At home with Marcos Fecchino
Exclusive images captured via Zoom by Zeb Daemen and a great conversation with Marcos Fecchino.
Who are you and what do you do?
Who I am? That’s a good question. I am Marcos Fecchino a passionate Argentinian living in New York who loves Art, Fashion, Architecture and Nature. I’m a sensitive, good friend who loves to dance. On the work side I’m a Producer and Creative Director in fashion. My job is basically to take a concept and, working together with a team, transform that concept into a unique final result.
How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term? How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?
This Virus unfortunately is affecting all of us in the fashion industry in a big way. The affect is particularly dramatic in Fashion because it’s often considered a non-essential, and during an economic crisis consumers are saving money they’d typically spend on fashion in order to purchase essentials. I think things will slowly pick up, and fashion will come back in force. It’s a durable industry and we’re survivors. There will definitely be a new normal – it’s not going to be the same. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I think we should embrace change and focus on building a better and more sustainable industry.
How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?
During quarantine I’ve been taking time to think about my priorities, how I’ve been distributing my time and my energy. It’s an opportunity to stop and think in depth about our lives and ask ourselves if there are ways we can improve and live a healthier and better life. Normally I travel almost every week and it’s hard to find time to think about these things when you’re constantly on the run, so having this break has been a blessing in certain ways.
What is in your planning or was in your planning for this year and how will Covid-19 effect that?
Career wise, I had many projects lined up, both short term and long term, but the pandemic has forced every single project to be canceled or postponed. There is still uncertainty around how we will move forward and when, which makes my job very difficult. Many of my clients are in Europe and I think they might start working more locally and not traveling across the Atlantic for 24 / 48 hours for a shoot. Basically I’m having to assess changes in both my professional and personal life month to month, and I’m trying my best to exercise patience and be prepared when things start to open back up.
What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?
Well . . . In the morning I wash my face with iS Clinical Cleansing Complex, then I use Hyaluronic Acid and a moisturizer with SFP(very important). At night I wash my face again, apply Vitamin C Serum and eye cream both from iS Clinical and last but not least a few times a week I use a toner from Biologique Rechere called P50 1970. When I am on the beach or during summer time I minimize the products I use, because skin typically doesn’t need too much in hot or humid climates, but washing your face during this time is so important.
What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?
I’ve learned a few things during Quarantine, including some new cooking skills, sewing, and even cutting hair. It’s been fun. We’ve been sewing masks for a local hospital, and I’ve been cutting hair for family members which is exciting but definitely nerve-wracking.
Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your CV?
I smile more than people think. Also I used to compete in downhill skiing (my favorite sport!) when I was growing up in Argentina.
What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?
Japan! I’ve been planning a trip there for a long time, and had to reschedule because of the virus.
What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?
“How Long” by Paul Carrack has been stuck in my head recently. I’ve also been listening a lot to Chet Baker and Stan Getz.
What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?
When I wake up I need to shower or wash my face right away. Before bed I like to read a book or a mindless article to calm my mind.
Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.
I haven’t and I cannot believe it due to how much I travel. I’d love to go though!
What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?
My go-to workout is a mix between weights and cardio, because I like the balance. Working out for me means that I am putting work into myself, both my body and my mind. Staying in shape is about more than having a good body. It keeps me balanced and reduces stress from work and travel.
What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?
I don’t really have a favorite painting. I love art from all different periods and places. But I will say that one painting that changed the way I see things is “The Girls of Avignon” by Picasso. I saw this painting when I was a kid and it was my introduction to understanding and appreciating Art. It made me realize there is much more than what you see at first sight. The painting shows so much about what was going on during that period and why. Looking at art for me It’s like you traveling in time.
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