This exclusive interview with Fabio Borrelli owner of Luigi Borrelli was conducted by Nicola Linza and Cristoffer Neljesjö in Naples during November 2010
What do you feel is the main factor that distinguishes the Borrelli brand today?
The main theme is the quality. Borrelli is a product totally made by hand and in my opinion this is a peculiarity in a period in which the most important thing is the average price.
Who is the ideal Borrelli customer?
The Borrelli customer is an executive, a man who lives a very busy day, a frequent traveller he is used to facing different cultures of the world.
As a cult object, Borrelli is an object of passion and desire, what inspires new pieces to a collection?
Borrelli is a cult object as it is a product which represents the transition from the real classic to a younger world.
What are the differences between the Luigi Borrelli and the Luxury Vintage collections?
The Luigi Borrelli collection is intended for a formal man who winks at fashion; whereas the Luxury Vintage collection is intended for a more casual man but with a tailoring DNA.
It is 1970 and we are meeting in Rome for a private party hosted by Luchino Visconti. What are you wearing? In addition, whom do you want to meet?
If in summer I would wear white trousers, brown suede loafers, a blue royal double breasted unlined jacket with a narrow and high revere, a filfil linen and cotton light blue shirt, a blue tie and I would love to be the partner of Claudia Cardinale.
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