Giorgio Chiussi: Let's get to know the finalists of Who Is On Next? Uomo

Your first coup de foudre with fashion.
It happened a long time ago. I come from a family of tailors and as a child I was always surrounded by fine fabrics and elegant clothes.

A phrase-quote-song to describe your style?
I take a phrase from the French naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon and make it my own: “The style is the man.”

What is truly innovative today?
Simplicity.

A designer, artistic movement, or person who particularly influenced you, and why?
Certainly the atmosphere of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, revised and corrected to be contemporary.

Shapes, colours and trends for spring/summer 2014.
I’ll be dressing men with elegance but not snobbery, wanting to be and not appearing to be. For this collection I was inspired by the style of the bad guys from the first part of the century, reinterpreted in a modern and fun way. This summer the Chiussi man will wear shorts paired with elegant double-breasted jackets.