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 Vivienne Westwood 10th Season Made in Africa Bag x Ethical Fashion Initiative

Vivienne Westwood 10th Season Made in Africa Bag x Ethical Fashion Initiative, photo courtesy of ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative

 

The legendary British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood celebrates the successful continuation of the successful partnership with the Ethical Fashion Initiative( she started five years ago), a laudable project launched by the ITC (International Trade Centre an UN Agency working in the realm of ethical fashion to emancipate the Africa people from poverty through the work and its training) with a limited edition of Africa bags collection, made by artisans in Kenya. Over the past five years the involvement of the fashion designer has supported thousands of micro-producers from marginalized communities in these regions, developing their artisan skills and improving their financial prospects. This has promoted the growth of sustainable business instead of aid dependency. Craftsmanship and ideas on the move are impressed in the Africa bags that resonate with the activism of the queen of punk, are embodied in more the design, materials used  that raise questions on critical issues such as climate change and waste.

UNA COLORATA CELEBRAZIONE: LA DECIMA PARTNERSHIP DI VIVIENNE WESTWOOD CON L’ ITC

Vivienne Westwood x Ethical Fashion Initiative 10th Anniversary bag made in Kenya

Vivienne Westwood x Ethical Fashion Initiative 10th Anniversary bag made in Kenya, photo courtesy of ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative

La leggendaria fashion designer inglese Vivienne Westwood celebrate la felice prosecuzione della partnership con l’ Ethical Fashion Initiative (da lei avviata cinque anni fa), un lodevole progetto lanciato dall’ ITC (Centro del Commercio Internazionale Trade Centre un’ Agenzia dell’ ONU che opera nell’ ambito della moda ethical per emancipare le popolazioni dell’ Africa dalla povertà attraverso il lavoro e la sua formazione) con  una limited edition  della collezione di Africa bags, realizzate da artigiani in Kenya. Nell’ arco di cinque anni il coinvolgimento della stilista ha sostenuto migliaia di micro-produttori provenienti da comunità che vivono ai margini in queste regioni, consolidando il loro talento da artigiani e migliorando la loro situazione finanziaria. Ciò ha promosso la crescita di un’ impresa sostenibile, diversamente dalla dipendenza derivante dagli aiuti umanitari. Artigianalità e idee in movimento sono impresse nelle Africa bags che risuonano dell’ attivismo della regina del, racchiuse nel design e nei materiali usati che si interrogano su problematiche critiche quali il cambiamento climatico e i rifiuti.

The Kenya Ethical Fashion Iniatiative Artisans Theme, photo courtesy of Louis Sideri &  ITC

The Kenya Ethical Fashion Iniatiative Artisans Team, photo courtesy of Louis Sideri & ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative

 

Vivienne Westwood x Ethical Fashion Initiative 10th Anniversary bag made in Kenya, photo courtesy ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative

Vivienne Westwood x Ethical Fashion Initiative 10th Anniversary bag made in Kenya, an artisan working, photo courtesy ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative

 

Vivienne Westwood and Team visit Kenya with Ethical Fashion Initiative,  photo courtesy of ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative

Vivienne Westwood and Team visit Kenya with Ethical Fashion Initiative, photo courtesy of ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative

 

www.ethicalfashioninitiative.org

www.viviennewestwood.com

Stella Jean Spring/Summer2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer2015, photo by N

A woman with a strong attitude, who is not afraid to be a woman features in the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 collection by the bright fashion designer Stella Jean. The creative successfully follows the awesome work of styling, developed and enriched by new references, inspired by the Himalaya yak and Indian suggestions, subverting the borders between male and female, as it evidences the patterns concerning the Indian barbershop – area which is usually off-limit for a woman – that are turned into smashing prints and embodied in the wrought-iron bangles. Colors, colors and again colors. That is the main feature of creations she made along with volumes, emphasized by crinoline, of garments reinterpreting the silhouettes from Fifties. Soft mohair coats, long silk dresses, unusual combinations and overlaps, fun decorations and accessories shine and draw a nomadic femininity, made of consciousness and assertiveness, remarking on the edge a genders invasion, which contrasts the male and female in an anarchist way. It’ s the portrait of contemporary femininity and elegance as a lifestyle by a society designer, Stella, who explores the dynamism and contrasts of her time, made of vibrant signs and ideas. In fact that is impressed in her work paying homage to the tradition, culture and work of people from different countries, resulting from her involvement with the Ethical Fashion Initiative by ITC (International Trade Centre, a UN agency) from which it arises the use she made of hand woven cloths made by the women from Burkina Fasu and Mali villages and the hand-made jewelry by Haitian artisans.

LA  FEMMINILITÀ  NOMADE DI STELLA JEAN

Stella Jean Spring/Summer2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Una donna di forte temperamento, che non ha paura di essere donna, è la protagonista della collezione autunno/inverno 2015-2016 della brillante fashion designer Stella Jean. La creativa prosegue felicemente la fantastica opera di styling, consolidata e arricchita di nuovi riferimenti che si ispirano allo yak himalayano ed a suggestioni indiane, sovvertendo i confini tra maschile e femminile, come testimoniano i motivi del barbiere indiano – zona solitamente off-limit per una donna – che sono trasformati in formidabili stampe e racchiusi in bracciali di ferro battuto. Colori, colori e ancora colori. Questi i protagonisti delle sue creazioni, insieme ai volumi, enfatizzati dalla crinolina, di alcuni capi che reinterpretano le silhouette degli anni Cinquanta. Morbidi cappotti di mohair, lunghi abiti di seta, insolite combinazioni e sovrapposizioni, divertenti decorazioni, accessori splendono e disegnano una femminilità nomade, fatta di consapevolezza e assertività, rimarcando all’ estremo un’ invasione di generi, che contrappone in modo anarchico il maschile e il femminile. È il ritratto della femminilità e dell’ eleganza contemporanea come lifestyle, dipinto da una society designer, Stella, che esplora il dinamismo e i contrasti del suo tempo, dando vita a vibranti segni e idee. Ciò è infatti impresso nel suo lavoro che rende omaggio alla tradizione, alla cultura e al lavoro di diverse popolazioni, risultato del suo coinvolgimento nella Ethical Fashion Initiative dell’ ITC (International Trade Centre, un’ agenzia ONU) da cui deriva l’ uso di stoffe tessute a mano dalle donne dei villaggi in Burkina Fasu, Mali ed i gioielli fatti a mano da artigiani haitiani.

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

A model at the backstage of Stella Jean, photo by N

A model at the backstage of Stella Jean, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

A model at the backstage of Stella Jean, photo by N

A model at the backstage of Stella Jean, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Stella Jean, photo by N

Stella Jean, photo by N

 

www.stellajean.it

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Marcus Tondo

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Marcus Tondo

Fashion as lifestyle, a unique aestethics depicting an asserting and ironic femininity – making fun of conventional clichés – and a vibrant ethic under the sign of social activism. That is the world of genius British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, who is considered as the queen of punk. Environment, climate, sustainability and freedom are the realms (as the campaign to promote the free information, support Wikileaks and its creator Julian Assange) supported by the fashion designer, creator also of a smashing blog, Active Resistance. The name of blog is a categorical imperative embodied in a Manifesto, focused on a practice, the search for culture and the thinking to change its own life and the world. “We have the choice to become more cultivated and therefore more human – or by muddling along as usual we shall remain the destructive and self-destroying animal, the victim of our own cleverness (To be or not to be)”. That is what the Manifesto asserts featuring as travellers who accompany Active Resistance, Alice, Pinocchio, Art Lover (an anthropologist), True Poet (an alchemist). This journey to find art shows that art gives culture and that culture is the antidote to propaganda (a leitmotiv of contemporary times including, as Aldous Huxley said, three evils: nationalistic idolatry, non-stop distractions and organized lying). These ideas aren’t just words flying on the air, but they become facts, actions and join to the creativity of Vivienne Westwood, becoming things, objects, garments. That shines in the Spring/Summer 2014 collection of Vivienne Westwood Gold Label, featuring the tartan woven from Burkina Fasu and accessories, made in Kenya by the Nairobi artisans. A successful initiative arising from the teaming with the ITC, a UN Agency, in order to emancipate from poverty the African people through work.

QUANDO LA MODA É UNO STILE DI VITA: LA FORZA, PASSIONE & SALUBRE ETICA DI VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Marcus Tondo

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Marcus Tondo

Moda come stile di vita, una estetica unica dipinge una femminilità ironica ed assertiva – che beffeggia i cliché convenzionali – e una vibrante etica all’ insegna dell’ attivismo nel sociale. Questo è il mondo della geniale fashion designer inglese Vivienne Westwood che è considerata la regina del punk. Ambiente, clima, sostenibilità e libertà, gli ambiti sostenuti (come anche la campagna per promuovere la libera informazione, supportare Wikileaks e il suo creatore Julian Assange) dalla fashion designer, creatrice anche di un formidabile blog, Active Resistance. Il nome del blog è un imperativo categorico, racchiuso in un Manifesto, incentrato su una pratica: la ricerca di cultura e il pensare di cambiare la propria vita e il mondo. “Abbiamo la facoltà di scelta di diventare più colti e perciò più umani – oppure tirando a campare come al solito, possiamo rimanere animali distruttivi e autodistruttivi, vittime della nostra astuzia (Essere o non essere)”. Questo è ciò che afferma il Manifesto di cui sono protagonisti nelle vesti di compagni di viaggio di Active Resistance, Alice, Pinocchio, L’ Amante dell’ Arte (un antropologo), il Vero Poeta (un alchimista). Questo viaggio per trovare l’ arte dimostra che l’ arte trasmette cultura e che quest’ ultima è l’ antidoto alla propaganda( un leitmotiv della contemporaneità che include, come sosteneva Aldous Huxley, tre mali: l’ idolatria nazionalistica, continue follie e la menzogna organizzata). Tali idee non sono mere parole che volano nell’ aria, ma diventano fatti, azioni e si uniscono alla creatività di Vivienne Westwood, diventando cose, oggetti, indumenti. Ciò splende nella collezione primavera/estate 2014 di Vivienne Westwood Gold Label che ha quale protagonista il tessuto tartan del Burkina Fasu ed accessori, realizzati in Kenya dagli artigiani di Nairobi. Una felice iniziativa che nasce dalla collaborazione con l’ ITC, una agenzia ONU, al fine di emancipare dalla povertà la popolazione africana attraverso il lavoro.

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Marcus Tondo

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Marcus Tondo

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Marcus Tondo

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Marcus Tondo

photo courtesy of Activeresistance.co.uk

photo courtesy of Activeresistance.co.uk

The limited edition of t-shirt by Vivienne Westwood to support Wikileaks and Julian Assange

The limited edition of t-shirt by Vivienne Westwood to support Wikileaks and Julian Assange

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Gianni Pucci

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Gianni Pucci

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Marcus Tondo

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Marcus Tondo

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Gianni Pucci

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Gianni Pucci

Vivienne Westwood, photo courtesy of Activeresistance.co.uk

Vivienne Westwood, photo courtesy of Activeresistance.co.uk

www.viviennewestwood.co.uk

Leitmotiv Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Leitmotiv Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Irony, craftsmanship and visions by three smashing brands, Leitmotiv, Rumisu and Portenierroth who featured in the latest edition of fashion tradeshow event Super.

Leitmotiv Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Leitmotiv Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

 Colors, fun and surreal prints – embodied in dresses and bags – and irony are the creative alchemies of Spring/Summer 2014 womenswear and accessories collection by Leitmotiv, brand created by Fabio Sasso and Juan Caro.

Leitmotiv Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Leitmotiv Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Poetry, a timeless elegance, dream-like suggestions and craftsmanship on silk shines and is impressed in the collection of scarves by Rumisu, brand established by two brilliant fashion designers who are sisters, Instanbul native, Pinar and Deniz Yegin. Every scarf tells a story and is enriched by precious details talking  about craftsmanship, little hand-made dolls representing the main feature of  tale on silk.

Rumisu, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Rumisu, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Elegance and nonchalance, lines ideated to caress the silhouette and give a new, different consciousness of fashion is the core of work by Sabine Portenier and Evelyn Roth, the Swiss fashion designers duo being behind the brand Portenierroth which featured in the Ethical fashion initiative, event organized by ITC and Altaroma.

Portenierroth Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Portenierroth Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

L’ IRONIA, ARTIGIANALITÀ & LE VISIONI DI LEITMOTIV, RUMISU & PORTENIERROTH AL SUPER

Rumisu, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Rumisu, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

L’ ironia, artigianalità e le visioni di tre formidabili brands, Leitmotiv, Rumisu e Portenierroth sono state protagoniste dell’ ultima edizione dell’ evento fieristico di moda Super.

Rumisu, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Rumisu, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Colori, divertenti e surreali stampe – racchiuse in abiti e borse – e ironia sono le alchimie creative della collezione di abbigliamento donna e accessori primavera/estate 2014 di Leitmotiv, brand creato da Fabio Sasso e Juan Caro.

Rumisu, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Rumisu, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Rumisu, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Rumisu, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Poesia, una eleganza senza tempo, suggestioni oniriche e artigianalità su seta brillano e sono impresse nella collezione di foulards di Rumisu, brand fondato da due brillanti fashion designers che sono sorelle, natie di Instanbul, Pinar e Deniz Yegin. Ogni foulard racconta una storia ed è arricchito da preziosi dettagli che parlano di artigianalità, piccoli pupazzi fatti a mano che rappresentano il protagonista del racconto su seta.

Pinar and Deniz Yegin and me, photo by N

Pinar and Deniz Yegin and me, photo by N

Eleganza e nonchalance, linee ideate per accarezzare la silhouette e offrire una nuova, diversa consapevolezza della moda è il nucleo dell’ opera di Sabine Portenier ed Evelyn Roth, il duo di fashion designers duo che è dietro al Portenierroth che è stato protagonista della Ethical fashion initiative, evento organizzato dall’ ITC ed Altaroma.

Portenierroth Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Portenierroth Spring/Summer 2014, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

http://www.pittimmagine.com/corporate/fairs/super.html

www.leit-motiv.com

http://blog.rumisu.com

www.laboutiquevolante.com

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Colors, catchy combinations of materials under the sign of ethic of re-use, fun and sophisticated shapes features in the Spring/Summer 2014 collection of accessories, jewelry and furniture by Carmina Campus, brand created by the brilliant fashion designer and sustainability activist Ilaria Venturini Fendi. The new collection – I was pleased to see and enjoy at the Milan showroom of brand – also includes the smashing series of bags 100% made in Africa, a project created by teaming with the ITC (International Trade Centre, an UN Agency), making concrete the famous slogan of brand “Not charity just work”: to create the conditions in order to emancipate African people from poverty through work, giving rise to genuine passé-partout joining a vibrant aesthetic under the sign of elegance and comfort embodying a vibrant, healthy ethic I celebrate.

CARMINA CAMPUS: L’ ELEGANZA & IL COMFORT DELLA CULTURA DEL RIUSO

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Colori, accattivanti combinazioni di materiali all’ insegna dell’ etica del riuso, divertenti e sofisticate forme sono i protagonisti della collezione primavera/estate 2014 di accessori, gioielli e arredi di Carmina Campus, brand creato dalla brillante fashion designer and attivista della sostenibilità Ilaria Venturini Fendi. La nuova collezione – che sono stata lieta di vedere e apprezzare presso lo showroom milanese del marchio – include anche la formidabile serie di borse 100% made in Africa, un progetto creato in collaborazione con l’ ITC (International Trade Centre, un’ agenzia dell’ ONU), che felicemente concretizza il famoso slogan del brand “Not charity just work”: creare le condizioni per emancipare la popolazione africana dalla povertà attraverso il lavoro, dando vita ad autentici passé-partout che uniscono una vibrante estetica sotto il segno di eleganza e comfort e racchiudono una vibrante, salubre estetica che celebro.

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus

Carmina Campus

Carmina Campus  100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus 100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus  100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus 100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus  100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus 100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus  100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus 100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus  100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus 100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus  100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus 100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus  100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus 100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus 100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus  100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus 100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus  100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

Carmina Campus 100% Made in Africa Spring/Summer 2014

www.carminacampus.com

Rosy Biffi

Rosy Biffi, photo by N

Rosy Biffi goes ahead, the pioneer renowned buyer and owner of Milan Biffi boutiques, making a further step in supporting emerging creatives and promoting an healthy ethic as well as a healthy marketing idea, featuring the “givers” – the ones who are generous, focused on giving without thinking about an expectation or an immediate benefit arising from that and have the courage and the open-minded attitude to believe and concretely invest on an idea considering the development of a long-term business plan, as it is evidenced by the management professor and author Adam Grant in the book he wrote “Give and take” Sperling & Kupfer, 18,00 Euros – brings out of the catwalk and hosts on 17th September 2013 at the Biffi boutique in Corso Genova 6during the Milan edition of fashion event Vogue Fashion Night’s Out  a panel of creatives, Stella Jean, Portenier Roth, Kiki Clothing and Christie Brown, who featured in An Ethical Initiative, event created by Altaroma and UN agency ITC , included in the Altaroma latest edition. Another laudable initiative under the sign of ethical fashion – considered in its wide meaning, including manufacture as well as a vibrant concept – which has a bright purpose: to give the chances to bright creatives of being discovered and appreciated by the audience, by the ones who could buy the creations they made. I really wish this idea promoted by Rosy Biffi, who had and has the smartness and generosity to support emerging talents, spreads and is used in the other realms of fashion system. That would be an added value for the made in Italy as well as for the fashion system considered as a whole. A not to be missed happening to enjoy fashion and its suggestions, the individual value and values.

VFNO: LA ETHICAL FASHION INITIATIVE DI ITC & ALTAROMA PROTAGONISTA DELLA BOUTIQUE BIFFI DI MILANO

Stella Jean during An Ethical Initiative at Altaroma

Stella Jean during An Ethical Initiative at Altaroma, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Rosy Biffi va avanti, la pionieristica, rinomata buyer e proprietaria delle boutiques di Milano Biffi, compiendo un ulteriore passo nel sostegno di creativi emergenti e promozione di una salubre etica e idea di marketing di cui sono protagonisti i “givers” come lei – coloro che sono generosi, dediti a dare senza pensare a una aspettativa o a un immediato beneficio da esso derivante e hanno il coraggio e l’ apertura mentale di credere e investire concretamente su un’ idea, prendendo in considerazione lo sviluppo di business plan a lungo termine, come è stato dimostrato dal docente di management professore e scrittore Adam Grant nel libro da lui realizzato “Più dai Più hai. Un approccio rivoluzionario al successo” Sperling & Kupfer, 18,00 Euro -, porta fuori dalla passerella e ospita il 17 settembre 2013 presso la boutique Biffi in Corso Genova 6, in occasione dell’ edizione di Milano dell’ evento moda Vogue Fashion Night’s Out un gruppo di creativi, Stella Jean, Portenier Roth, Kiki Clothing e Christie Brown che sono stati protagonisti di An Ethical Initiative, evento creato da Altaroma e dall’ agenzia dell’ ONU ITC e incluso nell’ ultima edizione di Altaroma. Un’ altra lodevole iniziativa all’ insegna della moda ethical – considerata nella sua accezione più ampia che include la manifattura come anche un vibrante concept – che ha una brillante finalità: offrire la possibilità a brillanti creativi di essere scoperti e apprezzati dal pubblico, da coloro che potrebbero comprare le loro creazioni. Mi auguro vivamente che questa idea, promossa da Rosy Biffi, la quale ha avuto e ha l’ intelligenza e generosità di sostenere i talenti emergenti si sparga e sia usata in altri ambiti del sistema moda. Ciò sarebbe un valore aggiunto per il made in Italy come anche per il sistema moda considerato nella sua interezza. Un imperdibile evento per apprezzare la moda e le sue suggestioni, il valore individuale e i valori.

Kiki clothing featuring in An Ethical initiative by Altaroma and ITC

Kiki clothing featuring in An Ethical initiative by Altaroma and ITC, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Christie Brown feaaturing in An ethical initiative by Altaroma and ITC, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Christie Brown feaaturing in An ethical initiative by Altaroma and ITC, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

biffi 6

www.biffiboutiques.com

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

A smashing event organized by UN agency ITC and Altaroma, a fashion show which was held in Rome at the Complesso del Santo Spirito during Altaroma and featured four brands, Christie Brown, Ghana brand designed by Aisha Obuobi, Kiki Clothing by Titi Ademola (London native having African parents) who made a collection inspired by the Northern Africa, Portiener Roth, Switzerland brand created by Sabine Portenier and Evelyne Roth who used textiles coming from Burkina Faso and the brilliant and renowned Italian-Haitian fashion designer Stella Jean. A celebration of Africa as well as ethnic suggestions that gave rise to fun collections under the sign of color, craftsmanship, embodying a vibrant concept. A laudable initiative which hopefully follows, being a way to celebrate the Africa culture as well as emancipate people from poverty through work, fashion industry its continuous, local development in countries as Africa.

L’ INIZIATIVA ETHICAL DELL’ ITC & ALTAROMA CHE PORTA L’ AFRICA A ROMA

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Un formidabile evento organizzato dall’ agenzia ONU ITC ed Altaroma, una sfilata che si è tenuta a Roma presso il Complesso del Santo Spirito in occasione di Altaroma ed ha avuto quali protagonisti quattro brand, Christie Brown, brand del Ghana disegnato da Aisha Obuobi, Kiki Clothing di Titi Ademola (natia di Londra da genitori africani) che ha realizzato una collezione che si ispira al Nord Africa, Portiener Roth, brand svizzero creato da Sabine Portenier ed Evelyne Roth che si sono avvalse di tessuti del Burkina Faso e la brillante e rinomata fashion designer italo-haitiana Stella Jean. Una celebrazione dell’ Africa come anche delle suggestioni etniche che hanno dato vita a divertenti collezioni all’ insegna del colore, l’ artigianalità che racchiudono un vibrante concept. Una lodevole iniziativa che sperabilmente prosegua, essendo un modo per celebrare la cultura dell’ Africa come anche emancipare gli individui dalla povertà attraverso il lavoro, l’ industria della moda, il suo continuo sviluppo locale in paesi come l’ Africa.

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Christie Brown

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Portenier Roth

Kiki Clothing

Kiki Clothing

Kiki Clothing

Kiki Clothing

Kiki Clothing

Kiki Clothing

Kiki Clothing

Kiki Clothing

Kiki Clothing

Kiki Clothing

Kiki Clothing

Kiki Clothing

Kiki Clothing

Kiki Clothing

Kiki Clothing

Kiki Clothing

Kiki Clothing

Kiki Clothing

Srella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

Stella Jean

A model wearing Stella Jean at the backstage of fashion show

A model wearing Stella Jean at the backstage of fashion show

Suzy  Menkes at the backstage of fashion show

Suzy Menkes at the backstage of fashion show

A model wearing Stella Jean at the backstage of fashion show

A model wearing Stella Jean at the backstage of fashion show

Silvia Venturini Fendi and Stella Jean

Silvia Venturini Fendi and Stella Jean

Simonetta Gianfelici

Simonetta Gianfelici

Stella Jean and  me

Stella Jean and me

 

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Suzy Menkes, photo by Luca Reali

Africa, its potentialities along with the experiences of Mediterranean Countries will feature in the Herald Tribune International Luxury Conference, yearly event organized by the celebrated journalist Suzy Menkes appearing as moderator during the talks that will be held in Rome from 15th to 16th November 2012 in Rome at the Hotel dei Cavalieri, including as panelists renowned personas and experts as Ilaria Venturini Fendi, pioneer ethical fashion designer and sustainability activist, creator of brand Carmina Campus, Simone Cipriani from the International Trade Centre (ITC, an UN agency), Franca Sozzani as emabassador of no-profit association Fashion 4 Development, Ali and Bono Vox, founders of brand Edun, Silvia Venturini Fendi, fashion designer of Fendi and President of Altaroma – who has successfully made concrete and is making concrete a relevant work in the renewal and internationalization of fashion in Rome, showcasing and promoting the art of craftsmanship and emerging fashion designers -, Raffaello Napoleone, Vivienne Westwood, Frida Giannini, Renzo Rosso, Francesco Trapani, Giambattista Valli, Livia Firth, Pier Paolo Piccioli, Maria Grazia Ciuri, Manolo Blahnik, Diego Della Valle, Jean Paul Gaultier, Donatella Versace, Farida Khelfa, Uchè Okonkwo and many others. A bright chance to think about what it has done and could be done to emancipate Africa – being paradoxically such rich of culture (www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPZGpOYfBWI) and sources – from poverty by fashion and create welfare for all – under the sign of the idea of sharing -, not for just few ones, hopefully avoiding to iterate the charitable logics of new-colonialism.

L’ AFRICA E LE SUE POTENZIALITÀ ALLA CONFERENZA INTERNAZIONALE SUL LUSSO DELL’ HERALD TRIBUNE

Ilaria Venturini Fendi and me

L’ Africa, le sue potenzialità unitamente alle esperienze dei Paesi mediterranei saranno protagonisti della Conferenza Internazionale sul Lusso dell’ Herald Tribune, evento a cadenza annuale, organizzato dalla celebre giornalista Suzy Menkes che apparirà nelle vesti di moderatore dei talk che si terranno a Roma dal 15 al 16novembre 2012 a Roma presso l’ Hotel dei Cavalieri che includerà quali relatori rinomati personaggi ed esperti quali Ilaria Venturini Fendi, pionieristica designer di moda ethical e attivista della sostenibilità, creatrice del brand Carmina Campus, Simone Cipriani dell’ International Trade Centre (ITC, una agenzia dell’ ONU), Franca Sozzani nelle vesti di ambasciatrice dell’ associazione no profit Fashion 4 Development, Ali e Bono Vox, fondatori del brand Edun, Silvia Venturini Fendi, fashion designer di Fendi e Presidente di Altaroma – che ha felicemente concretizzato e concretizza una significativa opera di rinnovamento e internazionalizzazione della moda a Roma, esponendo e promuovendo l’ arte dell’ artigianalità ed i designer emergenti -, Raffaello Napoleone, Vivienne Westwood, Frida Giannini, Renzo Rosso, Francesco Trapani, Giambattista Valli, Livia Firth, Pier Paolo Piccioli, Maria Grazia Ciuri, Manolo Blahnik, Diego Della Valle, Jean Paul Gaultier, Donatella Versace, Farida Khelfa, Uchè Okonkwo e molti altri. Una brillante occasione per pensare a ciò che è stato fatto e potrebbe essere fatto per emancipare l’ Africa –  che é paradossalmente così ricca di cultura  (www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPZGpOYfBWI) e risorse – dalla povertà mediante la moda , creare benessere per tutti – all’ insegna dell’ idea della condivisione -, non soltanto per pochi, sperabilmente evitando di reiterare le caritatevoli logiche del neo-colonialismo.

Silvia Venturini Fendi and me

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It will be held from 22nd to 28th October 2012 in Dallas the first edition of Italian Fashion Week, promoted by Chicago Italian Chamber of Commerce, featuring the Italian Fashion Expo which will be held at the World Trade Center, initiative promoted by the City of Dallas along with Altaroma and CNA Federmoda to give the chance of Italian fashion companies to find new connections with markets. Here it will be hosted the Spring/Summer 2013 collections of womenswear, menswear, kidswear and accessories by about 80 Italian brands. It will feature smashing names of made in Italy as the bright young fashion designer Stella Jean, who will present on 24th October 2012 at the 121 Leslie the fun and colored Spring/Summer 2013 collection she made and the pioneer fashion designer and sustainability activist Ilaria Venturini Fendi, creator of accessories, jewelry and furnishing brand Carmina Campus, who will present on 26th October 2012 the project Carmina Campus for Africa, made concrete by the collection 100% made in Africa, made in collaboration with the UN Agency ITC (International Trade Centre) and will be awarded by the Dallas mayor with the “Excellence in Ethical Business” prize. A successful event to celebrate, promote and export abroad the most brilliant names of contemporary made in Italy.

LA DALLAS ITALIAN FASHION WEEK CON STELLA JEAN & ILARIA VENTURINI FENDI

Ilaria Venturini Fendi, photo by Martin Mueller

Si terrà dal 22 al 28 ottobre 2012 a Dallas la prima edizione della Italian Fashion Week, promossa dalla Camera di Commercio Italiana di Chicago Italian Chamber, di cui sarà protagonista la Fashion Expo italiana  che si terrà presso il World Trade Center, iniziativa sostenuta dal Comune di Dallas unitamente ad Altaroma e CNA Federmoda per offrire la possibilità ad aziende di moda italiane di trovare nuove connessioni con i mercati. Ivi sarà ospitate le collezioni primavera/estate 2013 di abbigliamento donna, uomo, bambino e accessori di circa 80 marchi italiani. Saranno protagonisti formidabili nomi del made in Italy quali la brillante, giovane designer Stella Jean che presenterà il 24ottobre 2012 presso lo spazio 121 Leslie la divertente e colorata collezione primavera/estate 2013 da lei realizzata e la pioneristica designer e attivista della sostenibilità Ilaria Venturini Fendi, creatrice del brand di accessori, gioielli e componenti di arredo Carmina Campus che presenterà il 26ottobre 2012 il progetto Carmina Campus for Africa, concretizzato nella collezione 100% made in Africa, realizzata in collaborazione con l’ Agenzia dell’ ONU ITC (Centro per il Commercio Internazionale) e sarà insignita dal Sindaco di Dallas del premio “Excellence in Ethical Business”. Un felice evento per celebrare, promuovere ed esportare all’ estero i nomi più brillanti del made in Italy contemporaneo.

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2013

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Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2013

It features a smashing combination of colors, leather, leather colors samples and other materials that successfully make concrete the ethic of re-use under the sign of a bright craftsmanship in the Spring/Summer 2013 collection of Carmina Campus, ethical fashion brand of accessories, jewelry and furnishing, created by the pioneer fashion designer and sustainability activist Ilaria Venturini Fendi. The collection includes also the series “100% made in Africa”, hand-made creations by Africa women which is a project made in collaboration with the ITC (the International Trade Centre, a UN Agency) in order to emancipate people from poverty through work, bright evidence of a new luxury, a new way to make fashion which is consistent with new values as the respect and care for environment, the sustainability and the support of people who lives in conditions of poverty, pervading contemporary times.

LE SALUBRI, COLORATE SUGGESTIONI DI CARMINA CAMPUS

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2013

Una formidabile combinazione di colori, pelle, le palette colori di pelle ed altri materiali che concretizzano felicemente l’ etica del riuso all’ insegna di una brillante artigianalità sono i protagonisti della collezione primavera/estate 2013 di Carmina Campus, brand di moda ethical di accessori, gioielli e componenti d’ arredo, creato dalla pionieristica designer ed attivista della sostenibilità Ilaria Venturini Fendi. La collezione include anche la serie “100% made in Africa”, creazioni realizzate a mano da donne dell’ Africa, un progetto realizzato in collaborazione con l’ ITC (Centro per il Commercio Internazionale, un’ Agenzia dell’ ONU) al fine di emancipare la gente dalla povertà attraverso il lavoro, felice dimostrazione di un nuovo lusso, un nuovo modo di fare moda che è compatibile con nuovi valori quale il rispetto e l’ attenzione per ambiente, la sostenibilità e il sostegno delle genti che vivono in condizioni di povertà che informano la contemporaneità.

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2013

100% Made In Africa by Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2013

100 % made in Africa by Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2013

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2013

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2013

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2013

The bags featuring in the Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2013 at the Milan show-room of brand

 

 

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