Sara Sozzani Maino

Sara Sozzani Maino’s first experience in fashion dates back to the early 90’s when she started working at the newly opened Corso Como 10 boutique in Milan before joining Vogue Italia as an intern in 1994.
She is now deputy editor of Vogue Italia and head of Vogue Talents, a project launched in 2009 in support of emerging designers. Far from being a simple editorial project that comes out twice a year as a Vogue Italia supplement, Vogue Talents is a network that scouts and supports the best creative talents in womenswear, menswear, accessories and fashion photography. Vogue Talents is a platform that creates connections between designers and the fashion industry, supporting the growth of opportunities and new collaborations.
A regular attendee at global talent-spotting shows, she has served as a judge in several fashion competitions, including the LVMH prize, International Talent Support, the Designer’s Nest Award, the H&M Award, the Berlin Fashion Film Award, among others. She is a frequent flyer, travelling around the world from one fashion week to the next, from Asia to America, going through Africa and Australia and everywhere she finds time and attention to give to each upcoming designer.
The number of new initiatives dedicated to talents she has conceived is growing: The Next Talents, in collaboration with yoox.com which this year was focused on sustainability, Who is on Next? and Vogue Talents are just two of the scouting events held in the beautiful Palazzo Morando, in Milan, organized by Vogue Italia.