Franco Loropiana

How would you compare style on the streets in Italy to that of New York City? Fashion lives in Europe - Italy and France especially - but New York is a very international city so you see absolutely every type of style everywhere you look. People wear what they feel like wearing, whatever their mood is, without a care of what others think. That's a very exciting part of New York - you see such different people all mingled together.
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Name: Franco Loropiana
What do you do? I'm a buyer for Bergdorf Goodman.
Where are you from? I'm from Torino, Italy but I've lived in New York for 2 years.
Who are your favorite menwear designers? For myself, I like very classical style, so rather than turning to a specific designer, I wear suits that are custom made and tailored for me. But in terms of who is driving the trends in the fashion world, I respect the work of Tom Ford and Thom Browne.
What do you wear when you're not in a suit? Usually basic jeans and a T-shirt.
How would you compare style on the streets in Italy to that of New York City? Fashion lives in Europe - Italy and France especially - but New York is a very international city so you see absolutely every type of style everywhere you look. People wear what they feel like wearing, whatever their mood is, without a care of what others think. That's a very exciting part of New York - you see such different people all mingled together.
What most inspires you? Music, definitely. I'm also very inspired by photography, beautiful light, nature...
What's your favorite type of music? Reggae.
—Olivia Jade Horner
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