The Hero’s Journey of Alberto Caselli Manzini

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Creativity and the opportunity to express it
What is my idea of perfect happiness? We can approach perfect happiness when we are in harmony with ourselves and we share it with other people.
What is my greatest fear? All fears can be won. They are learnings for our life experience. In every phase of my life there have been fears that I have overcome.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? When I see situations or attitudes that I deplore, I work on them in order to go beyond the situation.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I like being able to have more points of reference because from each person I can learn something unique.This continuous learning gives me the possibility to put me in discussion and then evolve.
What is my greatest extravagance? Being able to express myself in any area.
On what occasion would I lie? It is never pleasant to lie but when a lie is a good thing, I think it is legal.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? I deeply love clarity and when such situations happen I do not feel at ease.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? When I travel and discover new cultures and people, I feel very honored and privileged. This is a big plus of my work.
If I could, what would I change about myself?  It is not easy but it is very important to learn to accept oneself for what one is. Each person has points in the shade and in light. With a constant effort we can change that if we really want it.
What is my greatest achievement in work? The possibility to direct as Editor in Charge Collezioni – Sport&Street magazine and teaching. It is really rewarding to be able to share their know-how with the students and help them realize their wishes.
What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me? The fashion research that I normaly do in the journalistic field is independent. This freedom is released from commercial logic.
Where would I most like to live? Lisbon. In a past life I have certainly been Portuguese.
What is my most treasured possession? My family, friends and the be loved in general.
What is my most marked characteristic? Curiosity that translates into being opened to new experiences.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?  The historic center of Modena is very fascinating. Monuments, palaces, squares of different ages coexist in great balance and harmony.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? In Modena we have a great gastronomic tradition and also a great variety of proposals. I have several places that I love but I like being able to choose it accordingly to the moment.
What books influenced my life and how? The portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, read during adolescence, has inspired my imagination but at the same time highlighted the theme of narcissism. The China study by Dr. Campbell was the origin of the change in my diet. Since 2012 I have become happily vegetarian.
Who are my favorite writers? They are so many! Marguerite Duras, Anthony Burgess, Italo Calvino, Marguerite Yourcenar, Frederich Nietzsche…
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Deva Pramal, Mantras for Life.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? I have always loved Lady Oscar.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My parents!
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios by Pedro Almodovar
What role plays art in my life and work? The different expressions of the arts have always manifested themselves in my work. Past, present and future is my favorite mix.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My grandmother!
Whom would I like to work with in 2018? There is not a particular person that I would like to work with. I like to choose the people to work with based on the projects, the objectives to be achieved. Choosing the right team is essential for the success of every project.
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? I would like to meet high-profile people driven by great passion, constant commitment and deep humanity.
What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? I look forward to starting my new course of Latest trends in fashion for Bologna University.
Where can you see me or my work in 2018? You can see it on Collezioni – Sport&Street magazine in the traditional paper version that is distributed in more than 40 countries in world or in the digital version.
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Being able to continue to carry on my different passions in the right time and with the right methods, always.
Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story?

Mustafa Sabbagh

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