Few brands speak to a minimalist’s soul like the Row and Calvin Klein (pre-Raf, of course). Theory’s new creative director has worked at both houses, most recently as head designer for the Row. Francesco Fucci has brought his pared-back, but romantic aesthetic to Theory since starting the new job in May, beginning with the newly released pre-spring 2019 collection. He loves white shirts, hates white socks, and eschews trends and pajamas. You’ll love him. Read on below.
How do you thank someone for a gift? With a “thank you” and a big hug.
What would you never wear? White socks.
What’s your dream vacation? To spend the summer in Sicily with my children.
What’s a good book on your coffee table right now? I’m reading two books at the same time, but not even close to finishing either: Alberto Moravia’s The Conformist, and In America by journalist Tiziano Terzani.
Favorite piece of furniture in your apartment or office? I love bare spaces, so I am not attached to any furniture pieces. I love my RX2 Bang & Olufsen record player from 1985.
What should everyone have in their closet? A white cotton poplin button-down shirt and a white crewneck T-shirt.
What is a trend that you like right now? I don’t like trends.
One you don’t understand? I don’t understand trends in general.
Favorite museum or gallery? Dia Art Foundation and the David Zwirner gallery.
Shoes you wear most often? Nike.
What’s your favorite …
Pajamas? I don’t wear pajamas, and I don’t understand why you should dress to go to bed.
Candle? Cire Trudon’s “Ernesto.”
Restaurant? Sant Ambroeus (West Village).
White shirt? Theory’s double-twisted cotton poplin shirt (that I designed for the women’s collection).
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