In this period there are numerous interviews with IL VOLO, but this one of Accessori Fashion Magazine, is really different, in particular for the attached photo shoot performed by Angelo Lanza and fashion editor Luca Termine.
The article is translated into English, so I will report it to you.
A bright flash to caress the smile of the models and the elegance of fabrics.
Latin atmosphere as musical soundscape.
Sometimes, to the rhythm of loudspeakers is joined by a warm, powerful, precise voice that accompanies the riff in the fascinating typical acoustics of a theater (even if it is a studio).
Time passes, shots alternate, and you discover that there are three tonalities.
Three voices that every now and then break the march of the shutter and the hum of lights, notes filled with the youth and passion of Piero Barone, Gianluca Ginoble and Ignazio Boschetto echoing ten years of career of “IL VOLO”, in tour all over Italy starting from June, until the big show on September 24th at the Arena in Verona.
Their success, in a couple of frames: the first Italian artists in history to sign a contract with an American major star of world discography; they took part in Barbra Streisand’s “Back to Brooklyn” tour in 2012; they held 50 sold-out dates from Canada to South America in 2013, winning the Sanremo Festival two years later and sing almost anywhere in the world.
For example, in the Abbey Road studios in London, where they perceive “the magic of a place where history was written”.
When this year, in Panama, during World Youth Day, they sang in front of the Pope, they realised that they could not have asked for better beginning of the celebrations of their artistic anniversary: “An inexplicable moment and emotion – remembers Piero – We were immersed in a deafening silence. Only the beats of our hearts echoed.”
And the magic repeats itself, given that in May they started a new tour that, for a whole year, will take them to Japan, Europe and America.
In the Italian spirit they identify part of the reasons for their success: “We always say it: we don’t do anything in particular. Our success is not only due to our voices, but above all to the music we sing, the music of the Italian tradition, although re-proposed in modern key.”
It is possible to perceive the three different personalities, in their last album Musica (Sony Music). A sort of journey throught their souls, between Piero’s more classic direction, to reach the vein pop of Ignazio.
He explains how it is possible, at the age of 25, to hold a decade of success: “The great thing is that we can turn work into fun. That’s what we love to do, so we never stop to appreciate the luck we have.”
And how do they deal with fashion?
Gianluca appreciates Tom Ford, because he manages to express a particular, always very elegant, but also eccentric, and never ordinary personality.
For Ignazio, the choice falls on Saint Laurent, which combines simplicity, sportiness and elegance.
Piero, who has a total black soul, inevitably says the name of Giorgio Armani, to then quote Dolce & Gabbana and Brioni among his favourites.
And if there is variety in clothing tastes, it is on the shoes that all three agree without a shadow of a doubt: they would all just buy sneakers. Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, or Armani sneakers, worn this year on the Ariston stage.
And here is the funny and nice moment of the backstage of the photo shoot.
What to say, the service speaks for itself: fun, funny, cheerful and fresh.
During the Sanremo period, many articles were published on Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca. Among the many, this one in particular has aroused my curiosity and I hope yours too.
Taken from Donna Fanpage:
Over the years, the guys from Il Volo have changed their style: at the beginning of their career they were just teenagers, a bit chubby and awkward but then, over time, they changed image and style, showing extreme safety, taking care of their physical form and the look, which ranges from super-elegant dark suits, to official events, complete with ties and bow ties,
to casual and trendy clothing that showed off at the Premios Juventud awards ceremony, held at the Watsco Center in Miami in July 2018, always paying maximum attention to their appearance.
In 2015, on the stage of the Ariston IL VOLO triumphs with the song “Grande Amore” but also with the best of Emporio Armani’s Made in Italy.
In the same period on his profile, Gianluca tagged himself in Via Manzoni 31. The address corresponds to the Milanese workshop of Giorgio Armani and the location is just a dressing room.
But even without tags, the look would have been unmistakable:
Basic t-shirts and trousers with darts and sports pockets scream the style of King George.
And for the second photo another Armani classic: gray.
Leather jacket with slightly rock tones, trousers with tubular leg and British style lace-ups. Gianluca is not new to these clothes: on the stage of the Ariston, in fact, the three boys showed off a look by Emporio Armani. Their image has been studied ad hoc according to a game of contrasts: the lyric tradition that wears leather jackets. No jacket, tie or bow tie (reserved for the final): the classic takes on the look again, especially if the protagonists in these scenes are little more than twenty years old.
Relations with Armani have always been very friendly. Armani has always been a good choice for them.
Milan Fashion Week 2015 Invited to the Armani fashion show: Il Volo
Il Volo with Armani
Il Volo with Roberta Armani
Also for the 2015 Eurovision, IL VOLO chooses ARMANI.
During the video, as they have done several times on several occasions, they will wear the new EA7 sneakers (Emporio Armani). The set of the new video will be the beautiful Arena of Verona,
Even for the first night of Notte Magica in Florence, IL VOLO chooses Armani.
The 2017 NOTTE MAGICA tour is about to begin, the boys visit the Lardini tailoring, here with Brenna Lardini.
During the Notte Magica tour, they will always wear Lardini suits, marked with a flower-shaped brooch, placed on the lapel of the jacket.
But we arrive at Sanremo 2019.
IL VOLO, on the red carpet of the Ariston, parades with clothes designed by Manuel Ritz: the brand has joined the three young tenors for the return of the Ariston to the stage and their 10-year career. For the occasion, they wore tuxedos from the Evening line and jackets from the main collection.
We arrive at the three evenings of Sanremo 2019.
Here are some of the comments:
Very elegant as always the singers of the trio IL VOLO, with pinstriped suits and Emporio Armani tuxedos.
IL VOLO in Armani.
The look of IL VOLO, of the second evening, convinces less.
Those baggy pants, too baggy.
IL VOLO in Emporio Armani
This evening we must reject the look of the three tenors who appear on stage with outfits that are too pompous and excessive for their young age. Either too casual or too elegant and baroque like in the final, a middle way isn’t it? (taken from Donna Fanpage)
This is my opinion.
I loved the velvet jackets by Lardini, but my opinion is that when they wear Armani, they are simply unbeatable, especially in this outfit.
Who doesn’t like them to dress like that?
And what do you prefer? Armani or Lardini?
I await the comments.
Credit to owners of all photos.
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