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Chiara Scarpitti, photo by Paolo Franzo

Chiara Scarpitti, photo by Paolo Franzo

It successfully follows the smashing showcase featuring in the new fashion tradeshow event Origin, Passion and Beliefs which is held in Vicenza, runs through the 11th May 2014 and hosts accessories and jewelry under the sign of fun, avant-garde suggestions and refined craftsmanship. The jewelry embodies a catchy series of unusual geometries as the creations by Chiara Scarpitti, Yvy and Michelle Lowe-Holder. Solemn and highly conceptual is the clothing collection by the Latvian brand Mareunrol’s, including a nice series of hats reminding me the iconic, genius Blixa Bargeld. Weber Hodel Feder reinterpreted in a contemporary fashion the classic oxford shoes. Marvelous are the creations joining fashion and design in the name of memento mori by Disce Mori by Julia De Ville, objects and refined and evocative jewelry, joining elegance, craftsmanship and grotesque suggestions. The exhibition space is also enriched by installations by renowned fashion companies as the textile company by Luigi Bevilaqua and Fondazione Giovanni Bonotto of the textile company Bonotto, presenting the excellence of made in Italy and made in Veneto, region hosting their companies and which a district peopled of fashion companies.

ORIGIN(2): MODA CONTEMPORANEA & CULTURA ALL’ EVENTO FIERISTICO DI MODA DI VICENZA  

Chiara Scarpitti, photo by Paolo Franzo

Chiara Scarpitti, photo by Paolo Franzo

Prosegue felicemente la formidabile rassegna protagonista del nuovo evento fieristico di moda Origin, Passion and Beliefs che si tiene Vicenza, prosegue fino all’ 11 maggio 2014 e ospita acessori e gioielli all’ insegna di avveniristiche suggestioni e una raffinata artigianalità. I gioielli racchiudono una accattivante serie di insolite geometrie come le creazioni di Chiara Scarpitti, Yvy e Michelle Lowe-Holder. Solenne e altamente concettuale è la collezione di abbigliamento del brand lituano Mareunrol’s che include una simpatica serie di cappelli che mi ricordano l’ iconico, geniale artista Blixa Bargeld. Weber Hodel Feder hanno reinterpretato in chiave contemporanea le classiche stringate. Meravigliose sono le creazioni che uniscono moda e design nel nome del memento mori di Disce Mori by Julia De Ville, oggetti e raffinati, evocativi gioielli che uniscono eleganza, artigianalità e suggestioni grottesche. Lo spazio espositivo è anche arricchito da installazioni di rinomate aziende quali l’ azienda tessile di Luigi Bevilaqua e la Fondazione Giovanni Bonotto dell’ azienda tessile Bonotto che presentano l’ eccellenza del made in Italy e made in Veneto, regione che ospita le loro aziende ed è un distretto popolato di aziende di moda.

 

Chiara Scarpitti, photo by Paolo Franzo

Chiara Scarpitti, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Yvy, photo by Paolo Franzo

Yvy, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Yvy, photo by Paolo Franzo

Yvy, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Michelle Lowe-Holder, photo by Paolo Franzo

Michelle Lowe-Holder, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Michelle Lowe Holder, photo by Paolo Franzo

Michelle Lowe Holder, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Michelle Lowe-Holder, photo by Paolo Franzo

Michelle Lowe-Holder, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Mareunrol’s, photo by Paolo Franzo

Mareunrol’s, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Mareunrol’s, photo by Paolo Franzo

Mareunrol’s, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

 

Weber Hodel Feder, photo by Paolo Franzo

Weber Hodel Feder, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Weber Hodel Feder, photo by Paolo Franzo

Weber Hodel Feder, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Weber Hodel Feder, photo by Paolo Franzo

Weber Hodel Feder, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Disce Mori by Julia De Ville, photo by Paolo Franzo

Disce Mori by Julia De Ville, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Disce Mori by Julia De Ville, photo by Paolo Franzo

Disce Mori by Julia De Ville, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Luigi Bevilacqua, photo by Paolo Franzo

Luigi Bevilacqua, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Luigi Bevilacqua, photo by Paolo Franzo

Luigi Bevilacqua, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Fondazione Giovanni Bonotto, photo by Paolo Franzo

Fondazione Giovanni Bonotto, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Fondazione Giovanni Bonotto, photo by Paolo Franzo

Fondazione Giovanni Bonotto, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Fondazione Giovanni Bonotto, photo by Paolo Franzo

Fondazione Giovanni Bonotto, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Fondazione Giovanni Bonotto, photo by Paolo Franzo

Fondazione Giovanni Bonotto, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Fondazione Giovanni Bonotto, photo by Paolo Franzo

Fondazione Giovanni Bonotto, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Fondazione Giovanni Bonotto, photo by Paolo Franzo

Fondazione Giovanni Bonotto, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

 

www.originfair.com

 

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Paolo Franzo

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Paolo Franzo

Origin, Passion and Belief -the new concept of fashion tradeshow event, focused on accessories and jewelry, hosting also renowned companies producing and distributing fashion and lifestyle products, ideated by Fiera di Vicenza and Not Just a Label (NJAL) – has recently opened in Vicenza. It’s a promising new experience of making joining the creatives to the fashion companies as well as installations talking about healthy ethics, as “Space waste”, installation curated by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio, featuring Carmina Campus – brand of accessories, jewelry and furniture, created by Ilaria Venturini Fendi – embodying the culture of re-use and sustainability, a value successfully made concrete by the brand along with other ones celebrating the design as “Corporeality il gioiello secondo Gianfranco Ferrè“, which showcases the work by Gianfranco Ferrè and was also curated  by Maria Luisa Frisa. Elegance shines as lifestyle, a bright alchemy made of experimentation and refinement. That is the sign by Arnoldo Battois, brand of accessories created by Silvano Arnoldo and Massimiliano Battois: high-end materials and sophisticated design, catchy shapes under the sign of a timeless elegance and a fine craftsmanship give rise to a new idea of luxury. An interesting display of creatives, some are more nice other are fun like the creations by Harem and the ethno-chic garments and accessories by ART/C along with other brands, I will tell you about much more soon.

ORIGIN(1): MODA CONTEMPORANEA & CULTURA ALL’ EVENTO FIERISTICO DI MODA DI  VICENZA

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Paolo Franzo

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Paolo Franzo

Origin, Passion and Belief – il nuovo concetto di evento fieristico di moda incentrato sugli accessori e i gioielli che ospita anche rinomate aziende che producono e distribuiscono prodotti di moda e di lifestyle ideata da Fiera di Vicenza e Not Just a Label (NJAL) – si è recentemente aperta a Vicenza. Una promettente nuova esperienza che unisce i creativi alle aziende di moda come anche le installazioni che parlano di una salubre etica, quale “Space waste”, installazione curata da Maria Luisa Frisa e Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio, di cui è protagonista Carmina Campus – brand di accessori, gioielli e componenti di arredo, creato da Ilaria Venturini Fendi – e racchiude in sé la cultura del riuso e della sostenibilità, valore felicemente concretizzato dal brand unitamente ad altre che celebrano il design come “Corporeality il gioiello secondo Gianfranco Ferrè“,  che espone l’ opera di Gianfranco Ferrè ed è stata curata anch’ essa da Maria Luisa Frisa. Splende l’ eleganza come stile di vita, una brillante alchimia fatta di sperimentazione e raffinatezza. Questo è il segno di Arnoldo Battois, brand di accessori creato Silvano Arnoldo e Massimiliano Battois: materiali di alta qualità e un sofisticato design, accattivanti volumi all’ insegna di una eleganza senza tempo e fine artigianalità danno vita a una nuova idea di lusso. Una interessante esposizione di creativi, alcuni dei quali sono simpatici altri divertenti come le creazioni di Harem e gli abiti ed accessori di ART/C unitamente ad altri brand di cui presto vi dirò di più .

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Paolo Franzo

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Paolo Franzo

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

The installation featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Paolo Franzo

The installation featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Carmina Campus, photo by Paolo Franzo

Carmina Campus, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Carmina Campus, photo by Paolo Franzo

Carmina Campus, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D' Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D' Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D' Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D' Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D' Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D' Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D' Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D' Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

“Corporeality il gioiello secondo Gianfranco Ferrè”, installation featuring Gianfranco Ferrè jewelry curated by Maria Luisa Frisa, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

“Corporeality il gioiello secondo Gianfranco Ferrè”, installation featuring Gianfranco Ferrè jewelry curated by Maria Luisa Frisa, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

“Corporeality il gioiello secondo Gianfranco Ferrè”, installation featuring Gianfranco Ferrè jewelry curated by Maria Luisa Frisa, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Harem Royal, photo by Elisabetta Facco

Harem Royal, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

Harem Royal, photo by Elisabetta Facco

Harem Royal, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

 

Harem, photo by Paolo Franzo

Harem Royal, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

ART/C, photo by Paolo Franzo

ART/C, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

ART/C, photo by Paolo Franzo

ART/C, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

ART/C, photo by Paolo Franzo

ART/C, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

 

www.originfair.com

 

 

A rose at Floracult, photo by N

A rose at Floracult, photo by N

The culture of nature along with suggestions concerning fashion and interior design featured in Floracult, event created by Ilaria Venturini Fendi and curated by Antonella Fornai which was recently held in the Rome countryside, in La Storta at I Casali del Pino as the talk featuring the photographer and journalist Luca Bracali who talked about the book he made “A rose is a rose”. The book documents on photos the experience of a celebrated family owning a nursery since four generations, the Barni family which created renowned roses as the ones dedicated to iconic personas like Mariangela Melato, Anna Venturini Fendi and many others.

Luca Bracali along with a photo he took, photo by N

Luca Bracali along with a photo he took, photo by N

 

 

Luca Bracali , photo by N

Luca Bracali , photo by N

 

Anna Venturini Fendi at the talk, showing me a necklace designer many years ago by Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi, photo by N

Anna Venturini Fendi at the talk, showing me a necklace designed many years ago by Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi, photo by N

That was not the only chance to know more about flowers and plants. In fact the expert Vanda Del Valli talked about the uses of herbs since long times ago, as the Euphorbia, used as remedy against sifilis, the betel berries and the leaves of coca as stimulants and the peyote from which it arises the mescaline, powerful hallucinogenic, evoking the psychedelic culture from Sixties and Seventies, Jim Morrison, his dangerous habits, “The doors of perceptions” and “Heaven and hell” by Aldous Huxley.

Vanda Del Valli, photo by N

Vanda Del Valli, photo by N

 

The Euphorbia

The Euphorbia

 

Peyote

Peyote

Culture as well as fashion suggestions, the creations by Dora Giannetti aka Elisabeth the first, made by joining antique, research cloths to contemporary shapes as well as other unique pieces she made that are under the sign of a timeless elegance. The nice Marina of Verdiana & Beniamina, brand bringing the name of her two daughters, presented a series of dresses and shirts embodying high-end materials, a fine lace and other fun patterns. The brand having its atelier in Milan, in Via Marco Polo 13 also makes works of customization, renewing and reinterpreting the clothes everyone has in its own wardrobe. A smashing series of accessories completed the fashion showcase. I saw again the jewelry designer Simona Rinciari of whose work combines natural elements as berries, the cinnamon sticks, the fava beans and dry leaves to metal and gems, giving rise to unusual creations that make concrete a bright craftsmanship. Jewelry and hats, head accessories hand-made by Patrizia Romiti.

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

 

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

 

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

 

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Marina of Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

Marina of Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

 

Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

 

Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Me wearing a hat by Patrizia Romiti

Me wearing a hat by Patrizia Romiti

 

Patrizia Romiti, photo by N

Patrizia Romiti, photo by N

 

Patrizia Romiti, photo by N

Patrizia Romiti, photo by N

The Friulane slippers by Allagiulia, brand created by Giulia Campeol, were showcased in the area of Dedé maison, the renowned Rome boutique, placed in Via dei Pianellari 21 of smashing Theodora Bugel, focused on the creation and sale of furniture and homewear, which exhibited a catchy selection of objects. It shined the alchemic lightness and charme of scents by Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta – special individual I was very pleased of meeting and with whom I shared moments of life and Epicurean interludes – who showcased at the School of re-inventors, curated by Clara Tosi Pamphili and Alessio De Navasques, the scents he made as “Notturno” and “Luce” and turned into herbalist who made some magic potions to take care of oneself. An overwhelming experience which has colored of magic, warmth, color, fun and relax.

FLORACULT: TRE GIORNI ALL’ INSEGNA DI ARTE, PROFUMI, DELLA NATURA E DELLA SUA CULTURA(2)

 

A rose by Barni, photo by N

A rose by Barni, photo by N

La cultura della natura unitamente alle suggestioni inerenti la moda e l’ interior design sono stati I protagonisti a Floracult, evento creato da Ilaria Venturini Fendi e curato da Antonella Fornai che si è recentemente tenuto nella campagna romana, a La Storta presso I Casali del Pino come il talk con il fotografo e giornalista Luca Bracali che ha parlato del suo libro “A rose is a rose”. Il libro documenta su foto l’ esperienza di una celebre famiglia di vivaisti da quattro generazioni, la famiglia Barni che ha creato rinomate rose come quelle dedicate a iconici personaggi quali Mariangela Melato, Anna Venturini Fendi e molti altri.

A rose by Barni, photo by N

A rose by Barni, photo by N

 

Ilaria Venturini Fendi along with a man who was born and lived in the area of I Casali Del Pino, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini Fendi along with a man who was born and lived in the area of I Casali Del Pino, photo by N

Questa non è stata l’ unica occasione di conoscere meglio fiori e piante. L’ esperta Vanda Del Valli ha infatti parlato degli usi di erbe sin dai tempi più remoti, come l’ Euphorbia, usata come rimedio contro la sifilide, le bacche di betel e le foglie di coca come stimolanti e il peyote da cui deriva la mescaline, potente allucinogeno che evoca la cultura psichedelica degli anni Sessanta e Settanta, Jim Morrison, le sue rischiose abitudini, “Le porte della percezione” e “Paradiso e inferno” di Aldous Huxley.

Cultura come anche suggestioni moda, le creazioni di Dora Giannetti aka Elisabeth the first, da lei realizzate unendo tessuti antichi e di ricerca a forme contemporanee insieme ad altri suoi pezzi unici che sono all’ insegna di un’ eleganza senza tempo. La simpatica Marina di Verdiana & Beniamina, brand che prende il nome dalle sue due figlie, ha presentato una serie di abiti e camicie che racchiudono in sé, materiali di alta qualità, un raffinato pizzo e divertenti motivi. Il marchio, che ha il suo atelier a Milano in Via Marco Polo 13, realizza anche lavori di customizzazione, rinnovando e reinterpretando gli abiti del guardaroba. Ho rivisto la designer di gioielli Simona Rinciari il cui raffinato lavoro combina elementi naturali come le bacche, le stecche di cannella, le fave e le foglie secche al metallo e alle pietre preziose, dando vita a insolite creazioni che concretizzano una brillante artigianalità. Gioielli e cappelli, accessori per capelli, realizzati a mano da Patrizia Romiti.

A smashing artist, Sergio Cammariere and me

A smashing artist, Sergio Cammariere and me

Roberto Ciufoli and me

Roberto Ciufoli and me

 

 

La versione delle slippers Friulane di Allagiulia, brand creato da Giulia Campeol, sono state esposte nell’ area di Dedé maison, la rinomata boutique di Roma, ubicata in Via dei Pianellari 21 della formidabile Theodora Bugel dedicata alla creazione e vendita di componenti di arredo e homewear, che ha presentato una accattivante selezione di oggetti. Ha brillato l’ alchemica leggerezza e il fascino dei profumi di Meo Fusciuni aka il cugino di Fabio Quaranta – speciale individualità che mi ha fatto molto piacere conoscere e con il quale ho condiviso momenti di vita, risate e interludi epicurei – che ha esposto alla Scuola dei reinventori, curate da Clara Tosi Pamphili e Alessio De Navasques, le sue fragranze quali “Notturno” e “Luce” e si è trasformato in erborista, realizzando alcune pozioni magiche per prendersi cura di sé. Un’ esperienza travolgente che è stata colorata da magia, calore, colore, divertimento e relax.

photo by N

photo by N

Dede  maison, photo by N

Dede maison, photo by N

 

Dede maison, photo by N

Dede maison, photo by N

 

Dede maison, photo by N

Dede maison, photo by N

 

Dede maison, photo by N

Dede maison, photo by N

 

Allagiulia, photo by N

Allagiulia, photo by N

 

Allagiulia, photo by N

Allagiulia, photo by N

Stephan Hamel and Lupo Lanzara, photo by N

Stephan Hamel and Lupo Lanzara, photo by N

 

Andrea Provvidenza and me, photo by N

Andrea Provvidenza and me, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

 

The magic potion by Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

The magic potion by Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

 

An alchemic moment featuring me and Meo Fusciuni aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta

An alchemic moment featuring me and Meo Fusciuni aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta

 

Floracult, photo by N

Floracult, photo by N

 

 

www.floracult.com

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

 

 

www.penelope-store.it

Dhaer Bin Dhaer and me, photo by N

Dhaer Bin Dhaer and me, photo by N

Olfactive experiences and nice encounters featured in my day at Esxence, event focused on  artistic perfumery and its culture which was held in Milan at the Triennale Design Museum. Dhaer Bin Dhaer, nice and fun Dubai sultan who created the scent Tola, has been one of the first people I met. The scents he made were showcased along with many objects as a weird mask and the scarves that emphasized on their oriental charm and warm suggestions reminding the desert and made me think about the “Sheltering sky”, celebrated movie by Bernardo Bertolucci (and more specifically about a scene featuring John Malkovich and Amina Annabi and its moving soundtrack by Ryuichi Sakamoto). The packaging of perfumes is very catchy, including also a dropper, successful way to depict a gesture and a kind of fetishism connected to the scent which makes concrete also a smart marketing choice.

The weird masks by Tola, photo by N

The weird masks by Tola, photo by N

A playful, ironic and provocative, pop mood, connected to the olfactive libertinage shines in Etat Libre D’ Orange, French brand created by the brilliant Etienne De Swardt, including unusual fragrances as “Don’t get me wrong baby I don’t swallow”, “Charogne”(a scent I experienced a long ago, for a long time), “Secretions magnifiques”, the scent reinterpreting the scent of sperm, created by one of my favorite noses, Antoine Lie(who also made “Sulphur” by Nu-be), “Archives 69”, inspired by “Drencula”, erotic novel on vampires by Boris Vian, the first trans-scent “Afternoon of a faun”, created by the eclectic artist and beloved friend Justin Vivian Bond and last but not the least “Cologne”, a nice scent. This new perfume, which will be released on May, represents something being unexpected, considering the outrageous attitude of brand. Etienne told me “it was a way to break the rules and sometimes we break our own rules”. After the decadence now it shines the nice and its freshness embodied in this scent.

Etat Libre D' Orange, photo by N

Etat Libre D’ Orange, photo by N

 

Etat Libre d' Orange, photo by N

Etat Libre d’ Orange, photo by N

Nevertheless the freshness is the core of Eau d’ Italie,  Positano brand, producing a series of fragrances, created by Sebastian Alvarez Mureno, evoking the freshness of sea and Mediterranean visions. The combinations giving rise to its alchemies are many, some are enriched also of spicy, woody notes or red fruits as “Graine de Joie”, the new fragrance, but all the ones have in common the freshness. A refined freshness which makes this scent a passé-partout, appreciated by people who don’t like aggressive and intense smells, being all of these scents extremely delicate.

Eau d' Italie, photo by N

Eau d’ Italie, photo by N

 

Eau d' Italie, photo by N

Eau d’ Italie, photo by N

It was fun to see again the Australian milliner Naomi Goodsir featuring in Exsence as brand of fragrances as the caressing “Cuir Velours”, joining tobacco, rum, cistus labdanum, incense and fleur d’ immortelle and “Or dù Serail” which embodies tobacco along with ambery, woody and musky notes.

Naomi Goodsir parfums, photo by N

Naomi Goodsir parfums, photo by N

 

Naomi Goodsir and me, photo by N

Naomi Goodsir and me, photo by N

 

The pleasant interlude at the Triennale Design Museum ended with a Parisian brand being the parfume history, Caron.

Caron, photo by N

Caron, photo by N

 

 

INCONTRI & ESPERIENZE OLFATTIVE AD ESXENCE

Mustafa Sabbagh and Tola, photo by N

Mustafa Sabbagh and Tola, photo by N

Esperienze olfattive e simpatici incontri sono stati i protagonisti della mia giornata a Esxence, evento dedicato alla profumeria artistica, alla sua cultura che si è tenuto a Milano presso il Museo del Design della Triennale. Dhaer Bin Dhaer, il simpatico e buffo sultano di Dubai che ha creato il profumo Tola, è stato una delle prime persone che ho conosciuto. I suoi profumi erano esposti insieme a diversi oggetti quali una insolita maschera ed i foulard che enfatizzavano il loro fascino orientale e calde suggestioni che ricordavano il deserto e mi hanno fatto pensare a “Il tè nel deserto”, celebre film di Bernardo Bertolucci (più specificamente a una scena del film con John Malkovich e Amina Annabi ed anche alla struggente colonna sonora di Ryuichi Sakamoto). Il packaging dei profumi è molto accattivante, comprensivo anche di un contagocce, felice modo di ritrarre un gesto e una sorta di feticismo legato al profumo che concretizza anche una intelligente scelta di marketing.

Tola, photo by N

Tola, photo by N

 Un giocoso, ironico e provocante mood pop, legato al libertinaggio olfattivo splende in Etat Libre D’ Orange, brand francese creato dal brillante Etienne De Swardt che comprende insolite fragranze come “Don’t get me wrong baby I don’t swallow”, “Charogne”(profumo da me sperimentato tanto tempo fa, per lungo tempo), “Secretions magnifiques”, fragranza che reinterpreta l’ odore di sperma, creata da uno dei miei nasi preferiti, Antoine Lie (che ha anche realizzato “Zolfo”e altre fragranze di Nu-be), “Archives 69”, che si ispira a “Drencula”, racconto erotico sui vampiri di Boris Vian, il primo profumo trans “Afternoon of a faun”, creato dall’ eclettico artista e amico molto caro Justin Vivian Bond ed ultimo ma non meno importante “Cologne”, una fragranza carina. Questo nuovo profumo, che sarà distribuito a maggio, rappresenta qualcosa di inaspettato, considerando l’ attitudine provocatoria del marchio. Etienne mi diceva che: “era un modo per rompere le regole e talvolta abbattere le nostre stesse regole”. Dopo la decadenza adesso splende il carino e la sua freschezza, racchiusa in questo profumo.

Etat Libre D' Orange, photo by N

Etat Libre D’ Orange, photo by N

 

Etienne de Swardt and me, photo by N

Etienne de Swardt and me, photo by N

 

Ciònondimeno la freschezza è il cuore di Eau d’ Italie, brand di Positano, che produce una serie di fragranze create da Sebastian Alvarez Mureno che evocano il mare e visioni mediterranee. Le combinazioni che danno vita alle sue alchimie sono varie, alcune arricchite da note speziate, verdi o frutti rossi come “Graine de Joie”, la nuova fragranza, ma tutte hanno in comune la freschezza. Una raffinata freschezza che rende questi profumi un passé-partout, apprezzati da persone che non gradiscono odori aggressivi e intensi, essendo queste fragranze oltremodo delicate.

Eau d' Italie, photo by N

Eau d’ Italie, photo by N

 

Sebastian Alvarez Mureno, photo by N

Sebastian Alvarez Mureno, photo by N

 

É stato divertente rivedere la designer di cappelli Naomi Goodsir protagonista di Exsence nelle vesti di brand di profumi quali il carezzevole “Cuir Velours”, che unisce tabacco, rum, ciste labdano, incenso e fiori di luce e “Or dù Serail” che racchiude in sé tabacco unitamente a note ambrate, verdi e muschiate.

Naomi Goodsir, photo by N

Naomi Goodsir, photo by N

 

Naomi Goodsir, photo by N

Naomi Goodsir, photo by N

Il piacevole intermezzo al Museo della Triennale si è concluso con un marchio parigino che è la storia del profumo, Caron.

Caron, photo by N

Caron, photo by N

 

The journalist and Ermano Picco and me, photo by N

The journalist and Ermano Picco and me, photo by N

 

 

www.esxence.com

Marina Ripa di Meana, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Marina Ripa di Meana, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The hats, accessories talking about elegance, style and irony, the ones of iconic Marina Ripa di Meana, brilliant individual, famous socialite, fashion designer, author and tv persona, feature in “Vanitas: tra arte e moda”, exhibition curated by Gloria Porcella, recently opened in Rome at the Ca’ D’ Oro Gallery. It’s a suggestive exhibition under the sign of femininity and eccentricity, alchemy that is part of Marina, including over 80 hats coming from her private collection, combined with the works on canvas by the artist Ewa Bathelier. A not to be missed happening to enjoy fashion and art and its thinking lightness.

MARINA RIPA DI MEANA PROTAGONISTA DI “VANITAS: TRA ARTE & MODA” ALLA GALLERIA CA’ D’ORO DI ROMA

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

I cappelli, accessori che parlano di eleganza, stile e ironia, quelli dell’ iconica Marina Ripa di Meana, brillante individualità, famosa socialite, fashion designer, scrittrice e personaggio televisivo sono i protagonisti di “Vanitas: tra arte e moda”, mostra curata da Gloria Porcella, recentemente inaugurata a Roma presso la Galleria Ca’ D’ Oro. Una esposizione all’ insegna di femminilità ed eccentricità, alchimia che è parte di Marina, comprensiva di più di 80 cappelli provenienti dalla sua collezione privata, abbinati alle opere su tela dell’ artista Ewa Bathelier. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare moda e arte e la sua leggerezza pensante.

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

A hat, making me think about the jewelry designer Mario Salvucci, the spiders' man, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

A hat, making me think about the jewelry designer Mario Salvucci, the spiders’ man, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

The only way where I can appreciate a gossip  - Italian -magazine, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The only way where I can appreciate a gossip – Italian -magazine, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

Hats of Marina Ripa di Meana and artworks by Ewa Bathelier, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Hats of Marina Ripa di Meana and artworks by Ewa Bathelier, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

Ewa Bathelier

Ewa Bathelier

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 

 

www.ca-doro.com

L. Rousseau Fall/Winter 2014-2014, photo by N

L. Rousseau Fall/Winter 2014-2015 capsule collection, photo by N

Minext, Weeks in fashion, Milanese fashion tradeshow event focused on luxury and accessories, ideated by Francesco Saldarini, in collaboration with the National Chamber of Italian Fashion, Enel, the City of Milan and Patricia Lerat was held, coinciding with the Milan Fashion Week, in Piazza Gae Aulenti and has been a successful starting experience. The event focused on the accessories and also included a smashing display of emerging creativity, supported by the National Chamber of Italian Fashion. Young talents as Lucia Russo aka L. Rousseau who presented “Urban Cut-up”, the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 capsule collection she made, where the Burroughsean technique of cut-up finds a new context in fashion and joins different elements, urban architectures and natural world, shapes, materials and colors, embodied in awesome prints that are a leitmotiv of her work.

Leitmotiv along with the video of fashion show by L. Rousseau

Leitmotiv along with the video of fashion show by L. Rousseau, photo by N

It also featured the Leitmotiv, fashion designers duo formed by the nice Fabio Sasso and Juan Caro, who presented a collection under the sign of fun colors and retro suggestions impressed on the accessories, along with San Andrés Milano and the hilarious Francesca Liberatore.

San Andrés Milano, photo by N

San Andrés Milano, photo by N

It’ s a successful evidence of will of doing the things, acting and creating something from zero. Beyond the selection of brands joining high-end materials, craftsmanship and a catchy design, I really appreciated the setting of tradeshow event’s pavilion, it has been refined and comfortable and added a further value to the experience of visiting it. This new container of events – born also to promote and showcase, fashion, design and its culture -, has many potentialities and it is connected to that necessary phenomenon of redefinition of tradeshow concept as event to present, communicate and sell fashion which is already work in progress.

MINEXT WEEKS IN FASHION: UNA NUOVA ESPERIENZA FIERISTICA DI MODA A MILANO

Lucia Russo along with the President of National Chamber of Italian Fashion Mario Boselli, photo by N

Lucia Russo along with the President of National Chamber of Italian Fashion Mario Boselli, photo by N

Minext, Weeks in fashion, evento fieristico milanese di moda dedicato al lusso e agli accessori ideato da Francesco Saldarini, in collaborazione con la Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, l’ Enel, il Comune di Milano e Patricia Lerat si è tenuto in concomitanza con la Milan Fashion Week presso Piazza Gae Aulenti ed è stata una felice esperienza. L’ evento era incentrato sugli accessori e ha incluso anche una formidabile esposizione di creatività emergente, sostenuta dalla Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana. Giovani talenti come Lucia Russo aka L. Rousseau che ha presentato “Urban Cut-up”, la collezione capsule autunno/inverno 2014-2015 capsule da lei realizzata, in cui la tecnica burroughsiana del cut-up trova un nuovo contesto nella moda e unisce differenti elementi, architetture urbane e mondo della natura, forme, materiali e colori, racchiusi in fantastiche stampe che sono un leitmotiv del suo lavoro.

A detail of print on silk featuring in the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 capsule collection by L. Rousseau

A detail of print on silk featuring in the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 capsule collection by L. Rousseau, photo by N

Leitmotiv, photo by N

Leitmotiv, photo by N

Leitmotiv, photo by N

Leitmotiv, photo by N

Sono stati protagonisti anche i Leitmotiv, duo di fashion designers formato dai simpatici Fabio Sasso e Juan Caro, che hanno presentato una collezione all’ insegna di colori divertenti e suggestioni retrò, impresse negli accessori, unitamente a San Andres Milano e la ilare Francesca Liberatore.

Francesca Liberatore, photo by N

Francesca Liberatore, photo by N

Una felice dimostrazione della volontà di fare le cose, agire e creare qualcosa da zero. Oltre alla selezione di marchi che uniscono materiali di alta qualità, artigianalità e un design accattivante, ho apprezzato molto l’ allestimento del padiglione dell’ evento fieristico, raffinato e confortevole, aggiungeva un ulteriore valore all’ esperienza di visitarlo. Questo nuovo contenitore di eventi – nato anche per promuovere ed esporre la moda, il design e la sua cultura – , ha molteplici potenzialità ed è legato a quel necessitato fenomeno di ridefinizione del concetto di fiera quale evento per presentare, comunicare e vendere la moda che è già in corso d’ opera.

Yucca's, photo by N

Yucca’s, photo by N

Yucca's, photo by N

Yucca’s, photo by N

Dove nuotano gli squali, photo by N

Dove nuotano gli squali, photo by N

Alexa Wagner, photo by N

Alexa Wagner, photo by N

Alexa Wagner, photo by N

Alexa Wagner, photo by N

Conservatoire International de Lunettes, photo by N

Conservatoire International de Lunettes, photo by N

Conservatoire International de Lunettes, photo by N

Conservatoire International de Lunettes, photo by N

Finart, photo by N

Finart, photo by N

Finart, photo by N

Finart, photo by N

Finart, photo by N

Finart, photo by N

Me and Luca Reali, photo by N

Me and Luca Reali, photo by N

www.minext.it

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

The White Suite, photo by N

The White Suite, photo by N

Good vibrations, the energy of vibrant creatives embodied in the products they made featured in “Creativity from FBF to White”, project I ideated in collaboration with the Milan White fashion tradeshow event to support the creatives who are part of FBF’s world also outside the ether. The event was recently held in a special area of White Suite, placed in the Milan N-how Hotel in Via Tortona 35 where it was showcased the creations, clothing and accessories made by four creatives: Little Shilpa, Gianni Serra, Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia and Lucilla Paci.

Little Shilpa and her husband, photo by N

Little Shilpa and her husband, photo by N

The bright Indian milliner Little Shilpa presented for the first time in Italy the collection of hats, bow ties and jewelry, unique pieces she made successfully making concrete an open dialogue between West and East under the sign of surreal, art suggestions.

Little Shilpa,  photo by N

Little Shilpa, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Little Shilpa, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Little Shilpa, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Little Shilpa, photo by N

Little Shilpa, photo by N

Little Shilpa, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Little Shilpa, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Sartorialism, a sophisticated minimalism overlapping with the paradigms of constructivism, giving rise to a ready to wear collection where it shines a marvelous combination of leather, cloth and knit is the creative alchemy of Gianni Serra, bright fashion designer (winner of the Vogue Red Passion Talent Prize).

Gianni Serra, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Gianni Serra, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Gianni Serra, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Gianni Serra, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Craftsmanship, an unusual, unique and avant-garde fashion to join materials as silver, gems, leather, carbon is the leitmotiv of “Jack in the Pulpit”, the new collection – inspired by the art of Georgia O’ Keefe – by the Rome talented jewel designer Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia.

The jewlery by Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia and the photographs by Marco D' Amico presenting it, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The jewlery by Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia and the photographs by Marco D’ Amico presenting it, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Giuliana Mancinelli Bonaffaccia, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Giuliana Mancinelli Bonaffaccia, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Architectural suggestions impressed in refined leather which turns into smashing, hand-made bags, collars and accessories by Lucilla Paci, being a smashing passé-partout.

Lucilla Paci, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Lucilla Paci, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

A successful starting experience arisen to concretely promote and showcase thr creativity, that concept oriented creativity, celebrated by this blog.

MILAN WHITE SUITE: “CREATIVITY FROM FBF TO WHITE”

White Suite, photo by N

White Suite, photo by N

Good vibrations, l’ energia di autentici creativi, racchiusa nei prodotti da loro realizzati è stata protagonista di “Creativity from FBF to White”, progetto da me ideato in collaborazione con l’ evento fieristico di moda milanese White per sostenere i creativi che fanno parte del mondo di FBF anche al di fuori dell’ etere. L’ evento si è recentemente tenuto presso una area speciale della White Suite, ubicata nel N-how Hotel di Milano, in Via Tortona 35, in cui sono state esposte le creazioni, abbigliamento e accessori, realizzati da quattro creativi: Little Shilpa, Gianni Serra, Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia and Lucilla Paci.

Little Shilpa, photo by N

Little Shilpa, photo by N

La brillante designer di cappelli Indiana Little Shilpa ha presentato per la prima volta in Italia la collezione di cappelli, papillon e gioielli da lei realizzati, pezzi unici che concretizzano felicemente un dialogo aperto tra l’ Occidente e l’ Oriente all’ insegna di surreali suggestioni artistiche artigianalità.

Little Shilpa, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Little Shilpa, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Little Shilpa, photo by N

Little Shilpa, photo by N

Little Shilpa, photo by N

Little Shilpa, photo by N

Little Shilpa, photo by N

Little Shilpa, photo by N

Sartorialità, un sofisticato minimalismo che si sovrappone con i paradigmi del costruttivismo, dando vita a una collezione di prêt â porter in cui splende una meravigliosa combinazione di pelle, tessuto e maglia è l’ alchimia creativa di Gianni Serra, brillante fashion designer (vincitore del Vogue Red Passion Talent Prize).

Gianni Serra, photo by N

Gianni Serra, photo by N

Gianni Serra, photo by N

Gianni Serra, photo by N

Gianni Serra, photo by N

Gianni Serra, photo by N

Artigianalità, un insolita, unica e avveniristica tecnica di unire materiali quali argento, pietre preziose, pelle, carbonio è il leitmotiv di “Jack in the Pulpit”, la nuova, incantevole collezione – che si ispira all’ arte di Georgia O’ Keefe – della talentuosa designer di gioielli di Roma Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia.

Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia, photo by N

Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia, photo by N

Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia, photo by N

Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia, photo by N

Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia, photo by N

Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia, photo by N

Suggestioni architettoniche sono impresse su raffinata pelle che si trasforma nelle formidabili borse, collane e bracciali realizzati a mano da Lucilla Paci, formidabili passé-partout.

Lucilla Paci wearing the collar and bracelets she made and Bette Bondo from Marangoni Fashion  School I was pleased to see again, photo by N

Lucilla Paci wearing the collar and bracelets she made and Bette Bondo from the Marangoni Fashion School I was pleased to see again, photo by N

Un felice inizio di un esperienza nata per promuovere concretamente ed esporre la creatività, quella creatività orientata al concept, celebrata da questo blog.

Cesare Cunaccia and on the frame Romina Toscano along with some visitors and Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia, photo by N

Cesare Cunaccia and on the frame Romina Toscano along with some visitors and Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia, photo by N

The jewelry designer Lucia Odescalchi and  me

The jewelry designer Lucia Odescalchi and me

www.whitetradeshow.it

www.littleshilpa.com

www.gianniserra.com

www.giulianamancinelli.com

www.lucillapaci.it

 

Francesco Ballestrazzi Spring/Summer 2014

Francesco Ballestrazzi Spring/Summer 2014

The Spring/Summer 2014 collection by the brilliant, young milliner Francesco  Ballestrazzi who successfully makes concrete a wonderful craftsmanship, unusual shapes depicting the world of nature and its little, big hosts, precious details and poetry is currently on show and it will be until 3rd October in Paris, in Rue Reaumur 35, at the New Talents Temporary Showroom. A not to be missed happening to discover and enjoy a vibrant creative.

LA POESIA DELL’ ARTIGIANALITÀ DI FRANCESCO BALLESTRAZZI

Francesco Ballestrazzi Spring/Summer 2014 collection at the Paris New Talents Temporary Showroom

Francesco Ballestrazzi Spring/Summer 2014 collection at the Paris New Talents Temporary Showroom

La collezione primavera/estate 2014 del brillante, giovane designer di cappelli Francesco Ballestrazzi che felicemente concretizza una meravigliosa artigianalità, forme insolite che ritraggono il mondo della natura e i suoi piccoli, grandi ospiti, dettagli preziosi e poesia che è attualmente in mostra e lo sarà fino al 3ottobre a Parigi, in Rue Reaumur 35, presso il New Talents Temporary Showroom. Un evento imperdibile per scoprire e apprezzare un vibrante creativo.

Francesco Ballestrazzi Spring/Summer 2014 collection at the Paris New Talents Temporary Showroom

Francesco Ballestrazzi Spring/Summer 2014 collection at the Paris New Talents Temporary Showroom

Francesco Ballestrazzi Spring/Summer 2014

Francesco Ballestrazzi Spring/Summer 2014

Francesco Ballestrazzi Spring/Summer 2014

Francesco Ballestrazzi Spring/Summer 2014

Francesco Ballestrazzi Spring/Summer 2014

Francesco Ballestrazzi Spring/Summer 2014

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Francesco Ballestrazzi and me

www.francescoballestrazzi.com