He describes himself as a joker in classic clothes and always has a pen in his breast pocket. He quotes as his influences, in no particular order: exoticism, bohemia, London in the sixties, the first punk, Ennio Flaiano, Alberto Arbasino, Irving Penn, Sarah Moon, Richard Avedon, Agota Kristof, mid-century modern, rococo, masks, brutalism, Leigh Bowery, decadence, radicalism, solitude, Japanism, maximalism, minimalism, absurdity, order, chaos, imperfections, errors. Convinced by Wallace Stevens, he sustains that reality is the product of imagination. For this reason when he walks he has his head in the clouds. He does not drive.
Convinced that distance from the centre broadens the field of vision, Angelo Flaccavento is a fashion journalist based in Sicily. He currently works with Il Sole 24 Ore, in charge of the style pages in the weekly Moda 24, with D La Repubblica delle donne, L’Uomo Vogue, The Gentlewoman, Studio and GQ. He is also fashion features editor for the biannuals Hunter and Dapper Dan.