Simone Marchetti is fashion editor of Italian newspaper La Repubblica, widely considered the most important publication in Italy. Never far from the front row at all the major shows, Marchetti’s intelligent fashion reporting has cemented the editor as an authority on the industry. An Italian street style icon, Marchetti is photographed wherever he goes. His distinct and discerning sense of style – fusing bright, bold and colourful prints with classic tailoring – has ensured he is frequently featured on major style blogs such as The Sartorialist and Jak & Jil. Both his prose and pose ensure that he stands out in even the most high profile fashion crowd. “Simone is one of the smartest young editors of the industry, with sharp eye for aesthetic,” Kering chief executive Marco Bizzari told BoF.
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