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Angelo Cruciani

Angelo Cruciani

It will be opened on 1st July 2015 in Milan at the MAEC, the Milan Art and Events Center Milan Shangai, “Lovvism”, the exhibition running through 31st July 2015, featuring the works made by the bright fashion designer and visual artist Angelo Cruciani. Thirty-five are the works he made some of them(6) are created by teaming with Manuel Scrima that talk about that precious feeling which is love. That is the further step of a project under the sign of love he recently launched during the latest edition of Pitti tradeshow event, “Love’s nation”, a capsule collection which joyfully and lightly reinterprets the iconography of flags, depicts love as remedy against war and imagines the nations loving each other instead of fighting one against the other. Here it will be also showcased some items coming for ”Army of love”, the menswear Fall/Winter 2015-2016 collection he made. A successful happening to enjoy the energy of a creative who experiments new languages and ways celebrating lightness, consciousness and light.

“LOVVISM”: ARTE & MODA SOTTO IL SEGNO DI ANGELO CRUCIANI

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Sarà inaugurata l’ 1 luglio 2015 a Milano at the MAEC, il Milan Art and Events Center Milan Shangai, “Lovvism”, la mostra che proseguirà fino al 31 luglio 2015, di cui sono protagoniste le opere realizzate dal brillante e artista Angelo Cruciani. Trentacinque sono le sue opere, alcune delle quali (6) sono state create in collaborazione Manuel Scrima che parlano di quel prezioso sentimento che è l’ amore. Ciò è rappresenta il passo successivo di un progetto all’ insegna dell’ amore da lui presentato in occasione dell’ ultima edizione dell’ evento fieristico Pitti, “Love’s nation”, una capsule collection che reinterpreta con gioia e levità, dipinge l’ amore quale rimedio contro la guerra e immagina le nazioni che si amano l’ una con l’ altra invece che combattere l’una contro l’ altra. Ivi saranno anche esposti alcuni capi provenienti da ”Army of love”, la sua collezione uomo autunno/inverno 2015-2016. Un felice evento per scoprire e apprezzare l’ energia di un creativo che sperimenta nuovi linguaggi e nuove vie che celebrano la leggerezza, la consapevolezza e la luce.

Angelo Cruciani

Angelo Cruciani

 

Angelo Cruciani

Angelo Cruciani

 

 Santo Graal by Angelo Cruciani & Manuel Scrima,

Santo Graal by Angelo Cruciani & Manuel Scrima,

 

www.angelocruciani.com

Teho Teardo & Elio Germano

Teho Teardo & Elio Germano

Literature, theatre and music, magic synaesthesia which embodies many syncretismes and opens the way to new experimentation under the sign of viscerality, lyricism and contemporary times. This is “Journey to the end of night”, performance featuring music by the genius composer Teho Teardo and voice by the famous actor Elio Germano, who, accompanied by the cellist Martina Bertoni and a string quintet will stage on 17th July 2015 in Roma at Villa Ada and on 18th July 2015 in Fossombrone during the Fossombrone Theatre Festival the bright version they made of the masterpiece – the first novel – by Louis-Fernand Céline, enriched by new, intense suggestions. An yesterday tale which is a never-ending story having as features the war and its horrors, poverty, basically considered as moral misery. The desperation of a nihilistic and grotesque vision, the one of the celebrated novelist, which is embodied by the main character of the book he made, Ferdinand Bardanu and dyed with a strong pessimism on human nature, institutions and life, meets the sounds of guitar, strings and electro music, that emphasize its reinterpretation, giving rise to a coral experience. A not to be missed event for all the ones who are devoted to music, art and celebrate the syncretic way of thinking.

“VIAGGIO AL TERMINE DELLA NOTTE”: I SINCRETISMI E LA MAGICA SINESTESIA DI TEHO TEARDO & ELIO GERMANO

Elio Germano, Martina Bertoni and Teho Teardo, photo by Tiziana Cera Rosco

Elio Germano, Martina Bertoni and Teho Teardo, photo by Tiziana Cera Rosco

Letteratura, teatro e musica, magica sinestesia che racchiude in sé molteplici sincretismi e apre la via a insolite sperimentazioni all’ insegna di visceralità, lirismo e contemporaneità. Questo è “Viaggio al termine della notte”, spettacolo di cui è protagonista la musica del geniale compositore Teho Teardo e la voce del famoso attore Elio Germano, i quali, accompagnati dalla violoncellista Martina Bertoni e da un quintetto d’ archi, porteranno in scena il 17 luglio 2015 a Roma a Villa Ada e il 18 luglio 2015 a Fossombrone in occasione del Fossombrone Teatro Festival la loro brillante versione del capolavoro – opera prima – di Louis-Fernand Céline, arricchito da nuove, intense suggestioni. Un racconto di ieri, una storia di sempre che ha quali comprimari la guerra e i suoi orrori, la povertà, intesa essenzialmente quale miseria morale. La disperazione di una visione nichilista e grottesca, quella del celebre autore, che è incarnata dal protagonista del suo racconto, Ferdinand Bardanu e colorata da un forte pessimismo sulla natura umana, sulle istituzioni e sulla vita, incontra le sonorità di chitarra, archi e musica elettronica, che ne enfatizzano la rilettura, dando vita a un’ esperienza corale. Un evento imperdibile per tutti coloro che sono devoti alla musica, all’ arte e celebrano il pensiero sincretico.

Elio Germano, Martina Bertoni and Teho Teardo, photo by Tiziana Cera Rosco

Elio Germano, Martina Bertoni and Teho Teardo, photo by Tiziana Cera Rosco

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Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

Minimalism and a casual-chic male elegance under the sign of comfort features in the Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016 collection, designed by Andreas Melbostad, which has presented during the Milan Fashion Week. The palette of colors is basic and includes black, white, grey, blue and a glare of silver, lines are clean, tight and oversize. Blazers are slim-fit and comfortable leather jackets are enriched by pockets on the back, successfully make concrete the paradigm of multi-functionality, emphasized by the accessories, bags that refine the catchy creations (made of. denim, cotton, leather and technical cloths).

IL MINIMALISMO CASUAL-CHIC DI DIESEL BLACK GOLD

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

Il minimalismo e un’ eleganza maschile casual chic all’ insegna è  protagonista della collezione primavera/estate 2016 di Diesel Black Gold Man, disegnata da Andreas Melbostad, che è stata presentata durante la Milan Fashion Week. La palette di colori é basica e include nero, bianco, grigio, blu e un bagliore di argento, le linee sono pulite, aderenti e oversize. I blazer hanno una vestibilità slim e le confortevoli giacche di pelle sono arricchite da tasche posizionate dietro che felicemente concretizzano il paradigma della multifunzionalità, enfatizzato dagli accessori, le borse, che rifiniscono le accattivanti creazioni (realizzate in denim, cotone, pelle e tessuti tecnici).

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

 

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

 

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

 

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

 

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

 

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

 

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

 

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

 

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

 

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

 

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

 

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

 

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

 

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

Diesel Black Gold Man Spring/Summer 2016, photo courtesy of Niran Avisar

 

www.diesel.com

 

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

It has presented during Paris Fashion Week the menswear Spring/Summer 2016 collection by the legendary fashion designer Issey Miyake, giving rise to a dialogue between two cities, Tokyo and Mexico City, featuring a smashing syncretism under the sign of art and nature. The shining urban jungle which is part of these cities and is depicted by the young Tokyo photographer, Yoshinori Mizutani. The man becomes an urban animal who lives the city as a second colored nature, interacting with the rest of the world. References concerning nature and its hosts are impressed in the series of pictures “Tokyo parrots”, portraits of wild parrots seen on the streets of Tokyo turning into prints and decorating dresses and cotton poplin and jersey shirts. It’ s a sporty chic elegance, emphasized by a series of garments that draw inspiration from the Mexico city colors and the architecture by Luis Barragan. It’ s an alchemy made of monochrome shades, canvas and linen-cotton cloths, that are put together to become double-face, long waistcoats, Bermuda shorts, jackets and light, embroidered coats evoking the Mexican craftsmanship. It completes this suggestive display on male elegance the casual-chic creations, embodying the works, abstract pictures of Tokyo, from the series “Colors” by Mizutani along with something new, the eyewear, arising from the teaming with the Japanese producer Kaneko Optical, that will be launched from 25th to 28th September 2015 at Slimo Paris.

ARTE E NATURA, IL SINCRETISMO URBANO DI ISSEY MIYAKE

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

È stata presentata in occasione della Paris Fashion Week la collezione uomo primavera/estate 2016 del leggendario fashion designer Issey Miyake, che dà vita a un dialogo tra due città, Tokyo e Città del Messico, di cui è protagonista un formidabile sincretismo all’ insegna di arte e natura. La lussureggiante giungla urbana che é parte di queste città è immortalata dal giovane fotografo giapponese Yoshinori Mizutani. L’ uomo diventa un animale urbano che vive la città come una seconda colorata natura, la quale interagisce con il resto del mondo. Riferimenti inerenti la natura ed i suoi ospiti sono impressi nella serie di fotografie “Tokyo parrots”, ritratti di pappagalli selvatici avvistati per le strade di Tokyo che si trasformano in stampe e decorano abiti e camicie di popeline di cotone e jersey. Un’ eleganza sporty chic enfatizzata da una serie di capi che si ispirano ai colori di Città del Messico e all’ architettura di Luis Barragan. Un’ alchimia di nuances monocromatiche, tessuti di canapa e lino-cotone, assemblati per diventare double-face, lunghi gilet, Bermuda, giacche e leggeri cappotti ricamati che evocano l’ artigianalità messicana. Completano questa suggestiva rassegna sull’ eleganza maschile le creazioni casual-chic che racchiudono le opere, immagini astratte di Tokyo tratte dalla serie “Colors” di Mizutani unitamente a qualcosa di nuovo, la collezione di occhiali, che nascono dalla collaborazione con il produttore giapponese Kaneko Optical, la quale sarà lanciata dal 25 al 28 Settembre 2015 presso Slimo Paris.

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016

www.isseymiyake.com

 

Ambivalently Yours

Ambivalently yours

Self-expression, a vibrant thought along with the portrait of what is female features in the awesome blog by the anonymous British illustrator Ambivalently yours, she created in 2012, a non-place where conflicting feelings are confronted, reevaluated and emphasized by a bright sense of humour. The idea of ambivalence, which means loving and hating simultaneously, dyes with the feminism’s assertiveness or rather the will of advocating for the woman’s right to choose (though this right does not imply there is only one choice) and the refusal to choose between femininity and feminism, giving rise to another dimension: the space of undeciding( which is much far away from indecision as it arises from a clear will). It’s a delicate and fun journey into the messiness, imperfections and contradictions of femininity, which embodies a dynamism I celebrate.

DINAMISMO, FEMMININILITÀ & FEMMINISMO: LO SPAZIO DEL NON DECIDERE DI AMBIVALENTLY YOURS

Ambivalently yours

Ambivalently yours

L’ espressione di sé, un vibrante pensiero insieme al ritratto di ciò che è femminile è protagonista del fantastico blog dell’ illustratrice anonima inglese Ambivalently yours, da lei creato nel 2012, un luogo in cui sentimenti contrapposti sono messi a confronto, rivalutati ed enfatizzati da un brillante umorismo. L’ idea dell’ ambivalenza, che equivale a amare e odiare contemporaneamente, si tinge dell’ assertività del femminismo o meglio della volontà di rivendicare il diritto della donna di scegliere (benché questo diritto non implichi che esista un’ unica scelta) ed il rifiuto di scegliere tra femminilità e femminismo, dando vita a un’ altra dimensione: lo spazio del non decidere (che è ben lungi dall’ indecisione poiché esso nasce da un chiaro volere) Un delicato e divertente viaggio nella confusione, nelle imperfezioni e contraddizioni della femminilità che racchiude in sé un dinamismo che celebro.

Ambivalently yours

Ambivalently yours

 

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Ambivalently yours

 

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Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

 

A glocal (word joining the terms “global” and “local”, standards of different ways to live, make and be) attitude features in the menswear Spring/Summer 2016 collection of bright fashion designer Stella Jean, which has recently presented during the Milan Fashion Week. It’s a celebration of opposing elements where urban meets the local. The volumes are metropolitan, some of them depict suggestions from the Sixties, colors and many patterns evoke equator landscapes, emphasized by the strip prints, a leitmotiv of collection, of cloths made by artisans from Burkina Fasu, giving rise to a fun and fresh portrait of male elegance.

I SEGNI GLOCAL DELL’ ELEGANZA MASCHILE DI STELLA JEAN

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

Un’ attitudine glocal (lemma che unisce i termini “globale” e “locale”, standard di diversi modi di vivere, fare ed essere) è la protagonista della collezione uomo primavera/estate 2016 della brillante fashion designer Stella Jean, che è stata recentemente presentata in occasione della Milan Fashion Week. Una celebrazione di elementi opposti in cui in cui l’ urbano incontra il locale. I volumi sono metropolitani, alcuni dei quali dipingono suggestioni anni Sessanta, i colori e svariati patterns evocano paessaggi dell’ Equatore, enfatizzati da stampe a strisce, un leitmotiv della collezione, di stoffe realizzate da artigiani del Burkina Fasu, dando vita a un divertente e fresco ritratto dell’ eleganza maschile.

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Max Montingelli

 

The models at the backstage of Stella Jean's fashion show, photo by Max Montingelli

The models at the backstage of Stella Jean’s fashion show, photo by Max Montingelli

 

The models at the backstage of Stella Jean's fashion show, photo by Max Montingelli

The models at the backstage of Stella Jean’s fashion show, photo by Max Montingelli

 

Stella Jean along with the models at the backstage of fashion show,  photo by Max Montingelli

Stella Jean along with the models at the backstage of fashion show, photo by Max Montingelli

 

www.stellajean.it

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Politicians are criminals”, a campaign turned into slogans features in the Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016 collection which has recently presented in Milan during the Milan Fashion Week. This is the categorical imperative of the legendary British fashion designer and activist – who focused her social commitment on freedom and protection of environment, more specifically the climate change – “to keep saying it” – as she says – “until it becomes automatic”. The queen of punk thinks “these criminals cause climate change, this means mass extinction of the life forms of our planet”. The strength of this message, launched in order to build the awareness of a concrete danger, becomes fashion. It’s an unusual tale where the male elegance dyes with English eccentricity and meets a hot Mediterranean sun. The lines are fluid, constructions reinterpret the celebrated Westwood’s sign, made of assertiveness and irony. Light fabrics, natural textures and prints, including the ones featuring the roulette, appearing on the t-shirts and representing the campaign she launched along with other ones that are influenced by British interiors, over-printed tartan, floral patterns and tiger stripes. It’s a complex universe enriched by a fun unisex knitwear and colored accessories successfully embodying a vibrant aesthetics and a healthy ethic.

MODA & ATTIVISMO: “POLITICIANS ARE CRIMINALS”, LA CAMPAGNA PROTAGONISTA DELLA COLLEZIONE UOMO DI VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Politicians are criminals”(che equivale a “I politici sono criminali”) è una campagna che si trasforma in slogan protagonista della collezione uomo primavera/estate 2016 di Westwood Man, recentemente presentata a Milano in occasione della Milan Fashion Week. Questo, l’ imperativo categorico della leggendaria fashion designer inglese e attivista – che ha rivolto il suo impegno sociale alla libertà e alla protezione dell’ ambiente, più specificamente al cambiamento climatico – “continuare a dirlo” – come sostiene – “finché non diviene automatico”: La regina del punk ritiene che “questi criminali siano la causa del cambiamento climatico, ciò implica l’ estinzione totale di ogni forma di vita esistente nel nostro pianeta”. La forza di questo messaggio, lanciato al fine di costruire la consapevolezza di un pericolo concreto, diventa moda. È un racconto insolito in cui l’eleganza maschile si tinge di eccentricità inglese e incontra il calore del sole del Mediterraneo. Le linee sono fluide, le costruzioni reinterpretano il celebre segno della Westwood, fatto di assertività e ironia. Materiali leggeri, textures naturali e stampe che comprendono le ruote della roulette che appaiono su t-shirt e rappresentano la campagna da lei portata avanti, unitamente ad altre che sono influenzate dagli interni inglesi, tartan ultra-stampato, motivi floreali e tigrati. Un universo composito che é arricchito da una divertente maglieria unisex e colorati accessori che racchiudono felicemente una vibrante estetica e una salubre etica.

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

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Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

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Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

 

www.viviennewestwood.com

Skivives, For Love & Lemons

Skivives, For Love & Lemons

Sensuality joins to comfort and freshness giving rise to an alchemy made of lace, transparencies, nice floral decorations, light colors along with black, white and unusual lines, emphasizing the silhouette. Those feature in Skivives, the new lingerie collection by the brand For Love & Lemons, created by the Los Angeles fashion designers duo formed by Gillian Rose Kern and Laura Hall.

SUGGESTIONI FLOREALI, TRASPARENZE E PIZZO: LA NUOVA COLLEZIONE DI LINGERIE DI FOR LOVE & LEMONS

Skivives, For Love & Lemons

Skivives, For Love & Lemons

La sensualità si unisce al comfort e alla freschezza dando vita a un’ alchimia di pizzo, trasparenze, simpatici decori floreali, colori tenui unitamente a nero, bianco e linee insolite che esaltano la silhouette. Questi i protagonisti di Skivives, la nuova collezione di lingerie del marchio For Love & Lemons, creato dal duo di fashion designers di Los Angeles formato da Gillian Rose Kern e Laura Hall.

Skivives, For Love & Lemons

Skivives, For Love & Lemons

Skivives, For Love & Lemons

Skivives, For Love & Lemons

Skivives, For Love & Lemons

Skivives, For Love & Lemons

Skivives, For Love & Lemons

Skivives, For Love & Lemons

Skivives, For Love & Lemons

Skivives, For Love & Lemons

Skivives, For Love & Lemons

Skivives, For Love & Lemons

Skivives, For Love & Lemons

Skivives, For Love & Lemons

Gillian Rose Kern and Laura Hall

Gillian Rose Kern and Laura Hall

www.forloveandlemons.com

Bruce LaBruce

Bruce LaBruce

Bruce LaBruce, brilliant Canadian filmmaker, photographer and author, who uses queercore, a non conventional aesthetics which questions about the contemporary times, is bringer of libertine and libertarian ideas, turned into films as the celebrated cult-movie “The Raspberry Reich” (the word “Reich” is a clear reference to the psychiatric and philosopher Wilhelm Reich), featuring the slogan “The revolution is my boyfriend”. That became a book, “The Revolution is my boyfriend: The Raspberry Reich and the Subversive Power of Political Porn”, embodying his vibrant thought as well as fashion or rather a collection of t-shirts made in collaboration with Poppsychic including some of the categorical imperatives that are in this movie as “Join the homosexual intifada”. The overwhelming creativity of Bruce also experienced with the olfactive design, giving rise along with the nose Kim Weissange to the perfume “Obscenity by Bruce LaBruce”, fragrance which has launched during the exhibitions, held time ago in Madrid at the La Fresh art gallery and in New York at The Hole gallery, focused on the theme of holy and profane, naturally reinterpreted in his unique way, emphasizing fetish suggestions, grotesque visions and including also a marvelous picture of the iconic actress Rossy de Palma. The packaging of scent, which is available in two editions, the gold and silver one, is as itself a suggestive work, designed by Jonathan Johnson, which depicts a naked woman kneeled on the top of bottle and a drop going down. The bouquet of “perfume is associated” – as Bruce says – “with occult or religious rituals (vetiver, labdanum and oud) along with others aromas that are considered as aphrodisiacal” like patchouli and sandalwood and makes concrete the idea of obscenity (word reminding me the poetry by Carmelo Bene who, considering the theatre, defined the “porn”, “oscene” – to be off the stage as it arises from the ancient Greek language – as the physical place where the act becomes exclusively performative, neither metaphoric, nor representative, as well as it happens in the realm of sport- It’s the body into the porn which is the scene and space of action) or rather the absence of conflict between the religious and sexual, they should be completely complementary”. “The fragrance” – Bruce tells – “is meant to stimulate you sexually, but it also contains holy elements”, that perhaps have healing properties as the water from Lourdes. The launch of this perfume was accompanied by a commercial shot by the filmmaker which poked fun the realm of mainstream perfumes’ commercials and talked about an ethereal woman, who seemed like an angel, went out during the evening, was desperate and got drunk, then came back home and saw her lover, a black male, standing on the bed, image evoking the idea of wild eroticism. Irony, framing a keen mind, is another feature of the artist, also impressed in his latest work in the realm of jewelry, a series of fun sterling silver and rhodinated sterling silver rings (some of them embody the word “LA Zombie”, being the title of a movie he made”), arising from the teaming with the designer Jonathan Johnson. It’s picturesque the Bruce’s universe, peopled by many signs talking about freedom.

OSCENITÀ & RIVOLUZIONE: MODA, FOTOGRAFIA, DESIGN OLFATTIVO, GIOIELLI & LE ALTRE MERAVIGLIE DI BRUCE LABRUCE

Bruce LaBruce, brillante regista, fotografo e scrittore canadese che si avvale del queercore, un’ estetica non convenzionale, la quale critica la contemporaneità, è portatrice di idee libertine e libertarie, trasformate in pellicole quali il celebre cult-movie “The Raspberry Reich” (la parola “Reich” è un chiaro riferimento allo psichiatra e filosofo Wilhelm Reich), in cui appare lo slogan “The revolution is my boyfriend”( “La rivoluzione è il mio ragazzo”). Ciò è divenuto un libro, “The Revolution is my boyfriend: The Raspberry Reich and the Subversive Power of Political Porn”, che racchiude il suo vibrante pensiero come anche moda ovvero una collezione di t-shirt realizzate in collaborazione con Poppsychic, comprensiva di alcuni degli imperativi categorici che ci sono in questo film come “Join the homosexual intifada”(“Unitevi alla intifada omosessuale”). L’ irrefrenabile creatività di Bruce sia è anche sperimentata nel design olfattivo, dando vita insieme al naso Kim Weissange al profumo “Obscenity by Bruce LaBruce”, fragranza che è stata presentata durante le mostre, tenutesi tempo fa a Madrid presso la galleria La Fresh gallery ed a New York presso la galleria The Hole gallery, incentrate sul tema di sacro e profano, naturalmente reinterpretato nel suo modo unico, che enfatizza suggestioni fetish, visioni grottesche e include anche una meravigliosa immagine dell’ iconica attrice Rossy de Palma. Il packaging del profumo, disponibile in due edizioni, gold e silver, è di per sé un’ opera suggestiva, disegnata da Jonathan Johnson, raffigura una donna nuda inginocchiata sulla parte superiore della bottiglia e una goccia che cade giù. Il bouquet del “profumo è associato” – come dice Bruce – “ai rituali del mondo occulto e della religione (vetiver, labdano e oud) unitamente ad altri aromi che sono considerate afrodisiaci” come il patchouli e il sandalo e concretizza felicemente l’ idea di oscenità ( lemma che mi ricorda la poetica di Carmelo Bene, che, prendendo in considerazione il teatro , definiva il “porno”, “l’ osceno” – l’ esser fuori dalla scena, significato derivante dal greco antico – come luogo fisico in cui l’ atto si fa esclusivamente performativo, né metaforico, tantomeno rappresentativo, come avviene nell’ ambito dello sport. È il corpo stesso all’ interno del porno a costituire lo scenario e spazio dell’ azione) o meglio l’ assenza di  conflitto tra il religioso e il sessuale, che dovrebbero essere totalmente complementari”. “La fragranza” – racconta Bruce – “è rivolta alla stimolazione sessuale, ma contiene anche elementi sacri, che probabilmente hanno anche proprietà guaritrici come l’ acqua di Lourdes. Il suo lancio è stato accompagnato da una pubblicità girata dal regista che beffeggiava le pubblicità dei profumi di maistream e parlava di una donna eterea, dalle sembianze angelica, la quale usciva fuori la sera, disperata, si ubriacava, poi, una volta tornata a casa trovava il suo amante, un uomo di colore, a letto, immagine che evoca l’ idea di erotismo selvaggio. L’ ironia, che incornicia una mente acuta, è un’ altro tratto dell’ artista, impresso anche in un suo recente lavoro nell’ ambito dei gioielli, una serie di divertenti anelli d’ argento e argento rodiato( alcuni dei quali incorporano la parola “LA Zombie” che è il titolo di un suo film) che nascono dalla collaborazione con il designer Jonathan Johnson. Un variopinto universo, quello di Bruce, popolato da svariati segni che parlano di libertà.

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Bruce LaBruce teaming with Poppsychic

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Poppsychic

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Poppsychic

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Poppsychic

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Poppsychic

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Poppsychic

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Poppsychic

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Poppsychic

Rossy De Palma, photo by Bruce LaBruce

Rossy De Palma, photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

photo by Bruce LaBruce

Obscenity by Bruce LaBruce

Obscenity by Bruce LaBruce

Obscenity by Bruce LaBruce Silver edition

Obscenity by Bruce LaBruce Silver edition

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Jonathan Johnson

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Jonathan Johnson

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Jonathan Johnson

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Jonathan Johnson

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Jonathan Johnson

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Jonathan Johnson

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Jonathan Johnson

Bruce LaBruce teaming with Jonathan Johnson

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Lydia 2

Lydia Lunch/Retrovirus

 

It successfully follows the work by the iconic, eclectic and visceral Lydia Lunch as front-woman of band Retrovirus, formed by celebrated musicians as Weasel Walter (The Flying Luttenbachers), Tim Dahl (Child Abuse) and Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks) from which arises “Urge to kill”(Interbang Records). This is the second album of the band which will perform on 19th June 2015 in Berlin at the Berghain Berlin, features reinterpretations of famous tracks, talking about Lunch’s work as solo-artist, including “Frankie Teardrop”, a cover of track by the legendary Seventies band Suicide and “Dead me beside”, song recorded by 8-Eyed Spy, the band she established in 1979. The sound suggestions are rougher than the original versions of tracks and are a precious source to know and discover again that important artistic movement, arisen in the late Seventies, which has been the no-wave, as well as its queen, Lydia Lunch.

“URGE TO KILL”, IL SECONDO ALBUM DI LYDIA LUNCH/RETROVIRUS

Lydia Lunch/Retrovirus

Lydia Lunch/Retrovirus

Prosegue felicemente il lavoro dell’ iconica, eclettica e viscerale Lydia Lunch nelle vesti di leader della band Retrovirus, formata da celebri musicisti quali Weasel Walter (The Flying Luttenbachers), Tim Dahl (Child Abuse) e Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks) da cui nasce “Urge to kill”(Interbang Records). Questo, il secondo album del gruppo che si esibirà il 19 giugno 2015 a Berlino presso il Berghain Berlin, di cui sono protagoniste reinterpretazioni di famosi brani che parlano del lavoro da solista della Lunch, le quali comprendono “Frankie Teardrop”, la cover del brano della leggendaria band degli anni Settanta Suicide e “Dead me beside”, canzone registrata da 8-Eyed Spy, del gruppo da lei fondato nel 1979. Le sonorità sono più sporche delle versioni originali delle tracce musicali e sono una preziosa risorsa per conoscere e riscoprire quell’ importante movimento artistico, sorto alla fine degli anni Settanta, che é stato il no-wave, come anche la sua regina, Lydia Lunch.

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