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Me, myself & I along with Adriano Franchi (Altaroma CEO), photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Adriano Franchi (Altaroma CEO), photo by N

Craftsmanship and fashion, an open dialogue which is full of many ideas, signs, suggestions and visions talking about constructions, the art of beautiful and well made, these are the features of A.I. Studio, exhibition project ideated and curated by Clara Tosi Pamphili and Alessio De Navasques, event which was held in Rome at Via Guido Reni 7 during the Altaroma grand opening. Colors, shapes and visions, the ones made by creatives as Davide Grillo, Vien, Karoline Lang, Jezabelle Cormio, Ahirain, Frederick Hornof, Serie Numerica and many others. Lightness, a tale joining art, embodying the genesis of creative process which gives rise to the dress, the one which is impressed in the marvelous creations by Aurore Thibout. It’s a many-sided kaleidoscope of ideas tracing a new way of making fashion, an unusual and charming path of producing and talking about fashion, connected to the way successfully developed by Altaroma or rather under the sign of innovation, tradition and contemporary times.

ALTAROMA: A.I. STUDIO L’ARTE DEL FARE TRA MODA & ARTIGIANALITÀ

A.I. studio, photo by N

A.I. studio, photo by N

Artigianalità e moda, un dialogo aperto che è colmo di molteplici spunti, segni, suggestioni e visioni che parlano di costruzioni, dell’ arte del bello e ben fatto, questi i protagonisti di A.I. Studio, progetto espositivo ideato e curato da Clara Tosi Pamphili e Alessio De Navasques, protagonista, evento che si è tenuto presso a Roma in Via Guido Reni 7 in occasione della grand opening di Altaroma. Colori, forme e visioni quelle di creativi quali Davide Grillo, Vien, Karoline Lang, Jezabelle Cormio, Ahirain, Frederick Hornof, Serie Numerica e molti altri. Levità, un racconto che unisce l’ arte e racchiude in sé la genesi del processo creativo che dà vita all’ abito, quello impresso nelle splendide creazioni di Aurore Thibout. Un multiforme caleidoscopio di idee che tracciano una nuova via di fare moda, un sentiero insolito e affascinante di  produrre moda e raccontarla in linea con la strada intrapresa da Altaroma ovvero all’ insegna di innovazione, tradizione e contemporaneità.

A.I. Studio, photo by N

A.I. Studio, photo by N

A.I. Studio, photo by N

A.I. Studio, photo by N

A.I. Studio, photo by N

A.I. Studio, photo by N

Aurore Thibout ft, in A.I. Studio, photo by N

Aurore Thibout ft, in A.I. Studio, photo by N

Aurore Thibout ft. in A.I. Studio, photo by N

Aurore Thibout ft. in A.I. Studio, photo by N

Aurore Thibout ft. in A.I. Studio, photo by N

Aurore Thibout ft. in A.I. Studio, photo by N

Me. myself & I along with Adrien Akimov Roberts, photo by N

Me. myself & I along with Adrien Akimov Roberts, photo by N

http://www.altaroma.it 

Angelo Marani, photo by N

Angelo Marani, photo by N

Days ago the fashion designer Angelo Marani passed away (he was seventy years old), renowned name  in the realm of ready-to-wear and knitwear – founder of company Marex producing the label which brings his name and brand .GIULIAMARANI, created by the bright daughter Giulia Marani – kind man who stays in the hearts of the ones like me were lucky enough to know and be close to him and his marvelous family. He was a joyful and generous individual, eager and untiring worker. Creativity, lightness, warm-hearted attitude and humility are some of features of  Angelo, ironic man, intellectually and morally honesty, who was always contemporary as it is evidenced by the Spring/Summer 2017 collection he made, presented during the Milan Fashion Week. That was the event where I saw Angelo who talked to me about the sporty-chic suggestions from Seventies, the Hollywood glamour that were embodied in it. Creativity and technology, a wide consciousness in terms of manufacture, sense of cloth are the alchemies impressed in the creations he made, productions and different combinations of materials, evidencing the excellence of made in Italy. That is the way I like reminding and as he deserves. Dear Angelo, I say you goodbye and I hug you with all of my love, respect and sympathy.

CIAO ANGELO

Angelo Marani Spring/Summer 2017, photo by N

Angelo Marani Spring/Summer 2017, photo by N

È venuto a mancare giorni fa il fashion designer Angelo Marani (all’ età di settanta anni), rinomato nome nell’ ambito del prêt a porter e della maglieria – fondatore dell’ azienda Marex che produce la sua etichetta e il brand .GIULIAMARANI, creato dalla brillante figlia Giulia Marani -, uomo di grande umanità che resta nei cuori di chi come me ha avuto il piacere e la fortuna di conoscer, esser vicino a lui ed alla sua splendida famiglia. Gioiosa e generosa individualità, lavoratore alacre e indefesso. Creatività, levità, calore e umiltà sono alcuni dei tratti di Angelo, uomo ironico, intellettualmente e moralmente onesto, sempre al passo con i tempi come si evince dalla sua collezione primavera/estate 2017, presentata in occasione della Milan Fashion Week. Questa, la circostanza in cui ho incontrato Angelo il quale mi ha parlato delle suggestioni sporty-chic, Seventies,  del glamour hollywoodiano che erano in essa racchiuse. Creatività e tecnologia, un’ ampia consapevolezza manifatturiera, senso del tessuto sono le alchimie impresse nelle sue creazioni, lavorazioni e svariate combinazioni di materiali che testimoniano l’ eccellenza del made in Italy. Questo è come mi piace ricordarlo e come merita. Con tutto il mio affetto,  stima e simpatia, caro Angelo ti saluto e ti abbraccio.

Angelo Marani Spring/Summer 2017, photo by N

Angelo Marani Spring/Summer 2017, photo by N

Angelo Marani Spring/Summer 2017, photo by N

Angelo Marani Spring/Summer 2017, photo by N

 

Me, myself and I along with Giulia Marani, photo by N

Me, myself and I along with Giulia Marani, photo by N

 

 

 

www.angelomarani.com

Homecore

Homecore, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

Homecore is the French menswear brand created in 1992 by Alexandre Guarneri, successfully joining a casual-chic, timeless elegance, sustainability and a healthy lifestyle. Fluid and comfortable lines, high-end materials, precious details enriching the garments are the alchemies embodied in the creations that talk about uniqueness and a easy, slow living, the feeling of being like at home, being in harmony with ourselves and the world which surrounds us. That is the idea, the core of the brand which developed an urban refinement, made of vibrant ideas on the move as a discipline to find our permanent center of gravity, the Gum-jo, an intuitive yoga practice (including many enthusiasts as the actor Vincent Cassel), created by Alexandre by using the Gumjo, a natural rubber support, arising from the study on skeleton in gravitation on the Earth. Gumjo is focused on the pureness of being here now (idea which evokes the Existentialist concept of “hic et nunc” and reminding me the work by Martin Heidegger and the rebel by Ernst Jünger) in order to let go yourself to the center, your own, the center of things or the center of others (considering the center as the physical center). It can be practiced anywhere, anytime with anyone as it has evidenced in an event which was recently held in the Paris flagship store of brand. This practice is a clear sign, impressed in the work of Alexandre as fashion designer, his study on body and posture which underlines the interior structure of the body and supports the posture, giving rise to a genuine lifestyle talking about harmony, sustainability as well catchy passé-partout that are available in the Homecore Paris flagship store, placed in the area of Marais and in renowned boutiques as London Dover Street Market.

HOMECORE L’ ELEGANZA CASUAL-CHIC COME STILE DI VITA

Alexandre Guarneri along with the Gum-jo, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

Alexandre Guarneri along with the Gum-jo, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

 

Homecore è il marchio francese di abbigliamento uomo creato nel 1992 da Alexandre Guarneri che unisce felicemente una eleganza casual-chic, senza tempo e un salubre stile di vita. Linee fluide e confortevoli, materiali di alta qualità, dettagli preziosi che arricchiscono i capi sono le alchimie racchiuse nelle creazioni, che parlano di unicità e un easy, slow living, della sensazione di sentirsi a casa ovunque, in armonia con noi stessi e il mondo che ci circonda. Questa, l’ idea, il cuore del brand che ha consolidato una raffinatezza urban, fatta di vibranti idee in movimento quali una disciplina per trovare il proprio centro di gravità permanente, il Gum-jo, una pratica di yoga intuitivo ( che annovera molteplici entusiasti quali l’ attore Vincent Cassel), creata da Alexandre che si avvale dell’ uso del Gumjo, un supporto di gomma naturale, la quale nasce dallo studio dello scheletro in gravitazione sulla terra. Gumjo è incentrata sull’ idea dell’ esser qui e ora ( che evoca il concetto esistenzialista dell’ “hich e nunc” e mi fa pensare all’ opera del filosofo Martin Heidegger e al ribelle di Ernst Jünger) al fine di lasciarci andare al centro, al nostro centro, al centro delle cose o al centro degli altri (considerando il centro in termini di centro fisico). Può essere praticata ovunque, in qualsiasi momento e con chiunque come dimostra un evento che si è recentemente tenuto nel flagship-store parigino del brand. Tale pratica è un segno tangibile, impresso anche nel lavoro di Alexandre nelle vesti di fashion designer, il suo studio del corpo e della postura che sottolinea la struttura interiore del corpo e supporta la postura, dando vita a un autentico stile di vita che parla di armonia, sostenibilità come anche di accattivanti passé-partout che sono disponibili presso il flagship store di Parigi di Homecore, ubicato nei dintorni del Marais e in rinomate boutiques come Dover Street Market di Londra.

Gum-jo, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

Gum-jo, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

 

Homecore, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

Homecore, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

 

Gum-jo, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

Gum-jo, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

 

Alexandre Guarneri during a Gum-jo session, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

Alexandre Guarneri during a Gum-jo session, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

 

Homecore, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

Homecore, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

 

Gum-jo, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

Gum-jo, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

 

Gum-jo, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

Gum-jo, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

 

Gum-jo, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

Gum-jo, photo courtesy of Sidonie Siliart

 

http://homecore.com

 

The founders of Abito: Simona Barbieri, Italo Scaietta, Bruna Casella, Manuela Galli, Constanza Zukierman, photo courtesy of Abito

The founders of Abito: Simona Barbieri, Italo Scaietta, Bruna Casella, Manuela Galli, Constanza Zukierman, photo courtesy of Abito

 

It arises in Mantua, famous  city of art and culture, which this year has recognized capital of culture, the no-profit association Abito, to drive autonomously forward that educational, artistic and cultural path which has started since 2005 by FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano). Many have been the initiatives featuring the fashion, as the Homage to Roberto Capucci I attended at time ago, having enjoyed very much during this circumstance the quality and fashion oriented cultural offer. A laudable work which continues, developed by a committee headed by Serena Angelini Parravicini, including experts as Bruna Casella, renowned and bright leading opinion buyer, owner along with the husband Stefano Gozzoli of celebrated Mantua stores Bernardelli, the fashion historian and critic Michele Venturini, Simona Barbieri fashion designer of brand Twin-Set, Manuela Galli, Italo Scaietta, Bibi Benedini ( Benedini & Associati AGAPE Architects Studio), Silvia Araldi, Constanza Zukierman. A successful event which will be celebrated today in Mantua since 6:30 pm at Palazzo Te with a talk curated by Michele Venturini on Dries Van Noten and Marchionnes Casati, muse  who inspired the Fall/Winter 2016-2017 womenswear collection he made, of whose signs are told on paper and embodied in the book illustrated by Gill Button. A not to be missed happening for all the ones who are devoted to fashion culture and cult of beauty which will be enriched by music made by di Igor Palmieri and Michele Bianchi, as well as Epicurean suggestions by Cucina da Manuale, joyful chance to discover and enjoy the aristocratic and sophisticated elegance of Mantua, city where to go and come back.

MODA E CULTURA A MANTOVA PER CELEBRARE ABITO

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Nasce a Mantova, famosa città d’ arte e cultura, riconosciuta quest’ anno capitale della cultura, l’ associazione no-profit Abito, per portare avanti autonomamente quel percorso divulgativo, artistico e culturale ivi avviato a partire dal 2005 dal FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano). Plurime le iniziative che hanno avuto quale protagonista la moda, come l’ Omaggio a Roberto Capucci a cui tempo fa ho presenziato, avendo oltremondo apprezzato in quell’ occasione la qualità e l’ offerta culturale fashion oriented . Un lodevole lavoro che continua, consolidato da un comitato guidato da Serena Angelini Parravicini, costituito da esperti del settore quali Bruna Casella, rinomata e brillante leading opinion buyer, proprietaria unitamente al marito Stefano Gozzoli dei noti stores mantovani Bernardelli, lo storico e critico della moda Michele Venturini, Simona Barbieri fashion designer del brand Twin-Set, Manuela Galli, Italo Scaietta, Bibi Benedini (dello Studio di Architettura Benedini & Associati AGAPE), Silvia Araldi, Constanza Zukierman. Un felice evento che sarà celebrato oggi a Mantova a partire dalle ore 18:30 presso Palazzo Té con un talk curato da Michele Venturini inerente Dries Van Noten e la marchesa Casati, musa ispiratrice della sua collezione autunno-inverno 2016-2017, i cui segni sono raccontati  su carta e racchiusi nel libro illustrato da Gill Button. Un happening imperdibile per tutti coloro che sono devoti alla cultura della moda e al culto del bello, che sarà arricchito da musiche di Igor Palmieri e Michele Bianchi, come anche da suggestioni epicuree realizzate Cucina da Manuale, gioiosa occasione per scoprire e apprezzare l’ aristocratica e raffinata eleganza di Mantova, città in cui andare e tornare.

Dries van Noten Fall/Winter 2016-2017 along with the work by Gill Button, photo courtesy of Dries van Noten

Dries van Noten Fall/Winter 2016-2017 along with the work by Gill Button, photo courtesy of Dries van Noten

Dries van Noten, illustration by Gill Button

Dries van Noten, illustration by Gill Button

 

Dries van Noten Fall/Winter 2016-2017 along with the work by Gill Button, photo courtesy of Dries van Noten

Dries van Noten Fall/Winter 2016-2017 along with the work by Gill Button, photo courtesy of Dries van Noten

 

 

Marco de Luca Gioielli, photo by N

Marco de Luca Gioielli, photo by N

Sacredness, mysticism, embodied in the religious iconography meeting the profane, catchy rock suggestions start an overwhelming dialogue which is impressed in the precious silver alchemies by the bright Rome jewelry designer Marco de Luca. Incisiveness, fine craftmanship and lightness, a leitmotiv of his work featuring also in other creations he made that reinterpret animalier motifs as well as the rings from the early Nineties where silver substitutes the gem and its blaze, a successful game of constructions making concrete a brilliant manufacture and a timeless, sharp design – appreciate by personas from fashion, culture and art scene as the fashion designer, who is currently the creative director of Christian Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri and the eclectic, iconic and visionary journalist and critic Roberto D’ Agostino -, giving rise to genuine passé-partout to collect, overlap, to give oneself as a gift that are available in Rome at the boutique Toko in via del Corallo 33, a nice place to discover, appreciate and where to come back.

 

SACRO, ROCK & PROFANO, LE PREZIOSE ALCHIMIE DI MARCO DE LUCA GIOIELLI

Marco de Luca Gioielli, photo by N

Marco de Luca Gioielli, photo by N

Sacralità, misticismo racchiuso nell’ iconografia di matrice religiosa che incontra il profano, accattivanti suggestioni rock avviano un avvincente dialogo che è impresso nelle preziose alchimie in argento del brillante designer di gioielli romano Marco de Luca. Incisività, fine artigianalità e levità, un leitmotiv della sua opera protagonista anche di altre creazioni da lui realizzate, le quali reinterpretano motivi animalier e gli anelli antichi di primo novecento in cui l’ argento ne sostituisce la pietra preziosa e il suo bagliore, un felice gioco di costruzioni che concretizza una brillante manifattura e un graffiante design senza tempo – tanto apprezzato da personaggi del mondo della moda, arte e cultura quali la fashion designer , attuale direttore creativo di Christian Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri e l’ eclettico, iconico, visionario giornalista e critico Roberto D’ Agostino -, dando vita ad autentici passé-partout da collezionare, sovrapporre, regalarsi e regalare che sono in vendita a Roma presso la boutique Toko in via del Corallo 33, un simpatico luogo da scoprire, apprezzare e in cui tornare.

Marco de Luca Gioielli, photo by N

Marco de Luca Gioielli, photo by N

Marco de Luca Gioielli, photo by N

Marco de Luca Gioielli, photo by N

Me, myself & I at Toko boutique, photo by N

Me, myself & I at Toko boutique, photo by N

Marco de Luca Gioielli, photo courtesy of Marco de Luca

Marco de Luca Gioielli, photo courtesy of Marco de Luca

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Marco de Luca Gioielli, photo courtesy of Marco de Luca

Maria Grazia Chiuri wearing a necklace by Marco de Luca Gioielli, photo courtesy of Marco de Luca

Maria Grazia Chiuri wearing a necklace by Marco de Luca Gioielli, photo courtesy of Marco de Luca

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Marco de Luca Gioielli, photo courtesy of Marco de Luca

Marco de Luca Gioielli, photo courtesy of Marco de Luca

Marco de Luca Gioielli, photo courtesy of Marco de Luca

Roberto D' Agostino wearing rings by Marco de Luca Gioielli, photo courtesy of Roberto D' Agostino

Roberto D’ Agostino wearing rings by Marco de Luca Gioielli, photo courtesy of Roberto D’ Agostino

Marco de Luca, photo courtesy of Marco de Luca

Marco de Luca, photo courtesy of Marco de Luca

http://marcodelucagioielli.com

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A carpet,  timeless story talking about refinement, experimentation, color, craftsmanship where the ancient wisdom meets contemporary times, geometries depicting symbolisms, animistic and shamanic suggestions. This is the vibrant core of new work by brilliant and eclectic designer Stephan Hamel which will feature in the opening of exhibition project “Zitanpixel”, curated by Francesca Alfano Miglietti of whose opening will be held on 9th November 2016 in Milan, at 7:00 pm at Nonostante Marras (awesome space joining and celebrating fashion, art and culture created by the renowned fashion designer Antonio Marras) and will be open to public through 9th January 2017. Color, color and more color, a leitmotiv of the work by Stephan finds a different context, the carpet, object used by gipsy people to feel themselves like being at home everywhere they are. The boho-gipsy elegance makes this object a fetish to have which also embodies an eloquent metaphor of humanity, successfully evoking the uniqueness and complexity of every single life, its texture, the core of color and signs that make it where geometries become the sedimentation of experiences as well as artisanal wisdom. A double reading, a dual path which is drawn  by a not to be missed event to discover, find again and enjoy a way of being, making, creating and an object telling about the lifestyle of contemporary, nomadic globe-trotters.

“ZITANPIXEL”: L’ELEGANZA E UNICITÀ BOHO-GIPSY DI STEPHAN HAMEL DA NONOSTANTE MARRAS

Me, myself & I along with Stephan Hamel, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Stephan Hamel, photo by N

 

Un tappeto, una storia senza tempo che parla di raffinatezza, sperimentazione,  colore e artigianalità in cui la sapienza antica incontra la contemporaneità, geometrie che raffigurano simbolismi, suggestioni animistiche e sciamaniche. Questo il cuore vibrante del nuovo lavoro del brillante ed eclettico designer Stephan Hamel che sarà  protagonista della opening del progetto espositivo “Zitanpixel”, curato da Francesca Alfano Miglietti la cui opening  si terrà il 9 novembre 2016 alle ore 19:00 a Milano presso Nonostante Marras (meraviglioso spazio che unisce e celebra la moda, l’ arte e la cultura creato dal noto fashion designer Antonio Marras) e sarà aperto al pubblico fino al 9 gennaio 2017. Colore, colore e ancora colore, un leitmotiv dell’ opera di Stephan trova un nuovo contesto, il tappeto, oggetto usato dai gitani per sentirsi a casa ovunque siano. L’ eleganza boho-gipsy rende quest’ oggetto un feticcio da avere che peraltro racchiude in sé una eloquente metafora dell’ umanità, evocandone felicemente l’ unicità e la complessità di ogni vita, della sua trama, del nucleo di colore e segni di cui si compone in cui le geometrie diventano sedimentazione di esperienze nonché  di saggezza artigianale. Una doppia lettura, un percorso dualistico disegnato da un evento imperdibile per scoprire, ritrovare e apprezzare un modo di essere, fare,creare  e un oggetto che racconta il lifestyle dei globe-trotter nomadici contemporanei.

www.stephanhamel.com

www.antoniomarras.com

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Underground seduction”, the awesome Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection by Naco Paris comes in Tokyo at the renowned concept store Wut Berlin where it will be held on 5th November 2016 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm an event joining art, fashion and performance, featuring the brilliant fashion designer as Madame Paris who will stage the performance “Kiss” – I enjoyed weeks ago in Paris – celebrating the language of a gesture,  the kiss, its intimacy and universality. It’s a track of love, turning into a tale talking about freedom, Existentialism and queerness, successful evidence of a vibrant and healthy way which makes fashion an art. A not to be missed happening for all the ones who love the poetry of underground culture.

LA UNDERGROUND SEDUCTION DI  NACO PARIS AL CONCEPT STORE WUT BERLIN DI TOKYO

 

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017

 “Underground seduction”, la fantastica collezione unisex autunno/inverno 2016-2017 di Naco Paris giunge a Tokyo presso il rinomato concept store Wut Berlin in cui il 5 novembre 2016 dalle ore 18:00 alle 20:30 si terrà un evento che unisce arte, moda e performance, di cui sarà protagonista il brillante fashion designer nei panni di Madame Paris, il quale allestirà la  performance “Kiss” – da me molto apprezzato alcune settimane fa a Parigi – che celebra il linguaggio di un gesto, il bacio, la sua intimità e universalità. Una traccia d’ amore che si trasforma in materia, un racconto che parla di libertà, esistenzialismo e queerness, felice dimostrazione di un salubre modo di rendere la moda un’ arte. Un evento imperdibile per tutti coloro che amano la poesia della cultura underground.

Self-portaits of Naco Paris aka Madame Paris

Self-portaits of Naco Paris aka Madame Paris

 

Me. myself & I along with Naco Paris aka Madame Paris, photo by N

Me. myself & I along with Naco Paris aka Madame Paris, photo by N

 


www.naco-paris.com

www.wutberlin.com

 

Jerry Hall, photo by Gian Paolo Barbieri, courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

Jerry Hall, photo by Gian Paolo Barbieri, courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

It has recently opened in Brescia at the Ma.Co. F., the Centre of Italian Photography, the exhibition “Di Moda. Fotografie dal 1950 al 2000”, organized in collaboration with the Brescia Urban Center, featuring the works of renowned fashion photographers as Gian Paolo Barbieri, Giuseppe Palmas, Alfa Castaldi, Oreste Alabiso, Gian Butturini, Beppe Vigasio, Federico Garolla, Giovanni Gastel, Ugo Mulas, Carlo Orsi, Gianni Turillazzi and Maria Vittoria Backhaus, giving rise to a smashing dialogue and telling about fashion, its revolutions inside out the catwalk. They are many stories, enriched by another story, focused on ideas on the move, signs impressed in the Penelope’s archive, the renowned cathedral of conceptual fashion created by the one and only Roberta Valentini. Here it is on show, through 15th January 2017 a selection which is part of the awesome and precious Penelope’s archive. A not to be missed happening to discover and enjoy fashion and its culture, a vibrant, intense and universal tale.

MODA, FOTOGRAFIA EL’ ARCHIVIO DI PENELOPE: LA MOSTRA “DI MODA. FOTOGRAFIE DAL 1950 AL 2000” AL BRESCIA MA.CO.F. DI BRESCIA

photo by Gian Paolo Barbieri, courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

photo by Gian Paolo Barbieri, courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

È stata recentemente inaugurata a Brescia presso il Ma.Co. F., il Centro di Fotografia Italiana, la mostra “Di Moda. Fotografie dal 1950 al 2000”, organizzata in collaborazione con l’ Urban Center di Brescia, di cui sono protagoniste le opere di rinomati fotografi di moda quali Gian Paolo Barbieri, Giuseppe Palmas, Alfa Castaldi, Oreste Alabiso, Gian Butturini, Beppe Vigasio, Federico Garolla, Giovanni Gastel, Ugo Mulas, Carlo Orsi, Gianni Turillazzi e Maria Vittoria Backhaus, che danno vita a un formidabile dialogo e raccontano la moda, le sue rivoluzioni dentro e fuori dalla passerella. Tante storie, arricchite da un’ altra storia, incentrata su idee in movimento, segni impressi nell’ archivio di Penelope, la rinomata cattedrale bresciana di moda concettuale creata dalla sola e unica Roberta Valentini. Ivi é in mostra, fino al 15 gennaio 2017, una selezione che fa parte del fantastico e prezioso archivio di Penelope. Un evento imperdibile per scoprire e apprezzare la moda e la sua cultura, un racconto vibrante, intenso e universale.

Penelope's archive, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

Penelope’s archive, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

Penelope's archive, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

Penelope’s archive, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

 

Comme Des Garçons, from Penelope's archive, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

Comme Des Garçons, from Penelope’s archive, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

Vivienne Westwood, from Penelope's archive, photo courtesy of Alessandro Bocingher

Vivienne Westwood, from Penelope’s archive, photo courtesy of Alessandro Bocingher

 

The one and only Roberta Valentini along with Marcelo Burlon, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

The one and only Roberta Valentini along with Marcelo Burlon, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

www.penelope-store.it

Iosselliani Design/Circus collection, photo by N

Iosselliani Design/Circus collection, photo by N

I recently visited the Iosseliani flagship store, placed in Rome, in via del Leone 21, where it was showcased along with the awesome jewelry collection of the renowned brand established by Paolo Giacomelli and Roberta Paolucci, the new project Iosselliani Design /Circus collection, created by the designers and Veronica Nobile Mino, It’s a marvelous collection of spoons. The precious fetishes to have or give as a gift are produced in limited edition, have presented in Arezzo at the Nero Design Gallery and embody all those patterns which made famous the brand. Swarovski crystals, skulls, talk about incisiveness, luxury, contemporary times and rock, timeless suggestions, successfully make concrete the excellence of made in Italy and give rise to an unique aesthetics which finds a new context in the realm of home decor.

IOSSELLIANI: LUSSO, INCISIVITÀ, GIOIELLI & DESIGN

Iosselliani Design/Circus collection, photo by N

Iosselliani Design/Circus collection, photo by N

Ho recentemente visitato il flagship store di Iosseliani, situato a Roma, in via del Leone 21, in cui era esposto unitamente alla fantastica collezione di gioielli del rinomato brand fondato da Paolo Giacomelli e Roberta Paolucci, il nuovo progetto Iosselliani Design /Circus collection, creato dai designers e Veronica Nobile Mino, una meravigliosa collezione di cucchiaini. I preziosi feticci da avere o regalare sono prodotti in edizione limitata, sono stati presentati ad Arezzo presso la Nero Design Gallery e racchiudono in sé tutti quei motivi che hanno reso famoso il marchio. I cristalli Swarovski, i teschi parlano di incisività, lusso, contemporaneità e suggestioni rock senza tempo, concretizzando felicemente l’ eccellenza del made in Italy e dando vita a un’ estetica unica che trova un nuovo contesto nell’ ambito dell’ home decor.

Iosselliani, photo by N

Iosselliani, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I in Iosselliani, wearing Iosselliani, framed by Iosselliani, photo on photo by Sandra Nunzi & N

Me, myself & I in Iosselliani, wearing Iosselliani, framed by Iosselliani, photo on photo by Sandra Nunzi & N

 

 

www.iosselliani.com

 

"Kiss", performance by Madame Paris at Front de Mode, photo by N

“Kiss”, performance by Naco Paris as Madame Paris at Front de Mode, photo by N

 

It was recently held in Paris at the enchanting concept store Front de Mode, placed in the suggestive area of Marais, the presentation of “Underground seduction” the Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection by Naco Paris, which has enriched by “Kiss”, the performance made by the bright fashion designer as his alter ego Madame Paris. Fluid, sporty-chic lines, colors, bright shades of yellow along which black, white, green and blue, recycled cloths, rubber, catchy slogans as “have fun”, “kill the system”, “forever fake” are some of the patterns embodied in this smashing collection where it shines a punk attitude, made of irreverence, joy and activism. The same mood finds a new context in the art, a series of photographs, the self-portraits of Madame Paris that were exhibited in the concept store and the performance by Madame Paris( made by using the cruelty free lipstick by Nabla).

"Kiss", performance by Madame Paris at Front de Mode, photo by N

“Kiss”, performance and photographs by Naco Paris as Madame Paris at Front de Mode, photo by N

 

T-shirts and bags, Art is resistance by Naco Paris, photo by N

T-shirts and bags, Art is resistance by Naco Paris, photo by N

 

Bags, Art is resistance by Naco Paris and Naco-Paris, photo by N

Bags, Art is resistance by Naco Paris and Naco-Paris, photo by N

 

"Kiss", performance by Naco Paris as Madame Paris at Front de Mode, photo by N

“Kiss”, performance by Naco Paris as Madame Paris at Front de Mode, photo by N

 

"Kiss", performance by Naco Paris as Madame Paris at Front de Mode, photo by N

“Kiss”, performance by Naco Paris as Madame Paris at Front de Mode, photo by N

 

"Kiss", performance by Naco Paris as Madame Paris at Front de Mode, photo by N

“Kiss”, performance by Naco Paris as Madame Paris at Front de Mode, photo by N

 

"Kiss", performance by Naco Paris as Madame Paris at Front de Mode, photo by N

“Kiss”, performance by Naco Paris as Madame Paris at Front de Mode, photo by N

 

"Kiss", performance by Naco Paris as Madame Paris at Front de Mode, photo by N

“Kiss”, performance by Naco Paris as Madame Paris at Front de Mode, photo by N

 

"Kiss", performance by Naco Paris as Madame Paris at Front de Mode, photo by N

“Kiss”, performance by Naco Paris as Madame Paris at Front de Mode, photo by N

 

Intimacy and universality, the language of a gesture turning into matter, the kiss, which becomes a clear track of love and a way of being, the queerness, in its many shades, metaphor successfully made concrete on paper. Different are the tracks of lipstick on paper, some are more intense, reminding a passionate kiss, instead other ones are more delicate, different kisses for every occasion, though every occasion is good to kiss oneself and love oneself, love the ones you love, bring, give and spread love. That is the core of performance: to act, do, dream, love joyfully, without any limit. The universality of love remarks another issue, the queerness and gender fluidity – I support -, love nullifying the gender(, considering sexuality, sex and its different architectures is not about gender, it is just about individual’ s intimacy, something I respect and celebrate through silence and discretion). It’s a vibrant tale, being the successful evidence of a poetical and political way of making art and fashion, a genuine underground seduction for all the ones who are rebel hearts.

UNDERGROUND SEDUCTION: MODA ARTE & PERFORMANCE SOTTO IL SEGNO DI NACO PARIS

"Kiss", performance by Naco Paris as Madame Paris at Front de Mode, photo by N

“Kiss”, performance by Naco Paris as Madame Paris at Front de Mode, photo by N

 

Si è recentemente tenuta a Parigi  nell’ incantevole concept store Front de Mode, ubicato nei suggestivi dintorni di Marais, la presentazione di “Underground seduction” la collezione unisex autunno/inverno 2016-2017 di Naco Paris, che è stata arricchita da “Kiss”, la performance realizzata dal brillante fashion designer nelle vesti del suo alter ego Madame Paris. Linee fluide, sporty-chic, colori, brillanti nuances di giallo unitamente a nero, bianco, verde e blu, tessuti di riciclo, vinile, accattivanti slogan quali “have fun”(“divertiti”), “kill the system”(“uccidi il sistema”), “forever fake”(“per sempre falso”) sono alcuni dei motivi impressi in questa formidabile collezione, in cui splende un’ attitudine punk, fatta di irriverenza, gioia e attivismo. Il medesimo mood trova un nuovo contesto nell’ arte, in una serie di fotografie, gli autoritratti di Madame Paris esposti nel concept store e la performance di Madame Paris( effettuata avvalendosi del rossetto cruelty free di Nabla).

 

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection along with a self-portrait photo of Naco Paris as Madame Paris, photo by N

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection along with a self-portrait photo of Naco Paris as Madame Paris, photo by N

 

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection, photo by N

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection, photo by N

 

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection, photo by N

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection, photo by N

 

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection, photo by N

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection, photo by N

 

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection, photo courtesy of Naco Paris

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection, photo courtesy of Naco Paris

 

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection, photo by N

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection, photo by N

 

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection, photo courtesy of Naco Paris

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection, photo courtesy of Naco Paris

 

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection, photo courtesy of Naco Paris

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection, photo courtesy of Naco Paris

 

 

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection, photo by N

Naco Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017 unisex collection, photo by N

 

me, myself & I along with the brilliant, eclectic multi-disciplinary artist and beloved friend France de Griessen, photo by N

me, myself & I along with the brilliant, eclectic multi-disciplinary artist and beloved friend France de Griessen, photo by N

 

Intimità e universalità, il linguaggio di un gesto che si trasforma in materia, il bacio, che diventa tangibile traccia di un sentimento, l’ amore e di un modo di essere, dell’ esser queer, nelle sue svariate sfumature, metafora felicemente concretizzata su carta Diverse sono le tracce di rossetto sulla carta, alcune sono più intense e ricordano un bacio appassionato altre invece sono più delicati, baci diversi per ogni occasione, anche se ogni occasione è buona per baciarsi, amarsi amare chi si ama, prendere, dare e spargere amore. Questo è il cuore della performance: agire, fare, sognare, amare con gioia e senza alcun limite. L’ universalità dell’ amore rimarca un’ altra problematica, l’ esser queer e la fluidità del gender – che sostengo -, l’ amore che vanifica il gender ( considerando la sessualità, il sesso e le sue svariate architetture non una questione di gender, bensì inerente l’ intimità del singolo individuo che in quanto tale rispetto e celebro attraverso il silenzio e la discrezione). Un vibrante racconto che è la felice dimostrazione di un modo politico e poetico di fare arte e moda, un’ autentica seduzione underground per tutti coloro che sono cuori ribelli.

Me, myself & I along with Naco Paris, photo courtesy of Naco Paris

Me, myself & I along with Naco Paris as Madame Paris, photo courtesy of Naco Paris

 

Naco Paris as Madame Paris, photo by N

Naco Paris as Madame Paris, photo by N

 

 

www.naco-paris.com

http://frontdemode.com