Although I pledged to spend the rest of the summer in Berlin, I ended up back in Milan over the weekend, invited by Milan’s infamous Plastic Club, who were having their Berlin edition of a monthly party called 747 (a few photos from Berlin-based Kinky White Horse’s performance later). I realized from my last visits that outside of Fashion Week, Milan’s best looks come out at night, so I didn’t spend much time on the street hunting for people. Instead, I arranged to meet with Marcelo Burlon, who might as well be Milan’s Argentine Prince of the fashion scene.
Everyone I’ve met that’s involved in Milanese fashion knows Marcelo. He hosts Pink is Punk, one of the best parties in Milan, is the former editor-in-chief of Rodeo Magazine, is best friends with Givenchy’s creative director Riccardo Tisci, and is now focusing on PR and events in Milan, with one of the most impressive list of clients I’ve seen (Jil Sander, Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Versace, and Prada all make the list). I met Marcelo over a year ago in Paris when I took a photo of him, and was surprised that he remembered me when I saw him at the Jil Sander show last month. I think this is actually the biggest key to his successes in Milan. He keeps everyone on a very friendly and relatable level, and everyone has only kind words to say about him, which is a very rare thing in fashion. In the photo he is sitting in front of his enormous collection of magazines, wearing a vest by Argentina-based Trosman, and t-shirt, trousers, and shoes by Givenchy.