Points of view: Rossella Silvestri

The world of fashion is changing. We want to understand how, and we are talking to some people who in one way or another, they live it. Today is the turn of Rossella Silvestri, a young Italian blogger.

Hello Rossella, do you mind telling us something about you?

My name is Rossella Silvestri, I’m 19 and I’m about to start college. I want to become an architect, but to realize this dream I’ll have to move to Milan and totally change life. I will have the opportunity to live in the capital of Italian fashion, and I feel like a young Carrie Bradshaw who took her first steps in the Big Apple.

What is fashion for you?

I can say that fashion “runs in the family”. My grandmother lived at the time of the Dolce Vita, she used to wear tailored clothes and, inevitably, has infected my mother, who opened a boutique and started to organize the first fashion shows when she was only twenty years old. Consequently, fashion has always been part of me: once it was just a funny game, now it is a real passion.

What are, in your opinion, the three great classics to have in the closet?

In my closet must be a white T-shirt, a pair of classic jeans with high waist and, finally, a hat (in my opinion, this one is the all-mighty accessory that can revolutionize an entire outfit).

And what about the three must-have for the next Fall/Winter?

In my opinion, the must-haves for this Fall/Winter will be flared pants (monochrome and minimal if you follow the last NYFW trend, with printed motifs if you want to stand out from the crowd), a garment in suede that will be the focus of the outfit (from cuissardes to jackets, from skirts to vests) and a bare shoulders top (the so called “off shoulder” top).

If you were to make a collection, what (or who) should inspire you?

Perhaps, because of a kind of “professional deformation” (I just finished High School, where I used to study Latin and Greek), the dominant theme of my collection would be the Ancient World, starring the long tunics that characterized the clothes of Roman matrons. The classical canons, in my opinion, have always reflected the elegance and sophistication that I admire and I look for in fashion.

How do you think fashion will change in the future?

There could be a revival of the ’50s, using completely new materials and, therefore, unrelated to that time. I am convinced that the tissues in recent years are truly revolutionizing the world of fashion.

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