The Hero’s Journey of Saverio Palatella

What is the best thing that i love about my work?
The possibility of searching for a new world every day.
The mission of dressing people to make them better, also from an ethical point of view.
The Wonder of always finding the future before others, we are obliged to always look forward.
What is my idea of perfect happiness?
Absolute happiness, which is found in appreciating life between difficulties and probabilities.
What is my greatest fear?
That of not knowing how to develop enough wisdom to deal with the unexpected.
What is the trait that i most deplore in myself?
Sluggishness sometimes, and lack of patience.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?
Issey Miyake genius of the research of the fabric and of the form, a great school in fashion and art in general. Issey has always done a great study on the futuristic technologies / recycling and reuse of waste materials.
What is my greatest extravagance?
Sleep on the floor.
On what occasion would i lie?
I don’t like lying.
I prefer silence to the lie.
What is the thing that i dislike the most in my work?
Hurry in doing things. To have to go out with so many projects at the same time all year without having time to think and reflect. I don’t like Instagram speed…
When and where was i the happiest, in my work?
In Japan with the project “Wholegarment” 3D knit development.
3 years research for Shima Seiki with their engineers for the study of draping in knitwear.
Great success of my professional carreer and great goal.
If i could, what would i change about myself?
Nothing, I am unique and unrepeatable.
I respect and love myself like that.
What is my greatest achievement in work?
My big study on knits and yarns that i’ve been pursuing for 38 years.
Never give up!
What do the words “The Financial Freedom to Create” mean to me?
Finance must help research and produce new ethical / economic walues.
Consumption no longer belongs to the new generations.
A finance aware of the new world of young people.When and where was i the happiest, in my work?
Where would i most like to live?
I love being in Milan, “this is my place” even though i spent a lot of time in Paris and New York. I worked in Milan for 18 years on the Navigli, a place i had looked for before it became the youth district. Full of artisans and restorers. Navigli is the place of my heart, which i have always tried and wanted since i arrived in this very young city.
What is my most treasured possession?
My freedom.
What is my most marked characteristic?
Understanding and listening to people, connecting with others and helping them.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
Brera where i live for many years. The favorite place remains Brera where i live for over 30 years, where i saw all the possibile transformations.
What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?
La Latteria San Marco di Arturo e Maria is a small trattoria that is the story of our beautiful city. The place where during the Expo 2015 Michelle Obama wanted to have lunch. La Latteria : Via San Marco, 24 20121 Milano
What books influenced my life and how?
So many… I quote one for all.
LOUIS FERDINAND-CÉLINE “Journey to the end of the night”.
Innovative novel in style at the time of its publication in 1932.
Who are my favorite writers?
They are so many!
I quote the first names that come to mind.
Albert Camus
Italo Calvino
You Only Die Once. What music would i listen on my last day?
A song i was listening to as a teenager.
Louis Armstrong “What A Wonderful World”
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
The Divina Marchesa Luisa Casati.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
My mother. Strong character.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?
JEAN LUC GODARD – “My Life to Live”, 1963
What role plays art in my life and work?
It is essential part of my life and my research.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
I’ve had many in my career.
But i would say for many years my ex boy friend Michael Gabriel who lives in NY.
Whom would i like to work with in 2018?
I already have many things to do in this second part of the year.
I do not have at least a name that comes to mind.
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018?
People from whom to learn new things.
What project, in 2018, an i looking forward to work on?
Art Direction Collection of Jewels.
Where can you see me or my work in 2018?
In Milan, in New York and in Germany.
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story?
Alessio Gerini / LOUIS Age
How can you contact me?
Sito :
Email :
Instagram : @saveriopalatella

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