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A day in Milan

with

Marcello Mereu

Marcello Mereu from Milan started his career in the fashion industry. He worked as a brand director for many years – for Prada and Sergio Rossi, among others. After a decade and a half, Marcello decided it was time for a career shift. He pursued another passion – cars. In his own Haute Detailling Salon, he lovingly restores vintage cars – and the occasional modern-era classic car. We visited him and asked him a few questions – about fashion, cars, making mistakes and the best spots in his hometown Milan.

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The
Interview

When and how did you first discover the beauty of cars?

Since I was a child, I have been in love with cars of all types – or anything on four wheels, really. In Italy there was a TV show in the nineties called “Scommettiamo che …?” (Let’s bet that …?), and I was always asking my mother to enrol me for the show so I could prove that I was able to recognise cars with my eyes closed.

What fascinates you most about vintage cars?

I am fascinated by the story and character of vintage cars. Every car has its own story – and every car requires its own type of care and maintenance.

In which period do you think the most beautiful cars were made?

That is a difficult question. When it comes to Italian cars, I think the most beautiful ones were made in the sixties – or maybe Japanese cars from the nineties are the ones I admire the most. It could also be American cars from the late fifties. It’s impossible to decide! I just love vintage cars – and every decade has its own unique character.

What made you leave the luxury fashion industry to concentrate on cars?

My journey in fashion was completed after many years in the industry. I started in the fashion industry making coffees in 1999. An incredible journey was soon to follow: I worked for brands like Prada, my personal master in fashion, or Jimmy Choo, which was an amazing experience, and several others. But it was time to leave because my passion was fading away due to the increasing focus of the sector on financial matters. In my 16 years in the industry, the fashion world has changed immensely. I had the chance to work closely with great talents. I preferred to leave when I was still able to keep that memory of a more romantic fashion industry in every sense.

What do you see as the most important similarities between fashion and cars?

I don’t see many similarities between the fashion and car industries, to be honest. Maybe a common point is a certain lack of courage nowadays. It seems to me that experimenting was easier in past decades.

What values or skills did you learn in the fashion industry that are applicable to your new profession? In what ways are you still influenced by luxury fashion today?

Fashion is a fast world, so I learned to be fast, to be smart. Even in my new job I kept this attitude. Another important thing I learned in fashion was to be open to a certain tension, to allow the space for influences from other areas, opening the door to inspiration from art, music, films. I still do that in my haute detailing today.

Could you please describe the process of a high-end detailing car restoration in your salon?

It’s a long journey that requires a lot of love, attention, care – as well as special skills and some humility. We always approach every car and every single surface or detail with a lot of respect. We listen to what the customers wish for, and we always try to build the best aesthetic solution with them, to enhance every surface. Above all, we refuse any simple standard methods. It’s like working in haute couture – detailing is caring!

Was there ever a mistake or setback in your career that turned out to be a gift in retrospect?

I make mistakes every day and I’m grateful for that. Making mistakes means learning and developing. My mission in car detailing is a daily journey to achieve higher standards.

Are you able to appreciate the beauty of imperfection or do you always strive for absolute perfection?

Perfection doesn’t exist. But through love and care you can reach something close to perfection. When it comes to cars, perfection also includes respect for the original – and its patina.

“All the errors of sages together form mountains.” Why did you choose this Old African saying as a slogan for your website?

It is a phrase that I read in an old book that perfectly summarises my approach to car care, being in a constant position of learning.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy the process of learning very, very much. I spend a lot of time on books. That’s one of the reasons why I call my place “studio” – I go there to study.

What do you enjoy most about living in Milan?

Milan is a small big city. With its manageable size and great ambition, it’s just perfect for me. It’s cultivated, international and you can easily take flights to international places. I think in Italy it is the best city if you want to create something new. And for me, it’s the only city in the country that feels like a real melting pot.

What are your favourite spots in Milan?

There are so many! My favourite book shop is called Libreria dell’Automobile – they specialise in books about cars. Giacomo is the name of my favourite restaurant. They have the best fish in town. And I just love Fondazione Pirelli. The museum presents the heritage of the famous tyre manufacturer Pirelli. Unfortunately, I don’t have too much time on my hands to simply hang out, but I love to walk through Milan at night, soaking in the essence of this beautiful city.

When and how did you first discover the beauty of cars?

Since I was a child, I have been in love with cars of all types – or anything on four wheels, really. In Italy there was a TV show in the nineties called “Scommettiamo che …?” (Let’s bet that …?), and I was always asking my mother to enrol me for the show so I could prove that I was able to recognise cars with my eyes closed.

What fascinates you most about vintage cars?

I am fascinated by the story and character of vintage cars. Every car has its own story – and every car requires its own type of care and maintenance.

In which period do you think the most beautiful cars were made?

That is a difficult question. When it comes to Italian cars, I think the most beautiful ones were made in the sixties – or maybe Japanese cars from the nineties are the ones I admire the most. It could also be American cars from the late fifties. It’s impossible to decide! I just love vintage cars – and every decade has its own unique character.

What made you leave the luxury fashion industry to concentrate on cars?

My journey in fashion was completed after many years in the industry. I started in the fashion industry making coffees in 1999. An incredible journey was soon to follow: I worked for brands like Prada, my personal master in fashion, or Jimmy Choo, which was an amazing experience, and several others. But it was time to leave because my passion was fading away due to the increasing focus of the sector on financial matters. In my 16 years in the industry, the fashion world has changed immensely. I had the chance to work closely with great talents. I preferred to leave when I was still able to keep that memory of a more romantic fashion industry in every sense.

What do you see as the most important similarities between fashion and cars?

I don’t see many similarities between the fashion and car industries, to be honest. Maybe a common point is a certain lack of courage nowadays. It seems to me that experimenting was easier in past decades.

What values or skills did you learn in the fashion industry that are applicable to your new profession? In what ways are you still influenced by luxury fashion today?

Fashion is a fast world, so I learned to be fast, to be smart. Even in my new job I kept this attitude. Another important thing I learned in fashion was to be open to a certain tension, to allow the space for influences from other areas, opening the door to inspiration from art, music, films. I still do that in my haute detailing today.

Could you please describe the process of a high-end detailing car restoration in your salon?

It’s a long journey that requires a lot of love, attention, care – as well as special skills and some humility. We always approach every car and every single surface or detail with a lot of respect. We listen to what the customers wish for, and we always try to build the best aesthetic solution with them, to enhance every surface. Above all, we refuse any simple standard methods. It’s like working in haute couture – detailing is caring!

Was there ever a mistake or setback in your career that turned out to be a gift in retrospect?

I make mistakes every day and I’m grateful for that. Making mistakes means learning and developing. My mission in car detailing is a daily journey to achieve higher standards.

Are you able to appreciate the beauty of imperfection or do you always strive for absolute perfection?

Perfection doesn’t exist. But through love and care you can reach something close to perfection. When it comes to cars, perfection also includes respect for the original – and its patina.

“All the errors of sages together form mountains.” Why did you choose this Old African saying as a slogan for your website?

It is a phrase that I read in an old book that perfectly summarises my approach to car care, being in a constant position of learning.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy the process of learning very, very much. I spend a lot of time on books. That’s one of the reasons why I call my place “studio” – I go there to study.

What do you enjoy most about living in Milan?

Milan is a small big city. With its manageable size and great ambition, it’s just perfect for me. It’s cultivated, international and you can easily take flights to international places. I think in Italy it is the best city if you want to create something new. And for me, it’s the only city in the country that feels like a real melting pot.

What are your favourite spots in Milan?

There are so many! My favourite book shop is called Libreria dell’Automobile – they specialise in books about cars. Giacomo is the name of my favourite restaurant. They have the best fish in town. And I just love Fondazione Pirelli. The museum presents the heritage of the famous tyre manufacturer Pirelli. Unfortunately, I don’t have too much time on my hands to simply hang out, but I love to walk through Milan at night, soaking in the essence of this beautiful city.

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