My Style: Giovanni Dario Laudicina

Portrait of Giovanni Dario Laudicina

Portrait: Adonis Kekidakis for Fashion We Like

Please describe your style in three words.

Italian, casual, and timeless.

What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?

Wearing something or creating a look that does not make you feel at ease.

Do you believe in role models?

Absolutely. Style is a combination of different factors; physical appearance and especially the attitude of the people used as our role models are extremely important.

What are your favourite fabrics?

Popeline, this classic cotton fabric used in shirts, and ultra lightweight cashmere.

Are there any style combinations that you object to?

No, why would I?

Which city has the best-dressed men?

Milan and Tokyo.

Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

Fashion-wise? I am both.

What are the rules in the way you dress?

I try not to focus on the individual garments, but to always achieve a harmony of colours, fabrics and proportions. But even achieving this, our attitude and the way we move within our clothes are a fundamental part of the look.

Celebrities and style...

At the majority of cases, combining these two can only be achieved through a stylist! Celebrities can be very influential to a lot of people and that’s why they need to have a stylist! ;)

Name one garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?

Coats.

A man should always look like…

However he feels like.

Who taught you what you know about style?

In regards to my personal style, all the people around me. As for my vision about the role of fashion in the society, I have to be grateful to Maria Luisa Frisa and Miuccia Prada.

How do you select your clothing every morning?

I would rather not answer that!

What is your biggest regret?

Not being more cheeky.

The three essential things a man should know about style are...

Understand your environment and the occasion, and never be amiss or “out of place”. Don't look flashier than your partner. A white T-shirt, a slightly wide white shirt, or a lightweight black cashmere roundneck or turtleneck (black, grey or dark blue) are always a good look (Prada and Ermenegildo Zegna make the best).

Do you have any shopping rituals?

Not really.

We will never see you wearing...

Crazy hats.

The most stylish person you have ever seen...

This interview is really hard! I would say Umit Benan.

What is the first thing you notice on a man?

His attitude.

The one image that defined your approach to style?

Probably a lot of pictures of Deborah Turbeville and Robert Rabensteiner.

Which new designers do you follow and why?

Christian Pellizzari for his taste; it is a mixture of old Italian style and French style. Andrea Pompilio for his portrayal of the contemporary. Christophe Lemaire; there is nothing that I don’t love from his collections.

What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

My coats.

Is comfort an enemy of style?

No, it's not.

Which fashion house never fails to impress you?

Prada.

Who would you like to recommend for My Style?

Eva Geraldine Fontanelli.

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