Penelope, photo by Alessandro Boccingher

Penelope, photo by Alessandro Boccingher

It will be held tomorrow in Brescia at the celebrated cathedral of conceptual fashion Penelope, created by the one and only Roberta Valentini, a workshop on “Fashion image, developing and increasing personal style and self-image”, by the Bejing Institute Lantao Culture. The workshop, which will host the Chinese students and will last for one week, is focused on exploring the theme of fashion, connected to the experience of Penelope as trend setter and cool hunter. A successful initiative under the sign of fashion culture – that precious source of knowledge coming from who chooses and sells fashion, the buyer – and the sign of Penelope, an essential place embodying the pioneer and bright work by its soul, Roberta.

UN WORKSHOP SULL’ IMMAGINE DELLA MODA DA PENELOPE, LA CATTEDRALE DI MODA CONCETTUALE DI BRESCIA

Roberta Valentini, photo by N

Roberta Valentini, photo by N

Si terrà domani a Brescia presso la celebre cattedrale di moda concettuale Penelope, creata dalla sola e unica Roberta Valentini, un workshop su “Fashion image, developing and increasing personal style and self-image”, organizzato dall’ Istituto Lantao Culture di Pechino. Il workshop, che ospiterà gli studiosi cinesi e durerà una settimana, è volto a esplorare il tema della moda, legato all’ esperienza di Penelope quale trend setter e cool hunter. Una felice iniziativa all’ insegna della cultura della moda – quella preziosa risorsa di conoscenza che proviene da chi la moda la seleziona e la vende, il buyer – e del segno di Penelope, luogo imprescindibile che racchiude in sé la pioneristica opera della sua anima, Roberta.

www.lantao.net

www.penelope-store.it

Marco Grisolia Spring/Summer 2015

Marco Grisolia Spring/Summer 2015

The bright fashion designer Marco Grisolia will feature as guest designer in the Riga Fashion Week and present on 1st November 2014 the Spring/Summer 2015 collection he made where dream-like visions inspired by Moldavia artist Alexander Tinei overlap to Maghreb landscapes. Contemporary urban-folk suggestions meet sporty-chic architectures made of cotton piquet, poplin, silk shantung, nylon, organza, tulle, silk satin. Over-fit and tight lines, paisley prints and geometric decorations enriches the creations. A dynamism emphasized by a palette of colors including natural colors, metal nuances, ivory, nude and pink. The mood of collection is emphasized by the accessories shoes and bags designed by Federica Bernardelli for Marco Grisolia.

MARCO GRISOLIA PROTAGONISTA DELLA RIGA FASHION WEEK

Marco Grisolia Spring/Summer 2015

Marco Grisolia Spring/Summer 2015

Il brillante fashion designer Marco Grisolia sarà protagonista nelle vesti di guest designer della Riga Fashion Week e presenterà l’ 1 novembre 2014 la sua collezione primavera/estate 2015 in cui visioni oniriche che si ispirano all’ artista Alexander Tinei si sovrappongono a paesaggi maghrebini. Suggestioni urban-folk contemporanee incontrano architetture sporty-chic di piquet di cotone, popeline, shantung di seta, nylon, organza, tulle, raso di seta. Linee over-fit e aderenti, stampe paisley e decorazioni geometriche arricchiscono le creazioni. Un dinamismo enfatizzato da una palette di colori che include colori naturali, nuances metalliche, avorio, nudo e rosa. Il mood della collezione è sottolineato dagli accessori, scarpe e borse disegnate da Federica Bernardelli per Marco Grisolia.

Marco Grisolia Spring/Summer 2015

Marco Grisolia Spring/Summer 2015

Marco Grisolia Spring/Summer 2015

Marco Grisolia Spring/Summer 2015

Marco Grisolia Spring/Summer 2015

Marco Grisolia Spring/Summer 2015

www.marcogrisolia.it

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

The iconic British top-model Cara Delevingne who  recently recorded her fist music track with Pharrell Williams, also debuted as fashion designer, making a capsule collection for the New York  brand DKNY. A fun, sporty-chic elegance embodied in 15 items she created which now features in the shop windows of Boysloft, the renowned and exclusive Brescia boutique of casual-chic clothing and accessories.

LA CAPSULE COLLECTION SPORTY-CHIC DI CARA DELEVINGNE X DKNY PROTAGONISTA DI BOYSLOFT

L’ iconica top-model inglese Cara Delevingne che ha recentemente registrato il suo primo brano con Pharrell Williams, ha anche debuttato nelle vesti di fashion designer, realizzando una capsule collection per il brand newyorkese DKNY.  Una divertente eleganza sporty-chic racchiusa in 15 pezzi da lei create che è adesso protagonista delle vetrine di Boysloft, la rinomata ed esclusiva boutique di Brescia di abbigliamento ed accessori casual-chic.

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft,  photo courtesy Boysloft

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft, photo courtesy Boysloft

 

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft,  photo courtesy Boysloft

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft, photo courtesy Boysloft

 

 

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft,  photo courtesy Boysloft

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft, photo courtesy Boysloft

 

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft,  photo courtesy Boysloft

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft, photo courtesy Boysloft

 

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft,  photo courtesy Boysloft

The capsule collection by Cara Delevingne x DKNY ft. in Boysloft, photo courtesy Boysloft

 

 

www.dkny.com

www.boysloft-penelope.it

iuav 4

It enriches the training path of Fashion Design Faculty of Iuav University of Venice the second edition of advanced course in “Bag design and product development”, made in collaboration with the brand Bottega Veneta which will be held from January to April 2015.The course is open to 12 candidates coming from all over the world. The deadline to present the admission form is on 27th November 2015. A laudable initiative by a bright public institution to train young people who are interested in working in the fashion industry.

MODA & FORMAZIONE: IL CORSO DI PERFEZIONAMENTO IN BAG DESIGN AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DELL’ UNIVERSITÀ IUAV DI VENEZIA

The  final work by students featuring in "Fashion at Iuav 2014", photo by N

The final work by students featuring in “Fashion at Iuav 2014″, photo by N

 

Arricchisce il percorso di formazione della Facoltà di Design della Moda dell’ Università Iuav di Venezia la seconda edizione del corso di perfezionamento in “Bag design and product development”, realizzato in collaborazione con il brand Bottega Veneta che si terrà da gennaio ad aprile 2015. Il corso è aperto a 12 candidati provenienti da tutto il mondo. La scadenza per presentare la domanda di ammissione è il 27 novembre 2015. Una lodevole iniziativa di una brillante istituzione pubblica per formare i giovani interessati a lavorare nel mondo nell’ industria della moda.

A categorical imperative impressed in the final work by students of Iuav University showcased during "Fashion at Iuav 2014", photo by N

A categorical imperative impressed in the final work by students of Iuav University showcased during “Fashion at Iuav 2014″, photo by N

 

A summer memory from "Fashion at Iuav 2014": me, myself & I along with Simone Sbarbati at the Treviso Fashion Design Faculty  of Iuav University of Venice, photo by Elda Danese

A summer memory from “Fashion at Iuav 2014″: me, myself & I along with Simone Sbarbati at the Treviso Fashion Design Faculty of Iuav University of Venice, photo by Elda Danese

 

 

 

www.iuav.it   

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It successfully runs in Athens at the Kappatos Gallery through 1st November  2014“Innervotexta”, the solo exhibition, curated by Sozita Goudana, presented in cooperation with Art Professionals in Athens Residency and Present Future Films, showcasing the work by American filmmaker Griffin, including a 16-minute art-film. It’s an exploration of digital perimeters and physical parameters, investigating on the criteria and structure of “Subjective Truth” based on the sensory perception. Innervotexta intersects the concepts of Inner (internal, self) and Vortex (referring to electromagnetic energy fields and space) and attempts to express the dual reality of existence and the tension between the internal (sensory) and the material experience of contemporary humanity. This search is emphasized by different artistic media (film, photography, constructions) and metaphysical elements such as tarot cards and botanology, artworks created by the artist in order to translate the mood of film into a more lasting moment. A not to be missed happening to enjoy the work of a bright artist.

“INNERVOTEXTA”, LA PERSONALE DI GRIFFIN ALLA KAPPATOS GALLERY DI ATENE

Griffin & Masha, photo courtesy Present Future Film

Griffin & Masha Rudenko, photo courtesy Natalia Tsoukala

Prosegue felicemente ad Atene presso la Kappatos Gallery fino all’ 1 novembre 2014 “Innervotexta”, la  personale, curata da Sozita Goudana, presentata in cooperazione con la Art Professionals in Athens Residency e Present Future Films che espone il lavoro del regista americano Griffin e include una pellicola artistica di 16 minuti. Un’ esplorazione dei perimetri digitali e parametri fisici che investigano sui criteri e la struttura della “Verità Soggettiva” che si basa sulla percezione sensoriale. Innervotexta intreccia i concetti di Interiorità (l’ interiore, il sè) e Vortice (che si riferisce ai campi di energia elettromagnetica e allo spazio) e cerca di esprimere la realtà duale dell’ esistenza e la tensione tra l’ esperienza interiore (sensoriale) e l’ esperienza materiale dell’ umanità al giorno d’ oggi.  Questa ricerca è enfatizzata da diversi media (film, fotografia, costruzioni) ed elementi metafisici quali le carte dei tarocchi e di botanica, opere d’ arte create dall’ artista al fine di tradurre lo spirito della pellicola in un momento più durevole. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare l’ opera di un brillante artista.

"Innervotexta" at the Athens Kappatos Gallery, photo courtesy Present Future Film

“Innervotexta” at the Athens Kappatos Gallery, photo courtesy Natalia Tsoukala

Athens, photo courtesy Present Future Film

Athens, photo courtesy Natalia Tsoukala

http://athensartresidency.org

www.presentfuture.net

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

“Nothing is created, nothing is destroyed, everything transforms”. The principle of conservation of matter by Antoine Lavoisier becomes a successful metaphor to talk about Carmina Campus and the creative alchemies featuring in the Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Plastic, recycled paper, leather scraps and color samples join, transform, becoming little, big masterpieces of design. Waste becomes fashion. That is the result arising from the creative flair Ilaria Venturini Fendi, bright fashion designer, farming businesswoman and social activist, made concrete by Carmina Campus, brand of accessories, jewelry and furniture she created, promoting the culture of re-use. It’s a new luxury, made of craftsmanship, irony and consciousness. Bags, clutch bags, wallets, mobile phone-cases – condom cases, laudable initiative being part of a campaign to prevent HIV – Ipad cases, jewelry talking about a conscious lifestyle and a healthy ethic. The beautiful and good, the kalokagathia, a political and poetic idea starts to be part of everyday life through fashion and fashion product which is the medium. Refined lines, fun combination of colors and materials under the sign of lightness, comfort and elegance give rise to genuine passé-partout.

ARTIGIANALITÀ, IRONIA E CONSAPEVOLEZZA: IL NUOVO LUSSO DI CARMINA CAMPUS

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

“Nulla si crea, nulla si distrugge, ma tutto si trasforma”. Il principio di conservazione della materia di Antoine Lavoisier diviene una felice metafora per parlare di Carmina Campus e delle alchimie creative della collezione primavera/estate 2015. Plastica, carta riciclata, cascami di pelle e palette colori si uniscono e si trasformano,diventando piccoli, grandi capolavori di design. Lo scarto diventa moda. Questo il risultato dell’ estro creativo di Ilaria Venturini Fendi, brillante fashion designer, imprenditrice agricola e attivista del sociale, concretizzato da Carmina Campus, brand di accessori, gioielli e componenti d’ arredo da lei creato che promuove la cultura del riuso. Un nuovo lusso, fatto di artigianalità, ironia e consapevolezza. Borse, clutch, portafogli, porta-telefonini – porta preservativi, lodevole iniziativa che fa parte di una campagna per la prevenzione dell’ HIV – porta-Ipad, gioielli che parlano di uno stile di vita consapevole e di un’ etica salubre. Il bello e il buono, la kalokagathia, un pensiero politico e poetico entra a far parte della quotidianità mediante la moda e il prodotto moda che ne diventa il medium. Linee raffinate, divertenti combinazioni di colori e materiali all’ insegna di leggerezza, comfort ed eleganza danno vita ad autentici passé-partout.

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

The fashion blogger Vincent Law wearing a Carmina Campus bag, photo by N

The fashion blogger Vincent Law wearing a Carmina Campus bag, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I wearing the collar by Carmina Campus, photo by N

Me, myself & I wearing the collar by Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

 

 

www.carminacampus.com

Mila Schön Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Mila Schön Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Flowers, romanticism and sartorialism features in the Spring/Summer 2015 collection by Mila Schön, celebrated brand designed by Alessandro De Benedetti, which has presented during the Milan Fashion Week. Floral patterns are embodied in the prints and interpreted in volumes of clothes. Luxury becomes lightness and weight subtraction. The lines are short and clean. Cloths are precious (organza, cady, brocade, cotton and silk). It’s a delicate femininity, emphasized by light colors as salmon, azure, light blue, pink, white along with bright nuance of coral, a leitmotiv of fashion show.

MILA SCHÖN: FIORI, ROMANTICISMO & SARTORIALITÀ

Mila Schön Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Mila Schön Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fiori, romanticismo e sartorialità sono i protagonisti della collezione primavera/estate 2015 di Mila Schön, celebre marchio disegnato da Alessandro De Benedetti, che è stata presentata durante la settimana della moda milanese. Motivi floreali sono racchiusi nelle stampe e reinterpretati nei volumi degli abiti, Il lusso diventa leggerezza e sottrazione di peso. Le linee sono corte e pulite. I tessuti sono preziosi (organza, cady, broccato, cotone e seta). Una delicata femminilità, enfatizzata da colori tenui quali, salmone, azzurro, celeste, rosa, bianco unitamente a un’ accesa nuance di corallo, un leitmotiv della sfilata.

Mila Schön Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Mila Schön Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Mila Schön Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Mila Schön Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Mila Schön Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Mila Schön Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Mila Schön Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Mila Schön Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

The backstage of Mila Schön fashion show, photo by N

The backstage of Mila Schön fashion show, photo by N

 

The backstage of Mila Schön fashion show, photo by N

Mila Schön Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

The backstage of Mila Schön fashion show, photo by N

The backstage of Mila Schön fashion show, photo by N

 

The backstage of Mila Schön fashion show, photo by N

Mila Schön Spring/Summer 2015 photo by N

 

Alessandro de Benedetti, photo by N

Alessandro De Benedetti, photo by N

 

 

www.milaschon.com

photo by  N

photo by N

The Spring/Summer 2015 collection of Piazza Sempione, presented in the Milan Spazio Bigli, is inspired by the artwork “Rotation of ballerina and parrots” by the celebrated Futurist artist Fortunato Depero. The canvas becomes the medium embodying the prints depicting ballerina, parrot and palm. An alchemy made of basic colors, black, white along with beige, cotton, crêpe de chine, minimal lines of dresses, shirts, shirt-dresses, skirts, enriched by bright, hand-made, three-D embroideries decorating the refined creations, being a genuine passé-partout.

PIAZZA SEMPIONE: L’ ICONOGRAFIA DI DEPERO SU TESSUTO

 “Rotation of ballerina and parrots”, Fortunato Depero, photo by N

“Rotation of ballerina and parrots”, Fortunato Depero, photo by N

La collezione primavera/estate 2015 di Piazza Sempione, presentata presso lo Spazio Bigli di Milano si ispira all’ opera “Rotazione di ballerina e pappagalli” del celebre artista futurista Fortunato Depero. Il canvas diventa il medium che racchiude le stampe che ritraggono la ballerina, il pappagallo e la palma. Un’ alchimia fatta di colori basici, bianco e nero unitamente a beige, cotone, linee minimali di abiti, camicie, chemisier, gonne, arricchiti da luminosi, ricami a mano tridimensionali che ornano le creazioni, autentici passé-partout.

Piazza Sempione, Spring/Summer 2015

Piazza Sempione, Spring/Summer 2015. photo by N

Piazza Sempione, Spring/Summer 2015. photo by N

Piazza Sempione, Spring/Summer 2015. photo by N

 

 

Piazza Sempione, Spring/Summer 2015. photo by N

Piazza Sempione, Spring/Summer 2015. photo by N

 

Piazza Sempione, Spring/Summer 2015. photo by N

Piazza Sempione, Spring/Summer 2015. photo by N

 

Piazza Sempione, Spring/Summer 2015. photo by N

Piazza Sempione, Spring/Summer 2015. photo by N

 

Piazza Sempione, Spring/Summer 2015. photo by N

Piazza Sempione, Spring/Summer 2015. photo by N

 

Piazza Sempione, Spring/Summer 2015. photo by N

Piazza Sempione, Spring/Summer 2015. photo by N

 

 

Xiao Li x Diesel x 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Xiao Li x Diesel x 10 Corso Como, photo by N

It was presented during the Milan Fashion Week at the renowned concept store 10 Corso Como created by Carla Sozzani, the capsule ollection by young fashion designer Xiao Li – winner of Diesel Award at the talent scouting award ITS (International Talent Support) – she made with Diesel exclusively for 10 Corso Como, featuring clothes and accessories – two necklaces and a shopping bag -, enriched by floral details. that are under the sign of fluid lines and pastel colors, experimentation and innovation. It’s the result of a research focused on matter, the cloth, giving rise to a nice combination of denim, cloth joining to pre-modeled silicon.

LA SPERIMENTAZIONE DI XIAO LI x ˬDIESEL x 10 CORSO COMO

Xiao Li x Diesel x 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Xiao Li x Diesel x 10 Corso Como, photo by N

É stata presentata durante la settimana della moda milanese presso il rinomato concept store creato da Carla Sozzani 10 Corso Como, la capsule collection della giovane fashion designer Xiao Li – vincitrice del Diesel Award al concorso di talent scouting ITS (International Talent Support) – da lei realizzata per Diesel in esclusiva per 10 Corso Como di cui sono protagonisti abiti e accessori – due collane e una shopping bag -, arricchiti da motivi floreali che sono all’ insegna di linee fluide e colori pastello, sperimentazione e innovazione. Il risultato di una ricerca incentrata alla materia, al tessuto che dà vita a una simpatico combinazione di denim, tessuti che si uniscono al silicone pre-modellato.

 

Xiao Li x Diesel x 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Xiao Li x Diesel x 10 Corso Como, photo by N

 

Xiao Li x Diesel x 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Xiao Li x Diesel x 10 Corso Como, photo by N

 

Xiao Li x Diesel x 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Xiao Li x Diesel x 10 Corso Como, photo by N

 

Xiao Li x Diesel x 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Xiao Li x Diesel x 10 Corso Como, photo by N

 

Xiao Li x Diesel x 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Xiao Li x Diesel x 10 Corso Como, photo by N

 

Xiao Li, photo by N

Xiao Li, photo by N

 

www.10corsocomo.com

www.diesel.com

 

Vivetta Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Vivetta Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Glamourama”, the Spring/Summer 2015 collection by Vivetta, brand created by the bright fashion designer Vivetta Ponti, has presented during the Milan Fashion Week in the suggestive rooms of Fioraio Bianchi, renowned Milan restaurant and coffee bar. It is a diorama of new contemporary glamour, successful reinterpretation of the visions impressed in “Natural Stories”, book by Jules Renard, illustrated by Luigi Serafini, the botany teaching tables from early 900’s, the art by Pablo Picasso and tapestry from the 60’s. Creations revisiting the silhouette from 50’s, 60’s and 70’s under the sign of fluidity and sartorialism. Lines are soft and pulled over, short, long and oversize. An alchemy embodied in the cloths, made of precious details and colored prints. Dresses, trench, shirts and bomber jackets, enriched by enchanting embroideries, talk about fine craftsmanship. Tradition joins to experimentation featuring canvas, mixed to jersey, brocade, leather, poplin, the softness of cotton, viscose knitwear and refined creased evanescence of “cloud” organza. A playful atmosphere emphasized by the palette of colors – including red, azure, pink, orange, green, light blue, white, black, silver – and the prints featuring polka dots, appearing in dresses and shirts, hats (resulting from a collaboration with the genius milliner Francesco Ballestrazzi) and are combined to hand-shaped collars and dresses depicting the shapes of female faces. A colored and fun portrait of femininity where it shines a refined research in terms of design, high-end materials and irony becomes weight subtraction, a lecture arising from Italo Calvino which moves from literature realm and finds a new context in fashion.

IL DIORAMA DEL GLAMOUR DI VIVETTA

Vivetta Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Vivetta Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Glamourama”, la collezione primavera/estate 2015 di Vivetta, brand creato dalla brillante fashion designer Vivetta Ponti, è stato presentato durante la settimana della moda milanese presso le suggestive stanze del Fioraio Bianchi, rinomato ristorante di Milano. Un diorama del nuovo glamour contemporaneo, felice reinterpretazione delle visioni impresse nelle “Storie Naturali”, libro di Jules Renard, illustrato da Luigi Serafini, delle tavole di botanica dei primi ‘900, dell’ arte di Pablo Picasso e delle tappezzerie degli anni ‘60. Creazioni che rivisitano la silhouette degli anni ‘50, ‘60 e ’70 all’ insegna di fluidità e sartorialità. Le linee sono morbide e accostate, corte, lunghe e oversize. Un’ alchimia racchiusa nei tessuti, fatta di dettagli preziosi e stampe colorate. Abiti, trench, camicie e bomber, arricchiti da incantevoli ricami, parlano di fine artigianalità. La tradizione si unisce alla sperimentazione di cui è protagonista il canvas, mixato alla maglina, il broccato, la pelle, il popeline, la morbidezza del jersey, della maglieria di cotone, viscosa e la raffinata, stropicciata evanescenza dell’ organza “nuvola”. Un’ atmosfera ludica, enfatizzata dalla palette di colori – che include rosso, azzurro, rossa, arancio, verde, celeste, bianco, nero, argento – e le stampe con i pois che appaiono negli abiti e nelle camicie, nei cappelli (risultato di una collaborazione con il geniale designer di cappelli Francesco Ballestrazzi) e sono abbinati a colletti a forma di mani ed abiti che ritraggono le sagome di volti femminili. Un divertente e colorato ritratto della femminilità in cui splende una raffinata ricerca in termino di design e l’ ironia diventa sottrazione di peso, una lezione di Italo Calvino che si sposta dall’ ambito della letteratura e trova un nuovo contesto nella moda.

Vivetta Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Vivetta Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Vivetta Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Vivetta Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Vivetta Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Vivetta Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 Elisa Nalin, photo by N

Elisa Nalin, photo by N

Margherita Ranocchia, Vivetta's mother, photo by N

Margherita Ranocchia, Vivetta’s mother, photo by N

Francesco Ballestrazzi, photo by N

Francesco Ballestrazzi, photo by N

Vivetta, photo by N

Vivetta, photo by N

http://www.vivetta.it

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Luxury, structure and lightness, the alchemy of Spring/Summer 2015 collection by the brand Aquilano Rimondi – created by Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi – which has presented in Milan during the Milan Fashion Week. It shines a bright craftsmanship, embroideries, decorations, precious applique where the complexity becomes lightness. Lace, the silk of satin, organza, georgette and voile caress the silhouette. Short lines and patterns inspired by the nature, flowers and dragonflies, give rise to a delicate reinterpretation of oriental patterns. Bright colors as green, pink, red, burgundy along with blue, a leitmotiv of collection, white, black and cream are impressed in floral prints and feature in self-colored version. Dresses and shirt-dresses, constructions enriched by a wise game of drapes, pleats, transparencies and details that are under the sign of a sophisticated elegance. A smashing fashion show which has accompanied by sound suggestions in electro versions of celebrated tracks by Depeche Mode(“Personal Jesus” and “Enjoy the silence”).

LUSSO, STRUTTURA & LEGGEREZZA: L’ ELEGANZA DI AQUILANO RIMONDI

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Lusso, struttura e leggerezza, l’ alchimia della collezione primavera/ estate 2015 del brand Aquilano Rimondi – creato da Tommaso Aquilano e Roberto Rimondi – che  è stata presentata a Milano durante la settimana della moda milanese. Splende una brillante artigianalità, ricami, decori, preziose applicazioni in cui la complessità diventa levità. Pizzo, seta di raso, organza, georgette e voile  accarezzano la silhouette. Linee corte e motivi che si ispirano alla natura, fiori e libellule, danno vita a una delicata rivisitazione di motivi orientali. Colori accesi quali verde, rosa, rosso, bordeaux unitamente al blu, un leitmotiv della collezione, bianco, nero e crema sono impresse in stampe floreali ed appaiono in versione monocolore. Abiti e chemisiers, costruzioni arricchite da un sapiente gioco di drappeggi, plissé, trasparenze e dettagli preziosi all’ insegna di una sofisticata eleganza. Una formidabile sfilata che è stata accompagnata dalle suggestioni sonore in versione electro di celebri brani dei Depeche Mode(“Personal Jesus” ed “Enjoy the silence”).

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

The backstage of Aquilano Rimondi fashion show, photo by N

The backstage of Aquilano Rimondi fashion show, photo by N

The mood-board and patterns of the Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015 collection photo by N

The mood-board and patterns of the Aquilano Rimondi Spring/Summer 2015 collection photo by N

The backstage of Aquilano Rimondi fashion show, photo by N

The backstage of Aquilano Rimondi fashion show, photo by N

Tommaso Aquilano, photo by N

Tommaso Aquilano, photo by N

Me, myself and I along with Beppe Angiolini after the fashion show of Aquilano Rimondi, photo by N

Me, myself and I along with Beppe Angiolini after the fashion show of Aquilano Rimondi, photo by N

www.aquilanorimondi.it

photo by N

photo by N

Emotion is everything”, pearl of wisdom impressed in a t-shirt by Arthur Arbesser featuring in the marvelous presentation of Spring/Summer 2015 collection he made. Art meets fashion in a Sunday morning in Milan, caressed by sun lights. Industrial suggestions, a sublime alchemy, the art by Carlo Valsecchi, a tribute to Walter Keller and  the sporty-chic minimalism by the bright Austrian fashion designer  Arthur Arbesser, a highly evocative path, curated by Luca Cipelletti, which has held in an old garage. It was a silent and intense dialogue, emphasized by the interiors and its details. Matter, transformations, research and emotion. That is embodied in the creations by Arthur, resulting from a bright work of experimentation. Red, black, blue, white, beige, light blue, light grey, colored prints, geometric patterns, a smashing combination of cloths – cotton, canvas, alcantara, technical cloths and organza – and minimal architectures successfully make concrete the paradigm “Less is more” by Mies van Der Rohe. Overalls, suits, bermuda shorts, sweatshirts and dresses of whose fluid  and clean lines talk about elegance and contemporary times.

L’EMOZIONE É TUTTO: IL MINIMALISMO SPORTY-CHIC DI ARTHUR ARBESSER

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015 & the artworks by Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015 & the artworks by Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

L’ emozione è tutto”, perla di saggezza impressa in una t-shirt di Arthur Arbesser protagonista della splendida presentazione della sua collezione primavera/estate 2015. L’ arte incontra la moda una domenica mattina a Milano, accarezzata dai raggi di sole. Suggestioni industrial, una sublime alchimia, l’ arte di Carlo Valsecchi, un tributo a Walter Keller e il minimalismo sporty-chic del brillante fashion designer austriaco  Arthur Arbesser, un percorso altamente evocativo, curato da Luca Cipelletti, che si è tenuto in un vecchio garage. Un silente e intenso dialogo enfatizzato dagli interni e i suoi dettagli. Materia, trasformazioni, ricerca ed emozione. Questo è ciò che è racchiuso nelle creazioni di Arthur, risultato di un brillante lavoro di sperimentazione. Rosso, nero, blu, bianco, beige, celeste, grigio chiaro, stampe colorate, motivi geometrici, trasparenze, una formidabile combinazione di tessuti – cotone, canvas, alcantara, tessuti tecnici ed organza – e architetture minimali concretizzano felicemente il paradigma “il meno è più” di Mies van Der Rohe. Tute, tailleurs, bermuda, felpe e abiti, le cui linee fluide e pulite parlano di eleganza e di contemporaneità.

Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Details from the knitwear featuring in the Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Details from the knitwear featuring in the Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015 & the artworks by Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015 & the artwork by Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015 & the artworks by Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015 & the artwork by Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015 & the artworks by Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015 & the artwork by Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015 & the artworks by Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015 & the artwork by Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015 & the artworks by Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015 & the artworks by Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Athur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

photo by N

photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015 & the artworks by Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015 & the artwork by Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, Dalmine, Bergamo, 2002, private collection, courtesy Carla Sozzani, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, Dalmine, Bergamo, 2002, private collection, courtesy Carla Sozzani, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Ladies & gentlemen...The Doors, photo by N

Ladies & gentlemen…The Doors, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Carlo Valsecchi, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

photo by N

The silent lyricism of objects, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser and Tommaso Aquilano, photo by N

Arthur Arbesser and Tommaso Aquilano, photo by N

Me, myself & I and Arthur Arbesser, photo by N

Me, myself & I and Arthur Arbesser, photo by N

www.arthurarbesser.com

Cinzia Malvini, Furio Francini, Frida Giannini, photo by N

Cinzia Malvini, Furio Francini, Frida Giannini, photo by N

A celebration, the 50th birthday of Rome Costume & Fashion Academy, which coincided with the opening of its new academic year and with the launch of book “Accademia Costume & Moda 1964-2014” by Maria di Napoli Rampolla and Antonio Mancinelli, was recently held in Rome at the Rome Costume & Fashion Academy. The afternoon event was under the sign of fashion. There were many celebrated personas from the fashion realm as Beppe Modenese, Anna Fendi, Piero Tosi, Adriano Franchi, Fabiana Balestra, Fabio Quaranta, Deanna Ferretti Veroni, Laura Lusuardi, Donata Sartorio, Alessandra Spalletti, Maria Luisa Frisa, the ex-alumni of Academy Tommaso Aquilano, Maurizio Galante and Sylvio Giardina. Here it was hosted a talk moderated by Cinzia Malvini which featured the creative director of Gucci fashion house Frida Giannini, who was a student of Academy. The fashion designer talked about creativity as “result of a team work”. Concerning young creatives she is focused on “observing the hand, the way they draw, as the instinct and vision of free hand makes the difference”. She talked about her experience made working at Fendi fashion house “where she learnt to be in place as today it’s important how to approach”, considering there is a Wikipedia culture today in many realms”. A video, introduced by Cinzia Malvini told about the Women association she launched and an live music event featuring Beyonce, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Florence & the Machine and many others. The association made concrete over 390 projects supporting the women. The talk with Frida Giannini ended with her suggestion for the student: let’s study, work hard and have fun”. Later, another ex-alumnus, the fashion journalist Antonio Mancinelli talked about his experience. He wanted to work as fashion designer and during the study at the Academy he changed his path and came to the journalism. He considered the wearability as value and result of a suggestion given him in the form of a question by Rosana Pistolese, the founder of Academy, arising from the view of a creation he made: “is it wearable?”, she asked him. Antonio said yes, it was, but naturally it was not. And since this experience, that became a paradigm to look at fashion, “something which always features in the Gucci collections Frida made, the wearability, their being wearable and super glamourous”. He considered “Rosana Pistolese as a kind of human Facebook, as she catalysed a series of important personas”. Later it was told about the book celebrating the fifty years of Academy, a book made with the support and collaboration with Altaroma and Alcantara along with the initiatives of Academy as the creations of the ex-alumni Association in order to give them working opportunities. A successful event depicting the laudable work of a bright Institution.

UNA CELEBRAZIONE & L’ INAUGURAZIONE DELL’ ANNO ACCADEMICO DELL’ ACCADEMIA DI COSTUME & MODA DI ROMA

Cinzia Malvini, Antonio Mancinelli and Beppe Modenese, photo by N

Cinzia Malvini, Antonio Mancinelli and Beppe Modenese, photo by N

Una celebrazione, il 50° compleanno dell’ Accademia di Costume & Moda di Roma, in concomitanza con l’ apertura del suo nuovo anno accademico e la presentazione del libro “Accademia Costume & Moda 1964-2014” a cura di Maria di Napoli Rampolla e Antonio Mancinelli, si è recentemente tenuta a Roma presso l’ Accademia di Costume e Moda di Roma. L’ evento pomeridiano è stato all’ insegna della moda. Presenti molteplici celebri personaggi della moda quali Beppe Modenese, Anna Fendi, Piero Tosi, Adriano Franchi, Fabiana Balestra, Fabio Quaranta, Deanna Ferretti Veroni, Laura Lusuardi, Donata Sartorio, Alessandra SpallettiMaria Luisa Frisa, gli ex-allievi dell’ Accademia Tommaso Aquilano, Maurizio Galante e Sylvio Giardina. Ivi è stato ospitato un talk moderato dalla giornalista Cinzia Malvini di cui è stato protagonista il direttore creativo della casa di moda Gucci Frida Giannini, che è stata una studentessa dell’ Accademia. La fashion designer ha parlato di creatività come “risultato di un lavoro di gruppo”. Riguardo ai giovani creativi si è concentrata sull’ “osservare la mano, il modo in cui disegnano, perché l’ istinto e la visione della mano libera fà la differenza”. Ha raccontato la sua esperienza di lavoro presso la casa di moda Fendi “dove ha imparato a stare al proprio posto, poiché oggi è importante come comportarsi”, considerando che “oggi c‘ è una cultura da Wikipedia un po’ su tutti i fronti”. Un video, presentato da Cinzia Malvini parlava dell’ Associazione per le Donne da lei lanciata e di un evento musicale con  Beyonce, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Florence & the Machine e molti altri. L’ associazione ha concretizzato più di 390 progetti a sostegno delle donne. Il talk con Frida Giannini si è concluso con un simpatico monito da lei dato  agli studenti: “studiate, impegnatevi e divertitevi”. Successivamente, un altro ex-allievo, il giornalista di moda Antonio Mancinelli ha parlato della sua esperienza all’ Accademia. Voleva lavorare come fashion designer e durante gli studi all’ Accademia ha cambiato il suo percorso ed è approdato al giornalismo. Costui ha preso in considerazione la portabilità come valore e risultato di un suggerimento a lui dato in forma di domanda da Rosana Pistolese, la fondatrice dell’ Accademia, derivante dalla visione di una sua creazione: “lo indosseresti?”, chiese a lui. Antonio rispose di si, ma naturalmente il capo non era indossabile. E a partire da questa esperienza, ciò è divenuto un suo paradigma per guardare la moda e qualcosa che appare sempre nelle collezioni Gucci realizzate da Frida: la indossabilità, l’ esser portabili e super glamourous. Riteneva “Rosana Pistolese una sorta di Facebook umano, perché catalizzava una serie di personaggi importanti”. A seguire si è parlato del libro che celebra i cinquanta anni dell’ Accademia, un libro realizzato con il sostegno e la collaborazione di Altaroma ed Alcantara unitamente alle iniziative dell’ Accademia quali la creazione di un’ Associazione di ex-alunni al fine di offrire opportunità lavorative. Un felice evento che ritrae il lodevole lavoro di una brillante istituzione.

Beppe Modenese, Fiamma Lanzara, Maria Luisa Frisa, photo by N

Beppe Modenese, Fiamma Lanzara, Maria Luisa Frisa, photo by N

Piero Tosi and Anna Fendi, photo by N

Piero Tosi and Anna Fendi, photo by N

Two Adrien: Adriano Franchi and Adrien Roberts, photo by N

Two Adrien: Adriano Franchi and Adrien Roberts, photo by N

Fabiana Balestra and Lupo Lanzara, photo by N

Fabiana Balestra and Lupo Lanzara, photo by N

Details talking about the Academy and its founder, Rosana Pistolese, photo by N

Details talking about the Academy and its founder, Rosana Pistolese, photo by N

Me, myself and I along with Alessandra Spalletti, photo by N

Me, myself and I along with Alessandra Spalletti, photo by N

www.accademiacostumeemoda.it

Ilaria Venturini Fendi talking about the event before its start, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini Fendi talking about the event before its start, photo by N

It was held yesterday in the Rome countryside, at La Storta, in the Casali del Pino, “Seminare il futuro”(meaning “Sowing the future”), a smashing initiative launched by the chain of organic supermarkets Naturasì and hosted by the organic farm by the fashion designer and social activist Ilaria Venturini Fendi. A return to nature, its rhythm, a gesture talking about humanity, sharing and connecting again the man to the earth: to sow the seeds, the seeds of grain. This event, come to its third edition, was held simultaneously held in many farms inside out Italy. Many people, families and children attended at at “Seminare il futuro” and started to sow at 11:00 am. It was the first time I attended at this event and it was a beautiful experience, framed by a sunny day, I enjoyed very much. Me along with many people – after having a delicious breakfast made of organic products which also featured the delicious bread made exclusively for the event by the Casali del Pino along with other organic products given by Naturasì – started to sow the wheat seeds, a special type of wheat, the “Claudio” wheat, existing since the age of ancient Roman emperor Claudio. A special emotion was embodied in this gesture – to bring the seeds and spread them on the ground -, representing the idea of sharing, giving something of ourselves to the ground, the place hosting us. A precious consciousness, connected to humanity, the respect and love for environment. Those are the values successfully made concrete by the nice people who featured in the event who enthusiastically joined and spent one day under the sign of nature. Silence, interrupted by voices of children, the bleats of sheep, light swish of trees and enriched by Epicurean interludes (including a selection of organic cheeses made by using vegetal rennet and cold cuts by the Casali del Pino).

“SEMINARE IL FUTURO”: LA CULTURA DELLA NATURA COME STILE DI VITA

Me, myself and I ready to sow, photo by N

Me, myself and I ready to sow, photo by N

Si è tenuta ieri presso la campagna romana, a La Storta, ai Casali del Pino, “Seminare il futuro”, una formidabile iniziativa lanciata dalla catena di supermercati biologici Naturasì e ospitata dall’ azienda agricola biologica della fashion designer e attivista del sociale social Ilaria Venturini Fendi. Un ritorno alla natura, al suo ritmo, a un gesto che parla di umanità, condivisione e ricollega l’ uomo alla terra: piantare i semi, i semi del grano. L’ evento, giunto alla sua terza edizione, si è tenuto simultaneamente in molteplici aziende agricole dentro e fuori dall’ Italia. Molta gente, famiglie e bambini hanno partecipato a “Seminare il futuro” hanno iniziato a seminare alle ore 11:00. Era la prima volta che partecipavo a questo evento, una bella esperienza, incorniciata da una giornata di sole che ho apprezzato molto. Io e molte persone – dopo una deliziosa colazione fatta di prodotti biologici di cui è stato protagonista anche un delizioso pane preparato esclusivamente per l’ evento dai Casali del Pino unitamente ad altri prodotti offerti da Naturasì – abbiamo cominciato a piantare i semi di grano, una varietà speciale di grano, il grano Claudio” che esiste sin dall’ epoca dell’ imperatore Claudio dell’ antica Roma. Una particolare emozione era racchiusa in questo gesto – prendere i semi e spargerli nel terreno – che rappresenta l’ idea della condivisione, del dare qualcosa di noi alla terra, il luogo che ci ospita. Una preziosa consapevolezza, legata all’ umanità, al rispetto e all’ amore per l’ ambiente. Questi i valori felicemente concretizzati dalle simpatiche persone protagoniste dell’ evento che hanno aderito ad esso con entusiasmo e hanno trascorso una giornata all’ insegna della natura. Silenzio, interrotto dalle voci di grandi e piccini, dai belati delle pecore, dal lieve fruscio degli alberi e arricchito da interludi epicurei(comprensivi di una selezione di formaggi biologici realizzati avvalendosi di caglio vegetale e salumi dei Casali del Pino).

Mother and daughter: Anna Venturini Fendi and Ilaria Venturini Fendi, photo by N

Mother and daughter: Anna Venturini Fendi and Ilaria Venturini Fendi, photo by N

People going to sow, photo by N

People going to sow, photo by N

People going to sow, photo by N

People going to sow, photo by N

Delfina Delettrez going to sow, photo by N

Delfina Delettrez going to sow, photo by N

People going to sow, photo by N

People going to sow, photo by N

Anna Venturini Fendi along with friends going to sow, photo by N

Anna Venturini Fendi along with friends going to sow, photo by N

Anna Venturini Fendi along with friends sowing, photo by N

Anna Venturini Fendi along with friends sowing, photo by N

People sowing, photo by N

People sowing, photo by N

People sowing, photo by N

People sowing, photo by N

The walk of a pioneer: Ilaria Venturini Fendi, photo by N

The walk of a pioneer: Ilaria Venturini Fendi, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini Fendi and the people sowing, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini Fendi and the people sowing, photo by N

Delfina Delettrez ready to sow, photo by N

Delfina Delettrez ready to sow, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini giving the grain to the people, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini giving the grain to the people, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini giving the wheat seeds to the people, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini giving the wheat seeds to the people, photo by N

A selfi(esh) afternoon moment ft me, myself & I and Roberto Palagetti, photo by N

A selfi(esh) afternoon moment ft me, myself & I and Roberto Palagetti, photo by N

Silvia Venturini Fendi and me, myself and I, photo by N

Silvia Venturini Fendi and me, myself and I, photo by N

Me, myself & I  along with the people sowing, photo by Enea Roveda

Me, myself & I along with the people sowing, photo by Enea Roveda

Seminare il futuro at the Casali del Pino, photo by N

Seminare il futuro at the Casali del Pino, photo by N

www.seminareilfuturo.it

Bea Bongiasca  jewelry seen by Giovanni Gastel at 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Bea Bongiasca jewelry seen by Giovanni Gastel at 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Bea Bongiasca, very young and bright creative debuted during the Milan Fashion Week, presenting at the celebrated Milanese concept store “10 Corso Como, “No rice for life”, the first jewelry collection she made. A catchy set-up, ideated by the designer Christoph Radl and enriched by the photography by Giovanni Castel, presented the fun and refined jewelry, successfully making concrete the connection between Eastern and Western culture. That is the idea which has inspired the work by jewelry designer. Her fine craftsmanship, is embodied in the creations reinterpreting the rice, its shape and what it evokes, an iconic food representing East, being a need and becoming something being much more precious. A pleasing lightness to tell about two different cultures meeting themselves. A tale about the contemporary times and globalization under the sign of freshness and innovation, featuring pearls, gold and silver, necklaces, earrings, cuffs and rings having smashing interchangeable enamel decorations, symbols, words and nice slogans.

UN DIALOGO TRA LA CULTURA ORIENTALE & OCCIDENTALE: “NO RICE FOR LIFEE” DI BEA BONGIASCA

Bea Bongiasca at 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Bea Bongiasca at 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Bea Bongiasca, giovanissima e brillante creativa ha debuttato durante la Settimana della moda di Milano, presentando presso il celebre concept store milanese10 Corso Como, “No rice for life”, la sua prima collezione di gioielli. Un accattivante allestimento, ideato dal designer Christoph Radl e arricchito dalla fotografia di Giovanni Castel, presentava divertenti e raffinati gioielli che felicemente concretizzano il legame tra la cultura orientale e occidentale. Questa l’ idea che ha ispirato il lavoro della designer di gioielli. La sua maestria artigianale è racchiusa in creazioni che reinterpretano il riso, la sua forma e ciò che esso evoca, iconico alimento che rappresenta l’ Oriente, è un bisogno e diventa qualcosa ancora più prezioso. Una soave leggerezza per parlare di due culture che si incontrano. Un racconto sulla contemporaneità e globalizzazione all’ insegna di freschezza e innovazione di cui sono protagonisti le perle, oro e argento, collane, orecchini, bracciali e anelli dalle formidabili decorazioni smaltate intercambiabili, simboli, parole e simpatici slogan.

Bea Bongiasca, photo by N

Bea Bongiasca, photo by N

Bea Bongiasca, photo by N

Bea Bongiasca, photo by N

Bea Bongiasca, photo by N

Bea Bongiasca, photo by N

Bea Bongiasca, photo by Giovanni Gastel

Bea Bongiasca, photo by Giovanni Gastel

Bea Bongiasca, photo by Giovanni Gastel

Bea Bongiasca, photo by Giovanni Gastel

Bea Bongiasca and me, myself & I, photo by N

Bea Bongiasca and me, myself & I, photo by N

www.beatricebongiasca.com

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Modernism, avant-garde, refinement and experimentation, symmetry and lightness, an elegance talking about the art of made in Italy and culture, this is the core of Spring/Summer 2015 collection by Fendi, paying homage to the architecture, the Rome Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana ( Rationalist building – hosting the brand Headquarters – which has drawn inspiration by the metaphysical painting by De Chirico) and its arches. Colors are light, natural and basic(black and white).  A wise game of cuts and transparencies enhances the silhouette along with marvelous prints and unusual reinterpretations in sophisticated way of cloths as denim. It features the orchid-motif  being embroidered in the invitation of fashion show and is impressed on shirts, trousers, dresses and accessories, bags ( as the legendary Baguette bag, enriched by many decorations and Peekaboo bag) and shoes, sandals, genuine masterpieces.

L’ ARTE DEL MADE IN ITALY & LA CULTURA: IL MODERNISMO, L’ AVANGUARDIA & LA RAFFINATEZZA DI FENDI

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Modernismo, avanguardia, raffinatezza e sperimentazione, simmetria e leggerezza, un’ eleganza che parla dell’ arte del made in Italy e di cultura, questo, il cuore della collezione primavera/estate 2015 di Fendi che rende omaggio all’ architettura, al Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana di Roma (costruzione razionalista – e sede centrale del marchio – che ha tratto ispirazione dalla pittura metafisica di De Chirico) e alle sue arcate. I colori sono tenui, naturali e basici (bianco e nero). Un sapiente gioco di tagli e trasparenze esalta la silhouette unitamente a splendide stampe e insolite reinterpretazioni in chiave sofisticata di tessuti quali il denim. Protagonista, il motivo a orchidea che è ricamato nell’ invito alla sfilata ed è impresso su camicie, pantaloni, abiti e accessori, borse( quali la leggendaria Baguette, arricchita da plurime decorazioni e la Peekaboo) e le scarpe, i sandali, autentici capolavori.

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Fendi Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Silvia Venturini Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld, photo by N

Silvia Venturini Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld, photo by N

 

The backstage of Fendi fashion show, photo by N

The backstage of Fendi fashion show, photo by N

 

Silvia Venturini Fendi and Bianca Brandolini D' Adda, photo by N

Silvia Venturini Fendi and Bianca Brandolini D’ Adda, photo by N

 

Carla Fendi, photo by N

Carla Fendi, photo by N

 

Delfina Delettrez, photo by N

Delfina Delettrez, photo by N

 

Mother and daughter: Silvia Venturini Fendi and Leonetta Luciano Fendi, photo by N

Mother and daughter: Silvia Venturini Fendi and Leonetta Luciano Fendi, photo by N

 

Nina Pons Fendi and me, myself and I, photo by N

Nina Pons Fendi and me, myself and I, photo by N

 

 

www.fendi.com

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Colors, stripes, polka dots and smashing prints depicting Haitian landscapes featured in the Spring/Summer 2015 collection by the bright fashion designer Stella Jean, presented during the Milan Fashion Week. A smart development of a concept, made of an unique combination of different signs and pattern where it shines a detailed work of styling, successfully made concrete by joining retro volumes of skirts, fun shorts and dresses, reinterpreting many decades of fashion history (from Fifties to Eighties). A joyful alchemy talking about talking about freshness and contemporary times, enriched by catchy accessories as bags and shoes along with marvelous swimsuits.

LE COLORATE & DIVERTENTI ALCHIMIE DI STELLA JEAN

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Colori, righe, pois e formidabili stampe che ritraggono paesaggi Haitiani sono i protagonisti della collezione primavera/estate 2015 della brillante fashion designer Stella Jean, presentata durante la settimana della moda milanese. Un intelligente consolidamento di un concept, fatto di una combinazione unica di diversi segni e motivi in cui splende una fine opera di styling, felicemente concretizzata unendo volumi retro di gonne, divertenti shorts e abiti che reinterpretano molteplici decadi della storia della moda(dagli anni Cinquanta agli anni Ottanta). Una gioiosa alchimia che parla di freschezza e contemporaneità, arricchita da accattivanti accessori quali borse e scarpe unitamente a meravigliosi costumi da bagno.

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

The journalist Angelo Flaccavento and me, myself & I, photo by N

The journalist Angelo Flaccavento and me, myself & I, photo by N

A model at the backstage wearing the swimsuit by Stella Jean, photo by N

A model at the backstage wearing the swimsuit by Stella Jean, photo by N

 

The backstage of Stella Jean's fashion show, photo by N

The backstage of Stella Jean’s fashion show, photo by N

 

The backstage of Stella Jean's fashion show, photo by N

The backstage of Stella Jean’s fashion show, photo by N

 

The backstage of Stella Jean's fashion show, photo by N

The backstage of Stella Jean’s fashion show, photo by N

 

The backstage of Stella Jean's fashion show, photo by N

The backstage of Stella Jean’s fashion show, photo by N

 

A model at the backstage wearing the swimsuit by Stella Jean, photo by N

A model at the backstage wearing the swimsuit by Stella Jean, photo by N

The backstage of Stella Jean's fashion show, photo by N

The backstage of Stella Jean’s fashion show, photo by N

 

Adriano Franchi in Napoleonesque version, photo by N

Adriano Franchi in Napoleonesque version, photo by N

 

 

The fashion soldier, Suzy Menkes at work, photo by N

The fashion soldier, Suzy Menkes at work, photo by N

 

Simonetta Gianfelici and Simone Cipriani, photo by N

Simonetta Gianfelici and Simone Cipriani, photo by N

 

 

Stella Jean along with the models at the backstage, photo by N

Stella Jean along with the models at the backstage, photo by N

 

 

www.stellajean.it

Pietro Viganò hardwarestore, photo by N

Pietro Viganò hardware store, photo by N

It featured during the Milan fashion week “The charm of uniform”, event which was held in a suggestive place, the old Milanese hardware store Pietro Viganò where it was presented the capsule collection by Gentucca Bini, a smashing unisex reinterpretation of coverall, joining the magic of simplicity and the poetry of minimalism. Industrial suggestions that were emphasized by the sounds coming from a cult album of industrial music “Strategies against architecture” by Einstürzende Neubauten. The atmosphere was very evocative, as it usually happens when Gentucca makes something, also a simple dinner turns into a kind of magic. Thus it happened during the evening at her house, where it was held a dinner which celebrated the tenth year of her two friends’ marriage.

“THE CHARM OF UNIFORM”: LE SUGGESTIONI INDUSTRIAL DI GENTUCCA BINI

Pietro Viganò hardwarestore, photo by N

Pietro Viganò hardware store, photo by N

É stato protagonista della settimana della moda milanese “The charm of uniform”, evento che si è tenuto in un luogo suggestivo, presso l’ antico negozio di ferramenta milanese Pietro Viganò in cui è stata presentata la collezione capsule di Gentucca Bini, una formidabile interpretazione unisex della tuta che unisce la magia della semplicità e la poesia del minimalismo. Suggestioni industrial che sono state enfatizzate dalle sonorità provenienti da un album di culto della musica industrial “Strategies against architecture” degli Einstürzende Neubauten. L’ atmosfera era estremamente evocativa, come solitamente accade quando Gentucca fà qualcosa, anche una semplice cena si trasforma in qualcosa di magico. Così è accaduto in serata a casa sua, in cui si è tenuta una cena che ha festeggiato i dieci anni di matrimonio di due suoi amici.

Pietro Viganò hardwarestore, photo by N

Pietro Viganò hardware store, photo by N

 

Luca Cipelletti wearing the coverall by Gentucca Bini, photo by N

Luca Cipelletti wearing the coverall by Gentucca Bini, photo by N

 

Pietro Viganò hardwarestore, photo by N

Pietro Viganò hardware store, photo by N

 

Gentucca Bini, photo by N

Gentucca Bini, photo by N

Pietro Viganò hardwarestore, photo by N

Pietro Viganò hardware store, photo by N

 

Gentucca Bini, photo by Vincent Law

Gentucca Bini, photo by Vincent Law

 

Pietro Viganò hardwarestore, photo by N

Pietro Viganò hardwarestore, photo by N

Gentucca Bini, photo by N

Gentucca Bini, photo by N

 

Gentucca Bini, photo by Vincent Law

Gentucca Bini, photo by Vincent Law

 

Pietro Viganò hardwarestore, photo by N

Pietro Viganò hardware store, photo by N

 

Gentucca Bini and me, myself and I, photo by Vincent Law

Gentucca Bini and me, myself and I, photo by Vincent Law

 

Gentucca's house, photo by N

Gentucca’s house, photo by N

 

Gentucca's house, photo by N

Gentucca’s house, photo by N

 

The charm of uniform by night at Gentucca's house, photo by N

The charm of uniform by night at Gentucca’s house, photo by N

 

The maître chef: Gentucca's father, photo by N

The maître chef at work: Gentucca’s father, photo by N

 

This doll featuring in the cake represents st best the way I was during the Milan fashion week, photo by N

This doll featuring in the cake represents at best the way I was at the end of the day during the Milan fashion week, photo by N

 

The charm of uniform featuring the couple which celebrating its tenth anniversary of marriage, photo by N

The charm of uniform featuring the couple which celebrating its tenth anniversary of marriage, photo by N

 

 

www.gentuccabini.it  

Gentucca Bini

Gentucca Bini

It comes today in the renowned multi-brand virtual boutique Yoox the smashing capsule collection by the brilliant fashion designer Gentucca Bini reinterpreting in a sartorial way, a casual-chic garment, the sweatshirt. Eleven are the unisex sweatshirts she created exclusively for Yoox, embodying catchy and fun patterns, prints, embroideries and decorations under the sign of poetry, irony, and emotion, a leitmotiv of Gentucca’ s work.

GENTUCCALAND: LE FELPE COUTURE DI GENTUCCA BINI SU YOOX

Gentucca Bini  & me, myself & I wearing the sweatshirts she made

Gentucca Bini & me, myself & I wearing the sweatshirts she made

 

Arriva oggi nella rinomata boutique virtuale Yoox la formidabile collezione capsule della brillante fashion designer Gentucca Bini che reintepreta un capo casual-chic, la felpa. Undici sono le felpe unisex da lei create in esclusiva per Yoox che racchiudono accattivanti e divertenti motivi, stampe, ricami e decorazioni all’ insegna di poesia, ironia ed emozione, un leitmotiv del lavoro di Gentucca.

 

www.yoox.com

www.gentuccabini.it

Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke, Radiohead front-man, recently has surprise-released the new solo album “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes on BitTorrent, presenting the music he made in an innovative way, in digital format, having an affordable price or rather six dollars, enabling the people making music to sell it themselves. A track included in the album. “Nose grows some” is available for free via Torrent as well as the free download of the video of album’s first track “ A brain in a Bottle”. A smashing, pioneer initiative by a brilliant artist which makes concrete a new way of hearing, purchasing and selling music via ether.

MUSICA, CONDIVISIONE & INNOVAZIONE: “TOMORROW’S MODERN BOXES”, IL NUOVO ALBUM DIGITALE DA SOLISTA DI THOM YORKE

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Thom Yorke, leader dei Radiohead, ha recentemente pubblicato a sorpresa il nuovo album da solista “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes su BitTorrent, presentando la sua musica in un modo innovativo, in formato digitale, a un prezzo alla portata di tutti ovvero sei dollari sei dollari ( 4,73 Euro), consentendo alle persone che fanno musica di venderla da sé. Un brano, incluso nell’ album, “Nose grows some”, è disponibile gratuitamente tramite Torrent come anche il download gratuito del video del primo brano dell’ album “A brain in a Bottle”. Una formidabile, pionieristica iniziativa di un brillante artista che concretizza felicemente un nuovo modo di ascoltare, acquistare e vendere musica attraverso l’ etere.

 

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It is held today in Venice at the Cotonificio, Gardoni room, at 4 pmPerfect failure”, a conversation with the celebrated Belgian fashion designer Bernhard Willhelm, event presented by the head of Fashion Design Faculty of Iuav University of Venice Maria Luisa Frisa and moderated by Cristiano Seganfreddo, director of Progetto Marzotto Association. The happening, smashing chance to enjoy and know the experience of a renowned creative, celebrates the opening of academic year 2014-2015 of this laudable public institution.

“PERFECT FAILURE”, UNA CONVERSAZIONE CON BERNHARD WILLHELM PER L’ APERTURA DELL’ ANNO ACCADEMICO DELL’ UNIVERSITÀ IUAV

Bernhard Willhelm, photoby Josh Paul Thomas

Bernhard Wilhelm, photo by Josh Paul Thomas

Oggi si tiene a Venezia presso il Cotonificio, Aula Gardoni, alle ore 16:00Perfect failure”, una conversazione con il celebre fashion designer belga Bernhard Willhelm, evento presentato dalla responsabile della Facoltà di Design della Moda della Università Iuav di Venezia Maria Luisa Frisa e moderato da Cristiano Seganfreddo, il direttore dell’ Associazione Progetto Marzotto. L’ happening, felice occasione per apprezzare e conoscere l’ esperienza di un rinomato creativo, celebra l’ apertura dell’ anno accademico 2014-2015 di questa lodevole istituzione pubblica.

www.iuav.it

Sandro Miller, Andres Serrano / Piss Christ (1987), 2014

Sandro Miller, Andres Serrano / Piss Christ (1987), 2014

It will be opened on 7th November 2014 in Chicago at the Catherine Edelman Gallery the exhibition “Malkovich,Malkovich, Malkovich: homage to photographic masters” – running through 31st January 2015 – by the photographer Sandro Miller, featuring his long time friend, the iconic actor and eclectic creative John Malkovich who turned into the many personas caught by iconic  photographers as Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, Andres Serrano, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, Diane Arbus and many others. A not to be missed happening to enjoy  photography and the smashing interpretations by John Malkovich.

“MALKOVICH, MALKOVICH, MALKOVICH: HOMAGE TO PHOTOGRAPHIC MASTERS” DI SANDRO MILLER ALLA CATHERINE EDELMAN GALLERY DI CHICAGO

Sandro Miller, Art Shay / Simone de Beauvoir (1950), 2014

Sandro Miller, Art Shay / Simone de Beauvoir (1950), 2014, photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery

Sarà inaugurata il 7 novembre 2014 a Chicago presso la Catherine Edelman Gallery la mostra “Malkovich,Malkovich, Malkovich: homage to photographic masters” – che proseguirà fino al 31st gennaio 2015 – del fotografo Sandro Miller, di cui è protagonista il suo amico di lunga data, l’ iconico attore ed eclettico creativo John Malkovich che si è trasformato nei diversi personaggi immortalati da celebri fotografi quali Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, Andres Serrano, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, Diane Arbus e molti altri. Un evento imperdibile per riscoprire la fotografia e le formidabili interpretazioni di John Malkovich.

Sandro Miller, Arthur Sasse / Albert Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue (1951), 2014

Sandro Miller, Arthur Sasse / Albert Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue (1951), 2014, photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery

 

Sandro Miller, Diane Arbus / Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey (1967), 2014

Sandro Miller, Diane Arbus / Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey (1967), 2014, photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery

 

Sandro Miller, Robert Mapplethorpe / Self Portrait (1983), 2014 From the Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich - Homage to photographic masters series

Sandro Miller, Robert Mapplethorpe / Self Portrait (1983), 2014, photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery

 

Sandro Miller, Richard Avedon / Ronald Fisher, Beekeeper, Davis, California, May 9 (1981), 2014, photo courtesy Catherine Edelman Gallery

Sandro Miller, Richard Avedon / Ronald Fisher, Beekeeper, Davis, California, May 9 (1981), 2014, photo courtesy Catherine Edelman Gallery

Sandro Miller, Herb Ritts / Jack Nicholson, London (1988) (A), 2014, photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery

Sandro Miller, Herb Ritts / Jack Nicholson, London (1988) (A), 2014, photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery

 

Sandro Miller, Dorothea Lange / Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (1936), 2014, photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery

Sandro Miller, Dorothea Lange / Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (1936), 2014, photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery

 

Sandro Miller, Bill Brandt / Eyes (1960-1964) (C), 2014, photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery

Sandro Miller, Bill Brandt / Eyes (1960-1964) (C), 2014, photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery

 

Sandro Miller, Albert Watson / Alfred Hitchcock with Goose (1973), 2014

Sandro Miller, Albert Watson / Alfred Hitchcock with Goose (1973), 2014, photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery

 

Sandro Miller, Andy Warhol / Self Portrait (Fright Wig) (1986), 2014, photo courtesy Catherine Edelman Gallery

Sandro Miller, Andy Warhol / Self Portrait (Fright Wig) (1986), 2014, photo courtesy Catherine Edelman Gallery

 

Sandro Miller, Irving Penn / Truman Capote, New York (1948), 2014, photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery

Sandro Miller, Irving Penn / Truman Capote, New York (1948), 2014, photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery

 

Sandro Miller, Annie Leibovitz / John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1980), 2014, photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery

Sandro Miller, Annie Leibovitz / John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1980), 2014, photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery

 

Sandro Miller, Pierre et Gilles / Jean Paul Gaultier (1990), 2014m photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman gallery

Sandro Miller, Pierre et Gilles / Jean Paul Gaultier (1990), 2014m photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman gallery

 

Sandro Miller, Philippe Halsman / Salvador Dalí (1954), 2014, photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery

Sandro Miller, Philippe Halsman / Salvador Dalí (1954), 2014, photo courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery

 

 

http://edelmangallery.com

The star of stage and screen

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

The delight of being “out of the system”, the utopia of a better world, the wish of a more equitable industry and the idea of being peaceful and sharing feature in “New exoticism” the Spring/Summer 2015 unisex collection by the bright fashion designer Naco Paris, denouncing through his work – joining minimalism to a punk attitude -, the luxury industry’s craze for consumption. The freshness of Seventies style meets the rave parties era from Nineties, smelling of psychedelic incense. The new slogan “Flower power” turns into “Power power”, paying homage to the beauty of wet and shiny skin. Exoticism and elegance, made of different patterns, colors and constructions: linen, cotton and lycra, macro polka dots feature in jackets, shirts and trousers, along with flowers and stripes. It shines the paradigm of sharing in some of the creations that were made in collaboration with the artist Neila Serrano and the tattoo artist and illustrator Sebastien Mileu, including also a pattern designed by his five years old niece Mia. Energy and fun is impressed in a palette of colors including the orange, successful evocation of the Hare Krishna, blue, yellow and white, emphasized by catchy accessories as hats and plastic shoes. Lightness, freedom and incisiveness to celebrate a thinking and assertive femininity.

 

UNA VISIONE POLITICA & POETICA DELLA MODA: IL NUOVO ESOTISMO DI NACO PARIS

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Il piacere di essere “fuori dal sistema”, l’ utopia di un mondo migliore, la speranza di un’ industria più giusta, l’ idea di essere pacifici e la condivisione sono i protagonisti di “New exoticism” la collezione unisex primavera/estate 2015 del brillante fashion designer Naco Paris, che denuncia attraverso il suo lavoro – unendo il minimalismo a un’ attitudine punk -, la frenesia dell’ industria del lusso per il consumismo. La freschezza dello stile degli anni Settanta incontra l’ era dei rave parties degli anni Novanta che profuma di incenso psichedelico. Il nuovo slogan “Flower power” si trasforma in “Power power”, rendendo omaggio alla bellezza della pelle bagnata e splendente. Esotismo ed eleganza, fatta di diversi motivi, colori e costruzioni: lino, cotone e lycra, macro pois sono impressi su giacche, camicie e pantaloni unitamente a fiori e righe. Splende il paradigma della condivisione in alcune delle creazioni che sono state realizzate in collaborazione con l’ artista Neila Serrano ed il tattoo artist ed illustratore Sebastien Mileu e comprende anche un motivo disegnato dalla sua nipote di cinque anni Mia. Energia e divertimento sono racchiusi nella palette di colori che comprende l’ arancio, felice evocazione degli Hare Krishna, blu, giallo e bianco, enfatizzati da accattivanti accessori quali cappelli e scarpe di plastica. Leggerezza, libertà e incisività per celebrare una femminilità pensante e assertiva.

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

 

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

Naco Paris, Spring/Summer 2015, photo by Natydred

 

 

www.naco-paris.com

The atelier of Liborio Capizzi, photo by N

The atelier of Liborio Capizzi, photo by N

Punk-rock suggestions, music, underground atmospheres and demi-couture were the alchemies that featured in “Viper Room”, the event where it was presented the new collection by DiLiborio, brand created by genius fashion designer Liborio Capizzi. His atelier, an extremely evocative place where I like coming back, turned into a club, a kind of CBGB, where a British band performed live, peopled by models who wore the creations he made. Here it shined those patterns and references that are a leitmotiv of work by Liborio, joining a bright sartorialism, a solemn elegance to a rock attitude combined to gothic-romantic elements: black is the main feature of collection along with leather, being also in lame version, fringes, transparencies of marvelous shirts, metallic and golden appliqués enrich the leather jackets. Sound, visions and constructions give rise to an engaging tale talking about a refined, austere and wild femininity.

“VIPER ROOM”: LE SUGGESTIONI PUNK-ROCK DI DILIBORIO

The atelier of Liborio Capizzi, photo by N

The atelier of Liborio Capizzi, photo by N

Suggestioni punk-rock, musica, atmosfere underground e demi-couture sono state le alchimie protagoniste di “Viper Room”, l’ evento in cui è stata presentata la nuova collezione di DiLiborio, brand creato dal geniale fashion designer Liborio Capizzi. Il suo atelier, un luogo estremamente evocativo dove mi piace ritornare, si era trasformato in un locale notturno, una sorta di CBGB, in cui una band inglese si è esibita dal vivo, popolato da modelle che indossavano le sue creazioni. Ivi brillavano quei motivi e riferimenti che sono un leitmotiv dell’ opera di Liborio, il quale unisce una brillante sartorialità, una solenne eleganza a un’ attitudine rock abbinata a elementi gotico-romantici: il nero è il protagonista della collezione unitamente alla pelle, presente anche in versione laminata, frange, trasparenze delle meravigliose camicie, decorazioni metalliche e dorate arricchiscono le giacche di pelle. Suoni, visioni e costruzioni danno vita a un avvincente racconto che parla di una raffinata, austera e selvaggia femminilità.

The atelier of Liborio Capizzi, photo by N

The atelier of Liborio Capizzi, photo by N

The atelier of Liborio Capizzi, photo by N

The atelier of Liborio Capizzi, photo by N

 

DiLiborio, photo by N

DiLiborio, photo by N

 

DiLiborio, photo by N

DiLiborio, photo by N

 

DiLiborio, photo by N

DiLiborio, photo by N

 

The atelier of Liborio Capizzi, photo by N

The atelier of Liborio Capizzi, photo by N

 

The singer of band which performed at the atelier of Liborio Capizzi, photo by N

The singer of band which performed at the atelier of Liborio Capizzi, photo by N

 

The band which performed at the atelier of Liborio Capizzi, photo by Vincent Law

The band which performed at the atelier of Liborio Capizzi, photo by Vincent Law

 

The band which performed at the atelier of Liborio Capizzi, photo by Vincent Law

The band which performed at the atelier of Liborio Capizzi, photo by Vincent Law

 

Me, myself & I, Liborio Capizzi and the singer, photo by Vincent Law

Me, myself & I, Liborio Capizzi and the singer, photo by Vincent Law

 

 

www.diliborio.it

Giulia Marani & Andrea Tonellotto, photo by N

Giulia Marani & Andrea Tonellotto, photo by N

Art and fashion features in “Click”, the Spring/Summer 2015 collection by the bright, young fashion designer Giulia Marani, inspired by the lyricism of landscapes by the photographer Andrea Tonellotto. The visions and urban geometries of photographs he made, the instantaneousness of shoot made with Polaroid camera, find a new context in fashion and are impressed on the prints and textiles that emphasize their dynamism. The craftsmanship made in Italy, a family’s attitude(being Giulia the daughter of Angelo Marani) is embodied in creations that are a genuine passé-partout. Clean and fluid lines, some of them caress the silhouette, reinterpret the volumes from Sixties where it shines a smashing research, experimentation, high-end materials(viscose, cotton, silk) and care for details. An alchemy of bright and light colors along with black and white, cloths and yarns, inlay works, thought to emphasize the idea of movement, give rise to a fresh, versatile and contemporary elegance.

 “CLICK”: ARTE & MODA SOTTO IL SEGNO DI GIULIA MARANI

Giulia Marani & Andrea Tonellotto, photo by N

Giulia Marani & Andrea Tonellotto, photo by N

 

Arte e moda sono i protagonisti di “Click”, la collezione primavera/estate 2015 della brillante, giovane fashion designer Giulia Marani che si ispira al lirismo dei paesaggi del fotografo Andrea Tonellotto. Le visioni e geometrie urbane della sua fotografia, l’istantaneità di uno scatto della Polaroid trovano un nuovo contesto nella moda e sono impresse sulle stampe e tessuti che ne enfatizzano il dinamismo. La maestria artigianale made in Italy, un’ attitudine di famiglia (essendo Giulia la figlia di Angelo Marani) è racchiusa in creazioni che sono un autentico passe-partout. Linee pulite e fluide alcune delle quali accarezzano la silhouette e reinterpretano i volumi degli anni Sessanta in cui splende una formidabile ricerca, sperimentazione, alta qualità dei materiali (viscosa, cotone, seta) e cura dei dettagli. Un’ alchimia di colori accesi e tenui unitamente a bianco e nero, tessuti e filati, intarsi, pensati per sottolineare l’ idea del movimento, dà vita ad un’ eleganza fresca, versatile e contemporanea.

Giulia Marani, photo by N

Giulia Marani, photo by N

 

Giulia Marani, photo by N

Giulia Marani, photo by N

 

Andrea Tonellotto, photo by N

Andrea Tonellotto, photo by N

 

Andrea Tonellotto, photo by N

Andrea Tonellotto, photo by N

 

Andrea Tonellotto, photo by N

Andrea Tonellotto, photo by N

 

Giulia Marani, photo by N

Giulia Marani, photo by N

 

Giulia Marani, photo by N

Giulia Marani, photo by N

 

Angelo Marani, Cinzia Malvini and a friend, photo by N

Angelo Marani, Cinzia Malvini and a friend, photo by N

 

Giulia Marani, photo by N

Giulia Marani, photo by N

 

Giulia Marani, photo by N

Giulia Marani, photo by N

 

Precious alchemies: the combinations of textures and yarns, photo by N

Precious alchemies: the combinations of textures and yarns, photo by N

 

Giulia Marani

Giulia Marani

 

Me, myself & I  amd Stephan Hamel, photo by Nicola Paccagnella

Me, myself & I amd Stephan Hamel, photo by Nicola Paccagnella

 

www.giuliamarani.com

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10 Corso Como is the place where I often am often during these days to enjoy art, visions and culture about which I tell soon. The renowned concept store created by the bright Carla Sozzani, yesterday hosted a smashing afternoon event featuring the legendary artist, fashion designer, stylist and film producer Maripol - warm-hearted individual of whose open-minded and joyful, easy-going attitude I enjoyed very much – and the collaborative project she made with the French brand and artistic collective Each x Other. Here it was showcased a collection of jackets, jeans and shirts where it was impressed the story and art by Maripol – along with the jewelry collection “Atomic glamour” she made -, turned into prints, telling about an age, the Eighties in New York City, its leading characters and places as Klaus Nomi. Music, fashion, art, experimentation and spontaneità. An atmosphere under the sign of color and freedom, emphasized by “Love therapy”, the series of vintage t-shirts by Elio Fiorucci enriched by prints featuring Maripol and the video of Elio Fiorucci’s New York store where artists as Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias performed, dancing behind its windows.

ARTE & MODA A 10 CORSO COMO MILANO: IL PROGETTO COLLABORATIVO DI MARIPOL CON EACH x OTHER

Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

10 Corso Como è il luogo in cui mi trovo spesso in questi giorni per apprezzare arte, visioni e cultura di cui presto parlerò. Il rinomato concept store creato dalla brillante Carla Sozzani ha ieri ospitato un formidabile evento pomeridiano con la leggendaria artista, fashion designer, produttrice cinematografica e stylist Maripol  – generosa individualità la cui apertura e gioviale informalità ho molto apprezzato – e il suo progetto collaborativo con il brand e collettivo artistico francese Each x Other. É stata ivi presentata una collezione di giacche, jeans e camicie in cui era impressa la storia e l’ arte di Maripol – unitamente alla sua collezione di gioielli “Atomic glamour” -, trasformate in stampe, che raccontano un’ epoca, gli anni Ottanta a New York City, i suoi protagonisti quali Klaus Nomi. Musica, moda, arte, sperimentazione e spontaneità. Un atmosfera all’ insegna di colore e libertà, enfatizzata da “Love therapy”, la serie di t-shirt vintage di Elio Fiorucci, arricchite da stampe con Maripol e dal video della boutique di New York di Elio Fioruccci in cui artisti come Klaus Nomi e Joey Arias si esibivano ballando dinanzi alle sue vetrine.

Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

 

 

Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

 

Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

 

"Love therapy", t-shirts by Elio Fiorucci along with Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

“Love therapy”, t-shirts by Elio Fiorucci along with Maripol for Each x Other at Milan 10 Corso Como, photo by N

 

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Elio Fiorucci, photo by N

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Elio Fiorucci, photo by N

 

Jewelry Atomic glamour by Maripol, photo by N

Jewelry Atomic glamour by Maripol, photo by N

 

Jewelry Atomic glamour by Maripol, photo by N

Jewelry Atomic glamour by Maripol, photo by N

Maripol and Vincent Law, proud of wearing  the cuff she made, photo by N

Maripol and Vincent Law, proud of wearing the cuff she made, photo by N

 

 

Me, myself & I along with the brilliant Carla Sozzani, photo by Vincent Law

Me, myself & I along with the brilliant Carla Sozzani, photo by Vincent Law

 

 

www.maripolitan.com

www.each-other.com

www.10corsocomo.com

Marchesa Spring/Summer 2015

Marchesa Spring/Summer 2015

Flowers, lace and transparencies, feature in the Spring/Summer 2015 collection by Marchesa, brand created by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig (celebrating its 10th birthday) which has recently presented in London at the Banqueting House during the London Fashion Week. A gipsy Woodstock spirit is impressed in the dresses, skirts and shirts, enriched by 3d floral prints and  decorations as silk fringes. Elegance, romanticism and lightness is emphasized by the palette of colors including  a vibrant shade of coral along with rose, cream, light blue, black and white.

FIORI, PIZZO & TRANSPARENZE: LO SPIRITO GIPSY DI WOODSTOCK DI MARCHESA

Marchesa Spring/Summer 2015

Marchesa Spring/Summer 2015

Fiori, pizzo e trasparenze sono protagonisti della collezione primavera/estate 2014 di Marchesa, brand creato da Georgina Chapman e Keren Craig (che celebra il suo 10° compleanno) che è stata recentemente presentata a Londra presso la Banqueting House durante la London Fashion Week. Lo spirito gipsy di Woodstock è impresso in abiti, gonne e camicie, arricchiti da stampe floreali tridimensionali e decorazioni quali le frange di seta. Eleganza, romanticismo e leggerezza enfatizzata dalla palette di colori che include un’ accesa nuance di corallo unitamente a rosa, crema, celeste, bianco e nero.

Marchesa Spring/Summer 2015

Marchesa Spring/Summer 2015

 

Marchesa Spring/Summer 2015

Marchesa Spring/Summer 2015

 

 

Lily James in Marchesa at the fashion show

Lily James in Marchesa at the fashion show

 

Olivia Palermo in Marchesa at the fashion show

Olivia Palermo in Marchesa at the fashion show

 

www.marchesa.com

Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

Penelope, the Brescia cathedral of conceptual fashion created by the one and only Roberta Valentini pays homage to the genius of GAC, Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, genuine innovator through  abstract art under the sign of a playful and subversive ethic. I like thinking again about the series of work he made “Self-historycization”, focused on himself to evidence the envies and insuperable closures that permeated of contemporary art. Irony and provocation features in his works and initiatives as the house-to-house shows, become a symbol for the young artists with whom he had a great exchange of mail art. In fact he created one of the great and interesting museums-archives of these works. He also produced the manifestos that museums worldwide would had to use to celebrate his centenary. Time came. This year is the centenary of GAC and Roberta reminds a legendary artist and a friend with a smashing showcase, including the famous manifestos he made along with other works that since today will be on show at Penelope, giving rise to that vibrant dialogue between art and fashion I celebrate.

MODA & ARTE: PENELOPE CELEBRA L’ ARTE DI GAC, GUGLIELMO ACHILLE CAVELLINI

Cavellini ft. in Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

GAC at Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

Penelope, la cattedrale della moda concettuale di Brescia creata dalla sola e unica Roberta Valentini rende omaggio al genio di GAC, Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, autentico innovatore attraverso l’ arte astratta che è all’ insegna di un’ etica ludica, ironica e sovversiva. Mi piace ripensare alla sua serie di opere “Autostoricizzazione”, rivolte a sé stesso per segnalare le invidie e chiusure invalicabili che permeavano l’ arte contemporanea. Ironia e provocazione sono i protagonisti dei suoi lavori e di iniziative quali le mostre a domicilio, divenute un simbolo per i giovani artisti con i quali ha effettuato un grande scambio di arte postale, conservata in un grande museo archivio da lui creato. Ha anche prodotto i manifesti che i musei in tutto il mondo avrebbero dovuto usare per celebrare il suo centenario. È giunto il momento. Questo anno ricorre il centenario della nascita di GAC e Roberta ricorda un’ artista leggendario e un amico con una formidabile rassegna comprensiva dei suoi famosi manifesti unitamente ad altre opere che a partire da oggi saranno in mostra da Penelope, dando vita a quel vibrante dialogo tra arte e moda che celebro.

Cavellini ft. in Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

GAC at Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

GAC at Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

GAC at Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

The mail art by GAC at Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

The mail art by GAC at Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

Manifesto by GAC at Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

Manifesto by GAC at Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

A work ideated by Roberta Valentini, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

A work ideated by Roberta Valentini, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

A work ideated by Roberta Valentini, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

A work ideated by Roberta Valentini, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

The one ad only Roberta Valentini, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

The one ad only Roberta Valentini, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

 

www.penelope-store.it

It's important to know what is your seat: Rome Capitol Square before the start of T.A.G., photo by N

It’s important to know what is your seat: Rome Capitol Square before the start of T.A.G., photo by N

I recently featured in the nice fashion contest T.A.G., event which was held in the Rome Capitol Square, including a showcase of sport and ballet. The contest gave the chance to young graduated students to present their creations and win a money scholarship amounting to 1000 Euros and an internship at the Milan atelier of Raffaella Curiel. Awards were given to personas of world sport as the Olympic Games champion of foil Valentina Vezzali who also featured on the stage as jury member sat down close to me, as well as the sport journalist Valeria Ciardiello and the pr Michela Bonafoni along with the dancers Kledi and Giuseppe Picone, Stefano Dominella, CEO of Gattinoni fashion house and the bright fashion designer Chiara Boni. The event included the live performance of Bussoletti, an emerging singer, of whose song he made “Come scemi” (meaning “Like idiots”), a song about the habit of taking selfie, became famous due to a commercial of an Italian brand of ice-creams. It was nice to see a project made to increase and support the creativity, dance and sport being in the area of Rome, but I have to add something, some remarks concerning that and initiatives like that. Today “young talents” and “emerging creativity” along with “start-up” are words that became empty slogans in the fashion of the “love’s party”, old memory from Berlusconism. That wants to be a double alert, regarding the people who set up projects like these ones and the fashion schools training the students in order to use sense in what they do and develop. My words are strictly connected to this experience and a moment of that or rather when it was asked me for giving some remarks on the fashion shows. I did it, though later it was asked to the jury for being more kind with the young creatives. I tell what I think, that is a virtue and a big limit, as consent gives sense to all that has no sense. I saw some collections Japan inspired, which is the hardest thing to develop in terms of structure and volumes. In this circumstance this inspiration has turned into a Lady Gaga-esque weak interpretation, lacking of any fashion show styling, a leitmotiv of the evening, except few fashion shows. A man from the audience made me compliments for my sagacity. I had to tell that. Why? Because I think if you make believe to a young boy/ girl he/ she has got talent, you destroy him/her and make him/her waste time if he or she has not got it. It results from that a diabolical alchemy, made of  pretentiousness of the people who wants being a fashion designer, but lacks of abilities and a proper background to become it. I focus on the huge responsibility having the fashion schools to train properly the students, a hard work I enjoy every time I am at the Fashion Design Faculty of Iuav University of Venice, headed by Maria Luisa Frisa and at the Rome Costume and Fashion Academy, excellent institution headed by Lupo Lanzara as well as in many fashion schools, institutions there are in Italy and abroad. I care to tell that to improve instead of destroying initiatives like this for giving rise to a real virtuous circuit, made of ideas, energies and facts, considering that as a mere suggestion, given to young people who want working in the realm of fashion. Modesty helps, as well hard-working, but there is not just only the work as fashion designer in the fashion industry. Textile designers, pattern makers are other works being extremely precious. Thus let’s focus on your ability with honesty and modesty to give rise to a successful working path. That is my genuine wish for all the ones who are currently studying and investing time, money and energies on that.

T.A.G.: CREATIVITÀ EMERGENTE, SPORT & DANZA A ROMA

Me, myself & I waiting for the start of T.A.G.(being on time is not always a virtue...), photo by N

Me, myself & I waiting for the start of T.A.G.(being on time is not always a virtue…), photo by N

Sono stata recentemente protagonista del simpatico contest di moda T.A.G., evento che si è tenuto presso la Piazza del Campidoglio di Roma, comprensivo di una rassegna di sport e danza. Il contest ha dato la possibilità a giovani studenti neo-diplomati di presentare le loro creazioni e vincere una borsa di studio in denaro pari a 1000 Euro e uno stage presso l’ atelier di Raffaella Curiel. Premi sono stati consegnati a personaggi del mondo dello sport quali la campionessa olimpica di fioretto Valentina Vezzali che è apparsa anche sul palco nelle vesti di giurata, seduta vicino a me, come anche la giornalista sportiva Valeria Ciardiello e la pr Michela Bonafoni unitamente ai ballerini Kledi e Giuseppe Picone, Stefano Dominella, il CEO della casa di moda Gattinoni e la brillante fashion designer Chiara Boni. L’ evento ha incluso l’ esibizione dal vivo di Bussoletti, un cantante emergente, il cui brano “Come scemi”, una canzone sull’ abitudine di fare selfie, divenuta famosa per uno spot di un marchio italiano di gelati. È stato simpatico vedere un progetto fatto per incentivare e sostenere la creatività, lo sport e la danza che c’è nell’ area di Roma, devo però aggiungere altro, alcune riflessioni inerenti iniziative come questa. Oggi “giovani talenti” e “creatività emergente” insieme a “start-up” sono parole che sono diventate slogan vuoti alla stregua del “partito dell’ amore”, vecchio ricordo del Berlusconismo. Ciò vuol essere un doppio avvertimento che riguarda la gente che organizza progetti come questi e le scuole di moda che formano gli studenti affinché si dotino di senso in ciò che fanno e sviluppano. Le mie parole sono strettamente collegate a questa esperienza e a un suo momento ovvero quando mi è stato chiesto di commentare le sfilate. L’ ho fatto, anche se è poi stato chiesto alla giuria di essere più gentile con i giovani creativi. Dico ciò che penso, una virtù che è un grande limite, poiché il consenso dà senso a ciò che non lo ha.. Ho visto alcune collezioni ispirate al Giappone che è la cosa più difficile da sviluppare in termini di struttura e volumi. In questa circostanza tale ispirazione si è trasformata in una debole interpretazione Lady Gaga-esca, priva di alcuno styling della sfilata, un leitmotiv della serata, ad eccezione di alcune sfilate. Un uomo del pubblico mi ha fatto i complimenti per la mia sagacia. Dovevo dire ciò che pensavo. Perchè? Perchè ritengo che se fai credere a un giovane ragazzo/ragazza che abbia talento, lo/la distruggi e gli/le fai perdere tempo ove non ne abbia. Da ciò deriva una diabolica alchimia, fatta di pretenziosità della gente che vuol essere un fashion designer, ma è privo delle capacità e di un background appropriato per diventarlo. Mi soffermo sulla grande responsabilità che hanno le scuole di moda nel formare in modo appropriato gli studenti, un duro lavoro che apprezzo ogni volta che mi trovo alla Facoltà di Design della Moda della Università Iuav di Venezia, guidata da Maria Luisa Frisa e all’ Accademia di Costume e Moda di Roma, eccellente istituzione diretta da Lupo Lanzara come anche in diverse scuole di moda, istituzioni che si trovano in Italia e all’ estero. Mi preoccupo di dire ciò per migliorare e non distruggere iniziative come queste, dando vita a un reale circolo virtuoso, fatto di idee, energie e fatti, considerando ciò un mero monito dato ai giovani che vogliono lavorare nell’ ambito della moda. La modestia aiuta, come anche il lavorare alacremente, ma non esiste soltanto il lavoro di fashion designer nell’ industria della moda. I designers di tessuti, i modellisti sono professionalità altrettanto preziose. Perciò concentratevi sulle vostre capacità con onestà e modestia per dar vita a un felice iter lavorativo. Questo che il mio sincero augurio per tutti coloro che in questo momento stanno studiando e investendo tempo, denaro ed energie in ciò.

A moment of performance by the Italian fencing team along the a Ballet company, photo by N

A moment of performance by the Italian fencing team along the a Ballet company, photo by N

 

The jury at work: Valentina Vezzali & Valeria Ciarriello. photo by N

The jury at work: Valentina Vezzali & Valeria Ciardiello. photo by N

 

 

A selfie(sh) moment inspired by the song performed by Bussoletti ft. Michela Bonafoni, me, myself & I, Valeria Ciarriello & Valentina Vezzali, photo by N

A selfie(sh) moment inspired by the song performed by Bussoletti ft. Michela Bonafoni, me, myself & I, Valeria Ciardiello & Valentina Vezzali, photo by N

 

Mustafa Sabbagh

Mustafa Sabbagh

The sense of grotesque, unconventional standard of beauty, an open dialogue between the art of Mustafa Sabbagh & Milena Altini will feature in “Hyperaesthesia”, double solo show, curated by Fabiola Triolo, organized by nu_be perfume and Spazio Bernardelli which will be opened today in Mantua at the Spazio Bernardelli, 6 pm. The exhibition, being under the sign of lyricism, giving rise to an unusual journey through the skin, emphasized by an elemental olfactive installation of nu_be perfumes, will run through 21st September 2014. A not to be missed happening to enjoy art and olfactive design.

“HYPERAESTHESIA”: IL SENSO DEL GROTTESCO DI MUSTAFA SABBAGH & MILENA ALTINI ALLO SPAZIO BERNARDELLI DI MANTOVA

Milena Altini

Milena Altini

Il senso del grottesco, canone non convenzionale di bellezza, un dialogo aperto tra l’ arte di Mustafa Sabbagh & Milena Altini sarà protagonista di “Hyperaesthesia”, doppia personale, curata da Fabiola Triolo, organizzata da nu_be perfume e Spazio Bernardelli che si sarà inaugurata oggi a Mantova presso lo Spazio Bernardelli, alle ore 18:00. La mostra, all’ insegna della liricità, la quale dà vita a un insolito viaggio attraverso la pelle, enfatizzato da una installazione olfattiva elementale di nu_be perfume, proseguirà fino al 21 settembre 2014. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare l’ arte e il design olfattivo.

www.nubeperfume.com

www.mustafasabbagh.com

http://milenaaltini.com

Bjorn Borg Spring/Summer collection 2015

Bjorn Borg Spring/Summer collection 2015

The Swedish brand Björn Borg – bringing the name of celebrated tennis player – yesterday presented the Spring/ Summer 2015 collection during the Stockholm Fashion Week. The idea of game becomes a celebration of individuality, love and fashion in the digital era between illusion and reality. The colored and fun sporty-chic suggestions by brand were emphasized by Bea Åkerlund(reminding me of Linda Perry from the band 4 non Blondes), creative show director where it starred models turned into avatars. The event, which featured the winner of Eurovision Song Contest Conchita Wurst, served as a teaser of Björn Borg “First Person Lover” computer game which will be released worldwide on January 2015 together with the Spring/Summer 2015 collection.

STOCKHOLM FASHION WEEK: UN GIOCO, AVATARS & LE DIVERTENTI SUGGESTIONI SPORTY-CHIC DI BJÖRN BORG

Bjorn Borg Spring/Summer collection 2015

Bjorn Borg Spring/Summer collection 2015

Il brand svedese Björn Borg – che porta il nome del celebre tennista – ha presentato ieri la collezione primavera/estate 2015 in occasione della Stockholm Fashion Week. L’ idea del gioco diventa una celebrazione dell’ individuo, dell’ amore e della moda nell’ era digitale tra illusione e realtà. Le colorate e divertenti suggestioni sporty- chic del marchio sono state enfatizzate da Bea Åkerlund (che mi ricorda Linda Perry della band 4 non Blondes), direttore creativo della sfilata in cui sono apparsi modelli trasformati in avatar. L’ evento, di cui è stata protagonista la vincitrice dell’ Eurovision Song Contest Conchita Wurst, ha fatto da teaser al video-gioco Björn Borg “First Person Lover” che sarà lanciato in tutto il mondo nel gennaio 2015 unitamente alla collezione primavera/estate 2015.

Bjorn Borg Spring/Summer collection 2015

Bjorn Borg Spring/Summer collection 2015

 

Bjorn Borg Spring/Summer collection 2015

Bjorn Borg Spring/Summer collection 2015

 

Models as avatars

Models as avatars

 

 

Bea Åkerlund and Conchita Wurst  wearing Björn Borg

Bea Åkerlund and Conchita Wurst wearing Björn Borg

 

 

James Lee, the Björn Borg  head of Design and Bea Åkerlund

James Lee, the Björn Borg head of Design and Bea Åkerlund

 

 

www.bjornborg.com

Pharrell Williams, photo by Terry Richardson, courtesy of  Dover Street Market

Pharrell Williams, photo by Terry Richardson, courtesy of Dover Street Market

Girl” is the first fragrance created by the iconic singer and music producer Pharrell Williams which brings the name of its second album and will be launched on Thursday 28th August 2014 at the renowned London concept store Dover Street Market. The unisex scent results from his collaboration with the brand Comme des Garçons, the creative director of its perfumery department Christian Astuguevielle and the genius and visionary nose Antoine Lie (of Tagasako company), featuring neroli, lavender and white pepper, iris, styrax and violet as top notes along with the base notes of patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood and cedar, evoking freshness and joy like the music by the artist.

IL SUONO DI UN PROFUMO: “GIRL” DI PHARRELL WILLIAMS

Girl by Pharrel Williams

Girl by Pharrell Williams

Girl” è la prima fragranza creata dall’ iconico cantante e produttore musicale Pharrell Williams che port ail nome del suo secondo album e sarà lanciata giovedì 28 agosto 2014 presso il rinomato concept store di Londra Dover Street Market. Il profumo unisex nasce dalla collaborazione con il brand Comme des Garçons, il direttore creativo del suo dipartimento profumi Christian Astuguevielle e il geniale, visionario naso Antoine Lie (dell’ azienda Tagasako) sono protagoniste: neroli, lavanda e pepe bianco, iris, benzoino e violetta come note di testa unitamente alle note di base di patchouli, vetiver, sandalo e cedro che evocano gioia e freschezza come la musica dell’ artista.

www.doverstreetmarket.com

installation by Meo Fusciuni, photo courtesy Meo Fusciuni

installation by Meo Fusciuni, photo courtesy Meo Fusciuni

The poetry of Meo Fusciuni, liquid suggestions talking of his journeys, poetries depicting the lights and shadows of love that are embodied in the fragrance he made(“1#nota di viaggio”, 2#nota di viaggio”, 3#nota di viaggio”, “Notturno” and “Luce”) will feature in an event which will be held on 22nd August in Salina at the garden of Capofaro Malvasia & Resort. A smashing olfactive journey, a tale starting in Sicily, native place of apothecary, to come back in Salina for creating scents and alchemies. This enchanting event arises from the collaboration and friendship between Meo and Tasca D’ Almerita family of renowned wine producers which successfully makes concrete by its work the culture of taste, the connection to a region the Sicily and its traditions and the ethic of sustainability. A not to be missed happening to discover and enjoy magic and wonders of a suggestive place and its features.

PROFUMI, MAGIA & MERAVIGLIE: I RACCONTI LIQUIDI DI MEO FUSCIUNI AL CAPOFARO MALVASIA & RESORT DI SALINA

Meo Fusciuni, photo courtesy Meo Fusciuni

Meo Fusciuni, photo courtesy Meo Fusciuni

La poesia di Meo Fusciuni, suggestioni liquide che parlano dei suoi viaggi, profumate poesie che dipingono le luci e ombre dell’ amore e sono racchiuse nelle sue fragranze (“1#nota di viaggio”, 2#nota di viaggio”, 3#nota di viaggio”, “Notturno” e “Luce”) saranno i protagonisti di un evento che si terrà il 22 Agosto a Salina presso il giardino di Capofaro Malvasia & Resort. Un formidabile interludio olfattivo, un racconto che inizia in Sicilia, terra natia dell’ aromatario per tornare a Salina a creare profumi e alchimie. Questo incantevole evento nasce dalla collaborazione e dall’ amicizia tra Meo e la famiglia di rinomati produttori vinicoli Tasca D’ Almerita che concretizza felicemente con la sua opera la cultura del gusto, il legame con una regione, la Sicilia, le sue tradizioni e l’ etica della sostenibilità. Un happening imperdibile per scoprire e apprezzare la magia e le meraviglie di un luogo e dei suoi protagonisti.

Installation by Meo Fusciuni, photo courtesy Meo Fusciuni

Installation by Meo Fusciuni, photo courtesy Meo Fusciuni

Meo Fusciuni, photo courtesy Meo Fusciuni

Meo Fusciuni, photo courtesy Meo Fusciuni

Salina Capofaro Malvasia & Resort

Salina Capofaro Malvasia & Resort

 

 

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Arena Homme Plus

Juergen Teller, Masculine, No. 6, London, 2013 C-print Photo© Juergen Teller

 

Macho” is the first solo show in Greece, curated by Marina Fokidis, featuring the work by Jüergen Teller and running through 29th October 2014 at the Athens Deste Foundation. The genius photographer of whose work nullifies the boundaries between fashion and art and giving rise to a unique and vibrant universe. Here it is on show a smashing series of self-portraits, a leitmotiv of his work, along with the series “Masculine”, exploring the male element where pictures of classic historical examples of sculpture and painting idealizing masculinity are juxtaposed with self-portraits of the artist working out as well as the marvelous pictures featuring him along with the enchanting Charlotte Rampling. A not to be missed happening to enjoy one of the most relevant photographers of contemporary times.

“MACHO”, IL VIAGGIO NELL’ UNIVERSO MASCHILE DI JÜRGEN TELLER ALA FONDAZIONE DESTE DI ATENE

Juergen Teller, Ohne Titel: Juergen Teller, Cindy Sherman, Marc Jacobs, No. 5, (Marc Jacobs campaign Spring/Summer 2005), 2004 C-print Photo© Juergen Teller

Juergen Teller, Ohne Titel: Juergen Teller, Cindy Sherman, Marc Jacobs, No. 5, (Marc Jacobs campaign Spring/Summer 2005), 2004
C-print
Photo© Juergen Teller

 

Macho” è la prima personale in Grecia, curata da Marina Fokidis, di cui è protagonista Jüergen Teller e prosegue fino al 29 ottobre 2014 presso la Fondazione Deste di Atene. Il geniale fotografo la cui opera vanifica i confini tra moda e arte, dando vita a un unico e vibrante universo. Ivi è in mostra una formidabile serie di autoritratti, un leitmotiv della sua opera, unitamente alla serie “Masculine” che esplora il mondo maschile in cui le immagini di classici esemplari storici di scultura e dipinti che idealizzano la mascolinità sono giustapposti con autoritratti dell’ artista al lavoro come anche le meravigliose immagini di lui insieme alla incantevole Charlotte Rampling. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare uno dei più significativi fotografi della contemporaneità.

Juergen Teller, Self Portrait, Daisy Perfume, Ronda, 2010 C-print Photo© Juergen Teller

Juergen Teller, Self Portrait, Daisy Perfume, Ronda, 2010
C-print
Photo© Juergen Teller

 

Juergen Teller, Louis XV, No. 9 / Self Portrait with Charlotte Rampling, 2004 C-print Photo© Juergen Teller

Juergen Teller, Louis XV, No. 9 / Self Portrait with Charlotte Rampling, 2004
C-print
Photo© Juergen Teller

 

 

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Ludovica Amati, the Ibiza showroom

Ludovica Amati, the Ibiza showroom

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream”, the words by Edgar Allan Poe depict at best the dreamlike suggestions and delicate atmosphere celebrating an assertive and languid femininity, embodied in the work by the bright fashion designer Ludovica Amati. Lightness, transparencies, fluidity, lace, light colors along with black and white are a leitmotiv of her sign, creative alchemies featuring in the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collection. Ludovica has recently opened her showroom in Ibiza at the Plaza del Mercao Viejo, born to be a place to share ideas and projects between worldwide artists and artisans, successful initiative under the sign of sharing and creativity.

LA  LEGGEREZZA DI LUDOVICA AMATI GIUNGE A IBIZA

Ludovica Amati, the Ibiza showroom

Ludovica Amati, the Ibiza showroom

“Tutto ciò che immaginiamo è solo un sogno dentro a un sogno”, le parole di Edgar Allan Poe dipingono magistralmente le suggestioni oniriche e le atmosfere delicate che celebrano una femminilità languida e assertiva, racchiuse nell’ opera della brillante fashion designer Ludovica Amati. Leggerezza, trasparenze,fluidità. pizzo, colori tenui unitamente a bianco e nero sono un leitmotiv del suo segno, alchimie creative protagoniste della collezione autunno/inverno 2014-2015. Ludovica ha recentemente aperto a Ibiza il suo show-room presso la Plaza del Mercao Viejo, nato per essere un luogo in cui condividere idee e progetti tra artisti e artigiani di tutto il mondo, felice iniziativa all’ insegna di condivisione e creatività.

Ludovica Amati, the Ibiza showroom

Ludovica Amati, the Ibiza showroom

 

Ludovica Amati, the Ibiza showroom

Ludovica Amati, the Ibiza showroom

 

Ludovica Amati, the Ibiza showroom

Ludovica Amati, the Ibiza showroom

 

Ludovica Amati

Ludovica Amati

 

Ludovica Amati Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Ludovica Amati Fall/Winter 2014-2015

 

Ludovica Amati Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Ludovica Amati Fall/Winter 2014-2015

 

Ludovica Amati Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Ludovica Amati Fall/Winter 2014-2015

 

Ludovica Amati Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Ludovica Amati Fall/Winter 2014-2015 

 

 

 

http://ludovicaamati.com

visioni

 

The approach of matter inspired by patterns coming from the world of nature which is embodied in the collection of jewelry and accessories by the bright fashion designer Myriam B. and talks about poetry and craftsmanship along with the art by Jolanda Spagno, delicate intimistic landscapes exploring the inner self under the sign of lyricism will feature in “Visioni”, exhibition event which will be opened on 2nd August 2014, at 7:00 pm in Pietrasanta at the renowned concept store Mac. A not to be missed happening to enjoy a Summer interlude under the sign of fashion and art.

 

MODA & ARTE A PIETRASANTA: “VISIONI”, I GIOIELLI DI MYRIAM B. & L’ ARTE DI JOLANDA SPAGNO AL CONCEPT STORE MAC

Myriam B.

Myriam B.

 

L’ approccio materico che si ispira a motivi provenienti dal mondo della natura, che è racchiuso nella collezione di gioielli e accessori della brillante fashion designer Myriam B. e parla di poesia e artigianalità unitamente all’ arte di Jolanda Spagno, delicati paesaggi intimistici che esplorano l’ interiorità del sé all’ insegna del lirismo saranno i protagonisti di “Visioni”, evento espositivo che sarà inaugurato il 2 agosto 2014, alle ore 19:00 a Pietrasanta presso il rinomato concept store Mac. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare un inteludio estivo all’ insegna di moda e arte.

Myriam B

Myriam B

 

Myriam B.

Myriam B.

 

Myriam B.

Myriam B.

 

Myriam B.

Myriam B.

 

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on paper (2009)

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on paper (2009)

 

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on canvas (2010)

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on canvas (2010)

 

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on canvas (2012)

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on canvas (2012)

 

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on canvas(2012)

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on canvas(2012)

 

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on lens (2012)

Jolanda Spagno, graphite on lens (2012)

 

 

  1. macpietrasanta.com
A girl wearing the dress and jewelry by Myriam B., photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

A girl wearing the dress and jewelry by Myriam B., photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

Fashion and olfactive design featured in “Beyond black, fashion as experience”, collateral event of the Altaroma latest edition I ideated and curated which coincided with “Black celebration”, the other official event I made in collaboration with Altaroma and was held in Rome, at the same street, via di Montoro, smashing area hosting factories of artisans. Three were the different locations that hosted a smashing showcase of creativity made in Italy: the factory Menexa, the bride atelier La Maison Blanche and the factory of lutist Michel Eggimann where was presented the creations by OFFICINE904, Myriam B. and Anna Porcu, combined to olfactive installations smelling of artistic perfumery scents created by Meo Fusciuni, romantic and genius aromatorius, apothecary, researcher of olfactive memory embodying liquid emotions in a bottle, that tells about his journeys, uniqueness of experiences and universality of feelings. The travelling universe of scents by Meo, his two fragrances composing the Trilogia di viaggio, “1#nota di viaggio (Rites de passage)” and “2#nota di viaggio (Shukran…)” dialogued with the minimalism and craftsmanship by OFFICINE 904, eclectic factory and brand of accessories and jewelry created by Paolo Porcu Rodriguez and Silvia Pavanello – promoting and successfully making concrete a free dialogue between art, fashion, design e architecture, giving rise to ideas on the move, signs, symbols, surfaces and shapes becoming projects and products, stories and experiences drawing the Italian lifestyle and taste – that were hosted by the factory Menexa. The approach of matter by Myriam B., inspired by the nature, flowers and corals that are reworked by non-specific paillettes, feathers and gems where it shines a bright craftsmanship, was combined to the third scent talking about the scent of love and composes the trilogy of journey by Meo Fusciuni, “3# nota di viaggio (Ciavuru d’amuri)”, suave dialogue enhanced by the light atmospheres of the bride La Maison Blanche. The poetry by Anna Porcu where fascinations from the past, made concrete by a jewel, the cameo, become contemporary and blend in the leather and silver, joined to music or rather to the creations by the lutist Michel Eggiman and scents by Meo Fusciuni or the two fragrances composing il Ciclo della poesia (The cycle of poetry). Lights and shadows, nostalgia and love, the features of two scents, “Notturno” and “Luce” that were part of a delicate olfactive installation. A myriad of signs, craftsmanship, art, uniqueness and experimentation that catch fashion as total experience and lifestyle. An enchanting afternoon interlude which was sweetened by the experience of taste by a renowned Sicilian wine house, Tasca d’ Almerita along with the creations by Bocca di Dama.

 

ALTAROMA: “BEYOND BLACK, FASHION AS EXPERIENCE”, UN’ ESPERIENZA POMERIDIANA DI MODA & DESIGN OLFATTIVO

The olfactive installation by Meo Fusciuni at the Menexa factory, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

The olfactive installation by Meo Fusciuni at the Menexa factory, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

Moda e design olfattivo sono stati i protagonisti di “Beyond black, fashion as experience”, evento collaterale dell’ ultima edizione di Altaroma da me ideato e curato in concomitanza di “Black celebration”, l’ altro evento da me realizzato in collaborazione con Altaroma e si è tenuto a Roma, nella stessa strada, a via di Montoro, formidabile area che ospita i laboratori di artigiani. Tre erano le diverse locations che esponevano una formidabile rassegna di creatività made in Italy: la factory Menexa, l’ atelier di abiti da sposa La Maison Blanche e la factory del liutaio Michel Eggimann in cui sono state presentate le creazioni di OFFICINE904, Myriam B. and Anna Porcu, abbinate a installazioni olfattive di fragranze di profumeria artistica create da Meo Fusciuni, romantico e geniale aromatario, uno speziale, ricercatore della memoria olfattiva che racchiude emozioni liquide in bottiglia, le quali narrano i suoi viaggi, unicità di esperienze e universalità di sentimenti. L’ itinerante universo di odori di Meo, le sue due fragranze che compongono la Trilogia di viaggio, “1#nota di viaggio (Rites de passage)” e “2#nota di viaggio (Shukran…)”, ha dialogato con il minimalismo e l’ artigianalità di OFFICINE 904, eclettica factory e brand toscano di accessori e gioielli creato da Paolo Porcu Rodriguez e Silvia Pavanello – il quale promuove e concretizza felicemente un libero dialogo tra arte, moda, design e architettura, dando vita a idee in movimento, segni simboli, superfici e forme che diventano progetti e prodotti, storia ed esperienze che disegnano il lifestyle e gusto italiano – che era presso ospitato la factory Menexa. L’ approccio materico di Myriam B., che trae ispirazione dalla natura, da fiori e coralli che vengono rielaborati mediante aspecifiche paillettes, piume e pietre dure in cui splende una brillante artigianalità, è stato abbinato alla terza fragranza che parla dell’ odore dell’ amore e compone la trilogia di viaggio di Meo Fusciuni,  “3# nota di viaggio (Ciavuru d’amuri)”, soave dialogo valorizzato dalle leggiadre atmosfere dell’ atelier di abiti da sposa La Maison Blanche di Davide Raciti. La poesia di Anna Porcu in cui fascinazioni del passato, concretizzate da un gioiello, il cammeo, diventano contemporanee e si fondono con la pelle e l’ argento, si è unita alla musica o meglio alle creazioni del liutaio Michel Eggiman ed agli effluvi di Meo Fusciuni ovvero le due fragranze che compongono il Ciclo della poesia. Luci e ombre, nostalgia e amore, i protagonisti di due profumi, “Notturno” e “Luce” che hanno fatto parte di una delicata installazione olfattiva. Una miriade di segni, artigianalità, arte, unicità e sperimentazione che immortala la moda come esperienza totale e stile di vita. Un’ incantevole interludio pomeridiano che è stato addolcito dall’ esperienza del gusto di una rinomata casa vinicola siciliana, Tasca d’ Almerita unitamente alle creazioni di Bocca di Dama.

OFFICINE904, photo by N

OFFICINE904, photo by N

OFFICINE904, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

OFFICINE904, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

OFFICINE904, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

OFFICINE904, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

Silvia Venturini Fendi, talking with Lorcan O' Neill along with me and Massimiliano Padovan, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

Silvia Venturini Fendi, talking with Lorcan O’ Neill along with me and Massimiliano Padovan, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

Me, myself & Sergio Zambon, photo by N

Me, myself & Sergio Zambon, photo by N

 

The jewelry by Myriam B., a dress by Christian Lacroix and the scent “3# nota di viaggio (Ciavuru d'amuri)” by Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

The jewelry by Myriam B., a dress by Christian Lacroix and the scent “3# nota di viaggio (Ciavuru d’amuri)” by Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

 

A dress by Christian Lacroix at the bride atelier La Maison Blanche, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

A dress by Christian Lacroix at the bride atelier La Maison Blanche, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

The jewelry by Myriam B.and the scent “3# nota di viaggio (Ciavuru d'amuri)” by Meo Fusciuni, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

The jewelry by Myriam B.and the scent “3# nota di viaggio (Ciavuru d’amuri)” by Meo Fusciuni, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

Myriam B., photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

Myriam B., photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

Davide Racite from the atelier La Maison Blance, my, myself and Silvia Venturini Fendi along with Davide Racite's wife, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

Davide Racite from the atelier La Maison Blance, my, myself and Silvia Venturini Fendi along with Davide Racite’s wife, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

Me, myself and Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

Me, myself and Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

 

The jewelry by Anna Porcu and the scent "Luce" by Meo Fusciuni at the factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by N

The jewelry by Anna Porcu and the scent “Luce” by Meo Fusciuni at the factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by N

 

The jewelry by Anna Porcu at the factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by N

The jewelry by Anna Porcu at the factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni at the factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

Meo Fusciuni at the factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

The factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

The factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

he factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

The factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

he factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

The factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

The factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

The factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

Me, myself and I, photo by N

Me, myself and I, photo by N

 

 

  1. altaroma.it
  2. menexa.it
  3. lamblanche.it
  4. micheleggimann.com
Black celebration, photo by Nunzia Garoffolo

Black celebration, photo by Nunzia Garoffolo

Dear FBFers, here I am again after a long time to talk about the Altaroma latest edition and “Black celebration”, exhibition event I ideated and curated in collaboration with Altaroma which was held in Rome at the Montoro 12 art gallery. The event bringing the same name of the track and legendary album by Depeche Mode – one of most relevant chapters of new-wave music – celebrated a color, its incisiveness, deepness and refinement through a smashing showcase of fashion, art, design and music. High fashion and demi-couture made in Italy, dresses and accessories made by renowned couturiers and vibrant creatives as Renato Balestra, Sarli, Galitzine by Sergio Zambon, Liborio Capizzi, Sylvio Giardina, Angelos Bratis, Maurizio Pecoraro, Lucia Odescalchi, Mario Salvucci, Anna Porcu,  Olga Pong, Arnoldo Battois, Myriam B. and Frank Lo dialogued with the art by the brilliant photographer Marco Bertolini, the artistic installation “Skull” by Sylvio Giardina - a dynamic black book embodied in a black, lighting Plexiglas box depicting the movement of a ray of light evoking the brightness of a color which is often connected to darkness, forgetting the lessons by Caravaggio who successfully impressed in his works the light of black -, the olfactive design by Antonio Gardoni, bright architect and creator of artistic perfumery brand Bogue profumo, who presented the Bogue Mask, a scent diffuser for interiors along with Cologne and the new scent MAAI – scents that are 100% naturals and free from chemical fixers -, and the enchanting site-specific installation created by a marvelous creative, the milliner Olga Pong. The atmosphere which talked about the persuasiveness of black has emphasized by the music by Andy Fluon, founder of Bluvertigo band and artistic collective and band Fluon who reinterpreted exclusively for the happening the famous track by Depeche Mode. A successful afternoon interlude which has enriched by Epicurean suggestions: the creations by the food designer Francesca Silveri from the Foligno San Feliciano Bakery and Bocca di Dama, salted and sweet cookies made in black and the culture of taste embodied in the delicious wines by Tasca D’ Almerita.

ALTAROMA: “BLACK CELEBRATION”, MODA, ARTE E DESIGN ALL’ INSEGNA DEL NERO

Marco Bertolini, photo by N

Marco Bertolini, photo by N

 

Cari FBFers, rieccomi dopo lungo tempo per parlare dell’ ultima edizione di Altaroma e di “Black celebration”, evento espositivo da me ideato e curato in collaborazione con Altaroma che si è tenuto a Roma presso la galleria d’ arte Montoro 12. L’ evento, che porta il nome del brano e leggendario album dei Depeche Mode – uno dei capitolo più significativi della musica new-wave -, ha celebrato un colore, il nero, la sua incisività, profondità e raffinatezza attraverso una formidabile rassegna di moda, arte, design e musica. Alta moda e demi-couture made in Italy, abiti e accessory realizzati da rinomati couturiers e vibranti creativi quali Renato Balestra, Sarli, Galitzine by Sergio Zambon, Liborio Capizzi, Sylvio Giardina, Angelos Bratis, Maurizio Pecoraro, Lucia Odescalchi, Mario Salvucci, Anna PorcuOlga Pong, Arnoldo Battois, Myriam B. e Frank Lo hanno dialogato con l’ arte del brillante fotografo Marco Bertolini, l’ installazione artistica “Skull” di Sylvio Giardina - un libro nero dinamico racchiuso in una luminosa scatola nera di plexiglass che ritrae il movimento di un raggio di luce, il quale evoca la lucentezza di un colore sovente associato all’ oscurità, dimenticandosi la lezione di Caravaggio che ha impresso nelle sue opere la luce del nero -, il design olfattivo di Antonio Gardoni, brillante architetto e creatore del brand di profumeria artistica Bogue profumo, che ha presentato la Bogue Mask, un diffusore di profumo per ambienti unitamente a Cologne e al nuovo profumo MAAI – fragranze che sono naturali al 100 % e prive di fissatori chimici – e l’ incantevole installazione creata da una fantastica creativa, la designer di cappelli Olga Pong. L’ atmosfera che parlava della persuasività del nero è stata enfatizzata dalla musica di Andy Fluon, fondatore della band Bluvertigo e del collettivo artistico e band Fluon che ha reinterpretato esclusivamente per l’ evento il famoso brano dei Depeche Mode. Un felice interludio pomeridiano che è stato arricchito da suggestioni epicuree: le creazioni della food designer Francesca Silveri del Forno San Feliciano di Foligno e Bocca di Dama, biscotti salati e dolci s made in black e dalla cultura del gusto racchiusa in nei deliziosi vini di Tasca D’ Almerita.

Skull by Sylvio Giardina, photo by N

Skull by Sylvio Giardina, photo by N

Bogue Mask along with MAAI and Cologne Bogue Profumo by Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

Bogue Mask along with MAAI and Cologne Bogue Profumo by Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

 

Non-seasonal dress by DiLiborio White Label(2013) and photos by Marco Bertolini, photo by N

Seasonless dress by DiLiborio White Label(2013) and photos by Marco Bertolini, photo by N

 

Non-seasonal dress by DiLiborio White Label(2013) and photos by Marco Bertolini, photo by N

Seasonless dress by DiLiborio White Label(2013) and photos by Marco Bertolini, photo by N

 

Dress Maurizio Pecoraro Fall/Winter 2007, photos by Marco Bertolini, photo by N

Dress Maurizio Pecoraro Fall/Winter 2007, photos by Marco Bertolini, photo by N

 

Renato Balestra haute couture, Fall/Winter 2012-2013, DiLiborio White Label seasonless dress 2013, photos by marco bertolini, photo by N

 

Head accessories  Olga Pong, necklace Myriam B., bag Arnoldo Battois, Cape and Pyjama suit Galitzine by Sergio Zambon Fall/Winter 2013, photo by N

Head accessories Olga Pong, necklace Myriam B., bag Arnoldo Battois, Cape and Pyjama suit Galitzine by Sergio Zambon Fall/Winter 2013, photo by N

 

Eyewear Frank Lo, jewelry Vernissage Project, head accessories Olga Pong, necklace Myriam B., photo by N

Eyewear Frank Lo, jewelry Vernissage Project, head accessories Olga Pong, necklace Myriam B., photo by N

 

Jewelry Vernissage Project, photo by N

Jewelry Vernissage Project, photo by N

 

Eyewear Frank Lo, photo by N

Eyewear Frank Lo, photo by N

 

Necklace Myriam B., photo by N

Necklace Myriam B., photo by N

 

Clutch Galitzine by Sergio Zambon, necklace Lucia Odescalchi, necklace Incredible creatures by Mario Salvucci, photo by N

Clutch Galitzine by Sergio Zambon, necklace Lucia Odescalchi, necklace Incredible creatures by Mario Salvucci, photo by N

 

Clutch Galitzine by Sergio Zambon, photo by N

Clutch Galitzine by Sergio Zambon, photo by N

 

Necklace Lucia Odescalchi, photo by N

Necklace Lucia Odescalchi, photo by N

 

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2014-2015, photo by N

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2014-2015, photo by N

 

Site specific installation by Olga Pong, photo by N

Site specific installation by Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Site specific installation by Olga Pong, photo by N

Site specific installation by Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Sergio Zambon experiencing Bogue the mask along with Sylvio Giardina, photo by N

Sergio Zambon experiencing Bogue the mask along with Sylvio Giardina, photo by N

 

Sergio Zambon and Antonio Gardoni experiencing Bogue the mask, photo by N

Sergio Zambon and Antonio Gardoni experiencing Bogue the mask, photo by N

 

Me, myself & Sergio Zambon, photo by N

Me, myself & Sergio Zambon, photo by N

 

Sylvio Giardina and Maria Sole Vannetti, photo by N

Sylvio Giardina and Maria Sole Vannetti, photo by N

 

Me. myself & Lorcan O' Neill, photo by N

Me. myself & Lorcan O’ Neill, photo by N

 

 

Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea

Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea

Ballyturk” is the new play by the acclaimed Irish playwright Enda Walsh, a bitter-sweet comedy telling about the lives of two man unraveling quickly over the course of 90 minutes. Where are they, who are they, what room is this and what might be beyond the wall?. These are some of the questions embodied in this work which will be premiered on on 14th July in Galway, during the Galway International Arts Festival, featuring Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea (both of them starred in the smashing film by Neil Jordan “Breakfast on Pluto”) and Mikel Murfi. A bright cast of artists along with a suggestive music which will be composed by the genius Teho Teardo and will be also turned into an album. Later the play will be staged from 11th September to 11th October 2014 in London at the National Theatre. A not to be missed happening to enjoy the work by vibrant artists.

“BALLYTURK”: ALCHIMIE CREATIVE IN SCENA

Cillian Murphy and Stephen Rea

Cillian Murphy and Stephen Rea

Ballyturk” è la nuova pièce teatrale dell’ acclamato commediografo irlandese Enda Walsh, una commedia agrodolce che racconta le vite di due uomini che  vanno a rotoli nel corso di 90 minuti. Dove si trovano, chi sono, quale stanza è quella e cosa potrebbe esserci oltre il muro? Questi sono alcuni egli interrogativi racchiusi in quest’ opera che sarà presentata in anteprima il 14 luglio a Galway, in occasione del Galway International Arts Festival, di cui saranno protagonisti Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea (entrambi protagonisti della formidabile pellicola di Neil Jordan “Breakfast on Pluto”) e Mikel Murfi. Un brillante di artisti insieme alla suggestiva musica che sarà composta dal geniale Teho Teardo e sarà anche trasformata in un album. Successivamente la pièce sarà messa in scena dall’ 11 settembre all’ 11 ottobre a Londra presso il National Theatre. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare l’ opera di vibranti artisti.

http://ballyturk.com

Giò Ponti, "Triennale"  armchair, 1951

Giò Ponti, “Triennale” armchair, 1951

The Rome Galleria O will feature in the Miami Basel Design 2014 edition which will be held from the 17th to 22nd June 2014 in Miami where it will present a selection of iconic items created by legendary designers as Giò Ponti, Gino Sarfatti and Gabriella Crespi along with inedited creations, limited editions made exclusively for Galleria O by celebrated, contemporary designers: two furnitures, a marble table and an armchair, created by Fernando and Humberto Campana and a coffee table by Luisa Zanibelli. It completes the suggestive display a crystal lamp ideated by the Bevilacqua Architects Studio, thought as homage to Pietro Chiesa and a floor lamp designed by the jewelry brand Iosselliani (by Roberta Paolucci and Paolo Giacomelli) in collaboration with Veronica Nobile Mino, reinterpreting the fringe, a leitmotiv from its past collection “Black Hole Sun” and paying homage to names of lighting design from Sixties as Arteluce and Simon Gavina. its iconic Black Hole Sun fringe fall. A not to be missed happening to enjoy the design and creativity made in Italy.

LA GALLERIA O DI ROMA A MIAMI BASEL DESIGN 2014

Max Ingrand, table lamp mod. 2533, 1960 ca, produced by Fontana Arte

Max Ingrand, table lamp mod. 2533, 1960 ca, produced by Fontana Arte

La Galleria O di Roma sarà protagonista dell’ edizione 2014 di Miami Basel Design 2014 che si terrà dal 17 al 22 giugno 2014 a Miami in cui presenterà una selezione di oggetti iconici creati da leggendari designers quali Giò Ponti, Gino Sarfatti e Gabriella Crespi unitamente a creazioni inedite, limited edition realizzate esclusivamente per la Galleria O da celebri designers contemporanei: due componenti d’ arredo, un tavolo in marmo e una poltrona, creati da Fernando e Humberto Campana e un tavolo da caffè di Luisa Zanibelli. Completa la suggestiva rassegna una lampada di cristallo ideate dallo Studio di Architetti Bevilacqua, pensata come omaggio a Pietro Chiesa e una lampada da terra disegnata dal marchio di gioielli Iosselliani (by Roberta Paolucci e Paolo Giacomelli) in collaborazione con Veronica Nobile Mino, che reinterpreta la frangia, un leitmotiv della sua precedente collezione “Black Hole Sun” e rende omaggio a nomi del design delle lampade degli anni Sessanta come Arteluce e Simon Gavina. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare il design e la creatività made in Italy.

Fernando and Humberto Campana, Lina armchair, 2014, edited by Galleria O

Fernando and Humberto Campana, Lina armchair, 2014, edited by Galleria O

 

Gabriella Crespi, Ellisse side table, 1976

Gabriella Crespi, Ellisse side table, 1976

 

Iosselliani

Iosselliani

 

 

 

www.galleriao.net

www.iosselliani.com

 

Erïk Bjerkesjö

Erïk Bjerkesjö, Fall/Winter 2015

Sartorialism, a solemn minimalism, refinement and exclusivity, dark colors, high-end materials as cashmere and boiled wool, catchy patchwork decorations, hand-painted shirts and wind-proof jackets feature in “Introspectre”, the Fall/Winter 2015 menswear collection by the brilliant and young Swedish fashion designer Erïk Bjerkesjö. The garments are hand-made by the fashion designer and some tailors from Tuscany as well as the marvelous shoes being part of collection, that are also hand-made in Tuscany, a connection to this region and Italy Erïk held since the times of his training at the renowned Florentine fashion school Polimoda, place where, time ago, I met him.  The fashion designer, talking about the collection he made, says: “Introspectre is a simplistic audio-visual interpretation of everyone’s life, with all its ups and downs and unpredictable or uncontrollable events, where every dot represents a memory, a path or a choice that surcomes us each and every moment of our being, which ultimately defines us, and makes us who we are and will be. Deciding our fate exactly as it is from infinite possibilities which will eventually lead us to nothing more than one specific ending.” An existentialistic approach he successfully made concrete under the sign of a vibrant conceptual elegance.

LA SARTORIALITÀ & IL SOLENNE MINIMALISMO  ESISTENZIALISTA DI ERÏK BJERKESJÖ

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Sartorialità, un solenne minimalismo, raffinatezza ed esclusività, colori scuri, materiali di alta qualità quali cachemire e lana cotta, accattivanti decorazioni patchwork, camicie dipinte a mano e giacche anti-vento sono i protagonisti di “Introspectre”, la collezione uomo autunno/inverno 2015 del brillante e giovane fashion designer svedese Erïk Bjerkesjö. I capi sono realizzati a mano dal fashion designer e da alcuni sarti della Toscana come anche le meravigliose scarpe che fanno parte della collezione, anch’ esse realizzate a mano in Toscana, un legame con questa regione e con l’ Italia che Erïk ha mantenuto sin dai tempi della sua formazione presso la rinomata scuola di moda fiorentina Polimoda, luogo in cui, tempo fa, l’ ho incontrato per la prima volta. Il fashion designer, parlando della sua collezione: “Introspectre è una semplicistica interpretazione audio-visiva della vita di ognuno di noi, con tutti i suoi alti e bassi e gli eventi imprevedibili incontrollabili, in cui ogni punto rappresenta un ricordo, un cammino o una scelta che ricade su di noi ogni singolo momento della nostra esistenza che essenzialmente ci definisce e ci rende ciò che siamo e che saremo. Decidere esattamente come vorremmo che sia il nostro destino in modo, partendo dalle infinite possibilità che eventualmente ci condurranno a niente di più di una specifica conclusione”. Un approccio esistenzialista che è stato da lui felicemente concretizzato all’ insegna di una vibrante eleganza concettuale.

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

 

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

 

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

 

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

 

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

 

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

 

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

 

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

 

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

 

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

 

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

 

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

Erïk Bjerkesjö Fall/Winter 2015

 

Erïk Bjerkesjö

Erïk Bjerkesjö

 

www.erikbjerkesjo.com

Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy

Romanticism and melancholy, sadness becoming lighter, deepness and post-industrial sound suggestions are emphasized by a distinctive voice, the one of iconic and charming Peter Murphy, legendary front-man of goth-rock band Bauhaus and embodied in “Lion””(Nettwerk Music), his new solo album which has recently released. The artist also made another work, the DVD and EP “Mr. Moonlight Tour: 35 Years of Bauhaus”, which is available for pre-orders via PledgeMusic.

 

IL ROMANTICISMO, LA MALINCONIA E PROFONDITÀ DI PETER MURPHY

 

Romanticismo e malinconia, tristezza che diviene più leggera, profondità e suggestioni sonore post-industrial sono enfatizzate da una voce inconfondibile, quella dell’ iconico e affascinante Peter Murphy, leggendario leader della band goth-rock Bauhaus e racchiuse in “Lion” ”(Nettwerk Music), il suo nuovo album che è stato recentemente pubblicato. L’ artista ha anche realizzato un altro lavoro, il DVD ed EP “Mr. Moonlight Tour: 35 Years of Bauhaus”, che è disponibile per pre-ordini tramite PledgeMusic.

http://www.petermurphy.info

The condom wallet by Ilaria Venturini Fendi

The condom wallet by Ilaria Venturini Fendi

The bright fashion designer Ilaria Venturini Fendi (of brand Carmina Campus) as ambassador of NPS Italia Onlus created “Ovunque proteggimi” (“Protect me everywhere”), a condom wallet -embodying the culture of re-use as it has made which the leather samples being part of the colors folder – and a bit of irony, as this categorical imperative reminds the invocation to the saints which was into the cars during the Sixties. This catchy and useful accessory, being is part of campaign “Stiamo sicuri”( Let’s be safe”) launched to NPS Italia Onlus to prevent HIV, made in collaboration with All (association for the human rights protection created by Rosaria Iardino, being also Honorary President of NPS Italia Onlusand Adelaide Corbetta) along with the association Donne in rete, is available at the Rome boutique RE(f)USE in Via della Fontanella Borghese 40, at the celebrated Rome boutique Degli Effetti in Piazza Capranica 93, at Penelope, the Brescia cathedral of the conceptual fashion by the one and only Roberta Valentini and at the renowned Milan concept store 10 Corso Como. A nice fetish to live consciously its own life, protecting its own health.

 

SALUTE, MODA & IRONIA: IL PORTA-PRESERVATIVO DI ILARIA VENTURINI FENDI

The condom wallet by Ilaria Venturini Fendi

The condom wallet by Ilaria Venturini Fendi

La brillante fashion designer Ilaria Venturini Fendi (del brand Carmina Campus) nelle vesti di ambasciatrice dell’ Onlus NPS Italia Onlus ha creato “Ovunque proteggimi”, un porta-preservativo che racchiude in sé la cultura del riuso – in quanto è stato realizzato avvalendosi dei campioni di pelle presenti nella cartella colori – e un pizzico di ironia, poiché questo imperativo categorico ricorda l’ invocazione ai santi che si trovava all’ interno delle automobili negli anni Sessanta. Questo accattivante e utile accessorio, chef a parte della campagna “Stiamo sicuri” lanciata dall’ Onlus NPS Italia per prevenire l’ HIV, realizzata in collaborazione con All (associazione per la protezione dei diritti umani creata da Rosaria Iardino, che è anche il Presidente Onorario dell’ Onlus NPS Italia ed Adelaide Corbetta) insieme all’ associazione Donne in rete, è disponibile presso la boutique di Roma RE(f)USE in Via della Fontanella Borghese 40, nella celebre boutique di  Roma Degli Effetti in Piazza Capranica 93, da Penelope, la cattedrale di Brescia della moda concettuale della sola e unica Roberta Valentini  e nel rinomato concept store di Milano 10 Corso Como. Un simpatico feticcio da avere per vivere  consapevolmente la propria vita, proteggendo la propria salute.

The condom wallet by Ilaria Venturini Fendi

The condom wallet by Ilaria Venturini Fendi

 

The condom wallet by Ilaria Venturini Fendi

The condom wallet by Ilaria Venturini Fendi

 

 

www.carminacampus.com  

 

Vainhein

Vainhein

Nightmares, provocation and grotesque suggestions are successfully made concrete by the Californian artist Vainhein, who evokes the Leigh Bowery’s sense of performance art, which has revisited under the sign of electro-pop sounds.

 

LE GROTTESCHE SUGGESTIONI ELECTRO-POP DI VAINHEIN

Vainhein

Vainhein

Incubi, provocazione e grottesche suggestioni sono felicemente concretizzati dall’ artista californiana,  Vainhein che evoca il senso della performance art di Leigh Bowery, rivisitato all’ insegna di sonorità elettro-pop.

 

 

www.vainhein.bandcamp.com

 

monna gay

It will be held from 13th to 15th June 2014 in Florence in Piazza della Passera during the second edition of Monna Lisa Day, the charity event Monna (G)ay where it will be showcased and sold during a charity auction the works made by artists, fashion designers and renowned creatives( as Alberto Lapenna, Amleto Di Leo, Caterina Bini, Christian Correnti, Cori Amenta, Davide Bazzerla, Federico Tinelli, First Love Yourself, Floriana Cantarelli, Francesca Lotti, Franco Bini, Gerry De Bastiano, Lapo Belmestieri, Liborio Capizzi, Luca De Gaetano, Marco and Clinton Querci, MSGM Massimo Giorgetti, Mustafa Sabbagh, Paolo Orlandi, Ralph Hall, Riccardo Slavik, Thomas De Falco and many others), inspired by the theme of Monna Lisa. The events wants encouraging people to air the laundry in public, go out and invite to make their coming out without any fear of being discriminated for the way they are and live their own sexuality. The proceeds resulting from the auction sale, which will be directed by Diego Passoni from Radio Deejay, will be given to the no-profit association Ireos which helps the people from the LGBT community who are in difficulty. Music and fun will feature in the opening party of the event, made in collaboration with the Krisko by Paolo Penelope which will be held on 13th June 2014 at the Life club, then it will follow on the 15th June from 6:00 to 8:00 pm the charity auction. A not to be missed happening which has a laudable purpose.

MONNA (G)AY: ARTE, DIVERTIMENTO, MUSICA &  BENEFICENZA  A FIRENZE

monna gay2

Si terrà dal 13 al 15 giugno 2014 a Firenze in Piazza della Passera in occasione della seconda edizione del Monna Lisa Day, l’ evento di beneficienza Monna (G)ay in cui verranno esposte e vendute all’ asta le opere realizzate da artisti, fashion designers e rinomati creativi (quali Alberto Lapenna, Amleto Di Leo, Caterina Bini, Christian Correnti, Cori Amenta, Davide Bazzerla, Federico Tinelli, First Love Yourself, Floriana Cantarelli, Francesca Lotti, Franco Bini, Gerry De Bastiano, Lapo Belmestieri, Liborio Capizzi, Luca De Gaetano, Marco e Clinton Querci, MSGM Massimo Giorgetti, Mustafa Sabbagh, Paolo Orlandi, Ralph Hall, Riccardo Slavik, Thomas De Falco e molti altri) che si ispirano al tema di Monna Lisa. L’ evento vuole incoraggiare la gente a lavare i propri panni in piazza, uscir fuori e invitarli a fare coming out senza alcuna paura di essere discriminati per come sono e vivono la propria sessualità. I proventi derivanti dalla vendita all’ asta, che sarà diretta da Diego Passoni di Radio Deejay, saranno donati all’ associazione no-profit Ireos che aiuta le persone della comunità LGBT in difficoltà. Musica e divertimento saranno i protagonisti del party di apertura dell’ happening, realizzato in collaborazione con Krisko di Paolo Penelope che si terrà il 13 giugno 2014 presso il locale Life, seguirà poi il 15 giugno dalle 18:00 alle ore 20:00 l’ evento di beneficienza. Un evento imperdibile che ha una lodevole finalità.

 

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Ideas on the move becoming fashion, healthy concepts drawing a new way of making fashion and a lifestyle celebrating sustainability. This is what is embodied in the creations by Carmina Campus, brand of accessories, jewels and furniture, created by the bright fashion designer and social activist Ilaria Venturini Fendi, of whose Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collection features incisive lines, successful overlaps of colors and materials under the sign of refinement, comfort, versatility and details talking about craftsmanship and the culture of re-use made concrete by the brand.

LE SALUBRI IDEE IN MOVIMENTO DI CARMINA CAMPUS

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Idee in movimento che diventano moda, concetti salubri che disegnano un nuovo modo di fare moda e un lifestyle che celebra la sostenibilità. Questo è ciò che è racchiuso nelle creazioni di Carmina Campus, brand di accessori, gioielli e componenti d’ arredo, creato dalla brillante fashion designer e attivista del sociale Ilaria Venturini Fendi, la cui collezione autunno/inverno 2014-2015 ha quali protagonisti linee incisive e confortevoli, felici sovrapposizioni di colori e materiali all’ insegna di raffinatezza, comfort, versatilità e dettagli che parlano di artigianalità e della cultura del riuso concretizzata dal brand.

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

Ilaria Venturini Fendi, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini Fendi, photo by N

 

 

www.carminacampus.com

Roisin-Murphy-Mi-Senti-2014

The iconic Irish pop singer Róisín Murphy has recently released a new EP “Mi senti”(The vinyl Records) where she reinterprets celebrated tracks from Sixties and Seventies Italian music (as “Ancora tu” by  Lucio Battisti, “Pensiero stupendo”, track written by Ivano Fossati for Patty Pravo, “Ancora, ancora, ancora”, legendary track written by Cristiano Malgioglio for Mina, “La gatta”, by Gino Paoli), which represents a genuine new adventure for the artist and makes concrete a catchy work.

“MI SENTI”, IL NUOVO EP DI RÓISÍN MURPHY

Róisín Murphy

Róisín Murphy

L’ iconica cantante pop irlandese Róisín Murphy ha recentemente pubblicato il nuovo EP “Mi senti”(The vinyl Records) in cui reinterpreta celebri brani della musica italiana degli anni Sessanta e Settanta (quali “Ancora tu” di Lucio Battisti, “Pensiero stupendo”, brano scritto da Ivano Fossati per Patty Pravo, “Ancora, ancora, ancora”, leggendario brano scritto da Cristiano Malgioglio per Mina, “La gatta”, di Gino Paoli), il quale rappresenta un’ autentica nuova avventura per l’ artista e concretizza un’ opera accattivante.

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

The look-book of Fall/Winter 2014-2015 menswear collection by Rick Owens is a little, big artwork, made by Rick Castro. The brilliant photographer – who is also the owner of Hollywood art gallery Antebellum, focused on fetish culture and erotic art -, recently told me about the way this work has arisen. It is a touching story where refinement joins to emotions and poetry and art, lyricism and incisiveness overlaps to tenderness. The solemn, conceptual male elegance by Rick Owens has successfully depicted as a timeless idea, which has made concrete by subverting the mainstream idea of beauty connected to youth and instead by using a series of over sixty models (Paul E. Marshall, 62 years old; Turk Magnanti, 65 years old; Robert Sides, 73 years old), including also Al Castro, the father of photographer who is 92 years old. It was the first time for the father to feature in a shooting and he did it, he posed for his son, just because he loves him. In fact the photographs document the love of Al for Rick, shining in his eyes. A silent love which yesterday lacked dialogue – as Rick told me -, has recomposed during this circumstance and has evidenced by facts, by being and being for his own son. It’s the wonder of unconditional love, as I told to Rick, while he confessed me he was sorta crying. Thus this look book is really precious, as it talks about fashion as a lifestyle, subverts the ordinary and embodies what is extraordinary as male elegance and emotions, something going beyond time.

OLTRE IL TEMPO: LA SOLENNE ELEGANZA MASCHILE DI RICK OWENS VISTA DA RICK CASTRO

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

Il look-book della collezione uomo autunno/inverno 2014-2015 di Rick Owens è un piccolo, grande capolavoro, realizzato da Rick Castro. Il brillante fotografo – che è anche il proprietario della galleria d’ arte di Hollywood Antebellum, rivolta alla cultura fetish e l’ arte erotica – mi ha recentemente raccontato come è nata quest’ opera. Un racconto commovente in cui la raffinatezza si unisce alle emozioni e alla poesia e l’ arte, il lirismo e l’ incisività si sovrappongono alla tenerezza. La solenne eleganza concettuale di Rick Owens è stata felicemente felicemente ritratta da Rick sovvertendo l’ idea bellezza di mainstream connessa alla gioventù, avvalendosi di una serie di modelli ultrasessantenni (Paul E. Marshall, 62 anni; Turk Magnanti, 65 anni; Robert Sides, 73 anni) e includendo anche Al Castro, il padre che ha 92 anni. Era la prima volta che suo padre partecipava a un servizio fotografico e lo ha fatto, ha posato per il figlio, soltanto perché lo ama. Le fotografie documentano infatti l’ amore di Al per Rick che brilla nei suoi occhi. Un amore silente che ieri mancava di dialogo – come mi ha detto Rick -, si è ricomposto in questa circostanza ed è stato dimostrato dai fatti, dall’ esserci ed esserci per il proprio figlio. È la meraviglia dell’ amore incondizionato, come dicevo a Rick, mentre mi confessava che stava per mettersi a piangere. Pertanto questo look- book diventa estremamente prezioso, in quanto parla della moda come stile di vita, sovverte l’ ordinario e racchiude in sé ciò che è straordinario come l’ eleganza maschile e le emozioni, qualcosa che va oltre il tempo.

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

 

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

 

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

 

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

 

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

 

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

 

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

 

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

 

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

 

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

Al Castro, photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

photo by Rick Castro

photo by Rick Castro

 

 

 

www.rickcastro.com

www.rickowens.eu

the grass grows 3

 

A display of emerging, alternative, innovative and contemporary art is the alchemy of “The grass grows”, group show – featuring the works by 30 international and Italian artists -, ideated and curated by the Milan Format Gallery, ArtLab Gallery, Glenda Cinquegrana which will be held from 15th to 22nd June 2014 in Basel, Rihenstrasse 74, coinciding with the celebrated art tradeshow Art Basel. FBF is pleased of being and joining as media partner to this smashing, cross-cultural, not to be missed event, encouraging the rise of a new dialogue on the contemporary art, its meaning and main features in order to give rise to new ideas and synergies.

“THE GRASS GROWS/L’ ERBA CRESCE”, UNA RASSEGNA DI ARTE ALTERNATIVA, INNOVATIVA E CONTEMPORANEA CON FBF A BASILEA

FBF

FBF

Una rassegna di arte emergente, alternativa innovativa e contemporanea è l’ alchimia di “The grass grows/L’ erba cresce”, collettiva – di cui saranno protagoniste le opere di 30 artisti internazionali -, ideata e curata dalle gallerie d’ arte Format Gallery, ArtLab Gallery, Glenda Cinquegrana di Milano che si terrà dal 15 al 22 giugno 2014 a Basilea, in concomitanza con la celebre fiera d’ arte Art Basel. FBF è lieta di esserci e unirsi nelle vesti di media partner a questo formidabile, imperdibile evento contro-culturale che incoraggia la nascita di un nuovo dialogo intorno all’ arte contemporanea, il suo significato e i suoi principali protagonisti al fine di dar vita a nuove idee e sinergie.

 

www.thegrassgrows.it

 

Stella Jean featuring at Penelope, photo by N

Stella Jean featuring at Penelope, photo by N

It’s a perfect binomial to be in Brescia and come back to Penelope, the marvelous cathedral of conceptual fashion, created by the one and only Roberta Valentini and to see the its new look, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni and creator of artistic perfumery brand Bogue, who is inspired by the idea of staircase and made the interiors more catchy and comfortable. Here I attended at a shooting made by the brilliant photographer Erminardo Aliaj (I used calling Ermengardo due to Manzonian suggestions) and I appreciated the choices made by Roberta. It has been a smashing day which ended under the sign of epicureanism in a delicious restaurant Brescia restaurant, the Osteria Bianchi, where I enjoyed a typical dish, the beef with oil and the companion of Roberta, her fantastic tales that embody relevant chapters of fashion history as well as the bright ideas by Dario Bonetta and Alessandro Boccingher, my contubernals, co-founders of AplusB gallery, who gave me details about Brescia, its history, verticality and independent spirit it saved in the passing of time, something I felt walking on the streets which makes it unique, a place where going and coming back.

 

UN GIORNO A BRESCIA(2): LA MIA GIORNATA PENELOPESCA ALL’ INSEGNA DI MODA, CONCETTI E EPICUREISMO

The interiors of Penelope,  photo by N

The interiors of Penelope, photo by N

 

É un perfetto binomio essere a Brescia e ritornare da Penelope, la meravigliosa cattedrale di moda concettuale, creata dalla sola e unica Roberta Valentini e vedere il suo nuovo look, realizzato dall’ architetto Antonio Gardoni che è il creatore del brand di profumeria artistica Bogue, il quale ha tratto ispirazione dall’ idea della scala e ha reso gli interni più accattivanti e confortevoli. Ivi ho assistito al servizio fotografico realizzato dal brillante fotografo Erminardo Aliaj (che ero solita chiamare Ermengardo in ragione di suggestioni manzoniane) e apprezzare le scelte di Roberta. È stata una giornata formidabile che si è conclusa all’ insegna dell’ epicureismo in un delizioso ristorante bresciano, l’ Osteria Bianchi in cui ho assaporato una pietanza tipica, il manzo all’ olio e gioito della compagnia di Roberta, dei suoi fantastici racconti che racchiudono significativi capitoli della storia della moda come anche le brillanti idee di Dario Bonetta ed Alessandro Boccingher, i miei contubernali, co-fondatori della galleria d’ arte AplusB, i quali mi hanno fornito dettagli su Brescia, la sua storia, la verticalità e lo spirito indipendente mantenuto intatto con il passare del tempo, qualcosa che ho avvertito passeggiando per le strade e la rende unica, un luogo in cui andare e ritornare.

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

 

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

 

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

 

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

 

Dress by Vionnet at Penelope, photo by N

Dress by Vionnet at Penelope, photo by N

 

Penelope, photo by N

Penelope, photo by N

 

A categorical imperative, Dream, impressed on the silk shirt by Lanvin at Penelope, photo by N

A categorical imperative, Dream, impressed on the silk shirt by Lanvin at Penelope, photo by N

 

The area of Penelope featuring Christian Louboutin, photo by N appearing in the mirror

The area of Penelope featuring Christian Louboutin, photo by N appearing in the mirror

 

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

 

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

 

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

 

Dries van Noten, photo by N

Dries van Noten, photo by N

 

Dries van Noten, photo by N

Dries van Noten, photo by N

 

Dries van Noten, photo by N

Dries van Noten, photo by N

 

Erminardo Aliaj being ready to work, photo by N

Erminardo Aliaj being ready to work, photo by N

 

Coffee time with Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

Coffee time with Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

 

Erminardo Aliaj( aka Ermengardo) working and the one and only Roberta looks at the shoots he made, photo by N

Erminardo Aliaj( aka Ermengardo) working and the one and only Roberta looks at the shoots he made, photo by N

 

Antonio Gardoni talking with the owner of design store Rua Confettora, photo by N

Antonio Gardoni talking with the owner of design store Rua Confettora, photo by N

 

Erminardo Aliaj( aka Ermengardo), me, the one and only Roberta Valentini and Alessandro Boccingher, photo by N

Erminardo Aliaj( aka Ermengardo), me, the one and only Roberta Valentini and Alessandro Boccingher, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

Sacai Luck, photo by N

Sacai Luck, photo by N

 

Birkenstock by Sacai Luck, photo by N

Birkenstock by Sacai Luck, photo by N

Sacai Luck, photo by N

Sacai Luck, photo by N

 

Opening Ceremony, photo by N

Opening Ceremony, photo by N

 

Uusual shoes at Penelope, photo by N

Uusual shoes at Penelope, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

An accessory, a thought, a fetish, the hand-painted  gaiters by Comme des Garçons, photo by N

An accessory, a thought, a fetish, the hand-painted gaiters by Comme des Garçons, photo by N

 

Alessandro Boccingher and me at the Osteria Bianchi, photo by N

Alessandro Boccingher and me at the Osteria Bianchi, photo by N

 

Wine at Osteria Bianchi, photo by N

Wine at Osteria Bianchi, photo by N

 

My delicious dish, the beef with oil served with the best cornmeal mush I ever have eaten, photo by N

My delicious dish, the beef with oil served with the best cornmeal mush I ever have eaten, photo by N

 

The one and only Roberta Valentini and me, photo by N

The one and only Roberta Valentini and me, photo by N

 

 

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