Antonio Mancinelli

Editor-in-chief of bookzine Carnale

Starting his career 1985 writing about fashion for Il Corriere della Sera, Antonio Mancinelli was Deputy Editor of Italian Marie Claire until 2021. Today is editor-in-chief of bookzine Carnale and a contributor for Repubblica, D – La Repubblica delle Donne, Amica,, Il Foglio, La Stampa and other publications. He has written and conducted broadcasts for National Italian Radio and published eight books: of these, Fashion Box has been translated in eleven languages. Always attentive to fashion as a reflection of society and a political device capable of explaining cultural mutations, he has taught and teaches in public and private universities, primarily the Accademia di Costume e moda in Roma and in Milano, IULM in Milano, followed by Università Alma Studiorum in Bologna, Polimoda in Firenze, Domus Academy and Istituto Marangoni in Milano. In 2018 he was called by the Ministry of Culture to be part of the “Fashion Commission to study Italian cultural heritage”. He has participated in the drafting of catalogs of important exhibitions: among the latest, Romanzo breve di moda maschile with Olivier Saillard at Palazzo Pitti in Firenze (2019); Italiana. L’Italia vista dalla moda at Palazzo Reale in Milano (2018), the Rick Owens retrospective Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman, at the Triennale in Milano (2017). The latest book is L’arte dello Styling, written with Susanna Ausoni. He believes in questioning: «What can fashion do for us?», and not the other way around.

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