Vogue International

Before it’s in fashion, it’s in Vogue—stories from emerging talent around the world, told in six posts, curated by Vogue teams globally.

3 of 6 Follow Milan-based stylist @carlottataba ’s story this week. ⠀ “We test the execution of a concept several times and we don’t stop until we have found the perfect harmony. Good communication on set and superb organization is key. There are so many details that you have to put together, or you will lose the shoot. ⠀ “It is essential to respect and understand the model’s body; hair and makeup play a key role in the creation of the final look.” ⠀ Interview conducted in Italian. ⠀ -- ⠀ Segui la storia della stylist di Milano @carlottataba questa settimana. ⠀ “Testiamo l’esecuzione del concetto molte volte e non ci fermiamo fino a che non abbiamo trovato la perfetta armonia. Ci sono così tanti dettagli che devi mettere insieme, oppure rischi di perdere lo shoot. ⠀ “Buona comunicazione sul set e perfetta organizzazione sono essenziali. E’ molto importante rispettare e capire il corpo delle modelle, e hair e makeup giocano un ruolo essenziale nella creazione del look finale.”
2 of 6 Segui la storia della stylist di Milano @carlottataba questa settimana. ⠀ “Adoro creare una sorta di caos in tutti i miei looks, qualcosa che devi guardare ancora e ancora perchè è strano e crea confusione nel cervello. ⠀ “Siamo costantemente esposti ad un immenso flusso di informazioni visive e creare qualcosa che spinge lo spettatore a fermarsi per più di un secondo è l’aspetto più interessante del mio lavoro.” ⠀ -- ⠀ Follow Milan-based stylist @carlottataba ’s story this week. ⠀ “I love to create some sort of chaos in all of my looks, something that you have to look at over and over again because it’s weird and creates confusion in your brain. ⠀ “We are constantly exposed to an immense flow of visual content and creating something that makes the viewer stop for more than a second is definitely the most interesting aspect of my job.” ⠀ Interview conducted in Italian.
1 of 6 A Carlotta Tabaroni (@carlottataba ) non piacciono gli spazi vuoti. “Il fondatore di Moschino, Franco Moschino, ha detto che “non c'è creatività senza caos” - e questo è il mio motto giornaliero”, dice Carlotta. “More is more. Quando non hai alcun materiale col quale lavorare, è un problema”, dice la ventottenne. “C'è una nota mancante e la sinfonia non suona bene. La mia orchestra è molto grande.” ⠀ Mentre lavorava da Sara Battaglia, un brand di moda milanese, Carlotta ha avuto l'opportunità di assistere la stylist Giovanna Battaglia - e ha scoperto il mondo dello styling. “Avevo 22 anni, e la mia prima esperienza editoriale è stata la sfilata di Alta Moda di Dolce & Gabbana a Taormina, fotografata da Paolo Roversi per @vogueitalia ”, dice. “Non riuscivo a credere di essere proprio accanto a Paolo Roversi, uno dei miei fotografi preferiti. E’ lì che ho scoperto il potere del set - un misto di forti energie e pensieri veloci - e mi sono innamorata di questo mondo”. ⠀ Segui la storia di @carlottataba questa settimana. ⠀ -- ⠀ Carlotta Tabaroni (@carlottataba ) doesn’t like empty spaces. “Moschino founder Franco Moschino said ‘there is no creativity without chaos’ – and that is my daily motto,” says Carlotta. “More is more. When you don’t have material to play with, it’s a problem,” the 28-year-old says. “There is a missing note and the symphony doesn’t play well. My orchestra is very large.” ⠀ Carlotta fell in love with the world of styling while working with Milanese fashion brand Sara Battaglia where she had the opportunity to assist fashion editor and influencer Giovanna Battaglia. “I was 22, and my first editorial experience was Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda in Taormina, photographed by Paolo Roversi for @vogueitalia ,” she says. “I couldn't believe that I was in the same place as one of my favorite photographers. Here I discovered the power of the set – a mix of strong energies and fast thoughts – and I fell in love with this world.” ⠀ Follow @carlottataba ’s story this week. Interview conducted in Italian.
6 of 6 This #LFW , Troy (@troyfuss ) is casting for emerging London designer Kiko Kostadinov. “Emerging talents are more open to sharing ideas, and there's more of a collaborative conversation,” he says. “With established brands there can sometimes be restrictions as to how much of your own personal stamp you can put on a project.” ⠀ As with all his casting projects, Troy believes personal character speaks volumes. “Who you are as a person carries through to your work life too,” he says. “I think that as long as you’re nice, as long as you’re kind to people, that will show through in your work.” ⠀ See more of @troyfuss ’s story on @vogue.
5 of 6 Follow casting director @troyfuss ’s story during #LFW . ⠀ “I think a lot of clients come to me because my work is diverse. It’s not something I do consciously, it’s just living in London – I have friends from so many different racial backgrounds. ⠀ “I don’t really think [the work] is that challenging, but there’s still a lack of diversity in the industry. I think it’s changed in the past three or four years, but there’s a lot more to be done. ⠀ “I was working on a shoot and I proposed casting all black models because there’s been so many great breakout black models. When I pitched it to the team, they were trying to be conscious of not tokenizing black people, but in the same way I was like, ‘If it was an all white cast, you wouldn’t have had an issue.’"
4 of 6 Follow casting director @troyfuss ’s story during #LFW . ⠀ “Once I cast a boy who was a drug dealer. I approached him and I was like, ‘Hey, what’s your name? I’m casting for this show, I really want to put you forward.’ ⠀ “Just talking to him, I understood his background, and then seeing him in a runway show – in a setting he wouldn’t necessarily be in – was special to me. Through his experience, he brought a certain swagger to it and wore the clothes in a more authentic way. ⠀ “We’ve now got him signed – he quit dealing and is modeling full time.”
3 of 6 Follow casting director @troyfuss ’s story during #LFW . ⠀ “As a casting director, a client comes to me with a brief, and then we work together to come to an understanding of who exactly that person should be. ⠀ “For example, I’ve worked with [London-based designer] Phoebe English, and she often has a character that she wants to find. So sometimes we find characters, or sometimes it’s based on a mood. ⠀ “Then I find people on the streets. I also scout via Instagram, so that’s a really amazing tool we have now. Then I create a pack which is sent to the client and they choose the people they want to confirm for the project.”
2 of 6 Follow casting director @troyfuss ’s story during #LFW . ⠀ “I’ve always been interested in people’s stories, in people’s backgrounds, who they are as a person, what makes them tick and what they stand by. As a kid I was always asking the most inappropriate questions, just trying to really get to know the core of someone’s values. ⠀ “When I cast someone, it’s because they bring a character – not just in their looks, but something from their soul. ⠀ “I grew up in a working class community and the people around me were from different walks of life. People I put forward in my cast will represent that.”
1 of 6 When he’s scouting models, Troy Fearn (@troyfuss ) trusts his gut. “It’s quite hard to describe, but when you see the right person, you just know,” says the 27-year-old casting director, who often books characters for runway shows, editorials, and other fashion projects by approaching strangers on the streets of London. “With street scouting, it’s very much a hands-on process, but I guess the overall process is pretty much the same as it’s been traditionally,” he says. “You’re looking for a certain type of person.” ⠀ Troy grew up in Nottingham, England, and pursued a career in the industry after getting a taste of fashion while assisting when he was a teenager. “I was involved in the whole process of show production, from casting to backstage. I caught the bug from that experience.” ⠀ As well as working with emerging London designers such as Supriya Lele, Les Boys Les Girls and Phoebe English, he also has projects for Lady Gaga and Elton John’s Love Bravery collection under his belt. “I found two out of the four people cast in the final campaign, and that was quite cool.” ⠀ Follow @troyfuss ’s story during #LFW .
6 of 6 Audrey (@audreylouisereynolds )’s lighthearted approach to her work is embodied in a new organic underwear line she is collaborating on with Kava Gorna and Only Hearts, which is available this week. “We’re trying to make the cleanest panties that ever existed,” she says. “It’s the highest quality organic cotton, hand sewn, and I’m hand-dyeing each piece with colors from organic fermented roses.” ⠀ Her next project – a magazine – is tackling the lack of education around sustainability. “It has every level of answer of how to do it: here are the things that you should avoid at all costs, here are the things that are fine – and here is what you can do if you want to,” she says. “It’s not impossible. It’s not that difficult. Just because it’s not laid out as one answer and there may be one extra step for you to take, take it. Don’t be lazy.” ⠀ See more of @audreylouisereynolds ’s story on @vogue.
5 of 6 ⠀ Follow fashion designer @audreylouisereynolds ’s story during #NYFW . ⠀ “I can’t expect any factory in the world to redo their entire factory. These are pre-existing infrastructures. How do we make it better using something that already exists? ⠀ “I figured out how to make the [natural dye] materials bend – whether it's encapsulating something to a certain melting point or adding it at a different time in the cycle of the dyeing machine – so that these materials can be used in pre-existing machines in the factories. Then the water waste, instead of being carted away afterwards, could be returned to a stream or reused or both, so it’s reducing waste too. It's been really cool to see workers be very happy that their work environment is improved by using natural materials. ⠀ “It’s been a crazy challenge to take this from being the girl who is foraging andsmashing berries on her shirt, to the woman who can go to factories in Taiwan, China, India – everywhere that I’ve been installing these things – and improving work environments.”
4 of 6⠀ Follow fashion designer @audreylouisereynolds ’s story during #NYFW . ⠀ “The ingredients I use come from every single thing I do in my daily life. ⠀ “Wherever I am, the little bits of color everywhere are what catches my eye. The first thing that I do is hone in on that thing and figure out, can I take some of this? Can I forage some of this? Is this a viable color? What can I do? How can I play with this? Is it toxic? It is beneficial to your health? What is it made of?”
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