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DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

Transcendence, transformation, sartorialism, performative lyricism transfiguring matter into the sublime and talking about the art of making. That is the alchemy featuring in the new collection by DiLiborio, brand created by the genius fashion designer Liborio Capizzi (and presented in Milan during the fashion at the Triennale Design Museum). It’ s a continuous research under the sign of instinct and passion, a journey visiting the beyond, drawing a dark path peopled by apocalyptic suggestions. Industrial landscapes – emphasized by the video “A brief apocalypse” featuring Skin and Polly Fey – are enriched by storm and stress, a romantic choralism. The lightness of lace, silk, transforms and defines itself, becoming wonder, austere, morphing solemnity, pattern which is also impressed in the accessories (as the necklace becoming shades), successfully evidencing the excellence of contemporary made in Italy.

LA SARTORIALITÀ & TRASCENDENZA DI DILIBORIO

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

Trascendenza, trasformazione, sartorialità, lirismo performativo che trasfigura la materia nel sublime e parla dell’ arte del fare. Questa l’ alchimia protagonista della nuova collezione di DiLiborio, brand  creato dal geniale fashion designer Liborio Capizzi (e presentata a Milano durante la fashion week presso il Museo del Design della Triennale).Una ricerca continua all’ insegna di visceralità e passione,  un viaggio che visita l’ oltre, disegnando un sentiero oscuro popolato da suggestioni apocalittiche. Scenari industrial – enfatizzati dal video “A brief apocalypse” di cui è protagonista Skin e Polly Fey – si arricchiscono di tempesta e impeto, dando vita a una romantica coralità. La levità del pizzo, della seta si trasforma e definisce, diventando meraviglia, austera solennità mutante, motivo impresso anche negli accessori (quali la collana che diviene un occhiale), felice testimonianza dell’ eccellenza del made in Italy contemporaneo.

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

 

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

 

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

 

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

 

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

 

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

 

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

 

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

DiLiborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

 

The artist Polly Fey, wearing the Diliborio Spring/Summer 2016, photo by N

The artist Polly Fey, wearing an outfit from the Diliborio Spring/Summer 2016 collection, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I along with Liborio Capizzi, photo by Vincent Law

Me, myself & I along with Liborio Capizzi, photo by Vincent Law

 

Christian Correnti and Liborio Capizzi, photo by N

Christian Correnti and Liborio Capizzi, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I along with Angelo Cruciani, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Angelo Cruciani, photo by N

 

Liborio Capizzi and Richard Lewis aka Cass from the band Skunk Anansie, photo by N

Liborio Capizzi and Richard Lewis aka Cass from the band Skunk Anansie, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I and Michele, photo by Vincent Law

Me, myself & I and Michele, photo by Vincent Law

 

Me, myself & I along with Liborio Capizzi, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Liborio Capizzi, photo by N

 

http://diliborio.it

 

 

Chantal Thomass Fall/Winter 2015, photo by Ellen Von Unwerth

Chantal Thomass Fall/Winter 2015, photo by Ellen Von Unwerth

The celebrated photographer Ellen von Unwerth told on film the rock suggestions, eccentricity and glamour featuring in the Fall/Winter 2015  luxury lingerie collection by Chantal Thomass. It’s a genuine homage to the atmospheres from the Swinging London, a charming tale on lace, where the lace blends with fun colored prints, tartan patterns and a catchy play of transparencies, emphasized by details and decorations enhancing the silhouette and successfully joining comfort, elegance and sensuality. These creations, drawing an assertive and playful, libertine and libertarian femininity, are available in the renowned Paris boutique of brand (placed in Rue Saint Honoré 211), in the most exclusive worldwide stores and underwear boutiques as Sogni (by Rosa Fontanelli) in Reggio Calabria.

LE SUGGESTIONI ROCK, L’ ECCENTRICITÀ & IL GLAMOUR DI CHANTAL THOMASS VISTI DA ELLEN VON UNWERTH

Chantal Thomass Fall/Winter 2015, photo by Ellen Von Unwerth

Chantal Thomass Fall/Winter 2015, photo by Ellen Von Unwerth

La celebre fotografa Ellen von Unwerth ha raccontato su pellicola le suggestioni rock, l’ eccentricità e il glamour che sono protagonisti della collezione di lingerie di lusso autunno/inverno 2015 di Chantal Thomass. Un autentico omaggio alle atmosfere della Swinging London, un affascinante racconto in cui il pizzo si fonde a divertenti stampe colorate, motivi tartan e un accattivante gioco di trasparenze, enfatizzato da dettagli e decori che esaltano la silhouette e uniscono felicemente comfort, eleganza e sensualità. Queste creazioni, che parlano di una femminilità assertiva e ludica, libertina e libertaria sono disponibili presso la rinomata boutique parigina del marchio (ubicata a Rue Saint Honoré 211), nei negozi più esclusivi del mondo e nelle boutique di lingerie quali Sogni (di Rosa Fontanelli) a Reggio Calabria.

Chantal Thomass Fall/Winter 2015, photo by Ellen Von Unwerth

Chantal Thomass Fall/Winter 2015, photo by Ellen Von Unwerth

 

Chantal Thomass Fall/Winter 2015, photo by Ellen Von Unwerth

Chantal Thomass Fall/Winter 2015, photo by Ellen Von Unwerth

 

Chantal Thomass Fall/Winter 2015, photo by Ellen Von Unwerth

Chantal Thomass Fall/Winter 2015, photo by Ellen Von Unwerth

Chantal Thomass Fall/Winter 2015, photo by Ellen Von Unwerth

Chantal Thomass Fall/Winter 2015, photo by Ellen Von Unwerth

Chantal Thomass Fall/Winter 2015, photo by Ellen Von Unwerth

Chantal Thomass Fall/Winter 2015, photo by Ellen Von Unwerth

 

Chantal Thomass Fall/Winter 2015, photo by Ellen Von Unwerth

Chantal Thomass Fall/Winter 2015, photo by Ellen Von Unwerth

Chantal Thomass Fall/Winter 2015, photo by Ellen Von Unwerth

Chantal Thomass Fall/Winter 2015, photo by Ellen Von Unwerth

 

Chantal Thomass

Chantal Thomass

The Paris boutique of Chantal Thomass, photo courtesy of Chantal Thomass

The Paris boutique of Chantal Thomass, photo courtesy of Chantal Thomass

 

www.chantalthomass.fr

 

Karl Lagerfeld at the backstage of Fendi fashion show, photo by Vincent Law

Karl Lagerfeld at the backstage of Fendi fashion show, photo by Vincent Law

Fashion, luxury and art, an alchemy arising from the teaming between the legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and Artnet and giving rise to an extraordinary auction sale to celebrate the launch of e-commerce platform Karl.com. The auction sale which runs through 10th November 2015 features three unique handbags, each accompanied by its original sketch. A not to be missed happening for all the ones who are devoted to luxury and the iconic sign of Karl Lagerfeld.

MODA, LUSSO & ARTE: IL SEGNO ICONICO DI KARL LAGERFELD  PROTAGONISTA DI UNA VENDITA ALL’ ASTA DI ARTNET

Le Spectre de la Rose handbag by Karl Lagerfeld, photo courtesy of Artnet.com

Le Spectre de la Rose handbag by Karl Lagerfeld, photo courtesy of Artnet.com

Moda, lusso e arte, un’ alchimia che nasce dalla collaborazione tra il leggendario fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld e la casa d’ aste Artnet e dà vita a una straordinaria vendita all’ asta per celebrare il lancio della piattaforma di e-commerce Karl.com. La vendita all’ asta che prosegue fino al 10 novembre 2015 ha quali protagoniste tre borse uniche, ognuna delle quali è accompagnata dal suo bozzetto originale. Un evento imperdibile per tutti coloro che sono devoti al lusso e al segno iconico di Karl Lagerfeld.

City butterfly handbag by Karl Lagerfeld, photo courtesy of Artnet.com

City butterfly handbag by Karl Lagerfeld, photo courtesy of Artnet.com

Crescendo handbag by Karl Lagerfeld, photo courtesy of Artnet.com

Crescendo handbag by Karl Lagerfeld, photo courtesy of Artnet.com

http://www.artnet.com 

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Today I was on Facebook and I ran into a picture shared by a friend of mine coming from the Lady Gaga Facebook profile who was got ready to watch herself as the Countess. I saw her outfit and it reminded me the real Countess, my dear friend Alex Zapak, renowned, iconic persona from the NYC downtown art scene (who is the founder of art movement The Cunt Rock Revolution, band and artistic collective later turned into The Countess and Cun$t Rock Revolution and the Bank of Imaginations Theatre), that realm Lady Gaga quoted as reference which influenced her art and music. As it teaches the legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld: to use or rather combine at least eight different references it does not stands as copying. What does it happen instead when do you copy the name, the look, some music and the image of another underground artist? It does not happen anything. Why? Because of the mass ignorance, emphasized, a weird paradox, by the web, the unstoppable flux of information which is not supported by any consciousness, autonomous thinking, gives rise to ignorance, word I focus by considering is Latin root or rather “i-gnosco” which means “not-knowing”. Then the result arising from all that is to not knowing. And it has to be known the facts especially during this times where it lacks any sedimentation of knowledge (being basically visual, lasting for the time the following image deletes the previous, it’s a perpetual motion creating emptiness) and people exchange for “new”, “innovative”, “visionary”, a bad reinterpretation or worst copy of past or present.

The Cunt Rock Revolution

The Cunt Rock Revolution

Alex Zapak aka The Countess

Alex Zapak aka The Countess

These thoughts arise from a picture, but I am sure I am not the only who sees and knows it. Considering the Lady Gaga issue, her “references” to underground culture is very known. She “quoted” through her work many artists as Orlan (who unsuccessfully started a legal action against her), Colette(famous New York artist who made a public appearance behind the shop-windows of Barney’s over one year ago that hosted an installation ideated by Lady Gaga), Anne Pigalle and many others. Underground artists, though they are brilliant naturally fail behind a corporate marketing company which is Lady Gaga. They are the weakest because as “Nostalgia”, the song by Readers wives, tells about, “there is no money in the underground”. That is in the status quo of contemporary times. Knowledge is not marketing is of and for all the ones, thus it’s important to tell that and it’s relevant on a cultural profile to know and recognize all that. Mainstream culture will be always the mainstream culture, focused on increasing the mass homologation, corresponding to ideas, actions, habits and last but not least consumes – strictly connected to consumerism culture -, drawing often inspiration from the underground culture which will be always out of this circuit, the mass culture. Nevertheless, the minds of people, their eyes travel, therefore it must be given them the chance to develop an autonomous, free thinking.

CULTURA UNDERGROUND E CONSUMISMO, THE COUNTESS & L’ IGNORANZA DI MASSA

Alex Zapak aka The Countess & Lady Gaga

Alex Zapak aka The Countess & Lady Gaga

Oggi stavo su Facebook  e mi sono imbattuta in una foto, condivisa da un’ amico, proveniente dal profilo di Facebook di Lady Gaga che era pronta per guardarsi nelle vesti di The Countess. Ho visto il suo outfit e mi ha ricordato The Countess, quella vera, la mia cara amica Alex Zapak, rinomato, iconico personaggio della scena artistica della downtown newyorkese che è fondatrice del movimento artistico The Countess & Cunt Rock Revolution, band e collettivo artistico successivamente trasformato in The Countess and Cun$t Rock Revolution e Bank of Imaginations Theatre), quell’ ambito che Lady Gaga ha citato quale riferimento che ha influenzato la sua arte e musica. Come insegna il leggendario fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld: usare o meglio combinare tra loro fino ad otto riferimenti diversi non equivale a copiare. Che succede invece quando si copia il nome, il look, qualche musica e l’ immaginario di un’ altro artista underground? Nulla accade. Perché? A causa dell’ ignoranza di massa, enfatizzata, un bizzarro paradosso, dal web, l’ irrefrenabile flusso di informazione che non è sostenuto da alcuna consapevolezza, da un pensiero autonomo, dà vita all’ ignoranza, lemma su cui mi soffermo considerando la sua radice latina ovvero “i-gnosco” che equivale “a non conoscere”. Quindi il risultato di tutto ciò è non sapere. E i fatti si devono sapere, specialmente durante questi tempi in cui deficie ogni sedimentazione della conoscenza ( che è essenzialmente visiva, dura il tempo che l’ immagine successiva cancelli la precedente, un moto perpetuo che genera vuoto) e la gente scambia per “nuovo”, “innovativo”, “visionario”, una brutta interpretazione o peggio copia del passato e del presente.

Alex Zapak aka The Countess

Alex Zapak aka The Countess

Queste riflessioni derivano da un’ immagine, ma son certa di non essere l’ unica che vede e sa ciò. Prendendo in considerazione la questione Lady Gaga, i suoi “riferimenti” sono alla cultura underground sono molto noti. Costei ha “citato” attraverso la sua opera svariati artisti come Orlan (che ha avviato senza successo un’ azione legale contro di lei), Colette (famosa artista di New York che è apparsa pubblicamente davanti alle vetrine di  Barney’s, le quali ospitavano un’ installazione ideata da Lady Gaga), Anne Pigalle e molti altri. Gli artisti underground, benché siano brillanti naturalmente si fermano dinanzi a un’ azienda corporativa di marketing come Lady Gaga. Sono i più deboli perche come dice “Nostalgia”, la canzone dei Readers wives, “non c’è denaro nell’ underground”. Questo è lo stato di cose della contemporaneità. La conoscenza non è marketing è di e per tutti, pertanto è importante dire ciò ed è fondamentale da un punto di vista culturale sapere e riconoscere ciò. La cultura di mainstream sarà sempre cultura di mainstream, incentrata nell’ accrescimento dell’ omologazione di massa, che corrisponde a idee, azioni, abitudini e ultimo, ma non meno importante, consumi – strettamente legata alla cultura del consumismo -, la quale sovente trae ispirazione dalla cultura underground che resterà sempre fuori da questo circuito, dalla cultura di massa. Cionondimeno, le menti delle persone, i loro occhi, viaggiano, pertanto deve esser loro offerta la possibilità di consolidare un pensiero autonomo, libero.

Alex Zapak aka The Countess

Alex Zapak aka The Countess

http://bankofimaginationstheatre.com