Issue #42

Antonietta Fontana

La Fashion-dipendente

Born in Italy, her passion for fashion starts when she is a little girl who hangs around her family’s stores. She starts working in the retail, realizing later her biggest passion for “styling”. She starts in Milan, but her ambition, love and curiosity for this world takes her to New York to collaborate with Italian and Japanese photographers.

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What do you do in your life (work and fun)?

Actually I work as account manager for a label company in Italy, but I spend a lot of my free time working like fashion stylist between Milan and New York.

What made you leave Italy and chose NYC?

Live in New York it was always in my dreams so one day I decided to leave Italy To discover the New York fashion world and gain more experience.

Please share your best memory in the City.

For me, there wasn’t one single experience that stood out, but rather everyday was unique and brought great memories. The most important for me though were those spent with my friends, who now, are more like family.

What made you choose this specific location and outfit?

I haven’t thought about my outfit, I never think of it, I just get inspired from the moment, the emotion and the mood. Choosing a location was an interesting and important experience for me. I would wake up on a beautiful spring morning in southern manhattan, and search for the perfect spot to shoot, all the while taking in the beauty of the city by motorcycle, which was driven by the photographer.

Your thought about this project, ITALIANY.US

I think it’s amazing to tell stories of Italian talents through the photography. As an italian, it is amazing to experience the emotions, and see the lives of other italians through photography who have made a similarly tough journey as I have.

How would you describe being an ambassador of the italian style/culture abroad?

It means being brave to go overseas and showing the world what the Italian talent is. There are many talented Italian people, but unfortunately few of them recognize it, appreciate it and fight for it.

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  • Time

    120 mins

  • City

    New York

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