You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Domenico Modugno’ tag.

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

www.penelope-store.it

Raffaella Curiel talking about lightness and femininity and elegance which is all about self-confidence


Raffaella Curiel talking about lightness and femininity and elegance which is all about self-confidence

One day of trunk shows in Rome, fashion shows and exhibitions with a focus on tradition, art and craftsmanship. The day started with press conference with renowned couturier Raffaella Curiel which was held in the suggestive rooms of Hotel Inghilterra, successful chance to appreciate the couturier’s sharpness and irony as well as the craftsmanship embodied in Spring/Summer 2013 collection she made.

Looking at that you can see the name of Valentino has deleted instead the name of Versace is still there, but...


Looking at that you can see the name of Valentino has deleted instead the name of Versace is still there, but…

Later I had been at the National Arts and Folk Traditions Museum (Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari), place where followed an exhibition I announced time ago, “La seduzione dell’ artigianato”, curated by Bonizza Giordani Aragno (https://fashionbeyondfashion.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/creativity-in-open-order-the-seduction-of-craftsmanship-at-the-rome-national-museum-of-arts-and-folk-traditions).

...in the end it has also deleted, along with the thanks

…in the end it has also deleted, along with the thanks

I discovered due to this circumstance the exhibition has been set up without the collaboration of fashion houses ( as it usually happens and it should happen) and therefore as it has evidenced by the flyer there is at the entrance of Museum, brands like Valentino and Versace, pretended the delete of their names. Being the exhibition set up with the clothes of private collectors it has also deleted the thanks to the fashion houses.

Gattinoni Spring/Summer 2013

Gattinoni Spring/Summer 2013, photo by Giorgio  Miserendino

I discovered that as that has been the set of Gattinoni fashion show, brand designed by Guillermo Mariotto who has the merit of making concrete by using a hilarious aesthetics suggestions coming from contemporary times and political framework, successfully evoking a kind of luxury breakfast at Arcore( renowned Berlusconi’s residency and set of burlesque parties).

fashion tr 4

Later I moved to the area of Campo dei Fiori to visit A.I. Fair Future, a showcase of high-end craftsmanship and art at the Howtan Space. When I crossed Piazza Farnese to go to the event I was pleased to see a peaceful public protest organized by the Mario Mieli Association for claiming the right of the same sex couple to get married.

Not being a great fan of marriage as I prefer the freedom of loving without being obliged, I think “it doesn’t bind a dream with a contract” as Domenico Modugno sang in “L’ Anniversario”, track censured in Italy during the Seventies which became later the soundtrack for the recognition of rights to the couples of people who aren’t married beyond their gender. I am proud of having attended the public protests concerning this issue during the last years to get more rights, as freedom is a goal for every individual and is the evidence of a democratic and liberal society.

Antica Manifattura cappelli

Antica Manifattura cappelli

I appreciated at the Howtan Space the creations of many brands and couturiers and their grotesque interpretations on paper made by the brilliant artist Vincenzo Montini.

Vincenzo Montini

Vincenzo Montini

Then I visited the Hadrian’s Temple for the exhibition Limited/Unlimited, (organized by Altaroma in collaboration with many celebrated brands), featuring limited editions inspired by the theme of red carpet. That has been the chance to see friends I didn’t see since a long time,see again others and meet Goga Ashkenazi, the charming woman who owns the fashion house Vionnet.

MODA, TRADIZIONE & INNOVAZIONE IN MOSTRA AD ALTAROMA

Rocchetti at the Howtan Space

Rocchetti at the Howtan Space

Un giorno di trunk show a Rome, sfilate e mostre incentrate su tradizione, arte e artigianalità. La giornata è cominciata con la conferenza stampa della rinomata couturier Raffaella Curiel che si è tenuta nelle suggestive stanze dell’ Hotel Inghilterra, felice occasione per apprezzare l’ acume e l’ ironia della couturier come anche l’ artigianalità racchiusa nella collezione primavera/estate 2013 da lei realizzata.

Going to the Hadrian's Temple

Going to the Hadrian’s Temple

Dopo sono stata presso il Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari, luogo in cui proseguiva una mostra da me annunciata tempo fa, “La seduzione dell’ artigianato”, curata da Bonizza Giordani Aragno (https://fashionbeyondfashion.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/creativity-in-open-order-the-seduction-of-craftsmanship-at-the-rome-national-museum-of-arts-and-folk-traditions).

Delfina Delettrez who is the first one I saw at the Hadrian's Temple


Delfina Delettrez who is the first one I saw at the Hadrian’s Temple

Ho scoperto in ragione di questa circostanza che la mostra è stata allestita senza la collaborazione di case di moda (come solitamente accade e dovrebbe accadere) e perciò come si evince dal flyer che é all’ entrata del Museo, brand quali Valentino e Versace, hanno preteso la cancellazione dei loro nomi. Essendo la mostra stata allestita massimamente con gli abiti di collezionisti privati sono stati anche cancellati i ringraziamenti alle case di moda.

Sylvio Giardina

Sylvio Giardina at the Hadrian’s Temple

Ho scoperto ciò poiché questa era la location della sfilata di Gattinoni, brand disegnato da Guillermo Mariotto che ha il merito di concretizzare, avvalendosi di una ilare estetica, suggestioni provenienti dalla contemporaneità e dalla cornice politica, evocando felicemente una sorta di lussuosa colazione ad Arcore( rinomata residenza di Berlusconi e location di party burlesque).

Gucci

Gucci at the Hadrian’s Temple

Successivamente mi sono spostata nei dintorni di Campo dei Fiori per visitare A.I. Fair Future, una esposizione di alta artigianalità ed arte presso l’ Howtan Space. Quando ho attraversato Piazza Farnese per recarmi all’ evento sono stata lieta di vedere una pacifica manifestazione di pubblica protesta, organizzata dall’ Associazione Mario Mieli per rivendicare il diritto di sposarsi per le coppie dello stesso sesso.

The actress Elena Radoninich in Angelos Bratis at the Hadrian's Temple


The actress Elena Radoninich in Angelos Bratis at the Hadrian’s Temple

Non essendo una grande ammiratrice del matrimonio poiché preferisco la libertà di amare senza essere obbligata, penso che “con un contratto non si lega un sogno” come cantava Domenico Modugno in “L’ Anniversario”, brano censurato in Italia negli anni Settanta che successivamente è divenuto la colonna sonora per il riconoscimento dei diritti per le coppie di fatto al di là del loro gender. Sono fiera di aver partecipato alle manifestazioni di protesta pubblica inerenti questa problematica in questi ultimi anni per ottenere più diritti, poiché la libertà è un obiettivo per tutti gli individui ed è la dimostrazione di una società democratica e liberale.

Angelos Bratis

Angelos Bratis at the Hadrian’s Temple

Ho apprezzato all’ Howtan Space le creazioni di molteplici brand e couturier e le loro grottesche interpretazioni su carta realizzate dal brillante artista Vincenzo Montini.

Andrea Splisgar and Sergio Zambon

Friends: Andrea Splisgar and Sergio Zambon at the Hadrian’s Temple

Ho quindi visitato il Tempio di Adriano per la mostra Limited/Unlimited(organizzata da Altaroma in collaborazione con molti celebri brand) di cui sono protagonisti limited editions che si ispirano al tema del red carpet. Ciò è stata l’ occasione per vedere amici che non vedevo da lungo tempo, rivederne altri e conoscere Goga Ashkenazi, l’ affascinante donna, proprietaria della casa di moda Vionnet.

Galitzine by Sergio Zambon

Galitzine by Sergio Zambon

Cesare Cunaccia and Silvia Venturini Fendi at the Hadrian's Temple

Cesare Cunaccia and Silvia Venturini Fendi at the Hadrian’s Temple

Valentino Haute Couture

Valentino Haute Couture

Goga Ashkenazi talking with Angelos Bratis

Goga Ashkenazi talking with Angelos Bratis

Marco de Vincenzo

Marco de Vincenzo

www.altaroma.it

www.ashadedviewonfashion.com