Courage

Mamma Italia Cover

DUST MAGAZINE #15 / Photographed by Anthony Goicolea

Sit down with Risso in his office, a glass-walled room covered with books and countless collected images, opening on to a sunny, oh-so-Milanese courtyard, to discuss his creative process.

Francesco Risso most likely appeared on your Instagram feed about three years ago when he took the reins at Marni, following the departure of its former creative director and founder Consuelo Castiglioni. Risso isn’t a new player in the industry, having spent ten years at Prada, the fashion equivalent of a papal seal of approval, yet, in a landscape of Italian houses playing a ruthless feudal game of succession fit for the Lannisters, he stands out from the crowd. Looking to the future whilst maintaining a close dialogue with the past, Risso pays due respect to artisanal traditions without a hint of nostalgia. Italy, a country once synonymous with the utmost quality in the world of luxury goods, has seen some of its traditional skills left by the roadside in the drive towards conquering new markets. Risso is dedicated to celebrating these, and his country’s savoir-faire. Born on a boat, but with his feet firmly on the ground, Risso catapulted Marni, a relatively young Milanese house founded in the early nineties, into a new chapter, which has seen him navigate diverse themes, from social phenomena to eighties subcultures and contemporary art, served with a slice of Bambi – his Instagram handle – all with the confidence of a seasoned captain.
DUST MAGAZINE #15 / Mamma Italia Cover
DUST MAGAZINE #15 / Mamma Italia Cover
DUST MAGAZINE #15 / Mamma Italia Cover
DUST MAGAZINE #15 / Mamma Italia Cover
DUST MAGAZINE #15 / Mamma Italia Cover
DUST MAGAZINE #15 / Mamma Italia Cover
DUST MAGAZINE #15 / Mamma Italia Cover
DUST MAGAZINE #15 / Mamma Italia Cover

Credits

Photographer: Anthony Goicolea

Art Direction: Emanuela Amato

Styling: Ileana Alkistis Giannakoura

Hair/MUA: Francesca Angelone

Manicurist: Lisa Lionello

Set Designer: Niccolo Giordano

Production: Courage

Starring: Francesco Risso

Wearing: MARNI

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