In Conversation: Fabrizio Ferracane - Award-Winning Italian Actor

    Fabrizio Ferracane is an award-winning Italian actor working in theatre, movie and TV productions. Fabrizio is mainly known for his starring roles in Black Souls (Anime Nere), The Traitor (Il Traditore) and his participation in dozens of critically acclaimed stage productions over the last three decades.

    Discover his style and insights within his local neighbourhood in Rome, Italy.

    Fabrizio, what's this secret of the Italian lifestyle?

    I think we focus more on taste, pleasure and slow life. 

    And what are the three objects that you always have with you?

    Pen and notebook, a picture in my wallet, and my watch.

    Who is your inspiration?

    My father: a man who based his whole life and his children on studies and knowledge.

    What is your local must-go in Rome?

    The Tiramisù. This is the name of the place. 

    Your favourite play?

    The one I still have to play in. VITA MIA by Emma Dante.

    Do you have a ritual before performing?

    To be silent and listen to the silence. I ask the director I work with to give me 5/10 seconds before calling "ACTION"!

    What's the best advice you've received?

    You can't give up until you've been told 300/350 times "no, thank you. We will let you know".

    Is it true that Italians do it better?

    No. Everyone has their own way of living.

    What made you passionate about acting?

    The possibility of becoming another body, having another voice... that is, when I understood the gift of corruption. The transformation and the transfiguration have always fascinated me. 

    What was the most significant experience of your career?

    To play in Anime Nere. I knew that it was finally my turn.


    Discovering the Finest Handcrafted Leather Belts

    Sometimes, a leather belt can enliven your style like nothing else: a garment that will enhance the quality of any outfit and that you'll love wearing for years to come. 

    Leather belts of the highest quality ensure durability and uniqueness for your everyday wardrobe. They hold their shape nicely and adapt easily, becoming more comfortable over time and providing a stylish look even after countless uses.

    They’re also highly versatile garments that fit perfectly with both casual and formal attires. You won’t need a plethora of belts, as long as you own a few in neutral colours to put on that will work on any occasion.

    Today we’ll look into what makes our handcrafted leather belts unique and why they’re the ultimate choice to enhance all kinds of styles.

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    In Conversation: Davide Barreri - The Turin Architect Behind the New Luca Faloni Store Concept

    Davide Barreri the Turin-based Italian architect who practiced at Motoelastico in Seoul to Hopkins Architects in London. Plateau Collaborative was founded in 2011 in collaboration with architects Andrea Alessio and Ilaria Ariolfo. PlaC discovers a contemporary approach to living through architecture, urbanism and design and the creatives behind the new Luca Faloni store concept.

    When did you start your Architects practice? And why Turin?

    PlaC was officially established as a registered practice in 2014, but we’ve been working together since we were at university; my partners Andrea Alessio and Ilaria Ariolfo studied with me and we’ve been friends for ages, so we made the decision together to start our business. After various stints spent working abroad - in Seoul, London, Berlin and Madrid - we decided to return to our roots in Turin, the city where each of us grew up and studied architecture.

    What inspired you when it came to the design of the Luca Faloni store?

    The idea was to create a basic structure that was extremely flexible and able to adapt to future changes so that it could easily be used in different configurations, but which at the same time draws inspiration from the copper roofing of the old buildings and by the Marienplatz clocktower, Milan is a homage to Piero Portaluppi (who designed the building), whereas for Miami our starting point was art deco, an architectural style that's common in the city, and which is characterised by very particular colour pairing and strong geometric symmetry.

    How important is made in Italy to you?

    In terms of production, our country has one of the most stringent systems of quality control in the world, put in place to maintain our high standards. Over the last few decades, the term Made in Italy has become one of the most famous brands in the world, and without a doubt, for an Italian designer, it’s almost a professional calling to safeguard these high standards. However, I feel that there is a certain lack of awareness of our strengths in Italy: I’ve often found there’s a greater respect for Made in Italy abroad than there is in Italy.

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