Jacket Stella Jean - featuring in Penelope -, dress Stella Jean, skirt Comme des Garçons, hat Penelope archive, photo by N

Jacket Stella Jean – featuring in Penelope -, dress Stella Jean, skirt Comme des Garçons, hat Penelope archive, photo by N

To be in Brescia means to visit Penelope, the renowned boutiques, by the one and only Roberta Valentini (awesome companion of an interludes under the sign of art), it’s a perfect equation, a pleasure and categorical imperative. I was pleased to see the shop windows of the boutique dedicated to Stella Jean and also featured the accessories by Carmina Campus, brand by Ilaria Venturini Fendi promoting the culture of re-use. It’s a habit of store – as Roberta told me – to dedicate the shop window of store to a fashion designer. Naturally we also talked about the talent and intelligence of this fashion designer( of whose work is currently celebrated by a huge exhibition on Italian fashion in London at the Victoria & Albert Museum) making an excrelleny styling work as well as about the status quo of contemporary fashion connected to the moment we are living and issues concerning fashion semiotic. I deeply respect and appreciate Roberta, her vision, her ability to be into the present and future times and also her visionary and passionate spirit, supported by a great concreteness, which has successfully made concrete by her year after year, giving rise to a cathedral of conceptual fashion, showcasing and selling its most refined names (after all as fashion, a product without market doesn’t exist though it’s the most brilliant work embodying art and craftsmanship, it is and becomes nothing without). My visit to this enchanting place, emphasized by the kind collaboration of weather, continued going to Penelopesposa, such a beautiful space – which makes be tempted to get married, also to people like me who never did not consider this chance, thinking about marriage as a contract and love as freedom – where tenderness, refinement and elegance join together and dialogue between themselves, creating a harmony and that creative alchemy which makes it a cathedral to visit and where to come back. I will come back soon there, in this city, little jewel, which gives me as a gift special moments, a lot of kindness, beauty, sweetness and wonderful surprises.

ARTE & MODA A BRESCIA(2): PENELOPESCHI MOMENTI CONCETTUALI

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

Essere a  Brescia significa far visita a Penelope, le rinomate boutiques, boutique della sola e unica Roberta Valentini (fantastica compagna di interludi all’ insegna dell’ arte), è una perfetta equazione, un piacere e un imperativo categorico. Mi ha rallegrato vedere che le vetrine della boutique erano dedicate a Stella Jean e avevano quali protagonisti anche gli accessori di Carmina Campus, brand di Ilaria Venturini Fendi che promuove la cultura del riuso. È una consuetudine del negozio dedicate a un determinato fashion designer. Naturalmente abbiamo anche parlato del talento e intelligenza di questa fashion designer che fa un eccellente lavoro di styling (la cui opera è attualmente celebrate da una grande mostra sulla moda italiana a Londra presso il Victoria & Albert Museum) come anche sullo status quo della moda contemporanea , legato al momento che stiamo vivendo e a problematiche inerenti la semiotica della moda. Rispetto profondamente e apprezzo Roberta, la sua visione, la sua capacità di essere proiettata nel tempo, presente e futuro ed anche il suo spirito visionario e ardente, sorretto da una notevole concretezza, che è stato felicemente concretizzato anno dopo anno, dando vita a una cattedrale di moda concettuale che espone e vende i suoi nomi più raffinati (dopo tutto la moda, un prodotto senza un mercato non esiste anche se è il più brillante lavoro che racchiude arte e artigianalità, è e resta nel nulla). La mia visita in questo luogo incantevole, enfatizzato dalla gentile collaborazione del tempo, è proseguita andando da Penelopesposa, luogo estremamente bello – che fa venir voglia di sposarsi, anche a quelli come me  che non hanno mai preso in considerazione questa eventualità, ritenendo che il matrimonio sia un contratto e l’ amore sia libertà – in cui dolcezza, raffinatezza e eleganza si uniscono e dialogano tra di loro, creando un’ armonia e quella alchimia creativa che la rende tale, una cattedrale da visitare e in cui ritornare. Tornerò presto qui, in questa città, piccolo gioiello che mi regala momenti speciali tanta gentilezza, bellezza, tenerezza e meravigliose sorprese.

Stella Jean, photo by N

Stella Jean, photo by N

A sweet little girl conceptual fashion oriented..., photo by N

A sweet little girl conceptual fashion oriented…, photo by N

...and her mother, a Roberta's friend during a shopping interlude, photo by N

…and her mother, a Roberta’s friend during a shopping interlude, photo by N

 

Marting Margiela, photo by N

Marting Margiela, photo by N

 

Dries, van Noten, photo by N

Dries, van Noten, photo by N

 

Penelope, photo by N

Penelope, photo by N

 

My Steven Meisel moment at Penelope, hat Penelope archive, photo by N

My Steven Meisel moment at Penelope, hat Penelope archive, photo by N

 

Steven Meisel, photo by N

Steven Meisel, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Lanvin, photo by N

Lanvin, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Jacket Alexis Mabille, photo by N

Jacket Alexis Mabille, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Comme des Garçons vintage, photo by N

Comme des Garçons vintage, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Roberta Valentini and me, photo by Alessandro Boccingher

Roberta Valentini and me, photo by Alessandro Boccingher

A calla lily, unexpected gift at the Brescia railway station, given to me by a Florentine woman, photo by N

A calla lily, unexpected gift at the Brescia railway station, given to me by a Florentine woman, photo by N

 

 

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