Dark Dressers: Edoardo Dionea Cicconi
March 6, 2015
Edoardo Dionea Cicconi is a musician and artist from Rome, Italy. Cicconi creates rock’n’roll on stage, and taxidermy off of it. Also delving into photography, illustration and other mediums. His art has been featured by Dazed Magazine among many others.
What does a typical day in the life of Edoardo Dionea Cicconi involve?
Music, photography, creative things and art in general: always involved. And insects. Recently I worked a lot with real insects preparing the Alchemy exhibition (for Artissima Fair and BOA Bunker of Arts).
Which are your wardrobe staples and why?
A black suit jacket, a black shirt, a black jeans. Black ankle boots or double monk slipon. On winter, an overcoat (guess which color? eheh…). This is a sort of a daily uniform to me. I am very comfortable with that. I could have variations on fabrics and (few) colours and accessories.
What’s your favourite item in your closet?
A Roberto Cavalli shirt (FW 20132014). That menswear collection was a psychedelic interpretation of snakeskin, flowers…nature was shot with a teleidoscope to make the patterns. Amazing work!
How would you describe your personal style?
Uhm…Classic, Contemporary, Crepuscular?
Where do you shop?
I have two special places in my hometown Rome. Ciro’s (a vintage shops with a private/hidden stock). And a young talented tailor in my neighborhood called Massimiliano Capobianco. With him, I like to make my own garments using new or vintage fabrics.
Your style icons?
Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio Gassman, Gianni Agnelli, Mario Schifano, the bluesmen from the past, UK anarchopunx, The Throbbing Gristle (and COIL), Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Ian Curtis, Elvis, Giorgio Armani, Lux Interior (singer of The Cramps) my grandfather. Just put all of them in a melting pot.
Two most important moments that influenced your style?
I saw bats flying in a cave when I was 5. I simply loved them, I found ‘em really elegant (meanwhile, i didn’t realise why everyone was screaming so loud). After this, i saw Batman (the very first by Tim Burton).
The other thing, same age, my grandfather using his comb (from his pocket). This impressed me a lot!