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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.

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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

 

 

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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