November 2016_by Federica Tattoli
Fabio Quaranta was born in Rome and he’s currently based in Milan. Born in 1977 he is astigmatic and left-handed. Designer of the label Fabio Quaranta, lecturer, researcher and course leader of the MA degree in visual arts and fashion design at IUAV University of Design and Arts in Venice. In 2006 he opens “Montesalieri” in Rome to be a container of different experiences: contemporary art, music and fashion. In the same year he won the prize for pret-a-porter during the second edition of the competition “Who’s On Next?” Uomo, promoted by Altaroma, Vogue Uomo and Pitti Immagine. In 2011, the first Fabio Quaranta collection is special guest at Pitti 78 with a runway show event accompanied by a performance from David Tibet, Babe Dee and Andrew Lilies of the English music band “Current 93”. Other collaborations: Ben Chasny, Jandek, Carl Craig, Nico Vascellari, Luca Trevisani, Gianni Politi, Emiliano Maggi, Joanne Burke, George H. Longly, Tobias Kaspar, Giorgio Orbi, Enzo Cosimi, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Lanificio Bottioli, Lanificio F.lli Cerrito, Andrea Caraceni, Sartoria Franco Litrico.
You in five words...
Designer, Roman, Astigmatic, Left-handed, Boh.
Your work in five words...
I Can’t Do Other Job.
Your brilliant quality...
Your main fault
Five places you love most in the world
Rome, Venice, my Van, the Churches, the School.
Where would you live if you are not living where you are now
Whiteout any doubt, Venice.
Five fundamental books
I don’t read much anymore.
Five songs that you always listen
I don’t listen much music anymore.
Five artists / works that have marked yourself
An image of Franco Angeli and his daughter shoot by Dondero
Fondamenta degli Incurabili by Brodskij
The invisibile, work by Gino De Dominicis
Enzo Cucchi ever
Medardo Rosso’s Wax
Five fundamental fashion designer / fashion brands that you must have in your closet
The garment and design object which you would not live without
My Smartphone, damn!
What's on your desk right now
I don’t remember. I’m in Venice in this moment.
The image of your desktop
A grey background. I’ve checked.
Night or day
Night and Day.
Are you superstitious
Being aware of our own references and satisfy our own ideas.
Tell me a secret
I would like to drop everything and try to really live this life.
Tell me a lie
I drop everything.
What you can not say no
A dream come true and one that you would like to accomplish
To sell my garments at Drover Street Market in London.
Become United States president.
Ph. Dario Salamone. Location Giorgio Orbi studio.