Hickey Freeman & Opening Ceremony: Ferdinando Verderi

Every day this week as part of a series, we are presenting one of our Hickey Freeman & Opening Ceremony men shot by Bill Gentle of Backyard Bill. This week, creative director Ferdinando Verderi of Johannes Leonardo, photographed at his East Village apartment.

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Ferdinando answers the classic Backyard Bill questions:

Where did you grow up? Parma, Italy

Where do you live? East Village, New York

What is your personal soundtrack at the moment? I have my own interior soundtrack. I hear percussion-beats in my head all the time.

Your star sign? Aquarius, Virgo rising.

Who is your style icon? 
Anyone who is able to stay true to a singular aesthetic. I love personal uniforms. Every day with your best look, like it was the last one.

What do you do or what would you like to do when you grow up? I create concepts and ideas for companies, I try to imagine their future. When I grow up, the world is going to be completely different. I'll still be coming up with ideas, but who knows of what kind... your own future is the hardest one to imagine.