A modern fairy tale…

Marco Castelli, raised in Porto Empedocle, Sicily, entered the fashion world in 2010 after being discovered by a talent scout while working as a lifeguard. His debut for United Colors of Benetton in Palermo marked the beginning of a successful modeling career.

Joining a prestigious Milan agency, Marco gained recognition with Gianfranco Ferrè’s campaign in 2011. In 2012, he established himself as a top model, showcasing in major fashion weeks globally. His international journey continued with stints in Sweden, Asia, and collaborations with brands like Ermenegildo Zegna and Bottega Veneta.

Signing a four-year contract with OVVO Optics in 2014, Marco expanded his presence in Los Angeles and Miami, working with renowned designers and featuring in magazines like Flaunt. His career flourished as he became Chanel’s only Italian model, designed his own clothing line, and gained recognition from prestigious brands like Fendi and Cartier.

Beyond his modeling success, Marco shared insights at conferences in institutions like Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, IULM University, and IED in Italy. Marco’s journey, marked by resilience and self-belief, continues as he ventures into design, leaving an indelible mark on the fashion industry.