Marcelo Burlon: Renaissance Man of Milan
Marcelo Burlon brings new meaning to the concept of Renaissance man – partly because he is a man of many talents, but also because he has brought about a new awakening in the night life and fashion culture of Milan. While originally from Patagonia, Burlon arrived in the Italian city in the late '90s and transfused it with a youthful passion for beauty, elegance and fun. Since then, he has curated parties for everyone from Gucci to Alexander McQueen and has consistently been a purveyor of bringing new talent into the limelight.
Getting back to the multi-tasking part, Burlon is a master of blurring the lines between fashion, music and art. As a consultant, editor, stylist, PR and DJ, he has taken on the task of pulling the underground up into the rest of the world with dropping an ounce of credibility along the way.
Having started years ago at Dolce & Gabbana and Alessandro Dell'Acqua as an event promoter, his clientele grew quickly while he worked PR for a young Riccardo Tisci, the now-Givenchy creative director in Paris, a man who Burlon cites as one of his greatest influences. Having spent years doing public relations for the contemporary art space Cardi Gallery and as the editor-in-chief for Rodeo magazine, Burlon still sound time to deliver the Pink is Punk club night which rightfully boasts the tagline, “the only Fridays in Milan.”
Burlon will be spinning at Midnight in Miami at Lords on Thursday, which will be celebrating the unveiling of Perrier Presents: The Black Lords by Desi Santiago, one of the many must-attend parties at Miami Art Week this week. His appearance at MAW is a given when considering the man’s penchant for brilliant looks, beautiful art and unyielding pursuit of the ultimate party.
Burlon’s DJ sets carry all the charisma and unpredictability of his work in fashion and photography which can be heard firsthand from his recent stopover at the Cheesecake Club in Tel Aviv featured below. Download his Cheesecake Club set below and check out these videos of his new County of Milan T-shirts and the New York Times Style Magazine feature which further profiles the man's influence on Milan pop culture.