MARCELO BURLON

DURING THE “CIRCO DELLE PULCI” AT THE ARGELATI SWIMMINGPOOL IN MILAN, FOR REDMILK, CANDELA NOVEMBRE HAS MET AND INTERVIEWED MARCELO BURLON, PR, DJ AND THE FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF THE BRAND, COUNTY OF MILAN.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
I remake the bed, I’m a good Virgo, so I open the windows to air the rooms.

If your life were a film, what name should it be given?
Castaway.

When you are travelling, what do you take in your suitcase?
My Frisbee.

What was the last place you visited, and why?
I visited Canada and the United State to promote my collection of T-shirts. Every store that sells them organised a party where I was the DJ.

What was the last thing you bought?
An empty, red Supreme box, to fill.

If I sayCounty of Milan to you, what comes to mind?
Patagonia, roots, symbols and communication… County of Milan encapsulates all that I’ve done over these last few years. My entire history is gathered together in the designs of this brand.

Marcelo is never without…
Music.

Marcelo is never with….
Electric guitars.

Which food or drink do you think represents you most?
Avocado.

How would you explain your work to a child?
… but I am a child, so I would explain it to myself … I would say that I do what I love and I enjoy myself. And he, or she, should be able to do the same, sometimes taking advice from others.

What makes you angry?
What makes me angry are people who appropriate the ideas of others; those who look you up and down to see what you are wearing, and to see, according to their standards, if you are wearing something wrong; Italians who don’t know how to wait their turn, and angry people make me angry.

What makes you happy?
My friends, and people I meet in the street who express their affection for me, even if they don’t know me, but who know my work. I feel happy when I go back to my homeland; swimming in my rivers and lakes.

What were your childhood dreams?
I have been realising my childhood dreams over the last few years, doing what I dreamed of then.

On the other hand, what are your plans and dreams for tomorrow?
To build a house in the woods; I’m doing something with regard to that in Patagonia, and hopefully I’ll go and live there with my partner; and maybe we’ll have children… who knows…

What are the essential ingredients for a successful evening?
Friends, music and the quality of the sound.

If you were a deadly sin, which one would you like to be?
Greed.

What is the last thing you do before you go to bed?
I have a shower and clean my teeth, then I finish off with Instagram.

Is there anything you would never wear?
Thong sandals.