each event started with a VIP/Press hour, which featured exotic drinks and delightful antispasti, while libations poured in abundance throughout the evening. Festivities continued with an After Party at the Attic where guests enjoyed an hour of complimentary drinks. Special thanks to Mainline Models and Talent of Media, House of Talent, Tearsheet, Follicle Studio, Sh Cosmetics, Architeqt Salon, and Redken, as well as Vespa Brooklyn, Vespa Philly, New York Rumble, and Philadelphia Spinners.

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introduction

New Generation Fashion Tour

Sunshine Superman Valentina Raffaelli

was born and raised in Forte dei Marmi, a seaport in the province of Lucca, which is located in northern Tuscany. No longer under the Tuscan sun, Valentina now resides under the Philadelphia sun where she leads Sunshine Superman, fulfilling her lifelong dream of songwriting and recording.

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New Generation Fashion Tour

The 2015 spring/summer collection of Luca Gregorio is entitled “Africa” and draws inspiration from the continent’s fanciful fauna of ants and iridescent beetles, panthers and tigers, elephant skins, and the hot pink color of flamingos. The movement of prints is reminiscent of jellyfish that dance elegantly in the deep sea, while the giant seashells of South African beaches resemble local majolica.

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Rumjungle

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New Generation Fashion Tour

Founded in 2007

by Mattia, Elia, and Martia Giansante, Rumjungle was named after the Mandalay Bay nightclub in Las Vegas and retails in 400 locations. The 2015 winter collection is super casual, alternative, and replete with jeans, ranging from ripped and distressed with fabric inserts to drop crotch, slim fit, and ribbed at the ankle. Tops include tees and hoodies—all in a university style. Uomo Moderno Winter 2015

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Maison Lvchino Contemporary Classic

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New Generation Fashion Tour

Luca Bellei

was born and raised in Reggio Emilia, graduating in Architecture with a great passion for design. For the 2015 spring/summer season, Luca directed his collection to the man who is educated, informed, and tired of classic styles but not ready to sacrifice elegance—someone who acts like a gentleman of yesteryears with the spunk of Daft Punk.

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Francesca Marotta

Bespoke

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New Generation Fashion Tour

The 2015 spring/summer collection is entitled Boiler Room Girls and recalls the female staff of Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign. Embracing the female form, the collection has the feel of sportswear and represents the woman who is empowered and in charge of her sexuality. Originally from Sicily, Francesca now resides in London.

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Nico Didonna

Trendy Traditional Tailoring

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New Generation Fashion Tour

Born into a family of seamstresses in Noicattaro, Puglia, Nico Didonna studied at the College of Fashion in London where he now resides. For the 2015 spring/summer collection, Nico draws inspiration from the opulence of the Borgia family, which he unites with the clean lines of Pierre Cardin, balancing opacity and transparency in a classic but contemporary style. Uomo Moderno Winter 2015

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Jason Pierre-Paul New York Giants

A child of Haitian immigrants, Jason Pierre-Paul never played football but grew up as a basketball star, now playing Defensive End for the New York Giants. In September Jason signed on as Uomo Moderno’s star guest model, making this his first New York Fashion Week runway appearance for the Ray Vincente label. “It was really cool being part of New York Fashion Week and walking in Uomo Moderno magazine fashion show. It was a great experience and definitely something I’ll never forget. I want to thank Uomo Moderno for the opportunity.”

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Brandon Boykin Philadelphia Eagles

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Originally

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Fayetteville, Georgia, Brandon Boykin grew up as a football and basketball star. Although Brandon now plays Cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles, he is known as Mr. Versatile—and versatile he was in the Uomo Moderno fashion show in Philadelphia, modeling for Maison Lvchino, Nico Didonna (below), and Ray Brown of Ray Vincente (left). “I’m really into fashion, so it was awesome walking in my first show. Being behind the scenes and seeing how it’s all put together was an eye-opening experience and it was cool that my designer Ray let me keep my outfit at the end of the show. Thanks Uomo Moderno for letting me be the guest model.”

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Luke Palladino

Venice through the Eyes of a Chef Recently opening

a new restaurant in Philadelphia, Luke Palladino offered up a duo of truffled grissini (handcrafted breadsticks with truffle butter, prosciutto and parmesan) and lobster, sweet corn, tomato, and preserved lemon aioli crostini. Having trained extensively in Venice, the chef advises:

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cuisine

“The essence of entertaining in Venice is in simplicity and tradition. Guests are made to feel as part of the family and wherever your party takes place; your guests are in your care and should be made to feel special. The food should be made of the freshest ingredients and the wines thoughtfully selected. Fresh ingredients, simply prepared.

“Select vegetables from local produce markets or farmers, always look to the cut of the vegetable to see its age; older vegetables are less sweet, starchier. Try to avoid dried herbs. Don’t use too much garlic; it’s more for flavor than taste. Cook with a good extra virgin olive oil blend that’s not too strong. Finish by drizzling the dish with a more expensive olive oil….

“When guests arrive offer a Spris, a traditional Venetian drink. At mealtime, serve Prosecco as an aperitivo. Pairing wines with your dinner can be fun and simple. After your meal, prepare a simple digestivo, Sgroppino: lemon sorbet, limoncello, and vodka. Puree in a blender. Serve in a sexy glass and garnish with mint. Make a lot, there is never enough!”

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Raffaele Ronca

Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Cuisine!

Originally from Naples, Italy, Chef Raffaele operates Ristorante Rafele at 29 7th Avenue in Manhattan where he specializes in classic Southern Italian cuisine. At the New Generation Fashion Tour from Italy, the chef served a trio of insalata di mare, eggplant crostini, and classic meatballs. After the show, the chef shared some culinary tips with Uomo Moderno. 96

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cuisine with Brindiamo!

What is the secret to Neapolitan cooking? Surely, the freshness of ingredients is the key to the Neapolitan cuisine. Can you give the eggplant parmigiana recipe that you prepared with Brindiamo!? Cut the eggplant into rounds (1/2 cm—4 rounds per single portion). Add salt and pepper. Grill the eggplant. Let rest 10 minutes. Make a fresh tomato sauce. Grate some whole mozzarella (250 grams). Take 100 grams of grated parmesan cheese. At this point assemble the parmigana: a layer of eggplant, one of mozzarella, one of tomato sauce and parmesan, and a basil leaf. Repeat the example in a pyramid. When finished, the parmigiana is placed into a baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Make sure the sauce and the parmesan are amalgamated well. Buon appettito!

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Altaneve

PunzonĂŠ Ultra premium vodka that is uniquely crafted in a five-column distillation system from organic Italian wheat grown in Piemonte, Italy.

VIP hour: The high-end Prosecco brand that epitomizes the best Italian sparkling wine the world has to offer.

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VIP hour: Ocóo—the beauty drink—beauty has never tasted so good. Curated by the Leading Salons of the World.

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