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Silvio Betterelli, photo by N

 

The Winter edition of Altaroma featured “Showcase”, a bright project I appreciated very much ideated by the ICE Agency and Altaroma, which has concretely evidenced its support to the creativity made in Italy. To create connections between the Italian emerging brands with buyers, journalists, Italian and foreigners fashion insiders, that has been the purpose of this event, a laudable initiative which featured forty fashion designers – ten different ones alternated on every day – as Anna Porcu, 16R, Avaro Figlio Milano, Aroma 30, Nadiamari, The Dots, Mandredi Manara, Silvio Betterelli, Quattromani, Susana Traca, Delirious, Flaminia Barosini, Benedetta Bruzziches and many others who showcased the creations they made under the sign of a vibrant concept and a catchy design.

SHOWCASE UNA BRILLANTE INIZIATIVA DI ALTAROMA PER SOSTENERE LA CREATIVITÀ MADE IN ITALY

 

Quattromani, photo by N

L’ edizione invernale di Altaroma ha avuto quale protagonista “Showcase”, un brillante progetto da me molto apprezzato ideato dall’ Agenzia ICE ed Altaroma, che ha concretamente dimostrato durante questi anni il suo sostegno verso la creatività emergente made in Italy. Creare connessioni tra i brand emergenti italiani con i buyers, giornalisti, addetti ai lavori italiani e stranieri, questa la finalità dell’ evento, una lodevole iniziativa di cui hanno fatto parte quaranta fashion designers – dieci diversi si sono alternati ogni giorno – quali Anna Porcu, 16R, Avaro Figlio Milano, Aroma 30, Nadiamari, The Dots, Mandredi Manara, Silvio Betterelli, Quattromani, Susana Traca, Delirious, Flaminia Barosini, Benedetta Bruzziches e molti altri che hanno esposto le loro creazioni all’ insegna di un vibrante concetto e un accattivante design.

 

Nadiamari, photo by N

 

Flaminia Barosini, photo by N

 

Flaminia Barosini, photo by N

 

Flaminia Barosini, photo by N

 

The Dots, photo by N

 

Susana Traca, photo by N

 

Delirious, photo by N

 

Manfredi Manara, photo by N

 

Mandredi Manara, photo by N

 

Aroma 30, photo by N

 

Avaro Figlio Milano, photo by N

 

Benedetta Bruzziches, photo by Anna Porcu

 

Benedetta Bruzziches, photo by N

 

Anna Porcu, photo by N

 

Anna Porcu, photo by N

 

Me, myself and I along with Anna Porcu, photo by Silvia Pavanello

 

 

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Anna Porcu, photo by Mirko Machetti

Anna Porcu, photo by Mirko Machetti

Fine craftsmanship and precious materials shine, talk about luxury as a lifestyle and feature in the new collection by the bright jewelry designer Anna Porcu, which has depicted by the photographer Mirko Machetti. It’s a successful reinterpretation of the cameo’s concept joining past suggestions and made them contemporary and unique as the creations she made, unique pieces embodying the ancient cameos, blended with leather, silver and gold along with a collection of reproducible items depicting floral, animal and ancient patterns, that enrich the cameo with an unusual rock glamour.

L’ INSOLITO GLAMOUR ROCK DEI CAMMEI DI ANNA PORCU

Anna Porcu, photo by Mirko Machetti

Anna Porcu, photo by Mirko Machetti

 

Una fine artigianalità e materiali preziosi splendono,  parlano di lusso come stile di vita e sono i protagonisti della nuova collezione della brillante designer di gioielli Anna Porcu , che è stata ritratta dal fotografo Mirko Machetti. Una felice reinterpretazione del concetto di cammeo, che unisce suggestioni del passato e le rende contemporanee e uniche come le sue creazioni, pezzi unici che racchiudono cammei antichi, abbinati a pelle, argento e oro unitamente a una collezione di pezzi duplicabili che ritraggono motivi floreali animali e soggetti antichi, arricchendo il cammeo di un insolito glamour rock.

Anna Porcu, photo by Mirko Machetti

Anna Porcu, photo by Mirko Machetti

Anna Porcu, photo by Mirko Machetti

Anna Porcu, photo by Mirko Machetti

 

Anna Porcu, photo by Mirko Machetti

Anna Porcu, photo by Mirko Machetti

 

Anna Porcu, photo by Mirko Machetti

Anna Porcu, photo by Mirko Machetti

 

Anna Porcu, photo by Mirko Machetti

Anna Porcu, photo by Mirko Machetti

 

Me, myself & I along with Anna Porcu, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Anna Porcu, photo by N

 

 

www.annaporcu.com

 

Fluon, photo by N

Fluon, photo by N

The iconography of Italy, presented in a neo-pop way, features in “Souvenir d’ Italie”, exhibition which was held at the art gallery Orsorama, owned by the brilliant Matteo Bonelli, placed in Brera, renowned area of Milan city centre and joined art and fashion to celebrate Italian culture. Irony, embodied in the fun photo collages by talented artist Svetlana Schmidt and in the artworks by Fluon – artistic collective and band headed by the eclectic creative, singer, DJ and multi-instrumentist musician Andy, which reinterpreted in a fluorescent way, a leitmotiv its work, objects and personas depicting the Italy as the Ferrari car and Dante -, meets the timeless elegance and uniqueness of the jewelry by Anna Porcu, smashing interpretations of the cameos (some of them are antique cameos, unique pieces, other ones are instead hand-made by Tuscany artisans and combined with silver or gold and leather), evidencing the excellence of made in Italy. It was a pleasant interlude, enriched by colors and nice encounters between friends.

“SOUVENIR D’ ITALIE”, ARTE & MODA PER CELEBRARE LA CULTURA ITALIANA ALLA GALLERIA D’ ARTE ORSORAMA DI MILANO

Svetlana Schmidt, photo courtesy of Matteo Bonelli

Svetlana Schmidt, photo courtesy of Matteo Bonelli

L’ iconografia dell’ Italia, presentata in chiave neo-pop, è la protagonista di neo-pop way, “Souvenir d’ Italie”, mostra che si é tenuta a Milano presso la galleria d’ arte Orsorama, di proprietà del brillante Matteo Bonelli, ubicata a Brera, rinomata area del centro di Milano e ha unito arte e moda per celebrare la cultura italiana. L’ ironia, racchiusa nei divertenti collage di foto di Svetlana Schmidt e nelle opere di Fluon – collettivo artistico e band guidata dall’ eclettico creativo, cantante, DJ e musicista polistrumentista Andy che ha reinterpretato in una fluorescente foggia, un leitmotiv della sua opera, oggetti e personaggi che rappresentano l’ Italia quali la Ferrari e Dante – incontra l’ eleganza senza tempo e l’ unicità dei gioielli di Anna Porcu, formidabili interpretazioni dei cammei (alcuni dei quali sono cammei d’ antiquariato, pezzi unici, mentre altri sono invece realizzati a mano da artigiani toscani e sono abbinati con l’ argento o l’ oro e la pelle) che testimoniano l’ eccellenza del made in Italy. Un piacevole intermezzo, arricchito da colori e simpatici incontri tra amici.

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Marta Brivio Sforza, Marta Marzotto and Svetlana Schmidt at Orsorama, photo courtesy of Matteo Bonelli

Marta Brivio Sforza, Marta Marzotto and Svetlana Schmidt at Orsorama, photo courtesy of Matteo Bonelli

 

Me, myself & I along with Andy, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Andy, photo by N

 

Fabrizio Grigolo aka Faber, me, myself & I along with Andy, photo by Angelo Naj Oleari

Fabrizio Grigolo aka Faber, me, myself & I along with Andy, photo by Angelo Naj Oleari

 

Andy, Angelo Naj Oleari and Fabrizio Grigolo aka Faber, photo by N

Andy, Angelo Naj Oleari and Fabrizio Grigolo aka Faber, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I along with Fabrizio Grigolo aka Faber and Andy during the cocktail area at Orsorama, photo courtesy of Matteo Bonelli

Me, myself & I along with Fabrizio Grigolo aka Faber and Andy during the cocktail area at Orsorama, photo courtesy of Matteo Bonelli

 

A circle of friends. Anna Porcu, me, myself and I, Andy, Fabrizio Grigolo aka Faber, Angelo Naj Oleari and his wife, Adriana, photo courtesy of Matteo Bonelli

A circle of friends. Anna Porcu, me, myself and I, Andy, Fabrizio Grigolo aka Faber, Angelo Naj Oleari and his wife, Adriana, photo courtesy of Matteo Bonelli

 

Me, myself & I along with Anna Porcu, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Anna Porcu, photo by N

 

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Lines strategy, photo by N

Lines strategy, photo by N

It was recently held in Milan, at Palazzo Visconti, in via Lanzone 2, at the suggestive rooms of an apartment created by the celebrated architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni, the exhibition event “Lines strategy: group of creative families in an interior”, ideated by 5VIE ART+ DESIGN and Nunzia Garoffolo, included in the format of “Fashion at 5 Vie”, macro happening which took place in the 5 Vie district, featuring 15 eventi and trunk-shows, featuring in the calendar of Milan Fashion Week, sponsored by the National Chamber of Buyer and curated by Nunzia Garoffolo which featured the creativity made in Italy by Matteo Thiela, Giulia Marani, Move Cappelli, Olga Pong, Anna Porcu, Bea Bongiasca, SH-Jewels by Stephan Hamel, Mia D’ Arco, Susana Traça, Svetlana Schmidt and Arnoldo Battois. An experiential exhibition path, emphasized by the flair of set-designer Giovanni Ottonello – made by teaming with the Milan Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) – and the furniture created by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, made of presences and absences, lightness, present and past where the suggestions inspired by Visconti, film memories coming from the celebrated movie “Conversation piece” dialogued with the contemporary creativity.

"Bombyx" project by Matteo Thiela, photo by N

“Bombyx” project by Matteo Thiela, photo by N

 

Bombyx project by Matteo Thiela, photo by N

Bombyx project by Matteo Thiela, photo by N

 

Innovation and experimentation, a vibrant aesthetics embodying a healthy ethic, this is the “Bombyx” project by Matteo Thiela, visionary fashion designer who inspired by the silkworm, creating a cloth he patented – made by teaming with a group of homeless women – combining wool, silicon and other materials, some of them have a reflective effect, feature in a series of clothes, suits and long shirts, solemn and austere architectures that evidence his conceptual rigor and are shown in these days, during the Paris Fashion Week, in the windows of renowned concept-store L’ Eclaireur. Fashion meets art, as it is impressed in “Tetris”, the Fall/Winter 2016-2017 collection by Giulia Marani who collaborate with the bright artist Nicola Felice Torcoli, where the patterns impressed in the collage he made found a new context in the soft creations by Giulia, joining comfort, refinement, high-end materials, giving rise to genuine passé-partout.

Giulia Marani along with the works by Nicola Felice Torcoli, photo by N

Giulia Marani along with the works by Nicola Felice Torcoli, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

A detail ft. in the site-specific installation made by Olga Pong, photo by N

A detail ft. in the site-specific installation made by Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Craftsmanship, timeless elegance and precious details talking about excellence are part of the hats by Move Roma, brand created by the milliner Massimiliano Amicucci. Poetry and lightness, paying homage to the nature and its little hosts, are the sign of Olga Pong, milliner, who made head accessories, jewelry and also a delicate site-specific installation by using wood, lace and hanger. Art, antique and design, old and modern, cameo becomes contemporary in the successful reinterpretation of Anna Porcu, Tuscany jewelry who uses antique cameos, as the ones presented during the exhibition event, coming from the mid-seventeenth century, blending gold, silver and hand carved leather. A smashing design along with high jewelry techniques makes concrete the Eastern and Western culture coming together. This is the sign of young and promising jewelry designer Bea Bongiasca which shines in the collection “No Rice No Life” she made where she questions on themes that are strictly connected to the human being, as the necessities, real needs of individual and consumption in a globalized society, an engaging tale under the sign of deepness, lightness and irony. Unusual materials combining precious gems to plastic, give rise to a brilliant reinterpretation of the gorgier concept – depicted by Van Dyck – by SH-JEWELS, brand created by Stephan Hamel in collaboration with Roberta Bini.

Move Roma, photo by N

Move Roma, photo by N

 

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Anna Porcu, photo by N

 

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Anna Porcu, photo by N

 

Bea Bongiasca, photo by N

Bea Bongiasca, photo by N

 

SH-Jewels, photo by N

SH-Jewels, photo by N

 

Mia D' Arco, photo by N

Mia D’ Arco, photo by N

 

Susana Traça, photo by N

Susana Traça, photo by N

 

Susana Traça, photo by N

Susana Traça, photo by N

 

Instead mysticism, the mandala concept is revisited in a pop way by Svetlana Schmidt, genius designer and artist who made collages of whose patterns are transposed in silk scarves and pillows made by Como manufacture. These creations will feature in the 2015 edition of Milanese contemporary art tradeshow MIART. A timeless luxury, precious details and a continuous search of shapes and volumes, combined to a fine craftsmanship are the paradigms of Arnoldo Battois, brand of bags created by Silvano Arnoldo and Massimiliano Battois. These have been the features of event which has opened on Friday 27th February 2015, has run through Sunday 1st March 2015 early afternoon and celebrated by the cocktail-party “Beyond the lines, 5 Vie” which was held the evening of 28th February 2015 featuring the DJ-set of renowned TV, radio persona and social activist Andrea Pellizzari. An interlude under the sign of concept and ideas on the move paying homage to made in Italy and its most vibrant signes talking about contemporary times and uniqueness, enriched by the mellow taste of vines by the wine house Antonutti.

Svetlana Schmidt, photo by N

Svetlana Schmidt, photo by N

 

Arnoldo Battois, photo by N

Arnoldo Battois, photo by N

 

 

LINES STRATEGY: GRUPPO DI FAMIGLIE CREATIVE IN UN INTERNO

 

Lines strategy, photo by N

Lines strategy, photo by N

Si è recentemente tenuto a Milano, a Palazzo Visconti, in via Lanzone 2, presso le suggestive stanze di un appartamento creato dal celebre architetto Luigi Caccia Dominioni, l’ evento espositivo “Lines strategy: gruppo di famiglie creative in un interno”, ideato da 5VIE ART+ DESIGN e da me – incluso nel format di “Fashion at 5 Vie”, macro happening che si è svolto nel distretto di 5 Vie, comprensivo di 15 eventi e presentazioni, inserito nel calendario della settimana della moda milanese -, patrocinato dalla Camera Buyer e da me curato di cui è stata protagonista la creatività made in Italy di Matteo Thiela, Giulia Marani, Move Cappelli, Olga Pong, Anna Porcu, Bea Bongiasca, SH-Jewels by Stephan Hamel, Mia D’ Arco, Susana Traça, Svetlana Schmidt e Arnoldo Battois. Un percorso espositivo esperienziale, enfatizzato dall’ estro del set-designer Giovanni Ottonello – realizzato mediante la gentile collaborazione dell’ Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) di Milano – e dagli arredi creati da Luigi Caccia Dominioni, fatto di presenze e assenze, levità, presente e passato in cui le suggestioni di viscontiana memoria, memorie filmiche tratte dalla celebre pellicola “Gruppo di famiglia in un interno” si univano alla creatività contemporanea.

Matteo Thiela, photo by N

“Bombyx” project by Matteo Thiela, photo by N

 

Innovazione e sperimentazione, un’ estetica vibrante che racchiude un’ etica salubre, questo è il progetto “Bombyx” di Matteo Thiela, visionario fashion designer che si è ispirato alla larva del baco da seta, creando un tessuto da lui brevettato – realizzato effettuando un tutoraggio a un gruppo di donne senza fissa dimora – che unisce lana, silicone e altri materiali alcuni dei quali hanno un effetto catarifrangente, protagonista una serie di abiti, completi e tuniche, architetture, solenni e austere che testimoniano il suo rigore concettuale e in questi giorni, durante la fashion week parigina, sono esposte nelle vetrine del rinomato concept-store L’ Eclaireur. La moda incontra l’ arte, come è impresso in “Tetris”, la collezione autunno/inverno 2016-2017 di Giulia Marani che si è avvalsa della collaborazione del brillante artista Nicola Felice Torcoli, in cui i motivi impressi nei suoi collage tridimensionali hanno trovato un nuovo contesto nelle morbide creazioni di Giulia che uniscono comfort, raffinatezza, alta qualità dei materiali, dando vita ad autentici passè-partout.

Matteo Thiela, photo by N

“Bombyx” project by Matteo Thiela, photo by N

 

Giulia Marani, photo by N

Giulia Marani, photo by N

 

Artigianalità, eleganza senza tempo e dettagli preziosi che parlano di eccellenza sono impressi nei cappelli di Move Roma, brand creato dal designer Massimiliano Amicucci. Poesia e levità, suggestioni esistenzialiste che rendono omaggio alla natura e ai suoi piccoli ospiti sono il segno di Olga Pong, designer di cappelli, cerchietti, gioielli che ha anche realizzato una delicata installazione site-specific avvalendosi di legno, pizzo e fil di ferro. Arte, antiquariato e design, antico e moderno, il cammeo diventa contemporaneo nella felice reinterpretazione di Anna Porcu, designer di gioielli toscana che si avvale di cammei antichi, come quelli presentati nell’ evento espositivo, risalenti alla metà dell’ Ottocento, che uniscono oro, argento e pelle intagliata a mano. Un formidabile design unitamente a tecniche di alta gioielleria concretizza l’ incontro tra la cultura orientale e occidentale. Questo, il segno della giovane e promettente designer di gioielli Bea Bongiasca che splende nella sua collezione “No Rice No Life” in cui si interroga su tematiche strettamente connesse all’ essere uomo, quali le esigenze, i reali bisogni dell’ individuo e il consumismo in una società globalizzata, un racconto avvincente all’ insegna di profondità, leggerezza e ironia. Materiali insoliti che uniscono gemme preziose a plastica, danno vita a una felice rivisitazione del concetto di gorgiera – immortalata nei dipinti di Van Dyck – di SH-JEWELS, brand creato da Stephan Hamel in collaborazione con Roberta Bini.

Mirroring: the hats by Move Roma, photo by N

Mirroring: the hats by Move Roma, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Anna Porcu, photo by N

 

Bea Bongiasca, photo by N

Bea Bongiasca, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I, Roberta Valentini, Nicola Paccagnella and Bruna Casella, photo by Anna Porcu

Me, myself & I, Roberta Valentini, Nicola Paccagnella and Bruna Casella, photo by Anna Porcu

 

SH-Jewels, photo by N

SH-Jewels, photo by N

Essenzialità, forme che incorporano il gusto e la cultura della tradizione e dell’ artigianalità italiana sono il leitmotiv di Mia D’arco, brand di gioielli che nasce nel 2013 dalla fusione tra lo spirito imprenditoriale dell’attore Luca Argentero con la sua casa di produzione Inside productions e la passione innata per la moda della moglie Myriam Catania e sua sorella Giulia. Una femminilità assertiva e cosmopolita, enfatizzata da un’ accattivante combinazione di segni e culture, è celebrata dalla designer di calzature Susana Traça, la quale ha presentato la “Running strike”, protagonista della collezione autunno/inverno 2015-2016 del marchio che porta il suo nome, una divertente reintepretazione della sneaker che unisce il calzino di camoscio al cavallino stampato unitamente ad altri raffinati materiali.

Mia D' Arco, photo by N

Mia D’ Arco, photo by N

 

Susana Traça, photo by N

Susana Traça, photo by N

Il misticismo, il concetto del mantra è invece rivisitato in chiave pop da Svetlana Schmidt, geniale designer e artista che ha realizzato collages i cui motivi sono stati trasposti su foulard e cuscini di seta di manifattura comasca. Tali creazioni saranno presenti all’ edizione del 2015 della fiera d’ arte contemporanea milanese MIART. Un lusso senza tempo, preziosi dettagli e una continua ricerca di forme e volumi abbinate a una fine artigianalità sono i paradigmi di Arnoldo Battois, marchio di borse creato da Silvano Arnoldo e Massimiliano Battois. Questi, i protagonisti dell’ evento, che si è aperto venerdì 27 febbraio 2015, è proseguito fino al primo pomeriggio di domenica 1 marzo 2015 ed è stato celebrato dal party “Beyond the lines, 5 Vie” tenuto in serata il 28 febbraio 2015 con il DJ set del noto personaggio televisivo, radiofonico e attivista nel sociale Andrea Pellizzari. Un interludio all’ insegna di concetti e idee in movimento che rendono omaggio al made in Italy ed ai suoi segni più vibranti che parlano di eccellenza, contemporaneità e unicità, arricchito dal suadente gusto dei vini della casa vinicola Antonutti.

Svetlana Schmidt, photo by N

Svetlana Schmidt, photo by N

 

Svetlana Schmidt, photo by N

Svetlana Schmidt, photo by N

 

Svetlana Schmidt, photo by N

Svetlana Schmidt, photo by N

 

Arnoldo Battois, photo by N

Arnoldo Battois, photo by N

 

Elisa Pervinca Bellini and the set-designer Giovanni Ottonello, photo by N

Elisa Pervinca Bellini and the set-designer Giovanni Ottonello, photo by N

 

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

Me, myself & I along with Stephan Hamel and Monica Re, photo by Nicola Paccagnella

 

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

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

 

Me, myself & I along with Anna Porcu and Roberta Valentini, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Anna Porcu and Roberta Valentini, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I along with Bea Bongiasca and Andreina Longhi, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Bea Bongiasca and Andreina Longhi, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I along with Giovanni Ottonello, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Giovanni Ottonello, photo by N

 

Lines strategy, photo by N

Lines strategy, photo by N

 

A girl wearing the dress and jewelry by Myriam B., photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

A girl wearing the dress and jewelry by Myriam B., photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

Fashion and olfactive design featured in “Beyond black, fashion as experience”, collateral event of the Altaroma latest edition I ideated and curated which coincided with “Black celebration”, the other official event I made in collaboration with Altaroma and was held in Rome, at the same street, via di Montoro, smashing area hosting factories of artisans. Three were the different locations that hosted a smashing showcase of creativity made in Italy: the factory Menexa, the bride atelier La Maison Blanche and the factory of lutist Michel Eggimann where was presented the creations by OFFICINE904, Myriam B. and Anna Porcu, combined to olfactive installations smelling of artistic perfumery scents created by Meo Fusciuni, romantic and genius aromatorius, apothecary, researcher of olfactive memory embodying liquid emotions in a bottle, that tells about his journeys, uniqueness of experiences and universality of feelings. The travelling universe of scents by Meo, his two fragrances composing the Trilogia di viaggio, “1#nota di viaggio (Rites de passage)” and “2#nota di viaggio (Shukran…)” dialogued with the minimalism and craftsmanship by OFFICINE 904, eclectic factory and brand of accessories and jewelry created by Paolo Porcu Rodriguez and Silvia Pavanello – promoting and successfully making concrete a free dialogue between art, fashion, design e architecture, giving rise to ideas on the move, signs, symbols, surfaces and shapes becoming projects and products, stories and experiences drawing the Italian lifestyle and taste – that were hosted by the factory Menexa. The approach of matter by Myriam B., inspired by the nature, flowers and corals that are reworked by non-specific paillettes, feathers and gems where it shines a bright craftsmanship, was combined to the third scent talking about the scent of love and composes the trilogy of journey by Meo Fusciuni, “3# nota di viaggio (Ciavuru d’amuri)”, suave dialogue enhanced by the light atmospheres of the bride La Maison Blanche. The poetry by Anna Porcu where fascinations from the past, made concrete by a jewel, the cameo, become contemporary and blend in the leather and silver, joined to music or rather to the creations by the lutist Michel Eggiman and scents by Meo Fusciuni or the two fragrances composing il Ciclo della poesia (The cycle of poetry). Lights and shadows, nostalgia and love, the features of two scents, “Notturno” and “Luce” that were part of a delicate olfactive installation. A myriad of signs, craftsmanship, art, uniqueness and experimentation that catch fashion as total experience and lifestyle. An enchanting afternoon interlude which was sweetened by the experience of taste by a renowned Sicilian wine house, Tasca d’ Almerita along with the creations by Bocca di Dama.

 

ALTAROMA: “BEYOND BLACK, FASHION AS EXPERIENCE”, UN’ ESPERIENZA POMERIDIANA DI MODA & DESIGN OLFATTIVO

The olfactive installation by Meo Fusciuni at the Menexa factory, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

The olfactive installation by Meo Fusciuni at the Menexa factory, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

Moda e design olfattivo sono stati i protagonisti di “Beyond black, fashion as experience”, evento collaterale dell’ ultima edizione di Altaroma da me ideato e curato in concomitanza di “Black celebration”, l’ altro evento da me realizzato in collaborazione con Altaroma e si è tenuto a Roma, nella stessa strada, a via di Montoro, formidabile area che ospita i laboratori di artigiani. Tre erano le diverse locations che esponevano una formidabile rassegna di creatività made in Italy: la factory Menexa, l’ atelier di abiti da sposa La Maison Blanche e la factory del liutaio Michel Eggimann in cui sono state presentate le creazioni di OFFICINE904, Myriam B. and Anna Porcu, abbinate a installazioni olfattive di fragranze di profumeria artistica create da Meo Fusciuni, romantico e geniale aromatario, uno speziale, ricercatore della memoria olfattiva che racchiude emozioni liquide in bottiglia, le quali narrano i suoi viaggi, unicità di esperienze e universalità di sentimenti. L’ itinerante universo di odori di Meo, le sue due fragranze che compongono la Trilogia di viaggio, “1#nota di viaggio (Rites de passage)” e “2#nota di viaggio (Shukran…)”, ha dialogato con il minimalismo e l’ artigianalità di OFFICINE 904, eclettica factory e brand toscano di accessori e gioielli creato da Paolo Porcu Rodriguez e Silvia Pavanello – il quale promuove e concretizza felicemente un libero dialogo tra arte, moda, design e architettura, dando vita a idee in movimento, segni simboli, superfici e forme che diventano progetti e prodotti, storia ed esperienze che disegnano il lifestyle e gusto italiano – che era presso ospitato la factory Menexa. L’ approccio materico di Myriam B., che trae ispirazione dalla natura, da fiori e coralli che vengono rielaborati mediante aspecifiche paillettes, piume e pietre dure in cui splende una brillante artigianalità, è stato abbinato alla terza fragranza che parla dell’ odore dell’ amore e compone la trilogia di viaggio di Meo Fusciuni,  “3# nota di viaggio (Ciavuru d’amuri)”, soave dialogo valorizzato dalle leggiadre atmosfere dell’ atelier di abiti da sposa La Maison Blanche di Davide Raciti. La poesia di Anna Porcu in cui fascinazioni del passato, concretizzate da un gioiello, il cammeo, diventano contemporanee e si fondono con la pelle e l’ argento, si è unita alla musica o meglio alle creazioni del liutaio Michel Eggiman ed agli effluvi di Meo Fusciuni ovvero le due fragranze che compongono il Ciclo della poesia. Luci e ombre, nostalgia e amore, i protagonisti di due profumi, “Notturno” e “Luce” che hanno fatto parte di una delicata installazione olfattiva. Una miriade di segni, artigianalità, arte, unicità e sperimentazione che immortala la moda come esperienza totale e stile di vita. Un’ incantevole interludio pomeridiano che è stato addolcito dall’ esperienza del gusto di una rinomata casa vinicola siciliana, Tasca d’ Almerita unitamente alle creazioni di Bocca di Dama.

OFFICINE904, photo by N

OFFICINE904, photo by N

OFFICINE904, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

OFFICINE904, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

OFFICINE904, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

OFFICINE904, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

Silvia Venturini Fendi, talking with Lorcan O' Neill along with me and Massimiliano Padovan, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

Silvia Venturini Fendi, talking with Lorcan O’ Neill along with me and Massimiliano Padovan, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

Me, myself & Sergio Zambon, photo by N

Me, myself & Sergio Zambon, photo by N

 

The jewelry by Myriam B., a dress by Christian Lacroix and the scent “3# nota di viaggio (Ciavuru d'amuri)” by Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

The jewelry by Myriam B., a dress by Christian Lacroix and the scent “3# nota di viaggio (Ciavuru d’amuri)” by Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

 

A dress by Christian Lacroix at the bride atelier La Maison Blanche, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

A dress by Christian Lacroix at the bride atelier La Maison Blanche, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

The jewelry by Myriam B.and the scent “3# nota di viaggio (Ciavuru d'amuri)” by Meo Fusciuni, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

The jewelry by Myriam B.and the scent “3# nota di viaggio (Ciavuru d’amuri)” by Meo Fusciuni, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

Myriam B., photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

Myriam B., photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

Davide Racite from the atelier La Maison Blance, my, myself and Silvia Venturini Fendi along with Davide Racite's wife, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

Davide Racite from the atelier La Maison Blance, my, myself and Silvia Venturini Fendi along with Davide Racite’s wife, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

Me, myself and Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

Me, myself and Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

 

The jewelry by Anna Porcu and the scent "Luce" by Meo Fusciuni at the factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by N

The jewelry by Anna Porcu and the scent “Luce” by Meo Fusciuni at the factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by N

 

The jewelry by Anna Porcu at the factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by N

The jewelry by Anna Porcu at the factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni at the factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

Meo Fusciuni at the factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

The factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

The factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

he factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

The factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

he factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

The factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

The factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

The factory of lutist Michel Eggimann, photo by Francesca Lattanzi & Luca Sorrentino

 

Me, myself and I, photo by N

Me, myself and I, photo by N

 

 

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Black celebration, photo by Nunzia Garoffolo

Black celebration, photo by Nunzia Garoffolo

Dear FBFers, here I am again after a long time to talk about the Altaroma latest edition and “Black celebration”, exhibition event I ideated and curated in collaboration with Altaroma which was held in Rome at the Montoro 12 art gallery. The event bringing the same name of the track and legendary album by Depeche Mode – one of most relevant chapters of new-wave music – celebrated a color, its incisiveness, deepness and refinement through a smashing showcase of fashion, art, design and music. High fashion and demi-couture made in Italy, dresses and accessories made by renowned couturiers and vibrant creatives as Renato Balestra, Sarli, Galitzine by Sergio Zambon, Liborio Capizzi, Sylvio Giardina, Angelos Bratis, Maurizio Pecoraro, Lucia Odescalchi, Mario Salvucci, Anna Porcu,  Olga Pong, Arnoldo Battois, Myriam B. and Frank Lo dialogued with the art by the brilliant photographer Marco Bertolini, the artistic installation “Skull” by Sylvio Giardina – a dynamic black book embodied in a black, lighting Plexiglas box depicting the movement of a ray of light evoking the brightness of a color which is often connected to darkness, forgetting the lessons by Caravaggio who successfully impressed in his works the light of black -, the olfactive design by Antonio Gardoni, bright architect and creator of artistic perfumery brand Bogue profumo, who presented the Bogue Mask, a scent diffuser for interiors along with Cologne and the new scent MAAI – scents that are 100% naturals and free from chemical fixers -, and the enchanting site-specific installation created by a marvelous creative, the milliner Olga Pong. The atmosphere which talked about the persuasiveness of black has emphasized by the music by Andy Fluon, founder of Bluvertigo band and artistic collective and band Fluon who reinterpreted exclusively for the happening the famous track by Depeche Mode. A successful afternoon interlude which has enriched by Epicurean suggestions: the creations by the food designer Francesca Silveri from the Foligno San Feliciano Bakery and Bocca di Dama, salted and sweet cookies made in black and the culture of taste embodied in the delicious wines by Tasca D’ Almerita.

ALTAROMA: “BLACK CELEBRATION”, MODA, ARTE E DESIGN ALL’ INSEGNA DEL NERO

Marco Bertolini, photo by N

Marco Bertolini, photo by N

 

Cari FBFers, rieccomi dopo lungo tempo per parlare dell’ ultima edizione di Altaroma e di “Black celebration”, evento espositivo da me ideato e curato in collaborazione con Altaroma che si è tenuto a Roma presso la galleria d’ arte Montoro 12. L’ evento, che porta il nome del brano e leggendario album dei Depeche Mode – uno dei capitolo più significativi della musica new-wave -, ha celebrato un colore, il nero, la sua incisività, profondità e raffinatezza attraverso una formidabile rassegna di moda, arte, design e musica. Alta moda e demi-couture made in Italy, abiti e accessory realizzati da rinomati couturiers e vibranti creativi quali Renato Balestra, Sarli, Galitzine by Sergio Zambon, Liborio Capizzi, Sylvio Giardina, Angelos Bratis, Maurizio Pecoraro, Lucia Odescalchi, Mario Salvucci, Anna PorcuOlga Pong, Arnoldo Battois, Myriam B. e Frank Lo hanno dialogato con l’ arte del brillante fotografo Marco Bertolini, l’ installazione artistica “Skull” di Sylvio Giardina – un libro nero dinamico racchiuso in una luminosa scatola nera di plexiglass che ritrae il movimento di un raggio di luce, il quale evoca la lucentezza di un colore sovente associato all’ oscurità, dimenticandosi la lezione di Caravaggio che ha impresso nelle sue opere la luce del nero -, il design olfattivo di Antonio Gardoni, brillante architetto e creatore del brand di profumeria artistica Bogue profumo, che ha presentato la Bogue Mask, un diffusore di profumo per ambienti unitamente a Cologne e al nuovo profumo MAAI – fragranze che sono naturali al 100 % e prive di fissatori chimici – e l’ incantevole installazione creata da una fantastica creativa, la designer di cappelli Olga Pong. L’ atmosfera che parlava della persuasività del nero è stata enfatizzata dalla musica di Andy Fluon, fondatore della band Bluvertigo e del collettivo artistico e band Fluon che ha reinterpretato esclusivamente per l’ evento il famoso brano dei Depeche Mode. Un felice interludio pomeridiano che è stato arricchito da suggestioni epicuree: le creazioni della food designer Francesca Silveri del Forno San Feliciano di Foligno e Bocca di Dama, biscotti salati e dolci s made in black e dalla cultura del gusto racchiusa in nei deliziosi vini di Tasca D’ Almerita.

Skull by Sylvio Giardina, photo by N

Skull by Sylvio Giardina, photo by N

Bogue Mask along with MAAI and Cologne Bogue Profumo by Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

Bogue Mask along with MAAI and Cologne Bogue Profumo by Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

 

Non-seasonal dress by DiLiborio White Label(2013) and photos by Marco Bertolini, photo by N

Seasonless dress by DiLiborio White Label(2013) and photos by Marco Bertolini, photo by N

 

Non-seasonal dress by DiLiborio White Label(2013) and photos by Marco Bertolini, photo by N

Seasonless dress by DiLiborio White Label(2013) and photos by Marco Bertolini, photo by N

 

Dress Maurizio Pecoraro Fall/Winter 2007, photos by Marco Bertolini, photo by N

Dress Maurizio Pecoraro Fall/Winter 2007, photos by Marco Bertolini, photo by N

 

Renato Balestra haute couture, Fall/Winter 2012-2013, DiLiborio White Label seasonless dress 2013, photos by marco bertolini, photo by N

 

Head accessories  Olga Pong, necklace Myriam B., bag Arnoldo Battois, Cape and Pyjama suit Galitzine by Sergio Zambon Fall/Winter 2013, photo by N

Head accessories Olga Pong, necklace Myriam B., bag Arnoldo Battois, Cape and Pyjama suit Galitzine by Sergio Zambon Fall/Winter 2013, photo by N

 

Eyewear Frank Lo, jewelry Vernissage Project, head accessories Olga Pong, necklace Myriam B., photo by N

Eyewear Frank Lo, jewelry Vernissage Project, head accessories Olga Pong, necklace Myriam B., photo by N

 

Jewelry Vernissage Project, photo by N

Jewelry Vernissage Project, photo by N

 

Eyewear Frank Lo, photo by N

Eyewear Frank Lo, photo by N

 

Necklace Myriam B., photo by N

Necklace Myriam B., photo by N

 

Clutch Galitzine by Sergio Zambon, necklace Lucia Odescalchi, necklace Incredible creatures by Mario Salvucci, photo by N

Clutch Galitzine by Sergio Zambon, necklace Lucia Odescalchi, necklace Incredible creatures by Mario Salvucci, photo by N

 

Clutch Galitzine by Sergio Zambon, photo by N

Clutch Galitzine by Sergio Zambon, photo by N

 

Necklace Lucia Odescalchi, photo by N

Necklace Lucia Odescalchi, photo by N

 

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2014-2015, photo by N

Sylvio Giardina Fall/Winter 2014-2015, photo by N

 

Site specific installation by Olga Pong, photo by N

Site specific installation by Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Site specific installation by Olga Pong, photo by N

Site specific installation by Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Sergio Zambon experiencing Bogue the mask along with Sylvio Giardina, photo by N

Sergio Zambon experiencing Bogue the mask along with Sylvio Giardina, photo by N

 

Sergio Zambon and Antonio Gardoni experiencing Bogue the mask, photo by N

Sergio Zambon and Antonio Gardoni experiencing Bogue the mask, photo by N

 

Me, myself & Sergio Zambon, photo by N

Me, myself & Sergio Zambon, photo by N

 

Sylvio Giardina and Maria Sole Vannetti, photo by N

Sylvio Giardina and Maria Sole Vannetti, photo by N

 

Me. myself & Lorcan O' Neill, photo by N

Me. myself & Lorcan O’ Neill, photo by N

 

 

Paolo Porcu Rodriguez, photo by N

Paolo Porcu Rodriguez, photo by N

It has recently opened in Pienza the second flagship store of Officine 904, brand and factory created by Paolo Porcu Rodriguez and Silvia Pavanello under the sign of art, fashion and design, featuring a refined minimalism inspired to the paradigm “Less is more” by the architect Mies van  der Rohe. The successful event coincided with the launch of “Monte Oliveto”, project. This project is inspired by the the Basilica of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, suggestive place in the Siena hills, framed by nature, a hood of cypresses, oaks and pines. Geometries, reminding the graphic elements by Escher, reinterpret the patterns refining the frescos on the “Stories of San Benedict” by Luca Signorelli and Antonio Bazzi aka il Sodoma that decorate the Chiostro Grande of Monte Oliveto Abbey, find a new context in fashion and design, featuring in a smashing collection of accessories. Leather cuffs – made in collaboration with Anna Porcu – of whose hand-polished and interchangeable brass buckles evoke the material patterns of frescos in different, elegant and colored chromes becoming also prints and are impressed on cloth, in refined scarves made of cotton and silk. A catchy contemporary design, a precious craftsmanship celebrating the excellence of made in Italy and high-end materials are the creative alchemies by Officine 904 and the creations it makes that give rise to genuine passé-partout and join art, design and fashion.

L’ APERTURA DEL SECONDO FLAGSHIP STORE DI OFFICINE 904 A PIENZA

Silvia Pavanello and me, photo by Paolo Porcu Rodriguez

Silvia Pavanello and me, photo by Paolo Porcu Rodriguez

É stato recentemente inaugurato a Pienza il secondo flagship store di Officine 904, brand e factory creato da Paolo Porcu Rodriguez e Silvia Pavanello all’ insegna di arte, moda e design di cui è protagonista un raffinato minimalismo che si ispira al paradigma “Less is more” dell’ architetto Mies van der Rohe. Il felice evento ha coinciso con il lancio del progetto “Monte Oliveto”. Questo progetto trae ispirazione dalla Basilica di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, suggestivo luogo tra le colline di Siena, incorniciato dalla natura, da un bosco di cipressi, querce e pini. Geometrie che ricordano gli elementi grafici di Escher, reinterpretano i motivi che rifiniscono gli affreschi su “Le Storie di San Benedetto” di Luca Signorelli e Antonio Bazzi detto il Sodoma che decorano il  Chiostro Grande della Abbazia di Monte Oliveto, trovano un nuovo contesto nella moda e nel design, diventando protagonisti di una formidabile collezione di accessori. Bracciali di cuoio – realizzati in collaborazione con Anna Porcu – le cui fibbie d’ ottone smaltate a mano e intercambiabili riprendono i patterns materici degli affreschi in diverse, eleganti e colorate cromie che diventano anche stampe e sono impresse su stoffa, nei raffinati foulard di cotone e seta. Un accattivante design contemporaneo, una preziosa artigianalità che celebra l’ eccellenza del made in Italy e materiali di alta qualità sono le alchimie creative di Officine 904 e delle sue creazioni che danno vita ad autentici passè-partout e uniscono arte, design e moda.

Monte Oliveto Abbey

Monte Oliveto Abbey

 

The fresco "Stories of San  Benedict" by Luca Signorelli and Antonio Bazzi aka il Sodoma

The frescos “Stories of San Benedict” by Luca Signorelli and Antonio Bazzi aka il Sodoma

 

The frescos "Stories of San Benedict" by Luca Signorelli and Antonio Bazzi aka il Sodoma

The frescos “Stories of San Benedict” by Luca Signorelli and Antonio Bazzi aka il Sodoma

 

Officine 904, photo by N

Officine 904, photo by N

 

Officine 904, photo by N

Officine 904, photo by N

 

Officine 904, photo by N

Officine 904, photo by N

 

Officine 904, photo by N

Officine 904, photo by N

 

Officine 904, photo by N

Officine 904, photo by N

 

Officine 904, photo by N

Officine 904, photo by N

 

Officine 904, photo by N

Officine 904, photo by N

 

Officine 904, photo by N

Officine 904, photo by N

 

This is FOFI, acronym of Freak Of Fashion Image ( being the quintessence of the knowledge sharing, it is gender neutral as it embodies male and female elements, represented by two sides and colors), photo by N

This is FOFI, acronym of Freak Of Fashion Image ( being the quintessence of the knowledge sharing, it is gender neutral as it embodies male and female elements, represented by two sides and colors), photo by N

 

 

Fofi(one of the 90 Fofis that now are spread all around the world, after attempting a trip to Venice for participating in the Biennale d'Arte, seeking to be the interpreter of the "Encyclopedic Palace," an Army of 90 FOFI has been separated for embarking on a new journey ..... the knowledge of the world ... visiting places and sharing experiences. Fofi making me think about the dwarf featuring in The Fabulous destiny of Amelie Poulain), photo by N

Fofi (one of the 90 FOFI that now are spread all around the world, after attempting a trip to Venice for participating in the Biennale d’Arte, seeking to be the interpreter of the “Encyclopedic Palace,” an Army of 90 FOFI has been separated for embarking on a new journey ….. the knowledge of the world … visiting places and sharing experiences. The idea of FOFI travelling makes me think about the dwarf featuring in “The Fabulous destiny of Amélie Poulain”) at the first Pienza flagship store of Officine 904, photo by N

 

 

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Anna Porcu, photo by N

Anna Porcu, photo by N

I visited Arte e Preziosi, renowned antique store in Pienza, owned by the brilliant Beatrice Caratelli where are available the creations by Anna Porcu, smashing jewelry designer who renewed and made contemporary the concept of cameo. Anna made two different collections, including necklaces, cuffs and earrings, unique pieces made of antique cameos, like the Wedgwood ones along with another series which is hand-made, featuring animals and natural patterns, successfully making concrete the excellence of craftsmanship and a refined, timeless elegance.

OLTRE IL CAMEO: I GIOIELLI DI ANNA PORCU DA ARTE & PREZIOSI

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Ho visitato Arte e Preziosi, rinomato negozio di antiquariato a Pienza, di proprietà della brillante Beatrice Caratelli che ospita le creazioni di Anna Porcu, formidabile designer di gioielli che ha rinnovato e reso contemporaneo il concetto del cameo. Anna ha realizzato due diverse collezioni che includono collane, bracciali e orecchini, pezzi unici realizzato con cammei di antiquariato, come i cammei Wedgwood unitamente a una serie di gioielli realizzata a mano di cui sono protagonisti animali e motivi naturalistici che felicemente concretizza l’ eccellenza artigianale e una raffinata eleganza senza tempo.

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Anna Porcu, photo by N

 

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Anna Porcu, photo by N

 

Anna Porcu, the jewels she made and me, photo by N

Anna Porcu, the jewels she made and me, photo by N

 

 

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Mustafa Sabbagh, photo by N

Mustafa Sabbagh, photo by N

It featured during the latest edition of Esxence, event focused on the artistic perfumery which was held in Milan at the Triennale Design Museum, a smashing sensorial conversation about feelings, scents, art and design which was moderated by the journalist and expert Ermano Picco. Here the brilliant photographer Mustafa Sabbagh talked about the idea of fragrance he considered as scent. “The scent is ancestral and is connected to mind and belly”. Thus he said during this pleasant interlude where I appreciated his great genuineness, spontaneity and exhaustive synthesis. He also answered to the question regarding the eventual gender of smell, saying :“it’s something connected with the feeling, it’s not connected to the seeing which gives rise to a code of behaviour where the gender is a moralistic and classifying standard”. He also considered “Wodaabe- Herdsmen of the Sun” the documentary film by Werner Herzog on the Wodaabe tribe where the men, also by suffering, beautified them in order to be chosen as husbands by the women. Mustafa also talked about “the perfumery industry, which succeeded to take out the smell in order to feel, give emotions, is changing the cultural concept of perfume. The vibrant artist recently made “Come closer”, a suggestive video talking about the overwhelming experience of Nu-be, a series of scents depicting the Sadean primordial soup, a genuine lifestyle and telling about the violent action caught on film made to get Nu-be. Francesca Gotti, designer of Nu-be, considered this work as “a creative ménage a trois”, where Nu-be is in the center of a fight: “to break the case for entering into this experience”. The video ends with the image of a forest which – Francesca said – is an invitation to the voyage, to a new being as it asserts John Berger”. The sensual, sensorial perception of smell by Mustafa was enriched by other precious reflections. Big truths, consciousnesses: “I am in love with the skin, it’s a diary”; “I smell people”; “we can lie with smells, the one which wins is the truth of its own being”. These words come from the one who is “a nomadic mind and a free spirit”, a clever individual and a fine artist. Passion, passion and again passion is what shines in his work. The rarefied atmospheres he depicted talk about timeless stories under the sign the grotesque where the erotic, sensual element and the nudity is just means to subvert the conventional standards of ethic and aesthetics. “I love what makes me scared”. Thus Mustafa spoke, telling: “if you dream, you dream perfection, if you live, you love imperfection”. The conversation focused on other ideas concerning the smell, which is connected to memory and it is not necessarily connected to flowers. There are other scents that are powerful means able to evoke images and memories, as the smell of oil – as Mustafa said – or the one coming from the hospital. It was a successful happening to celebrate, discover and enjoy the olfactive design, art, sense and feelings.

MUSTAFA SABBAGH & NU-BE A ESXENCE: DIALOGHI OLFATTIVI TRA ARTE E DESIGN

Ermano Picco, photo by N

Ermano Picco, photo by N

È stata protagonista dell’ ultima edizione di Esxence, evento dedicato alla profumeria artistica che si è tenuto a Milano presso il Museo del Design della Triennale, una formidabile conversazione su sensazioni, odori, arte e design che è stata moderata dal giornalista ed esperto Ermano Picco. Ivi il brillante fotografo Mustafa Sabbagh ha parlato dell’ idea di profumo da lui presa in considerazione nelle vesti di odore. “Il profumo è ancestrale ed è legato alla mente e alla pancia”. Così ha detto durante questo piacevole interludio in cui ho apprezzato la sua grande genuinità, spontaneità ed esaustiva sintesi. Ha risposto anche al quesito inerente l’ eventuale gender dell’ odore affermando che:“è qualcosa collegato al sentire, non è connesso al vedere che dà vita a un codice comportamentale in cui il gender è uno standard moralistico e classificatorio”. Ha anche preso in considerazione “Wodaabe-I Pastori del Sole”, il film documentaristico di Werner Herzog sulla tribù Wodaabe in cui gli uomini, anche soffrendo, si abbelliscono per essere scelti dalle donne come mariti. Mustafa ha anche parlato dell’ “industria  dei profumi che ha il merito di tirar fuori gli odori per sentire, dare emozioni, sta cambiando il concetto culturale del profumo. Il vibrante artista ha recentemente realizzato “Come closer”, un suggestivo video che parla dell’ irresistibile esperienza di Nu-be, una serie di fragranze che dipingono il sadiano brodo primordiale, un autentico stile di vita e raccontano l’ azione violenta catturata su pellicola per avere Nu-be. Francesca Gotti, designer di Nu-be, ha considerato quest’ opera “un amplesso creativa a tre”, in cui Nu-be è nel mezzo di una lotta: “rompere il guscio per accedere a questa esperienza”. Il si conclude con l’ immagine di una foresta che – diceva Francesca – è un invito al viaggio, a un nuovo essere come afferma John Berger”. La percezione sensuale, sensoriale dell’ odore di Mustafa è stata arricchita da altre preziose riflessioni. Grandi verità, consapevolezze: “sono innamorato della pelle, è un diario”; “annuso la gente”; “non possiamo mentire con gli odori, chi vince è la verità del proprio essere”. Queste parole provengono da chi è un “nomade di testa e uno spirito libero”, individualità di fine ingegno e raffinato artista. Passione, passione e ancora passione è ciò che splende nel suo lavoro. Le atmosfere rarefatte da lui ritratte narrano storie senza tempo all’ insegna del grottesco in cui l’ elemento erotico, sensuale e la nudità sono soltanto mezzi per sovvertire i parametri convenzionali di etica ed estetica. “Amo ciò che mi fa paura”. Così ha detto Mustafa, sottolineando: “se sogni, sogni la perfezione, se vivi, ami l’ imperfezione”. La conversazione si è rivolta ad altri concetti inerenti l’ odore che è connesso al ricordo e non richiama necessariamente i fiori. Ci sono altri profumi che sono mezzi poderosi, capaci di evocare immagini e ricordi, come l’ odore della benzina – diceva Mustafa – o quello dell’ ospedale. Un felice happening per celebrare, scoprire e apprezzare il design olfattivo, l’ arte, il senso ed i sensi.

Francesca Gotti, photo by N

Francesca Gotti, photo by N

Me and Anna Porcu, photo by N

Me and Anna Porcu, photo by N

Antonio Gardoni, creator of  Bogue-Profumo (olfactive experience under the sign of  sartorialism I will tell about soon), photo by N

Antonio Gardoni, creator of Bogue-Profumo (olfactive experience under the sign of sartorialism I will tell about soon), photo by N

The jewelry designer Milena Altini and me, photo by N

The jewelry designer Milena Altini and me, photo by N

 

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Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, sofa Tomaso Buzi, pillow made of embroidered silk from '700 coming from an Austrian court dress, velvet jacket Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, tuxed pants Ralph Lauren, slippers made of mat silk satin embroidered Louis Leeman, hand-painted mask in tôle, shirt Turnbull & Asser

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, sofa T. Buzi, pillow made of embroidered silk from ‘700 coming from an Austrian court dress, velvet jacket Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, tuxedo pants Ralph Lauren, slippers made of embroidered mat silk satin Louis Leeman, hand-painted mask in tôle, shirt Turnbull & Asser

It featured during the latest edition of fashion tradeshow event White, which was held in Milan at SuperstudioShades of a gentleman”, the exhibition project I ideated and curated which joined art and fashion: the art of brilliant artist Mustafa Sabbagh, the intense, rarefied, atmospheres he depicted on photo to tell about the elegance of gentleman as lifestyle, the one of a gentleman, the iconic and brilliant Cesare Cunaccia. The renowned editor at large of Vogue Italia and L’ Uomo Vogue, eclectic individual, unique, incisive, refined and above the lines personality also featured as designer of the object which ideally represents him: the glasses, exclusive product made of natural horn by the optic gallery Boudoir Venice by Alessandro De Lorenzo. A little masterpiece of craftsmanship which is a luxury product, produced by the Veneto company Farben 1962 from Laggio di Cadore, embodying high-end materials, having a catchy packaging, a little hood box containing a case made of a wool personally chosen by Cunaccia and a sophisticated design making concrete the Brummelian paradigm “Less is more”. The eyewear collection has showcased along with the creations and cloths by the Milan Alessandro Leonardi’s Atelier Santerasmo Cinque and shoes by Santoni, that depicted what is elusive, the male elegance, sartorialism – embodied in the unique creations byAtelier Santerasmo Cinque, Isaia and shoes by Louis Leeman along with the other refined objects and accessories coming from Cesare Cunaccia’s wardrobe – and its details under the sign of lyricism and timelessness. An intimistic tale, lights and shadows make concrete a vibrant dialogue between art and fashion and talk about a today story which is always a mistery, the male elegance.

“SHADES OF A GENTLEMAN”: ARTE E MODA RACCONTANO L’ ELEGANZA MASCHILE 

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, old English coffee cup "Willow Pattern", cufflinks casted by Cesare Cunaccia by using antique Tibet notches coming from a ritual bat shaped -symbol of eternity made of  imperial jade, glasses Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir, Pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, poster bed silk upholstered Rubelli "Princess Kocacin", sheets Pratesi

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, old English coffee cup “Willow Pattern”, cufflinks casted by Cesare Cunaccia by using antique Tibet notches coming from a ritual bat shaped -symbol of eternity made of imperial jade, glasses Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir, Pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, poster bed silk upholstered Rubelli “Princess Kocacin”, sheets Pratesi

É stato protagonista dell’ ultima edizione dell’ evento fieristico di moda White, che si è tenuto a Milano presso Superstudio, “Shades of a gentleman”, il progetto espositivo da me ideato e curato che ha unito arte e moda: l’ arte del brillante artista Mustafa Sabbagh, le intense, rarefatte atmosfere da lui catturate su foto che raccontano l’ eleganza del gentleman come stile di vita e quella di un gentleman, l’ iconico e brillante Cesare Cunaccia. Il rinomato editor at large of Vogue Italia e L’ Uomo Vogue, eclettica individualità, unica, incisiva, raffinata personalità sopra le righe, è apparso anche nelle vesti di designer dell’ oggetto che idealmente lo rappresenta: gli occhiali, prodotto esclusivo realizzato in corno naturale dalla galleria ottica di Venezia Boudoir di Alessandro De Lorenzo. Un piccolo capolavoro di artigianalità, prodotto dall’ azienda Veneta Farben 1962 di Laggio di Cadore che racchiude in sé materiali di alta qualità, ha un packaging accattivante, una piccola scatola di legno che contiene un astuccio di lana, scelta personalmente da Cunaccia e un sofisticato design che concretizza felicemente il paradigma Brummeliano “Less is more”. La collezione di occhiali è stata esposta unitamente alle creazioni ed ai tessuti dell’ Atelier Santerasmo Cinque di Milano di Alessandro Leonardi e le calzature di Santoni che hanno ritratto l’ inafferrabile, l’ eleganza maschile, la sartorialità – racchiusa nelle creazioni uniche di Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, Isaia e le calzature di Louis Leeman insieme ad altri raffinati oggetti e accessori provenienti dal guardaroba di Cesare Cunaccia – ed i suoi dettagli all’ insegna di lirismo e atemporalità. Un racconto intimistico, luci e ombre che concretizzano un vibrante dialogo tra arte e moda e parlano di una storia di oggi che è un mistero di sempre, l’ eleganza maschile.

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, old English coffee cup "Willow Pattern", cufflinks casted by Cesare Cunaccia by using antique Tibet notches coming from a ritual bat shaped -symbol of eternity made of  imperial jade, Pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Atelier Santerasmo Cinque,

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, old English coffee cup “Willow Pattern”, cufflinks casted by Cesare Cunaccia by using antique Tibet notches coming from a ritual bat shaped -symbol of eternity made of imperial jade, Pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Atelier Santerasmo Cinque

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, old English coffee cup "Willow Pattern", cufflinks casted by Cesare Cunaccia by using antique Tibet notches coming from a ritual bat shaped -symbol of eternity made of  imperial jade, glasses Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir, Pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, poster bed silk upholstered Rubelli "Princess Kocacin", sheets Pratesi

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, old English coffee cup “Willow Pattern”, cufflinks casted by Cesare Cunaccia by using antique Tibet notches coming from a ritual bat shaped -symbol of eternity made of imperial jade, glasses Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir, Pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, poster bed silk upholstered Rubelli “Princess Kocacin”, sheets Pratesi

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, Pinstripe suit Isaia, slippers Max Kibardin, poster bed silk upholstered Rubelli "Princess Kocacin", sheets Pratesi

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, Pinstripe suit Isaia, slippers Max Kibardin, poster bed silk upholstered Rubelli “Princess Kocacin”, sheets Pratesi

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, collection of sketches, sculptures, photographs, little painting, some of them belonging to his family from different ages there are in the bedroom, thought as a collectable cabinet.

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, collection of sketches, sculptures, photographs, little painting, some of them belonging to his family from different ages there are in the bedroom, thought as a collectable cabinet.

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, photo by Milton Gendel (from Seventies), Lord Lambton and his family at the Cetinale(Siena) villa Chigi set behind the door of Cesare Cunaccia’s vestiaire

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, photo by Milton Gendel (from Seventies), Lord Lambton and his family at the Cetinale(Siena) villa Chigi set behind the door of Cesare Cunaccia’s vestiaire

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, plaster mask from an original work coming from the Classic age

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, plaster mask from an original work coming from the Classic age

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, Canovaean plaster sculpture representing a lion, a branch of natural black coral

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, Canovaean plaster sculpture representing a lion, a branch of natural black coral

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, sculpture in biscuit porcelain, from the late seventeenth century, manufacture by Nymphenburg depicting the prince Albert von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha placed behind one of the many bookcases of Cesare Cunaccia’s home

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, sculpture in biscuit porcelain, from the middle 19th century, manufacture by Ninphenburg depicting the prince Albert von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha placed behind one of the many bookcases of Cesare Cunaccia’s home

 •photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, big plaster head from the Ercole Farnese in the studio of Cesare Cunaccia, huge Hellenistic sculpture of Lysippos’ fashion kept at the Napoli Archeological Museum


• photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, big plaster head from the Ercole Farnese in the studio of Cesare Cunaccia, huge Hellenistic sculpture of Lysippos’ fashion kept at the Napoli Archeological Museum

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, skull shaped terracotta sculpture, with the Christ made of hood, by Alessandro Flaminio(Napoli)

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, skull shaped terracotta sculpture, with the Christ made of hood, by Alessandro Flaminio(Napoli)

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, hat Rubinacci, natural horn  glasses custom made by Cesare Cunaccia for Venice Boudoir, gilet Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, crocodile  i-pad   case Santoni,  Lopez loafers Santoni, little Gandhara sculpture made of stucco III secolo A. D., vintage cufflinks in ruby and gold designed by Beppe Modenese for Faraone, hand-painted  tôle mask.

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, hat Rubinacci, natural horn glasses custom made by Cesare Cunaccia for Venice Boudoir, gilet Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, crocodile i-pad case Santoni, Lopez loafers Santoni, little Gandhara sculpture made of stucco III secolo A. D., vintage cufflinks in ruby and gold designed by Beppe Modenese for Faraone, hand-painted tôle mask.

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, red Amaryllis  in a bronze vase by Gabriella Crespi (early Seventies), Tibet Buddha in golden bronze foil from the 15th century, Greek apotropaic eye

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, red Amaryllis in a bronze vase by Gabriella Crespi (early Seventies), Tibet Buddha in golden bronze foil from the 15th century, Greek apotropaic eye

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, loden Habsburg cape, pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Bagutta, custome made natural horn glassed by Cesare Cunaccia for Venice Boudoir

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, loden Habsburg cape, pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Bagutta, custome made natural horn glassed by Cesare Cunaccia for Venice Boudoir

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, Chinese vase from the Qing dinasty, Neo-classsic bronze sculpture depicting Homer (France, early 17th century), brut iron table design RM57

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, Chinese vase from the Qing dinasty, Neo-classsic bronze sculpture depicting Homer (France, early 17th century), brut iron table design RM57

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, armchair Louis 14th with crimson silk brocade housse back of the portrait on a Middle-European forefather from 16th century, blazer Atelier Santerasmo Cinque made of English vintage cloth from Cilento(Napoli), shirt and scarf Charvet (Paris), natural horn custom made glasses by Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, armchair Louis 14th with crimson silk brocade housse back of the portrait on a Middle-European forefather from the 18th century, blazer Atelier Santerasmo Cinque made of English vintage cloth from Cilento(Napoli), shirt and scarf Charvet (Paris), natural horn custom made glasses by Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir

Me, myself and I at the opening cocktail of "Shades of a gentleman", photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

Me, myself and I at the opening cocktail of “Shades of a gentleman”, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

The natural horn glasses custom made by Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir along with objects talking about Cunaccia, photo by N

The natural horn glasses custom made by Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir along with objects talking about Cunaccia, photo by N

Cesare Cunaccia visiting the exhibition project and me, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

Cesare Cunaccia visiting the exhibition project and me, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

The photos by Mustafa Sabbagh on show, photo by N

The photos by Mustafa Sabbagh on show, photo by N

the photographs by Mustafa Sabbagh on show, photo by N

the photographs by Mustafa Sabbagh on show, photo by N

The sartorial showcase featuring the creations by Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, Santoni, Isaia, Louis Leeman, photo by N

The sartorial showcase featuring the creations by Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, Santoni, Isaia, Louis Leeman, photo by N

The scarves and hats coming from the Cesare Cunaccia's wardrobe along with the clothes by Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, photo by N

The scarves and hats coming from the Cesare Cunaccia’s wardrobe along with the clothes by Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, photo by N

A circle of friends: Alessandro De Lorenzo, me, Max Nicoloro and Vincent Law, photo by Anna Porcu

A circle of friends: Alessandro De Lorenzo(Boudoir), me, Max Nicoloro(Atelier Santerasmo Cinque) and Vincent Law, photo by Anna Porcu

Alessandro De Lorenzo, me, Max Nicoloro, Anna Porcu and her friend, photo by Vincent Law

Alessandro De Lorenzo(Boudoir), me, Max Nicoloro(Atelier Santerasmo Cinque), Anna Porcu and her friend, photo by Vincent Law

Alessandro De Lorenzo, me and Max Nicoloro, photo by Vincent Law

Alessandro De Lorenzo(Boudoir), me and Max Nicoloro(Atelier Santerasmo Cinque), photo by Vincent Law

A beautiful surprise, from Vienna to Milan:  to see Helga Ruthner ( Wendy & Jim) at White,  photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

A beautiful surprise, from Vienna to Milan: to see Helga Ruthner ( Wendy & Jim) at White, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

Luna Lanzara and me, photo by N

Luna Lanzara and me, photo by N

Giorgiana Ravizza and me, photo by N

Giorgiana Ravizza and me, photo by N

Vincent Law, the editor of smashing blog Binzento Vincente and me, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

Vincent Law, the editor of smashing blog Binzento Vincente and me, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

The brilliant jewerly designer Anna Porcu ( today is her birthday, thus I wish her happy birthday!  )wearing a necklace she made and me, photo by N

The brilliant jewerly designer Anna Porcu ( today it’s her birthday, thus I wish her happy birthday! )wearing a necklace she made and me, photo by N

Andy and me, while Matteo Bonelli, in the back is visiting the exhibition project, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

Andy and me, while Matteo Bonelli, in the back is visiting the exhibition project, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

The journalist Maria Elena Capitanio visiting the exhibition project, photo by N

The journalist Maria Elena Capitanio visiting the exhibition project, photo by N

Alberto Guardiani and me, photo by N

Alberto Guardiani and me, photo by N

Alessandro De Lorenzo, me and Federico Bosisio, photo by N

Alessandro De Lorenzo(Boudoir), me and Federico Bosisio, photo by N

Me, Giovanni Ottonello and Alessandro De Lorenzo, photo by Vincent Law

Me, Giovanni Ottonello and Alessandro De Lorenzo(Boudoir), photo by Vincent Law

The one and only Roberta Valentini( Penelope Brescia) and me, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

The one and only Roberta Valentini( Penelope Brescia) and me, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

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