MILAN — Marco Zanini is gearing up to present on Thursday, during the upcoming Milan Fashion Week, the second chapter of his collaboration with Italian footwear brand Santoni.
For the occasion, the designer has developed a book, titled “Edited: Trip,” which he showed exclusively to WWD on Monday morning.
“I’m passionate about books and I think that a book is such a noble object,” said Zanini, adding that “Edited” is definitely a complement to the collection he will present on Thursday and reflects an analogical approach to it. “It is a vehicle of messages reinforcing the ideas behind the collection, making everything more clear.”
The cover of the “Edited: Trip” book.
For the book, Zanini teamed with photographers Tim Hill and James Aubrey Finnigan, who shot a group of young male and female models in the gardens and interiors of a charming Sixties’ estate on the shores of Lake Como.
The images, which in keeping with the photographer duo’s styles overlap fantasy and reality, are juxtaposed in the book by pages reproducing the special surfaces of the marble samples which Milanese architect Piero Portaluppi collected during his life.
“At Villa Necchi, which Portaluppi built for himself, we unexpectedly found out that he was totally obsessed