Giulio wears, on left, jumper by No21, turtleneck by Falconeri. On right, jumper by Santoni edited by Marco Zanini, turtleneck by Falconeri, trousers by Luigi Bianchi Mantova, hat by Ermenegildo Zegna Couture, shoes by Santoni.
Giulio wears, on left, jumper by No21, turtleneck by Falconeri. On right, jumper by Santoni edited by Marco Zanini, turtleneck by Falconeri, trousers by Luigi Bianchi Mantova, hat by Ermenegildo Zegna Couture, shoes by Santoni.

Say “bello!” to six of Italy’s most promising men. This Italian battalion of modern males is eschewing macho stereotypes with their offbeat beauty. Molto bene!

 

Leonardo Gaist

Leonardo wears jumper by Sandro, turtleneck by Canali, trousers by DAKS, shoes by Prada.
Leonardo wears jumper by Sandro, turtleneck by Canali, trousers by DAKS, shoes by Prada.

Where are you from?
Valtellina, Lombardy

How old are you?
22

Instagram?
@LEONARDOGAIST

What’s the most typically Italian thing about you?
My accent

Your favourite Italian word or phrase?
Libidine (“libido”)

What was the last thing you Googled?
Used musical instruments.

What do you think Italy does best?
I think that is the art.

 

On left, Mattia wears blazer by Luigi Bianchi Mantova, turtleneck by Ballantyne, trousers by PT01, shoes and belt by Prada. On right, Lorenzo wears total look by Prada.
On left, Mattia wears blazer by Luigi Bianchi Mantova, turtleneck by Ballantyne, trousers by PT01, shoes and belt by Prada. On right, Lorenzo wears total look by Prada.

 

Riccardo Pedini

Riccardo wears jumper by No21, shirt by Boss, turtleneck by Ermenegildo Zegna, trousers by Marni, shoes by MSGM.
Riccardo wears jumper by No21, shirt by Boss, turtleneck by Ermenegildo Zegna, trousers by Marni, shoes by MSGM.

Where are you from?
Milan

How old are you?
18

Instagram?
@RICKY.PEDINI

What’s the most typically Italian thing about you?
The language

Your favourite Italian word or phrase?
Figa (too R-rated to translate -ed)

What was the last thing you Googled?
Detto cicli.

What do you think Italy does best?
Food, art, fashion, girls.

 

Daniel Galbiati

Daniel wears total look by COS, shoes by Prada, hat by Santoni edited by Marco Zanini.
Daniel wears total look by COS, shoes by Prada, hat by Santoni edited by Marco Zanini.

Where are you from?
Milan

How old are you?
17

Instagram?
@DANIELLGALBIATI

What’s the most typically Italian thing about you?
I love pizza!

Your favourite Italian word or phrase?
Chi non lotta ha già perso in partenza (“If you don’t fight you have already lost”)

What was the last thing you Googled?
models.com

What do you think Italy does best?
Being recognisable abroad.

 

Lorenzo Sutto

Lorenzo wears, on left, total look by Ermenegildo Zegna Couture, shoes by No21. On right, total look by Prada.
Lorenzo wears, on left, total look by Ermenegildo Zegna Couture, shoes by No21. On right, total look by Prada.

Where are you from?
Rome

How old are you?
21

Instagram?
@REDBRICKHEAD

What’s the most typically Italian thing about you?
My name.

Your favourite Italian word or phrase?
DAYE, a Roman slang that means “let’s go”

What was the last thing you Googled?
Boris the movie.

What do you think Italy does best?
Fashion, art, cooking.

 

Mattia Pardini

Mattia wears, on left, total look by Luigi Bianchi Mantova, turtleneck by Ballantyne, trousers by PT01, shoes and belt by Prada. On right, total look by MSGM, glasses by Dita Thom Browne.
Mattia wears, on left, total look by Luigi Bianchi Mantova, turtleneck by Ballantyne, trousers by PT01, shoes and belt by Prada. On right, total look by MSGM, glasses by Dita Thom Browne.

Where are you from?
Lucca, Tuscany

How old are you?
22

Instagram?
@MATTIA.PARDINI

What’s the most typically Italian thing about you?
Coffee and cigarettes

Your favourite Italian word or phrase?
Mi fai impazzire (“you make me crazy”)

What was the last thing you Googled?
Let’s not talk about that… hahaha.

What do you think Italy does best?
Enjoy the small things.

 

Giulio Donvito

Giulio wears jumper and trousers by Andrea Pompilio, shirt by Brooksfield, turtleneck by Ermenegildo Zegna, shoes by No21.
Giulio wears jumper and trousers by Andrea Pompilio, shirt by Brooksfield, turtleneck by Ermenegildo Zegna, shoes by No21.

Where are you from?
Modena

How old are you?
20

Instagram?
@DONVITOGIULIO

What’s the most typically Italian thing about you?
I think the habits, because I’ve got Russian origins, so I’m not 100% Italian

Your favourite Italian word or phrase?
Amore (“love”) because it could mean a lot of things in different ways. So it is so cool.

What was the last thing you Googled?
TV series episodes.

What do you think Italy does best?
I think that in Italy there is the best food ever!

 

On left, Daniel wears shirt by Canali, turtleneck by Ballantyne, trousers by Acne Studios, shoes by Prada. On right, Riccardo wears shirt and turtleneck by Boss, glasses by Dita Thom Browne.
On left, Daniel wears shirt by Canali, turtleneck by Ballantyne, trousers by Acne Studios, shoes by Prada. On right, Riccardo wears shirt and turtleneck by Boss, glasses by Dita Thom Browne.

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Photography – Paolo Simi for models.com
Styling – Matteo Greco
Production – Eleonora Laureti at Simobart casting
Grooming – Loris Rocchi (CLOSE UP MILANO)
Location – Studio Daylight, Milano
Models – Lorenzo Sutto @ Elite Milan (Milan), Leonardo Gaist @ FASHION MODEL MANAGEMENT (Milan), Giulio Donvito & Riccardo Pedini @ Why Not Model Management (Milan), Mattia Pardini @ I LOVE Models Management (Milan), Daniel Galbiati @ INDEPENDENT MODEL MANAGEMENT (Milan)
Photographer’s assistants – Alessandro Lonardo and Alessandro Russo
Stylist’s assistants – Solange Clercx and Anusha Mittalmakki

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