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Stella Jean featuring at Penelope, photo by N

Stella Jean featuring at Penelope, photo by N

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

 

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

The interiors of Penelope,  photo by N

The interiors of Penelope, photo by N

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Dress by Vionnet at Penelope, photo by N

Dress by Vionnet at Penelope, photo by N

 

Penelope, photo by N

Penelope, photo by N

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

 

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

 

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

Christian Louboutin, photo by N

 

Dries van Noten, photo by N

Dries van Noten, photo by N

 

Dries van Noten, photo by N

Dries van Noten, photo by N

 

Dries van Noten, photo by N

Dries van Noten, photo by N

 

Erminardo Aliaj being ready to work, photo by N

Erminardo Aliaj being ready to work, photo by N

 

Coffee time with Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

Coffee time with Antonio Gardoni, photo by N

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

Sacai Luck, photo by N

Sacai Luck, photo by N

 

Birkenstock by Sacai Luck, photo by N

Birkenstock by Sacai Luck, photo by N

Sacai Luck, photo by N

Sacai Luck, photo by N

 

Opening Ceremony, photo by N

Opening Ceremony, photo by N

 

Uusual shoes at Penelope, photo by N

Uusual shoes at Penelope, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Wine at Osteria Bianchi, photo by N

Wine at Osteria Bianchi, photo by N

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

www.penelopestore.it

Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy of Pitti

Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy of Pitti

The postmodernism in its many, catchy and fresh versions under the sign of easily decodable products has been the leitmotiv of Florentine fashion tradeshow event Pitti, a celebration of semiotic from contemporary times which featured as special guests Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, the creative directors of Kenzo (who contributed as fashion designers of New York brand Opening Ceremony to develop a casual-chic elegance and a laudable habit that gave rise to successful teamings with creatives as Chloe Sevigny, Yoko Ono and Delfina Delettrez).

Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy of Pitti

Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy of Pitti

Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni

Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni

Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni

Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy of Pitti

Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy of Pitti

Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy of Pitti

Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy of Pitti

Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy of Pitti

Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy of Pitti

Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy of Pitti

The same semiotic approach along with light colors, fluid and caressing lines and volumes is embodied in the menswear and womenswear capsule collection by the young Italian fashion designer Emiliano Rinaldi (who paid homage to Florence, his native city) as well as the. fun graphic elements, nice prints, catchy details and accessories – as the shopping bags – that featured in the collection by the WION finalist Andrea Pompilio.

IL CULTO CONTEMPORANEO DEL POSTMODERNISMO AL PITTI 

Emiliano Rinaldi, photo courtesy of Pitti

Emiliano Rinaldi Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo courtesy of Pitti

Il postmodernismo nelle sue plurime, accattivanti e fresche versioni all’ insegna di prodotti facilmente decodicabili è stato il leitmotiv dell’ ultima edizione dell’ evento fieristico di moda fiorentino Pitti, celebrazione della semiotica della contemporaneità di cui sono stati protagonisti  quali special guests Humberto Leon e Carol Lim, direttori creativi di creative di Kenzo (che hanno contribuito nelle vesti di fashion designers del brand newyorkese Opening Ceremony a consolidare una eleganza casual-chic e anche una lodevole prassi che ha dato vita a felici collaborazioni con creativi quali Chloe Sevigny, Yoko Ono e Delfina Delettrez).

Emiliano Rinaldi Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo courtesy of Pitti

Emiliano Rinaldi Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo courtesy of Pitti

Emiliano Rinaldi along with the models waring the creations featuring in the collection Fall/Winter 2013-2014 he made, photo courtesy of Pitti

Emiliano Rinaldi along with the models waring the creations featuring in the collection Fall/Winter 2013-2014 he made, photo courtesy of Pitti

Il medesimo approccio semiotico unitamente a colori tenui, forme e volumi fluidi e carezzevoli è racchiuso nella collezione capsule uomo e donna del giovane fashion designer italiano Emiliano Rinaldi (che ha reso omaggio a Firenze, la sua città natia) come anche i divertenti grafismi, le simpatiche stampe,gli accattivanti dettagli e accessori – quali le shopping bags -, protagonisti della collezione del finalista di WION Andrea Pompilio.

Andrea Pompilio Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo courtesy of Pitti

Andrea Pompilio Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy of Pitti

Andrea Pompilio Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo courtesy of Pitti

Andrea Pompilio Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo courtesy of Pitti

Andrea Pompilio Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo courtesy of Pitti

Andrea Pompilio Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni,courtesy of Pitti

Andrea Pompilio Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo courtesy of Pitti

Andrea Pompilio Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo courtesy of Pitti

Andrea Pompilio Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo courtesy of Pitti

Andrea Pompilio Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy of Pitti

Andrea Pompilio, Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy of Pitti

Andrea Pompilio, Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy of Pitti

Andrea Pompilio Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy of Pitti

Andrea Pompilio Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy of Pitti

Andrea Pompilio Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy  of Pitti

Andrea Pompilio Fall/Winter 2013-2014, photo by Giovanni Giannoni, courtesy of Pitti

www.pittimmagine.com

Yoko Ono and John Lennon during their wedding in 1969

Yoko Ono and John Lennon during their wedding in 1969

The genius, eclectic Yoko Ono has recently teamed with the New York brand Opening Ceremony, created by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (who will feature in the special event of latest edition of Florence fashion tradeshow event Pitti on January 2013) to design “Fashion for men”, an unusual menswear capsule collection inspired by her late husband John Lennon and which brings the name of the collection of sketches she made – to celebrate the beauty of her beloved as well as the body parts she preferred – to give it as a wedding gift to him for their marriage in 1969. The capsule collection features 30 items – in limited edition, just 72 items are available on the online store of brand – including accessories as boots. It is also available the book embodying the original sketches of clothes included in the capsule collection, telling about the creative process which gave rise to it. A successful initiative which joins art and design and celebrates the most precious feeling to live, share and spread, love.

MODA PER CELEBRARE L’ AMORE: “FASHION FOR MEN” DI YOKO ONO PER OPENING CEREMONY

Fashion for men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Fashion for men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

La geniale, eclettica Yoko Ono ha recentemente collaborato con il brand newyorkese Opening Ceremony, creato da Humberto Leon e Carol Lim (che saranno protagonisti dell’ ultima edizione dell’ evento fieristico di moda di Firenze Pitti in gennaio 2013) per disegnare “Fashion for men”, una insolita collezione capsule di abbigliamento da uomo che si ispira al suo defunto marito John Lennon e che porta il nome della collezione di disegni da lei realizzati – per celebrare la bellezza del corpo dell’ amato come anche le parti che preferiva – per donarla a lui quale regalo di nozze per il loro matrimonio nel 1969. 30 capi sono i protagonisti della collezione capsule – una edizione limitata di cui sono disponibili sulla boutique online del brand soltanto 72 capi – che include abiti e accessori quali stivali. È anche disponibile il libro che racchiude i disegni originali degli abiti inclusi nella collezione capsule che unisce arte e design e celebra il sentimento più prezioso da vivere, condividere e spargere, l’ amore.

Fashion for men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Fashion for men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Fashion for men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Fashion for men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Fashion for men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Fashion for men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Fashion for men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Fashion for men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Fashion for men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Fashion for men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Fashion for me by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Fashion for men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Fashion for men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Fashion for men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Fashion for men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Fashion for men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Fashion for Men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

Fashion for Men by Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony

www.openingceremony.us

Shoescribe.com

The Yoox Group today launches Shoescribe.com, the new multi-brand virtual boutique focused on the shoes, having the purpose “ to give a unique service and shopping experience” as the founder and Managing Director of Yoox Group Federico Marchetti asserts, featuring exclusive services and editorials, including a special selection of many brands – over 100 – as Acne, Alexander Wang, Bally, Giambattista Valli, Marni, Marc Jacobs, Opening Ceremony, Proenza Schouler, Sergio Rossi and many others. The website gives a range of exclusive services by a yearly subscription as the shoe-repair service, shoe-care kit, the free shipping and also “Cinderella for one day”, giving the chance to purchase a couple of shoes at half price for the own birthday. Shoescribe.com collaborates with Arianne Phillips – celebrated costume designer and stylist – who is the guest curator of the online store one week after its launch. She will give suggestions about style and trends, revealing her “must have” and telling by exclusive interviews about her work experience, focused on the realm of shoes .A catchy editorial structure divided in daily “editor’s pick”, latest trends and a blog makes the website an innovative experience for customers and readers. A smashing cathedral of shoes to visit and enjoy.

SHOESCRIBE.COM, LA CATTEDRALE VIRTUALE DELLE CALZATURE DEL GRUPPO YOOX

Shoescribe.com

Il Gruppo Yoox lancia oggi Shoescribe.com, la nuova boutique virtuale multi-brand dedicata alle calzature che ha la finalità di offrire un servizio e un’ esperienza di shopping unica come afferma il fondatore e amministratore delegato del Gruppo Yoox Federico Marchetti di cui sono protagonisti servizi esclusivi ed editoriali che includono una selezione speciale di molteplici marchi – più di 100 – quali Acne, Alexander Wang, Bally, Giambattista Valli, Marni, Marc Jacobs, Opening Ceremony, Proenza Schouler, Sergio Rossi e molti altri. Il sito web offre una gamma di servizi esclusivi mediante la sottoscrizione annuale quali il servizio di riparazione delle scarpe, il kit per la cura della calzatura, la spedizione gratuita ed anche “Cenerentola per un giorno” che offre la possibilità di acquistare un paio di scarpe a metà prezzo il giorno del proprio compleanno. Shoescribe.com collabora con Arianne Phillips – celebre costumista e stylist – che sarà la guest curator della boutique online una settimana dopo il suo lancio. Costei offrirà consigli su stile e tendenze, svelando i suoi “must have” e raccontando mediante interviste esclusive della sua esperienza di lavoro, rivolta all’ ambito delle calzature. Una accattivante struttura editoriale, divisa in “editor’s pick”, ultimo trend ed un blog rende il sito web una esperienza innovativa per i clienti e lettori. Una formidabile cattedrale delle calzature da visitare e apprezzare.

Gianvito Rossi Spring/Summer 2012

 

Ellen Verbeek Spring/Summer 2012

 

Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2012

www.shoescribe.com

Kenzo Spring/Summer 2012

The Spring/Summer 2012 collection of Kenzo represents the debut of  Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, designers of American brand Opening Ceremony as creative directors of fashion house created by Kenzo Takada, inspired to the primary colors, leitmotiv of work by American painter Ellsworth Kelly, featuring a playful mood: vibrant colors, reversible cuts, comfortable volumes, prints, embroideries and accessories evoke a coast landscape, successfully making concrete a dialogue between the American streetwear and the Paris soft elegance.

IL MOOD LUDICO DI KENZO

Kenzo Spring/Summer 2012

La collezione primavera/estate 2012 di Kenzo rappresenta il debutto di Humberto Leon e Carol Lim designer del brand americano Opening Ceremony nelle vesti di direttori creativi della casa di moda creata da Kenzo Takada che si ispira ai colori primari, leitmotiv dell’opera del pittore americano Ellsworth Kelly di cui é protagonista un mood giocoso: colori vibranti, tagli reversibili, volumi confortevoli, stampe, ricami ed accesso evocano un paesaggio costiero, concretizzando felicemente un dialogo tra lo streetwear americano e la morbida eleganza parigina.

www.kenzo.com

The New York boutique Open Ceremony collaborated with Walt Disney to create a special capsule clothing collection inspired to the movie Tron Legacy – which will be released on 17th December 2010, featuring the Daft Punk, French band that created the movie soundtrack – evoking the futuristic universe of film, being under the sign of a high-tech aesthetics and including the four Tron colors: yellow, orange, blue and black.

LA CAPSULE COLLECTION DI OPENING CEREMONY PER TRON LEGACY  

Open Ceremony for Tron Legacy

La boutique newyorkese Open Ceremony ha collaborato con la Walt Disney per creare una special collezione di abbigliamento che Tron Legacy – che sarà distribuito il 17 dicembre 2010  con i Daft Punk, band francese che ha creato la colonna sonora del film – che evoca il futuristico universo della pellicola, è all’insegna di un’estetica high-tech e include i quattro colori di tron:  giallo, arancione, il blu e nero.

Opening Ceremony for Tron Legacy

Opening ceremony for Tron Legacy

www.openingceremony.us