The Fashion Revolution in Yacht Design

SabrinaJosephDuring my former tea-making days at Vogue and then its sibling magazine, World of Interiors, I learnt about the symbiotic relationship between fashion and interiors. Denim would adorn a model in the fashion magazine one spring, then cover a cushion in the interior magazine the next autumn. In the age of social media, these parallel worlds collide so often that they work in unison promoting tartans one season, florals the next. Nowadays fashion houses such as Ralph Lauren and Hermès even have their own interior décor departments.

In the lead up to the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show, I am interviewing two luminaries of the yacht design industry: Sabrina Monteleone and Joseph Leone. Both were born to Italian tailors (Sabrina’s father was the tailor to Aristotle Onassis). Both have fashion industry backgrounds. Both have succeeded in revolutionising the yacht design industry.


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