Rendez-Vous with Gianluca Cantaro

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On September 12th at 3 pm, Gianluca Cantaro, Editor-in-Chief of L’Officiel Italia and L’Officiel Hommes Italia, will take the Polimoda Rendez-Vous stage to deliver a lecture on the multilayered world of communication, touching on the evolution of fashion publishing and the ever-shifting coexistence of digital and print.

The Sicily-born magazine kingpin boasts an extensive career in media and publishing, previously holding the position of Deputy Editor-in-Chief of L’Uomo Vogue until 2014. Initially a freelance fashion and lifestyle journalist, he has contributed to a variety of Italian and international magazines, including Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Il Corriere Della Sera. In 2001 he became Vice Senior Editor of D – la Repubblica delle donne, the Saturday supplement of La Reppublica, before setting down roots as Managing Editor at Condé Nast in 2007.

Cantaro also collaborated on the updated first edition of the “Dizionario della moda” by Guido Vergani and its subsequent English translation. In addition to leading L’Officiel Italia, he is a regular of the education world, often delivering lectures and master classes on fashion journalism, history and trends at top fashion institutions.

Centered on the power of the written and visual, this Polimoda Rendez-Vous will unveil the history and reality of publishing, giving the Polimoda crowd a taste of how fashion and its global vigor are perceived and redrafted in the top tiers of the magazine world.


Portrait photo by The Sartorialist.