Stylists in the time of the coronavirus: M1992
The founder of M1992 and creative co-director of Borbonese, Stefano Tarantini, shared some private thoughts with Fashion Italia during his self-isolation in Milan: how to work remotely, his new routine, what he misses most of the pre-life -COVID and what could happen after the crisis.
How are you going through these lockdown days?
For almost 2 months now I have been spending the lockdown in my home in Milan which fortunately is in a very quiet place in an area of Milan that I love, Piazza Cinque Giornate.
The designer’s work table
What do you miss most? And what is the first thing you will do as soon as possible?
Obviously, because of my job, I have always been used to travelling, so I would say that the thing I miss most is being able to freely go around my city and beyond. I really miss having breakfast in the pastry shop, a ritual I never gave up on. The first thing I will do is wake up very early in the morning and go to Piazza del Duomo.
New projects or ideas you are working on?
During this period I had the opportunity to reflect a lot on my work and I can say that even my interlocutors all have more time to listen. I am working on a collaboration that I had in the pipeline for a while for my M1992 brand, it will be closely linked to online. I am also trying to work remotely on the Borbonese SS2020, implementing a new presentation mode for September.
A book, a record and a film that you have discovered these days?
Two books, in particular, A book for people who want to become stincking rich but aren’t quite sure how by Benrik and then Goth Vamps and Dandies by Gavin Baddeley. I deepened all the filmography of Yorgos Lanthimos and La Favorita I loved it, then I’m a fan of horror and lately I’ve been focusing on the former horror 1930s and 1940s. The record that has accompanied me in the past few days has been Hats Off by Del Shannon.
An inevitable thing in the new daily routine?
Tour of the block at 18:30 when there is the most beautiful golden light of the day.
Which corner of the house do you prefer the most?
Under the blankets!
Stefano Tarantini among his collection of records
How is it possible to support Italian fashion right now?
It would be nice if the large Italian groups wanted to follow the growth of some young independent designers and brands with production and distribution support.