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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

 

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A beauty, a muse of artists as David LaChapelle, a concept walking, also impressed in a scent, created in collaboration with Comme des Garçons, that and much more depicts Daphne Guinness who debutes as singer. “Optimist in black”(Agent Anonyme/Absolute) is her first album which will be released on 27th May 2016, including the track “Fatal flaw”,  presented by the music video made by the bright Nick Knight. The iconic British-Irish heiress was encouraged to make music and write lyrics by David Bowie and Tony Visconti who produced this album, embodying the pain for the death of her brother, two of her dearest friends (Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow) and love, dressed up by catchy electro-rock suggestions, sounds from Sixties.

“OPTIMIST IN BLACK” L’ALBUM DI DEBUTTO DELL’ ICONICA DAPHNE GUINNESS

Daphne Guinness, still image from music video of "Fatal Flaw" by Nick Knight

Daphne Guinness, still image from music video of “Fatal Flaw” by Nick Knight

Una bellezza, una musa di artisti quali David LaChapelle, un concetto che cammina, impress anche in un profumo, creato in collaborazione con Comme des Garçons, questo e molto altro raffigura Daphne Guinness che debutta nelle vesti di cantante. “Optimist in black”(Agent Anonyme/Absolute) è il suo primo album che verrà pubblicato il 27 maggio 2016, il quale include il brano “Fatal flaw”, presentato dal video realizzato dal brillante Nick Knight. L’ iconica ereditiera anglo-irlandese è stata incoraggiata a fare musica e comporre brani da David Bowie e Tony Visconti che ha prodotto questo album, il quale racchiude in sé il dolore per la morte del fratello, di due dei suoi amici più cari (Alexander McQueen ed Isabella Blow) e l’ amore, condito da accattivanti suggestioni elettro rock e sonorità anni Sessanta.

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Fashion, concepts, ideas on the move becoming art and culture, that is the magic alchemy featuring in “A tribute to David Bowie”, exhibition event which will be held on 25th February 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in Brescia at Penelope, the renowned cathedral of conceptual fashion by the one and only Roberta Valentini. It’s a homage to the eternal artistic creativity, made of sounds and visions, of the legendary David Bowie, where it will be showcased the creations by Kansai Yamamoto  – fashion designer who collaborated for a long time with Bowie- along with others by Comme des Garçons, Jeremy Scott, Keith Haring Pant, coming from the Penelope archive and Polaroid selfies. A not to be missed happening to celebrate a genius artist under the sign of fashion and art.

“A TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE” DI PENELOPE, LA CATTEDRALE DELLA MODA CONCETTUALE

David Bowie and Kansai Yamamoto

David Bowie and Kansai Yamamoto

Moda, concetti, idee in movimento che diventano arte e cultura, questa la magica alchimia protagonista di “A tribute to David Bowie”, evento espositivo che si terrà il 25 febbraio 2016 dalle 18:00 alle ore 21:00 a Brescia presso Penelope, la rinomata cattedrale di moda concettuale della sola e unica Roberta Valentini. È un omaggio all’ eterna creatività artistica, fatta di suoni e visioni, del leggendario David Bowie, in cui saranno esposte le creazioni di Kansai Yamamoto – fashion designer che ha collaborato per lungo tempo con Bowie – insieme ad altre di Comme des Garçons, Jeremy Scott, Keith Haring Pant, provenienti dall’ archivio di Penelope e selfies su Polaroid. Un evento imperdibile per celebrare un geniale artista all’ insegna di moda e arte.

David Bowie wearing a catsuit by Kansai Yamamoto

David Bowie wearing a catsuit by Kansai Yamamoto

 

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Comme des Garçons from the archive of Penelope, photo by Alessandro Boccingher

Comme des Garçons from the archive of Penelope, photo by Alessandro Boccingher

Solemnity, incisiveness, lightness and poetry, this is the tale of “l left at home the eyes”, the exhibition of Sergio Maria Calatroni which joined fashion, design, art and has recently held in Brescia presso il Palazzo Uggeri Fenaroli. Here it was exhibited the creations by celebrated brands and fashion designers as Comme des Garçons, Christopher Kane, Julian Hakes, Martin Margiela and many others, coming from the archive of renowned cathedral of conceptual fashion Penelope, owned by the one and only Roberta Valentini along with the ones by Maria Calderara, S.C. Artroom, Costruzioni and Te Collection. The lyricism of story, constructions and their lines’ strategy becomes intelligible and meets the memories impressed in the enchanting Palazzo Uggeri Fenaroli, giving rise to a successful alchemy under the sign of elegance.

“HO LASCIATO A CASA GLI OCCHI”: L’ ALCHIMIA DELL’ ELEGANZA DI SERGIO MARIA CALATRONI

Christopher Kane from the archive of Penelope, photo by Alessandro Boccingher

Christopher Kane from the archive of Penelope, photo by Alessandro Boccingher

Solennità, incisività, leggerezza e poesia, questo il racconto di “Ho lasciato a casa gli occhi”, la mostra di Sergio Maria Calatroni che ha unito moda, design, arte e si è recentemente tenuta a Brescia presso il Palazzo Uggeri Fenaroli. Ivi sono state esposte le creazioni di celebri brands e fashion designers quali Comme des Garçons, Christopher Kane, Julian Hakes, Martin Margiela e molti altri, provenienti dall’ archivio della rinomata cattedrale della moda concettuale Penelope della sola e unica Roberta Valentini unitamente a quelle di Maria Calderara, S.C. Artroom, Costruzioni e Te Collection. Il lirismo della storia, delle costruzioni e della loro strategia delle linee hanno incontrato le memorie impresse nell’ incantevole Palazzo Uggeri Fenaroli, dando vita a una felice alchimia all’ insegna dell’ eleganza.

United Nude from the archive of Penelope, photo by Alessandro Boccingher

Julian Hakes  coming from the archive of Penelope, photo by Alessandro Boccingher

The one and only Roberta Valentini visiting the exhibition, photo by Alessandro Boccingher

The one and only Roberta Valentini visiting the exhibition, shoes Martin Margiela, coming from the archive of Penelope, photo by Alessandro Boccingher

photo by Alessandro Boccingher

photo by Alessandro Boccingher

photo by Alessandro Boccingher

photo by Alessandro Boccingher

photo by Alessandro Boccingher

photo by Alessandro Boccingher

photo by Alessandro Boccingher

photo by Alessandro Boccingher

The one and only Roberta Valentini talking with Sergio Maria Calatroni, photo by Alessandro Boccingher

The one and only Roberta Valentini talking with Sergio Maria Calatroni, photo by Alessandro Boccingher

Pharrell Williams, photo by Terry Richardson, courtesy of  Dover Street Market

Pharrell Williams, photo by Terry Richardson, courtesy of Dover Street Market

Girl” is the first fragrance created by the iconic singer and music producer Pharrell Williams which brings the name of its second album and will be launched on Thursday 28th August 2014 at the renowned London concept store Dover Street Market. The unisex scent results from his collaboration with the brand Comme des Garçons, the creative director of its perfumery department Christian Astuguevielle and the genius and visionary nose Antoine Lie (of Tagasako company), featuring neroli, lavender and white pepper, iris, styrax and violet as top notes along with the base notes of patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood and cedar, evoking freshness and joy like the music by the artist.

IL SUONO DI UN PROFUMO: “GIRL” DI PHARRELL WILLIAMS

Girl by Pharrel Williams

Girl by Pharrell Williams

Girl” è la prima fragranza creata dall’ iconico cantante e produttore musicale Pharrell Williams che port ail nome del suo secondo album e sarà lanciata giovedì 28 agosto 2014 presso il rinomato concept store di Londra Dover Street Market. Il profumo unisex nasce dalla collaborazione con il brand Comme des Garçons, il direttore creativo del suo dipartimento profumi Christian Astuguevielle e il geniale, visionario naso Antoine Lie (dell’ azienda Tagasako) sono protagoniste: neroli, lavanda e pepe bianco, iris, benzoino e violetta come note di testa unitamente alle note di base di patchouli, vetiver, sandalo e cedro che evocano gioia e freschezza come la musica dell’ artista.

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Stella Jean featuring at Penelope, photo by N

Stella Jean featuring at Penelope, photo by N

It’s a perfect binomial to be in Brescia and come back to Penelope, the marvelous cathedral of conceptual fashion, created by the one and only Roberta Valentini and to see the its new look, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni and creator of artistic perfumery brand Bogue, who is inspired by the idea of staircase and made the interiors more catchy and comfortable. Here I attended at a shooting made by the brilliant photographer Erminardo Aliaj (I used calling Ermengardo due to Manzonian suggestions) and I appreciated the choices made by Roberta. It has been a smashing day which ended under the sign of epicureanism in a delicious restaurant Brescia restaurant, the Osteria Bianchi, where I enjoyed a typical dish, the beef with oil and the companion of Roberta, her fantastic tales that embody relevant chapters of fashion history as well as the bright ideas by Dario Bonetta and Alessandro Boccingher, my contubernals, co-founders of AplusB gallery, who gave me details about Brescia, its history, verticality and independent spirit it saved in the passing of time, something I felt walking on the streets which makes it unique, a place where going and coming back.

 

UN GIORNO A BRESCIA(2): LA MIA GIORNATA PENELOPESCA ALL’ INSEGNA DI MODA, CONCETTI E EPICUREISMO

The interiors of Penelope,  photo by N

The interiors of Penelope, photo by N

 

É un perfetto binomio essere a Brescia e ritornare da Penelope, la meravigliosa cattedrale di moda concettuale, creata dalla sola e unica Roberta Valentini e vedere il suo nuovo look, realizzato dall’ architetto Antonio Gardoni che è il creatore del brand di profumeria artistica Bogue, il quale ha tratto ispirazione dall’ idea della scala e ha reso gli interni più accattivanti e confortevoli. Ivi ho assistito al servizio fotografico realizzato dal brillante fotografo Erminardo Aliaj (che ero solita chiamare Ermengardo in ragione di suggestioni manzoniane) e apprezzare le scelte di Roberta. È stata una giornata formidabile che si è conclusa all’ insegna dell’ epicureismo in un delizioso ristorante bresciano, l’ Osteria Bianchi in cui ho assaporato una pietanza tipica, il manzo all’ olio e gioito della compagnia di Roberta, dei suoi fantastici racconti che racchiudono significativi capitoli della storia della moda come anche le brillanti idee di Dario Bonetta ed Alessandro Boccingher, i miei contubernali, co-fondatori della galleria d’ arte AplusB, i quali mi hanno fornito dettagli su Brescia, la sua storia, la verticalità e lo spirito indipendente mantenuto intatto con il passare del tempo, qualcosa che ho avvertito passeggiando per le strade e la rende unica, un luogo in cui andare e ritornare.

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

 

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

 

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

 

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

The restyling work of Penelope, made by the architect Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

 

Dress by Vionnet at Penelope, photo by N

Dress by Vionnet at Penelope, photo by N

 

Penelope, photo by N

Penelope, photo by N

 

A categorical imperative, Dream, impressed on the silk shirt by Lanvin at Penelope, photo by N

A categorical imperative, Dream, impressed on the silk shirt by Lanvin at Penelope, photo by N

 

The area of Penelope featuring Christian Louboutin, photo by N appearing in the mirror

The area of Penelope featuring Christian Louboutin, photo by N appearing in the mirror

 

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

 

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

 

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

 

Dries van Noten, photo by N

Dries van Noten, photo by N

 

Dries van Noten, photo by N

Dries van Noten, photo by N

 

Dries van Noten, photo by N

Dries van Noten, photo by N

 

Erminardo Aliaj being ready to work, photo by N

Erminardo Aliaj being ready to work, photo by N

 

Coffee time with Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

Coffee time with Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

 

Erminardo Aliaj( aka Ermengardo) working and the one and only Roberta looks at the shoots he made, photo by N

Erminardo Aliaj( aka Ermengardo) working and the one and only Roberta looks at the shoots he made, photo by N

 

Antonio Gardoni talking with the owner of design store Rua Confettora, photo by N

Antonio Gardoni talking with the owner of design store Rua Confettora, photo by N

 

Erminardo Aliaj( aka Ermengardo), me, the one and only Roberta Valentini and Alessandro Boccingher, photo by N

Erminardo Aliaj( aka Ermengardo), me, the one and only Roberta Valentini and Alessandro Boccingher, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

Sacai Luck, photo by N

Sacai Luck, photo by N

 

Birkenstock by Sacai Luck, photo by N

Birkenstock by Sacai Luck, photo by N

Sacai Luck, photo by N

Sacai Luck, photo by N

 

Opening Ceremony, photo by N

Opening Ceremony, photo by N

 

Uusual shoes at Penelope, photo by N

Uusual shoes at Penelope, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

An accessory, a thought, a fetish, the hand-painted  gaiters by Comme des Garçons, photo by N

An accessory, a thought, a fetish, the hand-painted gaiters by Comme des Garçons, photo by N

 

Alessandro Boccingher and me at the Osteria Bianchi, photo by N

Alessandro Boccingher and me at the Osteria Bianchi, photo by N

 

Wine at Osteria Bianchi, photo by N

Wine at Osteria Bianchi, photo by N

 

My delicious dish, the beef with oil served with the best cornmeal mush I ever have eaten, photo by N

My delicious dish, the beef with oil served with the best cornmeal mush I ever have eaten, photo by N

 

The one and only Roberta Valentini and me, photo by N

The one and only Roberta Valentini and me, photo by N

 

 

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Jacket Stella Jean - featuring in Penelope -, dress Stella Jean, skirt Comme des Garçons, hat Penelope archive, photo by N

Jacket Stella Jean – featuring in Penelope -, dress Stella Jean, skirt Comme des Garçons, hat Penelope archive, photo by N

To be in Brescia means to visit Penelope, the renowned boutiques, by the one and only Roberta Valentini (awesome companion of an interludes under the sign of art), it’s a perfect equation, a pleasure and categorical imperative. I was pleased to see the shop windows of the boutique dedicated to Stella Jean and also featured the accessories by Carmina Campus, brand by Ilaria Venturini Fendi promoting the culture of re-use. It’s a habit of store – as Roberta told me – to dedicate the shop window of store to a fashion designer. Naturally we also talked about the talent and intelligence of this fashion designer( of whose work is currently celebrated by a huge exhibition on Italian fashion in London at the Victoria & Albert Museum) making an excrelleny styling work as well as about the status quo of contemporary fashion connected to the moment we are living and issues concerning fashion semiotic. I deeply respect and appreciate Roberta, her vision, her ability to be into the present and future times and also her visionary and passionate spirit, supported by a great concreteness, which has successfully made concrete by her year after year, giving rise to a cathedral of conceptual fashion, showcasing and selling its most refined names (after all as fashion, a product without market doesn’t exist though it’s the most brilliant work embodying art and craftsmanship, it is and becomes nothing without). My visit to this enchanting place, emphasized by the kind collaboration of weather, continued going to Penelopesposa, such a beautiful space – which makes be tempted to get married, also to people like me who never did not consider this chance, thinking about marriage as a contract and love as freedom – where tenderness, refinement and elegance join together and dialogue between themselves, creating a harmony and that creative alchemy which makes it a cathedral to visit and where to come back. I will come back soon there, in this city, little jewel, which gives me as a gift special moments, a lot of kindness, beauty, sweetness and wonderful surprises.

ARTE & MODA A BRESCIA(2): PENELOPESCHI MOMENTI CONCETTUALI

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

Essere a  Brescia significa far visita a Penelope, le rinomate boutiques, boutique della sola e unica Roberta Valentini (fantastica compagna di interludi all’ insegna dell’ arte), è una perfetta equazione, un piacere e un imperativo categorico. Mi ha rallegrato vedere che le vetrine della boutique erano dedicate a Stella Jean e avevano quali protagonisti anche gli accessori di Carmina Campus, brand di Ilaria Venturini Fendi che promuove la cultura del riuso. È una consuetudine del negozio dedicate a un determinato fashion designer. Naturalmente abbiamo anche parlato del talento e intelligenza di questa fashion designer che fa un eccellente lavoro di styling (la cui opera è attualmente celebrate da una grande mostra sulla moda italiana a Londra presso il Victoria & Albert Museum) come anche sullo status quo della moda contemporanea , legato al momento che stiamo vivendo e a problematiche inerenti la semiotica della moda. Rispetto profondamente e apprezzo Roberta, la sua visione, la sua capacità di essere proiettata nel tempo, presente e futuro ed anche il suo spirito visionario e ardente, sorretto da una notevole concretezza, che è stato felicemente concretizzato anno dopo anno, dando vita a una cattedrale di moda concettuale che espone e vende i suoi nomi più raffinati (dopo tutto la moda, un prodotto senza un mercato non esiste anche se è il più brillante lavoro che racchiude arte e artigianalità, è e resta nel nulla). La mia visita in questo luogo incantevole, enfatizzato dalla gentile collaborazione del tempo, è proseguita andando da Penelopesposa, luogo estremamente bello – che fa venir voglia di sposarsi, anche a quelli come me  che non hanno mai preso in considerazione questa eventualità, ritenendo che il matrimonio sia un contratto e l’ amore sia libertà – in cui dolcezza, raffinatezza e eleganza si uniscono e dialogano tra di loro, creando un’ armonia e quella alchimia creativa che la rende tale, una cattedrale da visitare e in cui ritornare. Tornerò presto qui, in questa città, piccolo gioiello che mi regala momenti speciali tanta gentilezza, bellezza, tenerezza e meravigliose sorprese.

Stella Jean, photo by N

Stella Jean, photo by N

A sweet little girl conceptual fashion oriented..., photo by N

A sweet little girl conceptual fashion oriented…, photo by N

...and her mother, a Roberta's friend during a shopping interlude, photo by N

…and her mother, a Roberta’s friend during a shopping interlude, photo by N

 

Marting Margiela, photo by N

Marting Margiela, photo by N

 

Dries, van Noten, photo by N

Dries, van Noten, photo by N

 

Penelope, photo by N

Penelope, photo by N

 

My Steven Meisel moment at Penelope, hat Penelope archive, photo by N

My Steven Meisel moment at Penelope, hat Penelope archive, photo by N

 

Steven Meisel, photo by N

Steven Meisel, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Lanvin, photo by N

Lanvin, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Jacket Alexis Mabille, photo by N

Jacket Alexis Mabille, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Comme des Garçons vintage, photo by N

Comme des Garçons vintage, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Roberta Valentini and me, photo by Alessandro Boccingher

Roberta Valentini and me, photo by Alessandro Boccingher

A calla lily, unexpected gift at the Brescia railway station, given to me by a Florentine woman, photo by N

A calla lily, unexpected gift at the Brescia railway station, given to me by a Florentine woman, photo by N

 

 

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It will be opened on 4th April 2014 at 6 pm in Venice at the Spazio Punch “Re-visioni: esercizi a partire da una study collection”(standing as “Re-visions: exercises arising from a study collection”), exhibition organized by the Culture of Project Research Unit “The design in fashion” of Iuav University of Venice, in collaboration with the Venice Fondazione Musei Civici-Palazzo Moncenigo, curated by Gabriele Monti teaming with the students of third year of Fashion Design Course from the Iuav University of Venice. The name of exhibition – which will run through 29th April 2014 – evokes the gesture of seeing again, catching the unseen details. A smashing display of fashion from Eighties to contemporary times, including creatives as Jean Paul Gaultier, Giorgio Armani, Romeo Gigli, Comme des Garçons, Emilio Pucci, Norma Kamali, Maison Martin Margiela, Complice, Byblos, Irié, Claude Montana, Yohji Yamamoto, Moschino, Sybilla, Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood, Prada, creations coming from the private collection of Maria Luisa Frisa, director of BA Fashion Design Course at Iuav. This exhibition has been the chance of giving rise to reproductions on canvas of items that are here showcased, made by the students, a modeling work which is part of exhibition path and emphasizes a different way of observing the dress, as study and design. It completes the exhibition the ephemera, ephemeral objects as invitations to attend at events, fashion shows and performances, press- releases, lookbooks and other materials as catalogues telling the work by fashion designers. A not to be missed event under the sign of fashion culture.

 

“RE-VISIONI: ESERCIZI A PARTIRE DA UNA STUDY COLLECTION” ALLO SPAZIO PUNCH DI VENEZIA

Jacket by Moschino( late Eighties), Maria Luisa Frisa Collection

Jacket Moschino( late Eighties), Maria Luisa Frisa Collection

Sarà inaugurata il 4 aprile 2014 alle ore 18:00 a Venezia presso lo Spazio Punch “Re-visioni: esercizi a partire da una study collection”, mostra organizzata dal Dipartimento di Cultura del Progetto Unita di Ricerca “Il progetto nella moda” dell’ Università Iuav di Venezia, in collaborazione con la Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia-Palazzo Moncenigo, curata da Gabriele Monti in collaborazione con gli studenti del terzo anno del Corso di Laurea in Fashion Design dell’ Università Iuav di Venezia. Il nome della mostra – che proseguirà fino al 29aprile 2014 – evoca il gesto del rivedere, catturando i dettagli che non erano stati visti. Una formidabile esposizione di moda dagli anni Ottanta alla contemporaneità, comprensiva delle opere di creativi quali Jean Paul Gaultier, Giorgio Armani, Romeo Gigli, Comme des Garçons, Emilio Pucci, Norma Kamali, Maison Martin Margiela, Complice, Byblos, Irié, Claude Montana, Yohji Yamamoto, Moschino, Sybilla, Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood, Prada, creazioni provenienti dalla collezione privata di Maria Luisa Frisa, direttore del Corso di Laurea Triennale di Fashion Design della Iuav. Questa mostra è stata la felice occasione di dar vita a riproduzioni dei modelli esposti su tela, realizzate dagli studenti, un lavoro di modellistica che fa parte del percorso espositivo e sottolinea un modo diverso di osservare l’ abito, quale studio e progetto. Completano la mostra le ephemera, oggetti effimeri quali inviti a eventi, sfilate e performances, comunicati stamp, lookbooks ed altri materiali quali cataloghi che raccontano l’ opera dei fashion designers. Un evento imperdibile all’ insegna della cultura della moda.

Suit by Giorgio Armani, Fall/Winter 1998-1999, Maria Luisa Frisa Collection

Suit Giorgio Armani, Fall/Winter 1998-1999, Maria Luisa Frisa Collection

 

Suit by Emilio Pucci from Mid-Nineties, Maria Luisa Frisa Collection

Suit Emilio Pucci from Mid-Nineties, Maria Luisa Frisa Collection

 

Jacket by Prada Spring/Summer 1998, Maria Luisa Frisa Collection

Jacket Prada Spring/Summer 1998, Maria Luisa Frisa Collection

 

Moschino, Fall/Winter 1987-1988, photo by Francesco de Luca

Moschino, Fall/Winter 1987-1988, photo by Francesco de Luca

 

Complice, late Eighties, Maria Luisa Frisa Collection, photo by Francesco de Luca

Complice, late Eighties, Maria Luisa Frisa Collection, photo by Francesco de Luca

 

From the left to the right side: Jacket Norma Kamali, late Eighties; suit Giorgio Armani, early Nineties; suit Emilio Pucci, late Sixties; Maria Luisa Frisa collection, photo by Francesco de Luca

From the left to the right side: Jacket Norma Kamali, late Eighties; suit Giorgio Armani, early Nineties; suit Emilio Pucci, late Sixties; Maria Luisa Frisa collection, photo by Francesco de Luca

 

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William Burroughs featuring in the Penelope's show window, photo by N

William Burroughs featuring in the Penelope’s show window, photo by N

I recently visited in Brescia the smashing cathedral of conceptual fashion Penelope, created by the brilliant and vibrant Roberta Valentini. Vibrations meeting themselves as William Burroughs featuring in the shop-windows of boutique, being this year and this month the centenary of his birth, persona immediately making me think about the cut-up (literary technique he created along with the visual artist Brion Gysin, embodied in the marvelous book “The third mind”, which has found a new context in fashion, becoming the theme of “Urban cut-up”, the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 capsule collection by L. Rousseau, young, talented fashion designer). It was sales time, thus I couldn’t enjoy most of choices made by Roberta. Nevertheless it was clear and visible her unique taste and visions I appreciate and share: one for all is Comme des Garçons along with Yohji Yamamoto, Lanvin, Vionnet, Azzedine Alaia, including also contemporary creatives as well as  young contemporary creatives as Simone Rainer, Benedetta Bruzziches, Stella Jean and Fausto Puglisi. Fashion and new ideas, as sustainaibility, made concrete by the bags by Carmina Campus, brand created by the pioneer Ilaria Venturini Fendi, promoting the culture of re-use. An amazing interlude has been the visit to Penelope Sposa, bridal boutique which feels like getting married (also for the ones who – like me – are allergic to wedding, as – Domenico Modugno sang – “it does not bind a dream by a contract”). Here I also ran into a very beautiful, future spouse who was choosing her dress and was dressed by Penelope from the head to feet. Minimalism, conceptual elegance, sophistication and refinement, those are the alchemies of Penelope. A temple to visit and come back. I will come back soon to enjoy the companion of Roberta, her assertive individuality and wisdom I love and celebrate and hopefully also to see her hidden treasures, her rich fashion archives, a genuine fashion encyclopedia of conceptual fashion, source of culture and precious suggestions.

PENELOPE: QUANDO LA MODA É CULTURA E UNO STILE DI VITA

The first thing I saw at Penelope, the bag by Carmina Campus

The first thing I saw at Penelope, the bag by Carmina Campus

Ho recentemente fatto visita a Brescia alla formidabile cattedrale di moda concettuale Penelope, creata dalla brillante e vibrante Roberta Valentini. Vibrazioni che si incontrano come William Burroughs, protagonista delle vetrine della boutique, il cui centenario ricorre quest’ anno, personaggio che mi fa subito pensare al cut-up (tecnica letteraria da lui creata unitamente all’ artista Brion Gysin, racchiusa nel meraviglioso libro “The third mind”, che ha trovato un nuovo contesto nella moda, divenendo il tema di “Urban cut-up”, la collezione capsule autunno/inverno 2014-2015 di L. Rousseau, giovane e talentuosa fashion designer). Era tempo di saldi, sicché non ho potuto apprezzare la maggior parte delle scelte effettuate da Roberta. Ciònondimeno era chiaro e visibile il suo gusto unico e le visioni che anche io apprezzo e condivido: uno su tutti Comme des Garçons insieme a Yohji Yamamoto, Lanvin, Vionnet, Azzedine Alaia come anche giovani creativi contemporanei quali Simone Rainer, Benedetta Bruzziches, Stella Jean e Fausto Puglisi. Moda e nuove idee come la sostenibilità, concretizzata nelle borse di Carmina Campus, brand creato dalla pionieristica Ilaria Venturini Fendi che promuove la cultura del riuso. Uno splendido interludio è stato la visita a Penelope Sposa, boutique di abiti da sposa che fa venir voglia di sposarsi (anche a coloro che – come me – sono allergici al matrimonio, poiché – come cantava Domenico Modugno – “con un contratto non si lega un sogno”). Ivi mi sono imbattuta in una futura sposa, bellissima, che stava scegliendo il proprio abito da sposa vestita da Penelope dalla testa ai piedi. Minimalismo, eleganza concettuale, sofisticazione e raffinatezza, queste sono le alchimie di Penelope. Un tempio da visitare e in cui tornare. Ritornerò presto per godere della compagnia di Roberta, della sua assertiva individualità e saggezza che amo e celebro e sperabilmente anche per vedere i suoi tesori nascosti, il suo ricco archivio, un’ autentica enciclopedia di moda concettuale, risorsa di cultura e preziose visioni.

Penelope, photo by N

Penelope, photo by N

Me, myself and I, hat moment at Penelope, photo by N

Me, myself and I, hat moment at Penelope, photo by N

May the cut-up be  with you!... William Burroughs at Penelope strikes back, photo by N

May the cut-up be with you!… William Burroughs at Penelope strikes back, photo by N

Magic moment: Penelopesposa, photo by N

Magic moment: Penelopesposa, photo by N

Lightness and a detail in the name of Vionnet, photo by N

Lightness and a detail in the name of Vionnet, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa,  photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Lace, silk and a vintage details, the shoes by Alaia, photo by N

Lace, silk and a vintage details, the shoes by Alaia, photo by N

Penelopestore, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Jewelry in the name of love at Penelopesposa, photo by N

Jewelry in the name of love at Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Lanvin at Penelopesposa, photo by N

Lanvin at Penelopesposa, photo by N

Lanvin at Penelopesposa, photo by N

Lanvin at Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

The one and only Roberta Valentini, me and the nice Penelope-sque being part of Penelope family, photo by N

The one and only Roberta Valentini, me and the nice Penelope-sque being part of Penelope family, photo by N

Dress by Comme des Garçons, necklace by Lanvin, photo by N

Dress by Comme des Garçons, necklace by Lanvin, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Comme des Garçons, photo by N

Comme des Garçons, photo by N

Comme des Garçons, photo by N

Comme des Garçons, photo by N

Roberta Valentini showing me a acket by Comme des Garçons, photo by N

Roberta Valentini showing me a jacket by Comme des Garçons, photo by N

Miss Bonomi choosing the bridal gown and accessories at Penelopesposa, photo by N

Miss Bonomi choosing the bridal gown and accessories at Penelopesposa, photo by N

Vionnet, photo by N

Vionnet, photo by N

The magic of random: to see Roberta Valentini at the Brescia railway station early in the morning before leaving, photo by N

The magic of random: to see Roberta Valentini at the Brescia railway station early in the morning before leaving, photo by N

Black celebration moment featuring me, myself and I, photo by N

Black celebration moment featuring me, myself and I, photo by N

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Albertina Marzotto area on Yoox.com

The countess Albertina Marzotto, icon of Milanese style presents a selection of her favourite vintage clothes on the virtual multi-brand boutique Yoox.com, featuring over 200 items, including creations by legendary brands as Chanel, Gucci, Gianfranco Ferrè, Valentino, Helmut Lang, Comme des Garçons, Dries van Noten and Marni.

 

LA SELEZIONE DI ABBIGLIAMENTO VINTAGE DI ALBERTINA MARZOTTO SU YOOX.COM

Albertina Marzotto

La contessa Albertina Marzotto, icona dello stile Milanese presenta una selezione dei suoi abiti vintage preferiti sulla boutique virtuale multi-brand Yoox.com in cui sono protagonisti più di 200 pezzi che includono creazioni di marchi leggendari quali Chanel, Gucci, Gianfranco Ferrè, Valentino, Helmut Lang, Comme des Garçons, Dries van Noten e Marni.

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