6 April 2012
Fabio Quaranta is a 34-year-old fashion designer based in Rome. Before gaining recognition and receiving awards for his menswear line, Fabio created a buzz with his showroom Motelsalieri, which doubles as a concept store and an experimental laboratory featuring eclectic music performances and exhibitions. With his modern take on traditional casual tailoring, Fabio manages to give a sense of timelessness to his creations. It was a natural step for him and his wife Grace Fisher to open the first Carol Christian Poell store in the world, just next door to Motelsalieri. “For me, it was always linked to something belonging to the past,” Quaranta says about avant-garde. “I wonder how it can possibly be noticed while it happens. Maybe it’s worthless looking for avant-garde in art. Everything has been done, seen and heard. But someone showed me that just living could enlighten you. That’s why, instinctively, I chose Daniele.” Born in Canada in the late '60s, Daniele has a background as an electrical engineer. After a commission in Rome, he decided to stay and radically changed his lifestyle: in the constant pursuit of a new inner balance, he chose to break with his habits and follow a new way of life, objectively defined by financial poverty, but enriched through praying, playing, and studying. “He’s the man I will never have the courage to be,” Quaranta says.
Learn more about Motelsalieri HERE.
Directed by PHLEGMATICS / Camera & Photos: Fango Crew / Editing: PHLEGMATICS & Fango Crew / Music: Equ Ohm