R. Culturi x Gentlemen’s Wear Daily
Recently, we had the pleasure of collaborating with Fabrizio Oriani of GWD on his #GWDGoes2Miami campaign. Fabrizio chose two of our neckties and pocket squares to accompany him as he enjoyed the Miami beaches and nightlife.
Despite a flight delay and heavy traffic getting into New York City, Fabrizio and I were able to sit down for lunch and a couple of glasses of wine at the Crosby Street Hotel on an otherwise quiet Sunday afternoon.
Fabrizio’s impeccable style speaks for itself. He’s a celebrity on the menswear scene, famous for bold outfits put together in a way that only an Italian could pull off with ease. Needless to say, I was curious to find out how his love for menswear began and how his style has evolved over the years.
How did you get into menswear?
Actually since I was a little child. I would always “argue” with my mom about which outfit I had to put on, just because it came so natural for me to choose patterns, colors and style.
Were you always conscious of how you dress?
Your personal style is quite eclectic, encompassing both classic menswear as well as streetwear. How do you decide what you’re going to wear when you get up in the morning?
I don’t plan that much. I just get inspired by the way I’m feeling on a certain day. I wake up, I open my wardrobe, and I try to be stylish whether I’m going to have a formal meeting or just a walk downtown in Milano.
You’ve worn dozens of different brands from all around the world. What would you say sets Italian tailoring and craftsmanship apart from the rest?
Someone once said, Italians do it better and that’s absolutely true. Our world-renowned style is, again, something very natural for many of us, which comes along with our thousand year old history and love for culture and art.
What are the must have items for someone trying to build a solid classic menswear wardrobe?
Something which makes you feel comfortable. Choose fabrics, patterns, and a fit that works with your personal tastes.
An outfit is never truly complete without _________. Fill in the blank.
Your personal touch, your personal style.
You recently took a few R. Culturi ties and pocket squares with you on your trip to Miami. What drew you to the brand? What has been your favorite piece from the collection?
I loved two things – the brand aesthetic (the choice of patterns, colors, fabrics, and collaborations with artists) and the fact that everything is made in Italy. It’s hard to pick a favorite because I really love the collection, but if I had to choose I would say the Infinito Mandala necktie in Firebrick/Gold.
Fabrizio’s favorites from the R. Culturi collection
Photos courtesy of GWD.