The designer Marco de Vincenzo shared some private thoughts with Vogue Italia during his self-isolation in Rome: how to work remotely, his new routine, what he misses most about pre-covid life and what could happen after the crisis.
How are you going through these lockdown days?
I’m in Rome, I was here when the first decree came out and I couldn’t reach Milan anymore. I am drawing a lot, and I must say that it seems lucky because there is no faster way to pass the time.
Marco de Vincenzo’s studio in Rome
What do you miss most? And what is the first thing you will do as soon as possible?
I’d say I miss everything, difficult to make a list. The first thing I will do will be to move from here because I am not used to such long periods in the same place, I want to take a train, whatever the destination.
New projects you are working on?
We are very focused on promoting Spring 2020 on our e-commerce. “The Wave”, the collection presented last September on the dock, spoke of connection and multiculturalism, its online sale is our way to stay connected with beauty and with those who have followed us for years from all over the world.
Future plans, on the other hand, are more than dreams, since there is no calendar that can indicate a deadline.
The illustrations of the designer
A film or TV series that you have discovered these days?
Two nights ago I found out Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, a classic I had never seen; beautiful film about prejudices and overcoming them. The series are not for me, at this moment above all they seem like a prison inside the prison.
An inevitable thing in the new daily routine?
The phone calls. They have once again become a comfort, an exchange of views without a pointed chronometer, no longer fitting them in the middle of the rest, they remind me of those of adolescence.
The gym corner in the living room
Which room in the house do you prefer the most?
My study. A very messy and crowded room in which only I can find my way. I’d say the memory of my quarantine will have its smell.
How is it possible to support Italian fashion right now?
Small, independent brands like mine will have a lot to rebuild. Everyone is suffering, big and small, but if Italian fashion doesn’t want to lose its new voices, this is the time to protect them by thinking of concrete ways to support them when the nightmare is over.
A mirror selfie during food shopping