As head of talent at Vogue Italia, senior fashion editor Sara Maino oversees the annual publication of the talent edition and edits the online section on Vogue.it. A regular attendee at global talent spotting shows such as the Fashion Scout showcase in London, Maino is internationally recognised for her fashion scouting abilities and has served as a judge in several fashion competitions including the 2012 International Talent Support competition in Trieste, North East Italy and the Designer’s Nest Show & Awards in Copenhagan. In July 2013 Maino served on the panel of jurors at the Berlin Fashion Film Awards and in October 2013 will serve on the exclusive panel for the annual Scottish Fashion Awards in London.
Through her role as senior talent editor at Vogue Italia, Maino has overseen a number of new initiatives such as the 2013 Vogue Talents Corner at Milan Fashion Week, and has recently collaborated with talent scout websites Wowcracy and Muuse in launching new talent competitions for up and coming designers.
Maino’s first experience in fashion began in the early 90’s while working at the newly opened Corso Como 10 boutique in Paris before joining Vogue Italia as an intern in 1994. An established stylist, Maino has collaborated with Gianfranco Ferre on the label's Autumn/Winter 2010 lookbook, contributed to the Men in Italy exhibition in Milan, and on a fashion film for Roberto Cavalli by H&M with photographer Johan Renck.