Lampoon, Shirt and skirt Jil Sander, sunglasses Oakley, hat Nike AC. Photography Petra Valenti, styling Yosephine Melfi
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Seeking scraps of green in modern urban jungles: Petra Valenti and Yosephine Melfi

Milan has many paradoxes: futuristic glass architecture and battered urban spaces: for Petra Valenti and Yosephine Melfi, surviving in modern cities is a question of adaptation – just like a gecko

Petra Valenti shooting for Lampoon Issue 24

Urban areas represent two percent of land above sea level, yet produce seventy percent of global CO2. By making cities greener, the issues of global warming could be eased. This is Milan from a greener perspective. Outdoor trips have become a widespread phenomenon, creating a new, high-tech trend

Petra Valenti

Born in 1988, Valenti began her career as a photographer of concerts and music editorials in London in 2007, where she lived permanently until 2014 and with which she still maintains close ties. In 2014 she began, in Italy, her collaboration with the photojournalist collective Cesura. Since 2018 he has worked and lives in Milan as a freelancer. His work is divided between personal long-term projects, travel, and commissions.

Yosephine Melfi

Born in Basilicata, she grew up between Basilicata, USA, and Milan. She graduated in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, where she began her career as a Stylist, initially assisting other professionals and then as a freelancer. Yosephine Melfi has always followed with the same interest two different paths: on the one hand, travel and love for the discovery of distant countries and cultures; on the other hand, the study of subcultures and youth movements with particular attention to aesthetics. She designed and edited an independent magazine published in limited edition (GrossoMondo.com) in 2015. She currently lives and works in Milan for several magazines, brands, and musicians.

Credits

Photographer: Petra Valenti
Styling: Yosephine Melfi
Hair stylist: Alessia Bonotto
Models: Alessandra Caporaso, Sofia Canocchiari
Casting: Camilla Tisi

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