Rock stars

Marco Zanini carves out a marble marvel for Santoni Edited S/S 2018

The presentation design of Marco Zanini’s second ready-to-wear collection for Italian shoe and accessories brand Santoni was inspired by the marble and stone collection of the 20th-century architect Piero Portaluppi. The visionary behind Casa Degli Atellani and Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan, Portaluppi had acquired a collection of marble fragments – an assemblage that Zanini and the Santoni team patiently shot.

These images, in a variety of shades and crystal patterns, were then blown up into panels, creating a patchwork-like wallpaper of sorts in the boxy presentation space at Palazzo Clerici. The new collection – featuring colourful silk bowling shirts, basket weave leather sandals and archive Lion's mill prints – was dotted around the walls of the space, and presented on marble wallpaper-topped plinths.

The space – conceived under the creative direction of Zanini, the curation of Italian journalist Angelo Flaccavento and the art direction of Pomo – was a visual counterpart to the book Edited Trip. The publication, shot by Wallpaper* collaborators Hill & Aubrey (and the sequel to last season’s Edited Milano), features an array of images of Portaluppi’s original marble collection alongside Zanini’s designs.  

Fashion Features Editor

Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*, joining the team in 2022. Having previously been the digital features editor at AnOther and digital editor at 10 and 10 Men magazines, he has also contributed to titles including i-D, Dazed, 10 Magazine, Mr Porter’s The Journal and more, while also featuring in Dazed: 32 Years Confused: The Covers, published by Rizzoli. He is particularly interested in the moments when fashion intersects with other creative disciplines – notably art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and reporting from international fashion weeks. Across his career, he has interviewed the fashion industry’s leading figures, including Rick Owens, Pieter Mulier, Jonathan Anderson, Grace Wales Bonner, Christian Lacroix, Kate Moss and Manolo Blahnik.