AFTER STUDYING ECONOMICS, FABIO QUARANTA STARTED HIS CAREER IN FASHION BY GIVING A NEW INTERPRETATION OF MENSWEAR, IMPRINTED OF MODERNITY AND ITALIAN TRADITION.

HE WON WHO’S ON NEXT 2010, THE COMPETITION PROMOTED BY ALTAROMA, PITTI UOMO AND UOMO VOGUE, AND HE ALSO OBTAINED A GUEST PLACE AT PITTI UOMO 2011 FOR THE EXCLUSIVE RUNWAY SHOW OF HIS FIRST FABIO QUARANTA COLLECTION. HIS WORK HAS ALSO BEEN APPLAUDED BY THE AVANT/GARDE DIARIES, WHICH PRODUCED A STORY ON HIS WORK AND SELECTED IN JUNE 2019 AT PALAZZO PITTI IN FLORENCE AS PART OF THE EXHIBITION 'ROMANZO BREVE DI MODA MASCHILE' CURATED BY OLIVIER SAILLLARD BY FONDAZIONE PITTI DISCOVERY AND IN NOVEMBER 2019 BY LUCA LO PINTO TO BE PART OF THE SHOW 'TIME IS THIRSTY' AT KUNSTHALLE WIEN.

NEXT TO HIS LABEL, FROM THE 2010 HE IS ALSO A LECTURER OF THE MA DEGREE IN VISUAL ARTS AND FASHION AT IUAV UNIVERSITY OF DESIGN AND ARTS IN VENICE, ITALY.

HIS OWN BACKGROUND IN ART AND STRONG SENSE FOR THE AVANT-GARDE HAVE LED TO HIS LINE BECOMING HIGHLY CONCEPTUAL, AND HE HAS PARTICIPATED IN EXHIBITIONS AT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME, ART BASEL, MUSEO TRIENNALE DI MILANO, VILLA MEDICI FRENCH ACADEMY IN ROME AND KUNSTHALLE MERAN, TRANSLATING WITH HIS CREATIONS CONTEMPORARY WORLD’S SPIRIT, CHASING FOR SIMPLICITY AND AUTHENTICITY. THE PRECISION IN THE CUT AND THE ATTENTION FOR DETAILS ARE COUNTERBALANCED BY AN AUDACIOUS VISION OF GARMENTS’ ASSEMBLAGE. MENSWEAR BECOMES MORE COMPLEX, OFFERING A SOPHISTICATED VISION OF MASCULINITY, PLAYING WITH GENDER’S CODES AND CREATING ALSO AN ANDROGYNOUS FEMALE WARDROBE. FOR HIM, IN THE CHAOTIC AGE IN WHICH WE LIVE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO GO TO THE ESSENCE AND BE VERY CLEAR IN EXPRESSING OUR AESTHETICAL POINT OF VIEW. THEREFORE, TWO MAIN GUIDELINES: HIGH QUALITY AND UNICITY, BESIDE OF A PLURAL VISION OF ART.

AS QUARANTA'S NAMESAKE LINE IS STEEPED IN THE HISTORY OF ITALIAN CLERGY DRESS, IT TRANSLATES INTO FINE TAILORING REMINISCENT OF THE CLASSIC QUALITY FOUND IN THE VATICAN’S WARDROBE AND IN THE ROMAN TAILORING TRADITION. BASED ON ITALIAN MENSWEAR AND ITS SUPERIOR FABRICS, HIS LINE ALSO INCLUDES WOMENSWEAR.

IN 2006, QUARANTA LAUNCHED MOTELSALIERI IN ROME -FROM 2016 IT MOVED TO MILAN- AS A PLATFORM FOR DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES, COMBINING HIS INTEREST IN CONTEMPORARY ART WITH MUSIC AND CLOTHING, WHICH HE PROPOSES VISUAL COMMUNICATION, CURATING, AND ORGANIZATION FOR COLLATERAL PROJECTS.

HIS LAST PROJECT URANIA IS A SERIES OF EDITIONS WITHOUT ANY CODIFICATION OF FASHION, CREATING A CONSTELLATION OF COOPERATIONS: THE FIRST EDITION, ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL, WITH THE SPECIAL PARTICIPATION ON NICOLA PECORARO, CONSIST IN FIVE STYLES OF A JACKET WERE AVAILABLE IN ONE SIZE, ALLOWING FOR THE WEARER TO FIND THEIR PIECE, RATHER THAN THEIR SIZE AND IT WAS SHOWED AT EX VILLAGGIO ENI IN BORCA DI CADORE -JUN 2018-, AT NFQ IN MILAN -SEP 2018-, AT ERMES ERMES IN WIEN -OCT 2018- AND AT SANT'ANDREA DE SCAPIS IN ROMA -DEC 2018.

FABIO QUARANTA CONTRIBUTED WITH INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS, SUCH AS DUCATI/MONROE, MILTOS MANETAS, NATHALIE DU PASQUIER, SALVO, NERO, NICO VASCELLARI, LUCA TREVISANI, GIANNI POLITI, EMILIANO MAGGI, JOANNE BURKE, JEANETTE HAYES, FEDERICO SCHOTT, GEORGE H. LONGLY, TOBIAS KASPAR, NICOLA PECORARO, RICHARD YOUNGS, DAVID TIBET, BEN CHASNY, ADAM GREEN, JANDEK, CARL CRAIG, ENZO COSIMI, ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY AND ALSO WITH PRESTIGIOUS WOOLEN MILLS SUCH AS LANIFICIO BOTTOLI AND LANIFICIO F.LLI CERRUTI AND TAILORS SUCH AS ANDREA CARACENI AND SARTORIA FRANCO LITRICO.


FABIO QUARANTA INTRODUCING URANIA 2020 W/ RICHARD YOUNGS

FABIO QUARANTA URANIA 2020

FABIO QUARANTA INTERVIEWED BY ANGELO FLACCAVENTO FOR SKY ARTE HD "LE ITALIE DELLA MODA. MENTI E MANI ECCELLENTI"

FABIO QUARANTA & DANIELE. "DARING ETERNITYFROM" THE AVANT/GARDE DIARIES

YOUNG GOD SHOW

FEBBRE DELLA VELOCITA' SHOW

DEAD MAN SHOW

 

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