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artwork by Joe Corrè, photo by N

It successfully runs through 7th May 2018 at the London Gallery Lazinc the exhibition “Ash from Chaos”, which showcases the works by Joe Corrè(, bright fashion designer, businessman, who created yesterday the celebrated luxury lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, and later the sartorial clothing brand A Child of the Jago and the make-up brand Illamasqua and strong social activism, focused on the protection of environment and the climate revolution), that arise from “Burn Punk London”, initiative he made on 26th November 2016 which took place in London in a boat on the Thames where precious memorabilia of punk were burned by him.

 

Arwork by Joe Corrè, photo by N

A destructive act of protest against the commodification by the mainstream of a counterculture movement, which has turned into art, more specifically into a series of artworks – made of the ashes arisen from funeral pyre of punk. The proceeds arising from their sale will be entirely donated to a charity – and a part of documentary film he made( which is currently work in progress), accompanying  this awesome showcase and giving rise to a marvelous alchemy, emphasizing the message underlying to this gesture: “to question on price and value” , as Joe( embodying at best the assertiveness, modesty,  romanticism, which is not that consisting to give as a gift roses to the one you love, but to follow and make concrete the idea of freedom and humanity, pleased to tell you more  about him his bright visions and ideas soon) says and stop to be passive, developing a conscious way of thinking which is respectful of the world surrounding us.

Details from Ash from Chaos by Joe Corrè, photo by N

 

Details from Ash from Chaos by Joe Corrè, photo by N

 

Details from Ash from Chaos by Joe Corrè, photo by N

 

That and much more will be the core of talk featuring the iconic, genius British fashion designer  and bright visual artist Daniel Lismore( who is Ambassador of Tate Modern as well as Graduated Fashion Week and has made his life a work of art), hosting in the Lazinc Gallery at 7pm  a talk with Joe Corrè about this marvelous initiative, successfully joining art and activism. A not to be missed happening to appreciate a smashing conversation between two precious individuals under the sign of culture, emancipated  from the obvious and reasonable, contemporary times, sense, values and art.

 

 

“ASH FROM CHAOS”: ARTE E ATTIVISMO IL TALK CON DANIEL LISMORE E JOE CORRÉ ALLA GALLERIA LAZINC DI LONDRA

 

Joe Corrè along with his mother Dame Vivienne Westwood and his daughter Cora Corrè, photo by N

Prosegue felicemente  fino al 7 maggio 2018 presso la Galleria d’ arte di Londra Lazinc la mostra “Ash from Chaos” che espone le opere di Joe Corrè(, brillante fashion designer, uomo d’ affari che ha creato ieri il celebre marchio di lingerie di lusso Agent Provocateur, successivamente il marchio di abbigliamento sartoriale A Child of the Jago, e fervente attivista nel sociale, impegnato nella protezione dell’ ambiente e nella climate revolution), le quali nascono da “Burn Punk London”, iniziativa da lui posta in essere il 26 novembre 2016 che ha avuto luogo a Londra in una barca sul Tamigi, in cui sono state da lui bruciate memorabilia del punk.

 

The iconic and eclectic Phillip Sallon at the Lazinc Gallery during the private opening of “Ash from Chaos”, photo by N

 

An icon of punk Jordan Rooke wearing a marvelous t-shirt, photo by N

 

Jordan Rooke along with me, myself and I, photo by N

 

 

The fashion designer Pandemonia Panacea along with visitors of the Ash from Chaos private opening, photo by N

Un atto distruttivo di protesta contro la mercificazione da parte del mainstream di un movimento di controcultura che si è trasformato in arte, più specificatamente in una serie di opere d’ arte – fatto delle ceneri della pira funeraria del punk. I proventi derivanti dalla loro vendita saranno devoluti per intero a un’ associazione di beneficienza – unitamente a un frammento della pellicola documentaristica, un racconto, un’ esperienza visiva unica (che sta per essere ultimato) che accompagna questa fantastica rassegna che dà vita a una meravigliosa alchimia ed enfatizza il messaggio sotteso a tale gesto: “interrogarsi su prezzo e valore”, come afferma Joe( il quale incarna al meglio assertività, modestia, romanticismo – che non ciò che consiste nel regalare rose a cui si ama ma seguire e concretizzare l’ idea di libertà – e umanità, lieta di raccontare presto altro ancora su di lui, sulle sue brillanti visioni ed idee) e smettere di essere passivi, consolidando un modo di pensare consapevole e rispettoso del mondo che ci circonda.

The fashion designer and visual artist Daniel Lismore, me, myself and I along with an artwork by Joe Corrè, photo by N

 

A detail embodied in the artwork by Joe Corrè, photo by N

 

Questo e molto altro sarà il cuore del talk di cui sarà protagonista l’ iconico, geniale fashion designer inglese e brillante artista Daniel Lismore( che è anche Ambasciatore del Museo di Londra Tate Modern, della Graduated Fashion Week ed ha reso la sua vita un’ opera d’ arte) il quale  sarà il moderatore di un talk con Joe Corrè che si terrà presso la Galleria Lazinc alle ore 19:00, incentrato su questa lodevole iniziativa che unisce felicemente arte ed attivismo. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare due vibranti individualità  all’ insegna di cultura, emancipata dall’ ovvio e ragionevole, contemporaneità,  senso, valori e arte.

 

Still image from the film by Joe Corrè, photo by N

 

 

Me, myself and I along with the artwork by Joe Corrè, photo by N

 

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Joe Corrè, photo courtesy of Burn Punk London

Activism, counterculture instilling doubts in a direct and provocative way, successful evocation of drifts by Guy Debord(, celebrated philosopher who wrote the anarcho-situationist masterpiece “The society of spectacle”, very contemporary book which depicts the passage of capitalistic society, based on economy and money, where everyone is resulting from what he has, from having to appearing. The thought which is embodied in it is a photography of this age of political-cultural decadence and consumption arising from consumerism). This is a mere synthesis of making by Joe Corrè, bright fashion designer, businessman ( who created yesterday the luxury underwear brand Agent Provocateur, instead today of A Child of the Jago, as well as of Illamasqua, renowned make-up brand), and strong social activist, more specifically Climate Revolution, campaign supported by his mother Vivienne Westwood against the global warming. He, on the 26th november 2016, started an initiative, “Burn Punk London”, or rather to give rise to a funeral pyre and burn all of the memorabilia punk he owned ( the New York Times told they amounted to five millions of pounds). The fundamental reason connected to this gesture, a genuine destructive act of protest, arises from a tangible fact, the commodification of a cultural movement which was alternative, disapproving the mass culture – and it has as its icons his father Malcom McLaren and mother -, which has engulfed into the mainstream  just for commercial purposes, re-edited in a empty way and also dignified by who provocatively features in the cover of a single track by the Sex Pistols, made in 1977 by Jamie Reid, the queen Elisabeth (who considered 2016 as the year of punk). The single track was “God save the Queen” by Sex Pistols( which ends with “no future”, become famous slogan of punk movement) and some day after it was the fortieth anniversary of their first album, “Anarchy in the UK”.

 

The “God save the queen” single track cover by Jamie Reid, 1977

His vinyl copy has been the first relic to be burned( later it has followed the trousers owned by Johnny Rotten, live concerts records and other precious rarities). Corrè asserted: “it’s about trying to get people to get their head around the difference between price and value. It’s about drawing attention to the hypocrisy of these establishment institutions now making money out of these pastiche versions. Forty years to go from public enemy number one to everyone seeing the UK as the birth of punk, so that’s now a valued tourist attraction item that we can use. That happened two years ago. Instead today other things happen. That act didn’t run out, but it became art ( as the punk which – as it says Joe Corrè – will born again from its ashes as the Arabian phoenix, in another form. Anyway, as the principle of mass conservation by Lavoisier teaches, “nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed”), photography, an illustrated documentary featuring in “Ash from Chaos”, an exhibition which will be held from 20th to 28th April 2018 in London at the Lazinc gallery. A not to be missed happening to pay homage to past, present, celebrating a gesture which suggests to look at today in a questioning, conscious, libertarian and assertive way.

 

“ASH FROM CHAOS” DI JOE CORRÉ ALLA GALLERIA LAZINC DI LONDRA

 

Joe Corrè during a public protest against fracking, photo courtesy of Burn Punk London

 

Attivismo, contro-cultura che insinua dubbi in modo diretto e provocatorio, action-propaganda, felice evocazione delle derive di Guy Debord(, celebre filosofo autore del capolavoro anarco-situazionista “La società dello spettacolo, libro estremamente contemporaneo che dipinge il passaggio della società capitalistica, basata sull’ economia e sul denaro, in cui si è in quanto si ha, dall’ avere all’ apparire. Il pensiero in esso racchiuso è una fotografia di questa epoca di decadenza politico-culturale e consunzione derivante dal consumo). Questa, una mera sintesi del fare di Joe Corrè, brillante fashion designer, imprenditore (creatore ieri del brand di lingerie Agent Provocateur, oggi di A Child of the Jago, nonché di Illamasqua, rinomato marchio di make-up) e fervente attivista nel sociale, più specificamente nella Climate Revolution, campagna sostenuta dalla madre Vivienne Westwood contro il fracking e il surriscaldamento della terra. Costui, il 26 novembre 2016, ha avviato un’ iniziativa, “Burn Punk London”, ovvero dar vita a una pira funebre e bruciare tutte le memorabilia da lui possedute (che secondo il  New York Times avevano il valore di cinque milioni di sterline). Il motivo sotteso a tale gesto, un autentico atto distruttivo di protesta, nasce da un fatto tangibile, la mercificazione di un movimento culturale, il punk, che era alternativo e critico alla cultura di massa – e aveva quali sue icone il padre, Malcom McLaren e la madre-, il quale era stato fagocitato dal mainstream per fini meramente commerciali, rieditato in chiave vuota e dignificato anche da colei che provocatoriamente appare sulla cover di un album dei Sex Pistols, realizzata nel 1977 da Jamie Reid, la regina Elisabetta di Inghilterra (la quale aveva proclamato il 2016 l’ anno del punk). ll singolo era “God save the Queen” dei Sex Pistols( che si chiude con “no future”, divenuto celebre slogan del movimento punk) e qualche giorno dopo ricorreva il quarantesimo anniversario del loro primo album, “Anarchy in the UK”.

 

Joe Corrè along with Vivienne Westwood his mother during a public protest against fracking, photo courtesy of Burn Punk London

La sua copia in vinile è stata la prima reliquia ad esser bruciata ( poi son seguiti i pantaloni appartenuti a Johnny Rotten, registrazioni di concerti e altre preziose rarità). Corrè spiegava che ciò “ è finalizzato a far in modo che la gente ponga attenzione sulla differenza tra prezzo e valore. Il mettere in evidenza l’ ipocrisia delle istituzioni dell’ establishment che adesso ricavano denaro da queste versioni che hanno la foggia di pastiche. Quaranta anni per passare da nemico pubblico numero uno a oggetto che può essere usato come valida forma di attrazione turistica, poiché tutti vedono la Gran Bretagna come la nascita del punk”. Tutto ciò accadeva due anni fa. Oggi invece accade altro. Quell’ atto non si è esaurito, ma è diventato arte (come il punk che secondo Joe Corré rinascerà dalle sue ceneri, come l’ araba fenice, in un’altra forma. D’altronde, come insegna il principio di conservazione della materia di Lavoisier “nulla si crea, nulla si distrugge, ma tutto si trasforma”), fotografia, un documentario illustrato  protagonista di “Ash from Chaos”, una mostra che si terrà dal 20 al 28 aprile 2018 a Londra presso la galleria Lazinc. Un appuntamento imperdibile per onorare il passato, il presente, celebrando un gesto che invita a guardare alla quotidianità in modo critico, consapevole, libertario e assertivo.

 

photo courtesy of Burn Punk London

 

 

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Jerry Hall, photo by Gian Paolo Barbieri, courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

Jerry Hall, photo by Gian Paolo Barbieri, courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

It has recently opened in Brescia at the Ma.Co. F., the Centre of Italian Photography, the exhibition “Di Moda. Fotografie dal 1950 al 2000”, organized in collaboration with the Brescia Urban Center, featuring the works of renowned fashion photographers as Gian Paolo Barbieri, Giuseppe Palmas, Alfa Castaldi, Oreste Alabiso, Gian Butturini, Beppe Vigasio, Federico Garolla, Giovanni Gastel, Ugo Mulas, Carlo Orsi, Gianni Turillazzi and Maria Vittoria Backhaus, giving rise to a smashing dialogue and telling about fashion, its revolutions inside out the catwalk. They are many stories, enriched by another story, focused on ideas on the move, signs impressed in the Penelope’s archive, the renowned cathedral of conceptual fashion created by the one and only Roberta Valentini. Here it is on show, through 15th January 2017 a selection which is part of the awesome and precious Penelope’s archive. A not to be missed happening to discover and enjoy fashion and its culture, a vibrant, intense and universal tale.

MODA, FOTOGRAFIA EL’ ARCHIVIO DI PENELOPE: LA MOSTRA “DI MODA. FOTOGRAFIE DAL 1950 AL 2000” AL BRESCIA MA.CO.F. DI BRESCIA

photo by Gian Paolo Barbieri, courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

photo by Gian Paolo Barbieri, courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

È stata recentemente inaugurata a Brescia presso il Ma.Co. F., il Centro di Fotografia Italiana, la mostra “Di Moda. Fotografie dal 1950 al 2000”, organizzata in collaborazione con l’ Urban Center di Brescia, di cui sono protagoniste le opere di rinomati fotografi di moda quali Gian Paolo Barbieri, Giuseppe Palmas, Alfa Castaldi, Oreste Alabiso, Gian Butturini, Beppe Vigasio, Federico Garolla, Giovanni Gastel, Ugo Mulas, Carlo Orsi, Gianni Turillazzi e Maria Vittoria Backhaus, che danno vita a un formidabile dialogo e raccontano la moda, le sue rivoluzioni dentro e fuori dalla passerella. Tante storie, arricchite da un’ altra storia, incentrata su idee in movimento, segni impressi nell’ archivio di Penelope, la rinomata cattedrale bresciana di moda concettuale creata dalla sola e unica Roberta Valentini. Ivi é in mostra, fino al 15 gennaio 2017, una selezione che fa parte del fantastico e prezioso archivio di Penelope. Un evento imperdibile per scoprire e apprezzare la moda e la sua cultura, un racconto vibrante, intenso e universale.

Penelope's archive, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

Penelope’s archive, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

Penelope's archive, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

Penelope’s archive, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

 

Comme Des Garçons, from Penelope's archive, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

Comme Des Garçons, from Penelope’s archive, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

Vivienne Westwood, from Penelope's archive, photo courtesy of Alessandro Bocingher

Vivienne Westwood, from Penelope’s archive, photo courtesy of Alessandro Bocingher

 

The one and only Roberta Valentini along with Marcelo Burlon, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

The one and only Roberta Valentini along with Marcelo Burlon, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

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Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

A political message, impressed on a video: “free Assange”, a paradigm, the freedom, being the leitmotiv of thought and work by the legendary British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, joins to the gender fluidity, categorical imperative which has successfully developed in the Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2017 collection, recently presented during the Milan Fashion Week. Fluid lines caressing the silhouette draw together and confuse the man with the woman. Jersey dresses and colored sweaters talk about comfort, freedom and consciousness. The outfits are tight as well as comfortable, as the coverall, large, long skirts embody light colored floral prints. The palette of colors include natural nuances along green, blue, light blue, pink and white. Stripes, transparencies, meshes and flowers are some of the patterns featuring in this fun collection.

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD MAN: LIBERTÀ & FLUIDITÀ DEL GENDER

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Un messaggio politico, impresso in un video, “free Assange”, un paradigma, la libertà, leitmotiv del pensiero e dell’ opera della leggendaria fashion designer inglese Vivienne Westwood, si unisce alla fluidità del gender, imperativo categorico che è stato felicemente consolidato nella collezione Vivienne Westwood Man primavera/estate 2017, recentemente presentata in occasione della fashion week milanese. Linee fluide che carezzano la silhouette avvicinano e confondono l’ uomo con la donna. Abiti di jersey e maglie colorate parlano di  comfort, libertà e consapevolezza. Gli outfits sono aderenti e anche comodi come la tuta, larghe gonne lunghe che racchiudono colori tenui e stampe colorate. La palette di colori include tonalità naturali unitamente a verde, blu, celeste, rosa e bianco. Righe, trasparenze, reti e fiori sono alcuni dei motivi protagonisti di questa divertente collezione.

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

 

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

 

 

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

 

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

 

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

 

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

 

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

 

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

 

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

 

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

 

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2017, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

 

Vivienne Westwood along with the models at the backstage of fashion show, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood along with the models at the backstage of fashion show, photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

 

 

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photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

It debuts during the Milan design week the brand Stories of Italy successfully joining art, craftsmanship, design made in Italy and giving rise to a precious collection of trays, sculptures and vases – made of Carrara marble and Murano glass – that are on show in the Milan Vivienne Westwood boutiques placed in Corso Venezia 25 and Via Vincenzo Capelli 4. Marvelous home accessories as the “Dattero” series of Murano vases and “Bramante rosa” marble trays. A not to be missed happening to enjoy the aesthetics of a legendary fashion designer, the queen of punk and the excellence of made in Italy.

IL DEBUTTO DI STORIES OF ITALY: ARTE, ARTIGIANALITÀ & DESIGN ALLE BOUTIQUE DI MILANO DI VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

photo courtesy of Cesare Biraghi

photo courtesy of Cesare Biraghi

Debutta in occasione della settimana del design di Milano il marchio Stories of Italy che felicemente unisce arte, artigianalità, design made in Italy e dà vita a una preziosa collezione di vassoi, sculture e vasi – realizzati in marmo di Carrara e vetro di Murano – che sono esposte presso le boutique di Milano di Vivienne Westwood boutique ubicate in Corso Venezia 25 ed in Via Vincenzo Capelli 4. Meravigliosi accessori per la casa quali la serie “Dattero” di vasi in vetro di Murano ed i vassoi di marmo “Bramante rosa”. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare l’ estetica di una leggendaria fashion designer, la regina del punk e l’ eccellenza del made in Italy.

Stories of Italy, photo courtesy of Davide Corrado

Stories of Italy, photo courtesy of Davide Corrado

 

Stories of Italy, photo courtesy of Davide Corrado

Stories of Italy, photo courtesy of Davide Corrado

 

Stories of Italy, photo courtesy of Davide Corrado

Stories of Italy, photo courtesy of Davide Corrado

 

Stories of Italy, photo courtesy of Davide Corrado

Stories of Italy, photo courtesy of Davide Corrado

 

 

 

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Madonna Blond Ambition Corset by Jean-Paul Gaultier

Madonna Blond Ambition Corset by Jean-Paul Gaultier

It will be held in London at the Victoria & Albert Museum from 16th April 2016 to 12th March 2017 Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear”, the exhibition, organized in collaboration with Revlon and the luxury lingerie brand Agent Provocateur (established in 1994 by the brilliant Joseph Corré , son of Vivienne Westwood and Malcom McLaren and Serena Rees when we were married), puts the light on the evolution of underwear design from 18th –century to the present times, featuring over 200 items of underwear for men and women under the sign of innovation and luxury. The creations by fashions designers as Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, La Perla, Jean-Paul Gaultier,  Paul Smith, Rigby & Peller explore the relationship between underwear and fashion (a clear track of all that is impressed in the punk, post-punk, new-Romantic dress-code since the Eighties and come back in  the Nineties under different interpretations, from the lyricism of Hussein Chalayan to the baroque by Gianni Versace, something which is and stays), talking about the notions of ideal body and the ways that cut, fit, fabric and decoration can reveal issues of gender, sex and morality. A not to be missed happening for all the ones who are devoted to the charme of lingerie.

“UNDRESSED: A BRIEF HISTORY OF UNDERWEAR” AL MUSEO VICTORIA & ALBERT DI LONDRA

Si terrà a Londra presso il Museo Victoria & Albert di Londra dal 16 aprile 2016 al 12 marzo 2017 Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear”, la mostra, organizzata in collaborazione con Revlon e il marchio di lingerie di lusso Agent Provocateur (fondato nel 1994 dal brillante Joseph Corré, figlio di Vivienne Westwood e Malcom McLaren e da Serena Rees quando erano sposati), racconta l’ evoluzione del design in materia di biancheria intima dal 18° secolo a oggi che ha quali protagonisti più di 200 capi di underwear per uomini e donne all’ insegna di innovazione e lusso. Le creazioni di fashions designer quali Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, La Perla, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Paul Smith, Rigby & Peller esplorano la relazione tra biancheria intima e moda (una nitida traccia di tutto ciò è impressa nel dress-code punk, post-punk, new-Romantic a partire dagli anni Ottanta e ritorna negli anni Novanta sotto forma di svariate interpretazioni: il lirismo di  Hussein Chalayan, il barocco di Gianni Versace e molte altre,  qualcosa che c’è e resta ancora oggi), parla delle nozioni di corpo ideale e i modi in cui il taglio, la vestibilità, il materiale e i decori possono rivelare questioni inerenti il gender, sesso e la moralità. Un evento imperdibile per tutti coloro che sono devoti al fascino della lingerie.

Fashion photograph, Lilian Bassman, 1948.Museum no. PH.14-1986. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Fashion photograph, Lilian Bassman, 1948.Museum no. PH.14-1986. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 

 

Cage crinoline, Unknown, ca.1868. Museum no. T.195-1984. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Cage crinoline, Unknown, ca.1868. Museum no. T.195-1984. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Leigh Bowery, photo by Ole Christiansen

Leigh Bowery, photo by Ole Christiansen

26th March would have been the birthday of Leigh Bowery (who passed away in 1994), genius and legendary Australian performer artist, club promoter, actor, pop star, model, and fashion designer (also for the Michael Clark Dance Company), based in London and was part of London Blitz Kids, New York City Michael Alig’s Club Kids and founder along with Boy George in 1985 of Taboo Club during the times of new-romantic movement. Today I remember him who is considered one of the more influential figures in the 1980s and 1990s London and New York City art and fashion circles, influencing a generation of artists and designers. His influence reached through the fashion, club and art worlds to impact, amongst others, Meadham Kirchhoff, Alexander McQueen, Lucian Freud, Vivienne Westwood, Boy George, Antony and the Johnsons, John Galliano, Gareth Pugh, Rick Owens, the Scissor Sisters, David LaChapelle, Lady Bunny along with many bands and nightclubs in London and New York City which arguably perpetuated his avant-garde ideas featuring the grotesque as non-conventional standard of beauty. Many are the books, documentary films, exhibitions and the permanent collections at Museums that celebrate his sign, that visionary attitude going beyond time and energy I love and pay homage always and forever.

LEIGH BOWERY: SEMPRE & PER SEMPRE

Leigh Bowery, photo by Nick Knight

Leigh Bowery, photo by Nick Knight

Il 26 marzo sarebbe stato il compleanno di Leigh Bowery (venuto a mancare nel 1994), geniale e leggendario performer artist australiano, club promoter, attore, pop star, modello e fashion designer(anche per la Michael Clark Dance Company) che ha vissuto a Londra ed ha fatto parte dei Blitz Kids di Londra, dei Club Kids di Michael Alig a New York ed ha fondato con Boy George nel 1985 il famoso locale Taboo ai tempi del movimento new-romantic. Oggi ricordo lui che è considerato una delle figure più emblematiche, avendo influenzato una generazione di artisti e designer. La sua influenza é giunta attraverso il mondo della moda, dei locali notturni e dell’ arte  per avere impatto, tra gli altri, su Meadham Kirchhoff, Alexander McQueen, Lucian Freud, Vivienne Westwood, Boy George, Antony and the Johnsons, John Galliano, Gareth Pugh, Rick Owens, the Scissor Sisters, David LaChapelle, Lady Bunny unitamente a svariati gruppi e locali notturni a Londra e New York City che presumibilmente hanno perpetrato le sue avveniristiche idee di cui è protagonista il grottesco quale, anticonvenzionale e sovversivo standard di bellezza. Molteplici sono i libri, i documentari, le mostre e le collezioni permanenti nei musei che celebrano il suo segno, quell’ estro visionario oltre il tempo ed energia che amo e a cui rendo omaggio sempre e per sempre.

Leigh Bowery and Lucien Freud working on his portrait

Leigh Bowery and Lucien Freud working on his portrait

 

Leigh Bowery by Lucien Freud, 1991, Tate Modern

Leigh Bowery by Lucien Freud, 1991, Tate Modern

 

Leigh Bowery/Alexander McQueen

Leigh Bowery/Alexander McQueen

 

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

 

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

 

Leigh Bowery/ Alexander McQueen

Leigh Bowery/ Alexander McQueen

 

 

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

 

Leigh Bowery/John Galliano

Leigh Bowery/John Galliano

 

Leigh Bowery/John Galliano

Leigh Bowery/John Galliano

 

John Galliano

John Galliano

 

Leigh Bowery/Jean Paul Gaultier

Leigh Bowery/Jean Paul Gaultier

 

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier

 

Leigh Bowery/Gareth Pugh

Leigh Bowery/Gareth Pugh

 

Gareth Pugh

Gareth Pugh

 

Gareth Pugh

Gareth Pugh

 

Leigh Bowery/Margiela

Leigh Bowery/Margiela

 

Maison Margiela Fall/Winter 2013

Maison Margiela Fall/Winter 2013

 

Martin Margiela

Martin Margiela

 

Margiela

Margiela

 

Leigh Bowery/Michael Clark

Leigh Bowery/Michael Clark

 

 

photo by Sølve Sundsbø

photo by Sølve Sundsbø

 

Boy George

Boy George

 

Boy George and Leigh Bowery at the Taboo

Boy George and Leigh Bowery at the Taboo

 

Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto

 

Leigh Bowery & Nicola Bateman/ Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2016

Leigh Bowery & Nicola Bateman/ Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2016

 

Costume for a female performer designed by Leigh Bowery and made by Mr Pearl for 1987 dance performance, "Because We Must" by Michael Clark Dance Company (Victoria & Albert Museum Collections)

Costume for a female performer designed by Leigh Bowery and made by Mr Pearl for 1987 dance performance, “Because We Must” by Michael Clark Dance Company (Victoria & Albert Museum Collections)

 

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Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Politicians are criminals”, a campaign turned into slogans features in the Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016 collection which has recently presented in Milan during the Milan Fashion Week. This is the categorical imperative of the legendary British fashion designer and activist – who focused her social commitment on freedom and protection of environment, more specifically the climate change – “to keep saying it” – as she says – “until it becomes automatic”. The queen of punk thinks “these criminals cause climate change, this means mass extinction of the life forms of our planet”. The strength of this message, launched in order to build the awareness of a concrete danger, becomes fashion. It’s an unusual tale where the male elegance dyes with English eccentricity and meets a hot Mediterranean sun. The lines are fluid, constructions reinterpret the celebrated Westwood’s sign, made of assertiveness and irony. Light fabrics, natural textures and prints, including the ones featuring the roulette, appearing on the t-shirts and representing the campaign she launched along with other ones that are influenced by British interiors, over-printed tartan, floral patterns and tiger stripes. It’s a complex universe enriched by a fun unisex knitwear and colored accessories successfully embodying a vibrant aesthetics and a healthy ethic.

MODA & ATTIVISMO: “POLITICIANS ARE CRIMINALS”, LA CAMPAGNA PROTAGONISTA DELLA COLLEZIONE UOMO DI VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Politicians are criminals”(che equivale a “I politici sono criminali”) è una campagna che si trasforma in slogan protagonista della collezione uomo primavera/estate 2016 di Westwood Man, recentemente presentata a Milano in occasione della Milan Fashion Week. Questo, l’ imperativo categorico della leggendaria fashion designer inglese e attivista – che ha rivolto il suo impegno sociale alla libertà e alla protezione dell’ ambiente, più specificamente al cambiamento climatico – “continuare a dirlo” – come sostiene – “finché non diviene automatico”: La regina del punk ritiene che “questi criminali siano la causa del cambiamento climatico, ciò implica l’ estinzione totale di ogni forma di vita esistente nel nostro pianeta”. La forza di questo messaggio, lanciato al fine di costruire la consapevolezza di un pericolo concreto, diventa moda. È un racconto insolito in cui l’eleganza maschile si tinge di eccentricità inglese e incontra il calore del sole del Mediterraneo. Le linee sono fluide, le costruzioni reinterpretano il celebre segno della Westwood, fatto di assertività e ironia. Materiali leggeri, textures naturali e stampe che comprendono le ruote della roulette che appaiono su t-shirt e rappresentano la campagna da lei portata avanti, unitamente ad altre che sono influenzate dagli interni inglesi, tartan ultra-stampato, motivi floreali e tigrati. Un universo composito che é arricchito da una divertente maglieria unisex e colorati accessori che racchiudono felicemente una vibrante estetica e una salubre etica.

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

Vivienne Westwood Man Spring/Summer 2016

 

 

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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

 

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The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

Baroque suggestions, a magic world featuring angels, fauns, satyrs and nymphs, devils and courtesans. All that is embodied in the work and life of Raja Schwahn-Reichmann, bright restorer, painter, sculptor and collector of antique costumes. The Viennese artist, awarded in 2009 for her work and her picturesque life with the Italian art Mantegna Prize, has successfully made concrete the Nietzschean imperative, making her life an artwork. Visiting the Milanese house of my dear friend Stephan Hamel, I recently ran into the marvelous decorative works she made and I had the chance to see and appreciate the transformations of di Raja, caught on photo. Elegance, irony, provocation, art and a detailed reconstruction and reinterpretation of atmospheres and ages is what shines in the work by this artist of whose name since many years is strictly connected to the Life Ball – charity event which is held in Vienna at the Rathausplatz, joins art, fashion and supports the fight against HIV – where Raja curates its set design. The works she made for 2014 Life Ball edition of whose theme is “the garden of delights giardino” will be seen tonight also via streaming by the Austrian TV channel OrftvThek which will broadcast the event featuring Conchita Wurst, Ricky Martin and for the first time a menswear fashion show, curated by L’ Uomo Vogue which will include celebrated names of fashion scene as Givenchy, Viktor & Rolf, Lanvin, Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Etro and Dsquared2. A not to be missed happening to enjoy art and fashion and the genius of Raja Schwahn-Reichmann.

L’ ARTE, ELEGANZA & IRONIA DI RAJA SCHWAHN-REICHMANN

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

Suggestioni barocche, un magico mondo di angeli, fauni, satiri e ninfe, diavoli e cortigiane. Tutto ciò è racchiuso nell’ opera e nella vita di Raja Schwahn-Reichmann, brillante restauratrice, pittrice, illustratrice, scultrice e collezionista di costumi d’ epoca. L’ artista viennese, insignita nel 2009 per il suo lavoro e la sua pittoresca vita del Premio di arte italiana Mantegna, ha felicemente concretizzato l’ imperativo nietzschiano, rendendo la sua vita un’ opera d’ arte. Visitando la dimora milanese del mio caro amico Stephan Hamel, recentemente mi sono imbattuta nelle sue meravigliose opere decorative e ho anche avuto modo di osservare e ammirare le trasformazioni di Raja, immortalate su fotografia. Eleganza, ironia, provocazione, arte e una minuziosa ricostruzione e reinterpretazione di atmosfere ed epoche è ciò che splende nell’ opera di questa artista il cui nome è da anni strettamente legato al Life Ball – evento di beneficienza che si tiene a Vienna presso la Rathausplatz, unisce arte, moda e supporta la lotta contro l’ HIV – di cui Raja cura le scenografie. I suoi lavori per l’ edizione 2014 del Life Ball, il cui tema è “il giardino dei piaceri”, saranno visibili stasera anche via streaming per il tramite della rete televisiva austriaca OrftvThek  che trasmetterà l’ evento di cui saranno protagonisti Conchita Wurst, Ricky Martin e per la prima volta una sfilata di abbigliamento uomo, curata da L’ Uomo Vogue che includerà celebri nomi della moda quali Givenchy, Viktor & Rolf, Lanvin, Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Etro e Dsquared2. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare arte e moda e il genio di Raja Schwahn-Reichmann.

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

 

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

 

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

 

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

 

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

 

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

 

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

 

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

 

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

 

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

The atmospheres by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

 

A detail of work by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

A detail of work by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

 

The transformations by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

The transformations by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

 

The transformations by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

The transformations by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

 

The transformations by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

The transformations by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

 

The decorative works by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann at the Stephan Hamel's house

The decorative works by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann at the Stephan Hamel’s house

 

An afternoon Epicurean interlude at Stephan Hamel's house, featuring Enrico Quinto and Stephan, framed by the decorative work made by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

An afternoon Epicurean interlude at Stephan Hamel’s house, featuring Enrico Quinto and Stephan, framed by the decorative work made by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

 

Enrico Quinto and me at the Stephan Hamel's house, framed by a furniture I love, the screen by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

Enrico Quinto and me at the Stephan Hamel’s house, framed by a furniture I love, the screen by Raja Schwahn-Reichmann

 

 

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