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.

6 of 6 Carlotta (@carlottataba ) is styling her first ready-to-wear collection at Milan Fashion Week this season. “The creative exchange with other professionals is of extreme importance to me. For this project, I will also work on the runway playlist, the fittings and coordinate castings. Fashion is pure communication, and when communication within the team is missing, it’s the end of it.” ⠀ Carlotta still works closely with Giovanna Battaglia. “She taught me everything I know about this incredible job, and showed me that nothing is impossible when you commit to an idea.” She also spent a year and a half working with stylist and editor Anna Dello Russo. “Anna has real fun with fashion and at the same time is the most focused woman I ever met.” ⠀ ”Everybody can be a stylist, photographer, chef or writer in the digital age through social media. But at the same time I believe that if you don't have skills and experiences, it’s difficult to establish yourself,” she says. Her advice to aspiring stylists? “Start with the methodology that only school can give you, and based on that, create your own methods and processes.” ⠀ See more of @carlottataba ’s story on @vogue. Interview conducted in Italian. ⠀ -- ⠀ Carlotta (@carlottataba ) sta lavorando allo styling della sua prima collezione di ready-to-wear che sfilerà alla Fashion Week di Milano questa settimana. “Lo scambio creativo con altri colleghi è di estrema importanza per me. Per questo progetto, mi occuperò anche della playlist della sfilata, dei fittings e del coordinamento del casting. La moda è pura comunicazione, e quando manca all’interno del team, è la fine. ⠀ Carlotta lavora ancora con Giovanna Battaglia. “E’ stata la prima persona ad insegnarmi tutto di questo bellissimo lavoro dove nulla è impossibile se hai l’idea giusta.” Ha anche passato un anno e mezzo lavorando con la stylist e direttrice Anna Dello Russo. “Anna si diverte molto con la moda e allo stesso tempo è la persona più dedicata che abbia mai conosciuto in vita mia.” ⠀ Segui la storia della stylist di Milano @carlottataba su @vogue.
5 of 6 Follow Milan-based stylist @carlottataba ’s story this week. ⠀ “I am inspired by things that I have never seen before: colors, shapes and textures – and that discovery often happens in the street, everyday. That’s our modern-day theater. ⠀ “The clubbing world is also very important for my practice. I believe that it’s an eccentric and creative reality that you can't ignore, a source of constant innovation, like Studio 54 for example. I always visit the local clubs when traveling for work.” ⠀ Interview conducted in Italian. ⠀ -- ⠀ Segui la storia della stylist di Milano @carlottataba questa settimana. ⠀ “Tutto ciò che non conosco mi ispira - e questo accade spesso in strada, ogni giorno. E’ il teatro del giorno d’oggi. ⠀ “Anche Il mondo del clubbing è molto importante per il mio lavoro. Credo che sia una realtà eccentrica e creativa che non si può ignorare, una sorgente di innovazione costante, come lo Studio 54 ad esempio. Nei miei viaggi di lavoro, visito sempre i club locali.”
4 of 6 Follow Milan-based stylist @carlottataba ’s story this week. ⠀ “My work kit weighs 30kg. In it, you can find trimmings, colorful socks, foulards, veil top hats, buckles, accessories, gloves, sunglasses, hats and much more. ⠀ “Accessories are what define my stories and editorials, more so than location and clothes. My interest in accessories developed during university while researching Italian folklore, which was subsequently the topic of my graduate thesis.” ⠀ Interview conducted in Italian. ⠀ -- ⠀ Segui la storia della stylist di Milano @carlottataba questa settimana. ⠀ “Il mio kit di lavoro pesa 30kg e puoi trovare passamanerie, calze colorate, foulard, velette, cinture, accessori extra, guanti, occhiali da sole, cappelli e molto altro. ⠀ “Gli accessori sono ciò che definiscono i miei editoriali, più delle location e dei vestiti. Il mio interesse per gli accessori è cresciuto durante i miei studi universitari, studiando il folklore italiano, e poi sono diventati l’oggetto della mia tesi.”
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 .
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