Saturday, December 24, 2011

Pria Kataria Puri>Prestegious Award>International Designer

Pria won the the international designer of the year award at the prestigious Masala Awads 2011 -in Dubai on 23rd dec2011.

A lot of Pria's dubai friends where there to support and cheer for her at the awards .

'I would like to thank the multicultural residents of Dubai & masala awards for their continued support and appreciation of my work. Years ago when I had started to design, my goal was to take Indian fashion onto a global, being awarded with this international designer award means more than you could ever imagine. One person who is responsible for opening me up to various markets, especially in the middle east, is my husband, Sumit, without whom I couldn't have had the exposure and experience that has inspired my most successful work yet. So, thank you. I hope to continue pursuing my undeniable passion for fashion, and portraying high fashion as a fusion of many different cultures and ideas of the world combined. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart' - Pria Kataria Puri

Monday, December 12, 2011

Dreamsuits: Designs by Nudie Cohn, the Rodeo Tailor.

Nudie Cohn at MoMU

Now that it's confirmed Steven Soderbergh is making what hopefully will be an over-the-top Liberace biopic for HBO, played by Michael Douglas and his younger lover Matt Damon sashaying around in sequins and sideburns, this seems like an excellent time to revisit that flamboyant, kitschy, rockabilly look—from a fashion angle. Beginning October 28, MoMu fashion museum in Antwerp will present

Originally a designer of diamanté-encrusted G-strings for New York strippers, Ukrainian-born Nudie Cohn and his wife moved to Hollywood in 1947. There, they originated the riotous, embroidered-within-an-inch-of-its-life rhinestone cowboy look one usually associates with Liberace, Elton John and an older Elvis Presley. In fact, Cohn created Elvis Presley's signature $10,000 gold lamé suit, as well as Hank Williams' white cowboy suit with music notes on the sleeves, and similarly festive numbers for Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, John Wayne, Cher, Elton John, Dolly Parton, John Lennon, and Johnny Cash. Reportedly, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren have been inspired by what became known as Nudie suits.
Here's the thing. This won't be a straight (although Nudie was, perhaps surprisingly) retrospective, but an examination of the personal collection of Bobbejaan Schoepen, a Belgian entertainer and lifelong client. The first of its kind in Europe, the exhibit will feature all manner of dazzling head-to-toe creations, accessories and ephemera, a celebration of Cohn's exuberant aesthetic and the friendship between the two.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

14 oz. Berlin goes West

14 oz. Berlin goes West: Second multi-label store is set to open on Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm shopping boulevard in autumn 2012

With the opening of a new multi-label store on the Kurfürstendamm, Berlin’s bustling shopping boulevard, Karl-Heinz Müller, 14 oz. owner and managing director of BREAD & butter GmbH & Co. KG, is sending out a high-profile message by using the successful 14 oz. concept to connect both of Berlin’s inner city centres.

The Berlin districts of Mitte in the east of the city and Charlottenburg in the west could hardly be more different. From autumn 2012 the second 14 oz. multi-label store will be creating a permanent link between urban, casual street style and classic chic on Berlin’s most prestigious shopping mile. With 14 oz. in the historic ‘Cumberland House’ building on Kurfürstendamm, the first port of call in the western part of the city is being established for connoisseurs who appreciate and personify the attitude associated with tradition, individuality and authenticity.

The balanced product variety of the 14 oz. brand portfolio reflects a pronounced appreciation of outstanding quality, handmade products and an authentic, individual style. A total area of 600 m² will be used to showcase ladies’ and men’s collections by authentic brands with a strong profile and unique philosophy, which will reveal their full effect in the grand surroundings of the history-steeped premises.

Karl-Heinz Müller: “Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm can look back on an eventful history, which has always been synonymous with sophisticated elegance and international flair. To this day, style and fashion are interwoven with a unique and singular shopping experience on Berlin's most famous shopping mile. The 14 oz. concept fits in perfectly here and blends in naturally with the setting of the stunning Cumberland House – I couldn’t help but get involved. I am already delighted that we have been able to make a further contribution to affirming Berlin as the fashion capital by opening 14 oz. at this prestigious location.”

The Cumberland building was designed between 1911 and 1912 by architect Robert Leibnitz as an exclusive boarding house, but was never used as such. During the past century it instead housed international guests as a grand hotel and later the building was used by cultural institutions and different financial administration offices. Following its loving restoration and elaborate renovation, next year the Cumberland will be experiencing a renaissance: impressive retail spaces, luxurious owner-occupied apartments and an exclusive gastronomy area reflect the revival of the Kurfürstendamm in a future-oriented post-millennium era.

Cumberland House owner Dr. Thomas Bscher: “Karl-Heinz Müller, 14 oz. and BREAD & BUTTER represent and stand for the next generation of the city of Berlin. We, and by this I speak for all businesses in the direct vicinity, are delighted that Karl-Heinz Müller is so actively committed to the Kurfürstendamm – with his involvement he is making an important contribution to the location, in particular to this section of the Kurfürstendamm and to the Cumberland building.“

Berlin company s1 architektur has been commissioned with planning the interior for the new 14 oz. store. Architects Ansgar Schmidt and Henning Ziepke were also responsible for the design of the first 14 oz. store in Berlin-Mitte. They assisted Karl-Heinz Müller with the launch of BREAD & BUTTER more than ten years ago, going on to manage the Event Architecture department for several years.

Ansgar Schmidt: “We are picking up on the existing identity and atmosphere of this special location. We are capturing its grandeur, using it and confidently putting it in a new context. We are absolutely delighted and proud to be given the opportunity to rise to this challenge together with Karl-Heinz Müller.”


Yesterday, on Thursday evening, Karl-Heinz Müller welcomed around 200 guests to Cumberland House for an exclusive preview. s1 architektur designed the provisional shell of the premises, which is still in the building phase, to look like a New York gentlemen’s club for one night only, and more than did justice to the unique location. Illuminated walls, Chesterfield sofas and the bar area formed a charming contrast to the concrete floor and the unfinished ceilings.

After Karl-Heinz Müller welcomed the guests, Dr. Thomas Bscher said a few words about the Kurfürstendamm location, followed by a speech from Ansgar Schmidt about the plans for the interior concept of the new 14 oz. store in the west of the city.

The guests were granted an exclusive insight into the future design of the premises, which has six-metre-high ceilings, as shown by a fashion exhibition from the fifties and sixties personally curated by F.C. Gundlach. From autumn 2012, a hand-picked selection of large prints of original photographs will be integrated into the interior concept of the new multi-label store as part of a permanent exhibition. The icon of German fashion photography jumped at the opportunity to summarise 150 years of the history and development of fashion in Berlin in a presentation, as well as providing a view of the fashion city’s future.

The guests were thoroughly impressed by the spectacular setting, historic grandeur and visionary interior design of House Cumberland. A buzz of conversation could be heard as they indulged in culinary delicacies by borchardt catering, accompanied by live music from the jazz combo Barfleas.

The surprise guest of the evening, musician and entertainer Helge Schneider, kept the guests amused with his thoughts on fashion, as well as singing and music on his Hammond organ, before DJ Hell and later DJ Kaos stepped up to the turntables. Everyone had a great time at the exclusive preview and enjoyed a fantastic evening that lasted until the early hours of the morning.

Presscontact 14 oz.

Catharina Berndt

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

AGURI SAGIMORI>2012 SS>Exhibition>Nov. 15 - 20th13:00-19:00, Tokyo

Young talented designer, Aguri Sagimori, presented her new collection in Paris on October.
Here attached the look book of 2012 SS which was collaborated with art director, Moto Sinabel.

Aguri will have the exhibition from Nov.15th to 20th in Tokyo.

Here the information for AGURI SAGIMORI 2012 SS Exhibition

Nov. 15 - 20th
1-6-3, 1001, Hiroo, Shibuya-ku

PressPR2 Etsuko MEAUX

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tokyo Fashion>Forever 21 For Hello Kitty Collection – Launch

Blogs and magazines have been buzzing for months about the first ever exclusive fashion collaboration between Japan’s Sanrio and the international powerhouse Forever 21. The “Forever 21 For Hello Kitty Collection” finally landed with a splash last night in stores across Japan. To celebrate the arrival of the much-hyped collaboration, Forever 21 threw a big party at their Shibuya location. Not only did crowds show up to check out the new collection, shop, and have a good time, but Hello Kitty herself hosted the party!

The Forever 21 For Hello Kitty Collection is a limited edition line that includes dresses, blouses (some with bows, of course), sequined tops, t-shirts, outerwear (some in animal prints and faux leather), lingerie/sleepwear, jewelry, and accessories. The items in the Hello Kitty collection are in the same price range as regular Forever 21 fashion, ranging from under US$5 up to around US$30. The items are available in Japan starting on November 10th, and in the United States from November 18th. The collection can be purchased in stores as well as online at the Forever 21 web store.
We were lucky enough to score an invite to the Forever 21 For Hello Kitty Collection launch party at Forever 21 Shibuya. We brought back lots of pictures – and even video – to share with you. The event featured giveaways, photo sessions with Hello Kitty, special presents for anyone buying lots of Hello Kitty goodies, and nail artists creating custom Hello Kitty nail art for lucky guests.
Besides all of the launch party fun and the cute, reasonably-priced items in the collection, we were also excited that Chubby Bunny – a friend of Tokyo Fashion, and someone with close ties to Japan – was involved in styling Hello Kitty for this event. Michelle from Chubby Bunny is Los Angeles’s reigning queen of everything bow-y! Chubby Bunny has worked with a number of Japanese fashion brands, and Michelle lived in Japan for many years, making her somewhat of an expert on authentic Japanese “kawaii”. The cute polka dot bows designed by her were all over the launch party – worn by the friendly Forever 21 shop staff and even by Hello Kitty herself! Keep an eye out for the bows – and Kitty’s entire Chubby Bunny-designed ensemble – in the pictures below.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Berlin>14 oz>Woolrich

14 oz. launches online shop for exclusive and limited editions
14 oz. Berlin is presenting an online shop selling an exquisite, condensed selection of special editions produced exclusively for the 14 oz. store. By extending its service offer 14 oz. is meeting the high demand of countless international customers by offering an additional, uncomplicated order option for limited 14 oz. editions, regardless of the customers' locations, the day of the week or store opening times.

The first item to feature in the online shop is this season's winter highlight: the Woolrich Arctic Parka. Available in five new colours developed exclusively for 14 oz., the classic down jacket is now available with Byrd cloth as the outer material. The robust, breathable material was developed in 1930 by Admiral E. Richard Byrd and was used for the first time in 1939 on an expedition in Antarctica. Its special woven structure not only makes it water-repellent and windproof, but also reliably ensures functionality and protection – on excursions in icy conditions, as well as on wintry urban tours through metropolises like Berlin or New York.

Made in Italy and with the highest quality standards, the oldest American outerwear label Woolrich is presenting this limited special edition, of which there are only 600 worldwide, in the colour variations Dark Navy, Bottle Green, Burnt Orange, Bright Yellow and Royal Blue. Added extras of the limited edition are the metal YKK zip and a second inside pocket with a press stud fastener and the Byrd Cloth label. The consecutive numbering on the joint Woolrich and 14 oz. label makes every parka a one-of-a-kind collector's item. Thanks to its classic silhouette and width-adjustable waistband the Arctic Parka fits men and women and is available in the sizes XS to XXL.

All other products from the 14 oz. label portfolio are exclusively available at 14 oz. Berlin. The 14 oz. team is looking forward to receiving your enquiries by telephone or e-mail and will be happy to answer any questions regarding sizes and availability, as well as provide detailed product descriptions, individual consultation and take orders.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Bohemian Glamour - Lady 'Gaga' over Nida Mahmood's 'Jadugaar Dress'

Bohemian Glamour -
Lady 'Gaga' over Nida Mahmood's 'Jadugaar Dress'

- Designer meets her Muse

Nida Mahmood, has designed an outfit for pop icon Lady Gaga, who loved Nida' short 'Jadugaar' dress made with 1,000 LED lights. (the one from Nida's WIFW SS-12 collection titled The Great Indian Bohemian Tamasha.)

The Digital print carefully designed incorporating the essence of Indian Street Theatre. Very Indian - Colours - a mix of orange, red, green and blue. I call it 'Jadugaar Dress for Magical Gaga'," - Nida Mahmood

Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment had placed the order for the dress for Lady Gaga.

"Shah Rukh's khan Red Chillies entertainment approached Nida for making the garment. It is a surreal feeling to have designed for an international superstar! The icing on the cake was that she absolutely loved the concept," said Nida, who feels that "nobody can match the charm and aura with which Gaga carries herself and this is what makes her a perfect muse for my theme."

"The concept evolved from Theatre and she (Gaga) completely epitomizes the theme. I matched the garment with headgear inspired by the mukuts from the Ramlila.

"Gaga loved the Indianness of the concept and the way it blended with a global feel. It was indeed a treat designing for someone so larger than life as Gaga," she added.

*The multicolored dress on Tinu, with yellow headgear, is what Gaga loved!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Steven Meisel Fakes It for W

Steven Meisel Fakes It for W

Fashion magazines are filled with ads, sometimes upstaging the articles. They range from the cheesy to the sleazy, cliché to outré. Eagle-eyed readers of W will spot a few over-the-top examples in the magazine’s new art issue, on stands now. Another socialite scent? Check. A group of not-quite-golden gals peddling cucumber-green face cream? Yup. Overdone toddler posing in expensive clothing? You got it.
The fake ads are a tongue-in-cheek collaboration between veteran photographer Steven Meisel and the magazine’s new fashion director, Edward Enninful, who's quickly injecting the glossy with some cheeky English humor. And speaking of cheeky, one of the more clutch-pearls images is a faux underwear ad featuring Karen Elson with a bevy of naked male models, each with little more than red spank marks on his bum.
The other photographs riff on familiar fashion magazine tropes, from the fragrance ad to the designer surrounded by his creations. They star a wide range of famous faces, such as a fur-clad Joan Rivers alongside fellow QVC pitchman Dennis Basso, a showering Linda Evangelista, and nude RuPaul protégé Carmen Carrera as the face (and rear) of the imaginary scent La Femme. But reality stars and bare flesh aside, the most shocking thing about these ads might just be how close they are to the real thing—art imitating ads imitating life.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Eyewear>Kick Eyes Glasses

After an especially epic, heinous winter, things are about to get festive. And how better to show your party spirit this spring than with these novelty Kick Eyes glasses? The latest concept from Nono Muaks, a fashion-design collective between Brussels and Beijing, Kick Eyes have no lenses. In their place are laser-cut shapes: Heart, Lightning Bolt, Vertical Bars, Single X and Double X. The latter is a Hint exclusive because we figure it's the season to be fully blotto. The best part? Kick Eyes are only $15. What? No way! How is that possible? Because they're made of felt, a cheap-and-chic wonder material that bends but never breaks. So go on, get felt up this spring.

Details: 100% laser-cut industrial felt, durable and foldable, unisex, one size fits all. Dimensions: 5.75" wide, 5" deep.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

S / S 2012 Francesca Liberatore >FISH COUTURE

MILANO MODA DONNA - FASHION SHOW S / S 2012 Francesca Liberatore

Francesca Liberatore STAGE DOOR "FISH COUTURE"

Milan, September 27, 2011 - The schedule of Milan Fashion Week S / S 2012 ended with a spectacular show that takes the viewer the marine universe. The new prêt-à-Porter S / S 2012 Francesca Liberatore signed original and valuable results in clothing the depths of the Red Sea, bringing to life the colors in each piece, the brilliant hues and shapes of tropical fish.

On his fourth show on the catwalks of Milan Fashion Week, designer delights in a new trial in which refines its ability to end the game with fabrics and shapes by using ambivalent, giving the collection a sense of relaxation built. Francesca Liberatore wants to impress once again creating clothes for a woman but conscious and reflective light, looking deep inside. Thanks to continuous research and experimentation, the designer has managed to mix sophistication with attentive elements and marine colors, cuts the dynamism of couture outfits and practicality of traditional fishermen.

In his creations triggers a duality between the aesthetic and evocative and the world leaders whose recall. Silk pockets, illuminated by SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS networks, vests, dresses and trousers, reminiscent of the forms and drawings of fish expertly reproduced with inkjet printing on silk. Forty leaders highly structured in which the privilege is the use of fabrics like shantung with paper effect and teffetà, as opposed to the transparency of silk georgette skirts and trousers in two very long, loose clothing and also versatile, to be worn open or closed nodes to be elegant. The young designer also confirmed in this collection focus on the construction of two-dimensional or volumetric geometric forms and structured, especially in the shirts. The colors range from basic black, midnight blue / ultramarine blue, optical white, blue sugar paper, until the mint green coral pink.

Francesca Liberatore The walkway is transformed into a theater where the leaders, stars of the show, dancing to the tune of Vinicio Capossela arranged by Matthew Locasciulli, with curious accessories handmade by young designers. Unique sunglasses that recall the shape of the eye of tropical fish, enriched by Swarovski Elements and shades of bright colors., A shoulder bag, which starts from the waist to the ground, made of inlaid leather - the scales of a fish - keeping meticulously with mini studs.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

SKINGRAFT>Fall Fashion. Vol. 2

Downtown Los Angeles has felt the Southern California version of fall chill the last few days, making the arrival of our new collection all the more welcomed here at the head office.

Our men's collection went up online earlier this week and women's will be at your fingertips this weekend.

The collection is also shoppable at our boutique in downtown Los Angeles.


125 W. 4th St #102

Los Angeles, CA 90013

213 626 2662

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mountain Market - Street Market 2011/2012

Imagine and create, experiment and surprise, revisit and respect, this is the formula Mountain Market, the street market that - for the 2011/2012 season - confirmed its presence on Sundays. In the second year of activity, in fact, the organizers Ornella Cicchetti and Bibi Marin, have decided to strengthen and multiply the connotative elements dates. Three monthly meetings hosted in the hotel rooms Palatine (via Leonine Rome 46), and one Sunday in the design space of ultra Radissonblu es.Hotel (Via Turati 171 Rome).

And it will be the example. Hotel, Sunday 25, to open the door to market Mountains. Already the market from 11 am show starts. Over 50 schools from all over Italy, will show that market objectives have been achieved. A showcase for young creative instant, at this moment more than ever, are lost in the general crisis. Italian all resources that would otherwise drown in the difficulty of finding space to build and showcase their productions. The second objective is aimed at consumers. As an alternative to shopping in, now, inaccessible shops, Market Mountain offers its audience research, quality, reasonable prices.

A market made up of:

Independent production of clothes, t-shirts, jackets, coats and accessories (hats, earrings, necklaces, shoes, bags), designed and created by emerging designers, with a careful research on style and materials.
Independent production of furniture, created by young artisans, designers and architects, for the home and garden (small furniture, lamps)

Do not miss the section dedicated to vintage, of course, become a craze for the public market Mountains. Many exhibitors who devote a frantic search for everything that has made the history of fashion and design. Scarves, bags, shoes, clothes, jewelry, designer labels from Italian, French and English, carefully selected and competitively priced proposals.

The same with regard to the space dedicated to the house. Professionals choose, for the public market Mountains, parts of modern Italian and Northern Europe, from the '40s to the '80s: tables, coffee table, chairs and armchairs, lamps, bookshelves, prints

And then books, records, old Polaroids, posters, wallpapers '50 / '60, a boutique research, memorabilia
For an appointment to Ex. Hotel, venue for its fascinating architecture, will frame the snacks market shows: breakfast - brunch - tea time - happy hour with DJ sets. In addition, the winner of the contest will Create & Win. And yet, an exhibition space in favor of Free Air Time for social cooperative, whose aim is social rehabilitation and employment of disadvantaged people. Produce bags, totes, briefcases and other accessories made by prisoners in the prison of Rebibbia Female.

Market Mounts The Box Sunday, September 25 Hours 11-21 Free admission
Via Filippo Turati 171
Info 348. 4583918

The dates: the first three Sundays of the month Palatine hotel. The last of each month at The Box Market Monti Radissonblu es.Hotel


Immaginare e realizzare, sperimentare e stupire, rivisitare e rispettare, questa è la formula di Mercato Monti, lo street market che – per la stagione 2011/2012 – conferma la sua presenza tutte le domeniche. Al secondo anno di attività, infatti, gli organizzatori Ornella Cicchetti e Bibi Marin, hanno deciso di rafforzare gli elementi connotativi e moltiplicare le date. Tre gli appuntamenti mensili ospitati nelle sale dell’hotel Palatino (via Leonina 46 Roma), e una domenica negli spazi di ultra design del Radissonblu es.Hotel (via Turati 171 Roma).

E sarà proprio l’es.Hotel, domenica 25, ad aprire le porte a Mercato Monti. Già dalle 11 di mattina il market show ha inizio. Oltre 50 banchi, provenienti da tutta Italia, testimonieranno che gli obiettivi del mercato sono stati raggiunti. Una vetrina immediata per i giovani creativi che, in questo momento più che mai, si perdono nella crisi generale. Risorse tutte italiane che, altrimenti, annegherebbero nella difficoltà di trovare spazio per realizzare e mostrare le loro produzioni. Il secondo obiettivo è rivolto ai consumatori. In alternativa allo shopping nelle, oramai, inaccessibili boutique, Mercato Monti propone al suo pubblico ricerca, qualità, prezzi convenienti.

Un mercato fatto di:

Produzioni indipendenti di abiti, t-shirt, giacche, cappotti e accessori (cappelli, orecchini, collane, scarpe, borse), disegnati e realizzate da stilisti emergenti, con un attento lavoro di ricerca su stile e materiali.
Produzioni indipendenti di arredo, create da giovani artigiani, designer e architetti, per la casa ed il giardino (piccolo mobilio, lampade)

Non manca naturalmente la parte dedicata al vintage, diventata una vera mania per il pubblico di Mercato Monti. Tanti gli espositori che dedicano una spasmodica ricerca verso tutto quello che ha fatto la storia della moda e del design. Foulard, borse, scarpe, abiti, bijoux, dalle griffe italiane, francesi e inglesi, selezionate con cura e proposte a prezzi competitivi.

Lo stesso per quanto riguarda lo spazio dedicato alla casa. Professionisti del settore scelgono, per il pubblico di Mercato Monti, pezzi di modernariato italiano e del nordeuropa, dagli anni ’40 agli anni ’80: tavoli, coffe table, sedie e poltrone, lampade, librerie, stampe

E poi ancora book, dischi, vecchie polaroid, poster, carte da parati anni ‘50/’60, boutique di ricerca, memorabilia
Per l’appuntamento all’es.Hotel, location ricca di fascino per le sue linee architettoniche, faranno da cornice al Mercato gli snack show: colazione – brunch – tea time - happy hour con dj set. Inoltre sarà decretato il vincitore del concorso Crea&Vinci. E ancora, uno spazio espositivo gratuito a favore di Ora d’Aria cooperativa sociale, il cui scopo è il reinserimento sociale e lavorativo delle persone svantaggiate. Produce borse, borsoni, cartelle ed altri accessori confezionati dalle detenute nel carcere di Rebibbia Femminile.

Mercato Monti The Box Domenica 25 settembre Orario 11- 21 Ingresso gratuito
Via Filippo Turati 171
Info 348. 4583918

Le date: le prime tre domeniche del mese all’hotel Palatino. L’ultima di ogni mese Mercato Monti The Box al Radissonblu es.Hotel

Sylvio Giardina presents Nuptus>New S/S 2012

Sylvio Giardina for HOTHOUSE

from 23rd to 26th September
MI Milan Ready-to-wear
Hothouse Hall - Stand 27
Fiera Milano City - Entry Door Theodoric

Sylvio Giardina presents Nuptus: the new Spring/Summer 2012 collection, showed in Hothouse, the space dedicated to experimentation and creativity of young talents I’m proud of the Milan ready-to-wear.
It’s called Nuptus the new Sylvio Giardina’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection. 14 outfits inspired by the concept of the veil, of the cloud, a shape which could change and transform herself. That’s the result of a research of a new silhouette: distorting the aesthetic, the female body is summed up in a flexible vision in opposition to the glossy, standardized images of the traditional fashion circuit. The SS 2012 collection draws the body in soft shapes - and dynamic too - redefines the proportions and the sinuous lines with great volumes. Main theme, in fact, the idea of the sphericity of the female body that accompanies every outfit designed just for the purpose of feeling the body of every woman, free and easy. The movements are fluid, almost liquid, and reflected in a futuristic use of polyethylene foam and jersey that merge into a unicum, creating a sculptural impact of unchallenged leaders in which glide drops of Swarovski crystals in plastic inlays like. White, black, orange, copper, light blue and green inspired by military uniforms dye jersey, jeans, leather, worked-cotton to settle the collection of jackets, vests, t-shirts, shirts, skirts, pants and dresses born only to enhance freedom in the body and the movements. This is demonstrated by the large volumes and the soft lines that embellish sometimes inlaid glass and drapery fabric to highlight the curves and shapes.

Sylvio Giardina is a creative person with dual identities, embodied happily in fashion (as a designer of haute couture) and art (as a visual artist). His research often reveals stylistic expression of consonance with its visionary artistic inspiration, which is currently focused and committed to the launch of its new brand Sylvio Giardina.

dal 23 al26 settembre
al MI Milano Prêt-à-porter
Padiglione HotHouse - stand 27
Fiera Milano City - entrata Porta Teodorico

Sylvio Giardina presenta la collezione Nuptus, per la Primavera/Estate 2012 all’interno di HotHouse, lo spazio dedicato alla sperimentazione e alla creatività di giovani talenti della fiera Mi Milano Prêt-à-porter.
Si chiama Nuptus la nuova collezione firmata Sylvio Giardina per la Primavera/Estate 2012. Ispirandosi alla concezione di velo e di nuvola, intesi come forme in continua trasformaizone, ecco 14 outfit frutto della continua ricerca di una nuova silhouette. Stravolgendo i canoni estetici, il corpo femminile riassume una visione libera e flessibile che si contrappone all’immagine patinata delle figure filiformi e standardizzate del circuito moda tradizionale. La collezione SS 2012 disegna così una forma corporea morbida - e al tempo stesso dinamica - che ridefinisce le proporzioni stabilendo nuove sinuose linee e volumi aggettanti. Tema portante, infatti, l’idea della sfericità del corpo femminile che accompagna ogni abito concepito proprio con lo scopo di rendere libero il corpo di ogni donna, libero di sentirsi a proprio agio. I movimenti sono fluidi, quasi liquidi, e si concretizzano nell’avveniristico uso del polietilene espanso e del jersey che si fondono in un unicum, dando vita a capi dall’indiscusso impatto scultoreo e plastico in cui scivolano come gocce intarsi di cristalli Swarovsky. Il bianco, il nero, l’arancio ramato, il celeste polvere e il verde ispirato alle uniformi militari tingono il jersey, il jeans, la pelle, il cotone operato, per comporre la collezione di capi spalla, gilet, t-shirt, camice, gonne, pantaloni e abiti nati esclusivamente per esaltare la libertà nel corpo e nei movimenti. Lo dimostrano i volumi ampi e le linee morbide che si impreziosiscono talvolta di intarsi in cristallo e drappeggi del tessuto per evidenziare le curve e le forme.
Sylvio Giardina è un creativo dalla doppia identità, che si concretizza felicemente nell’ambito della moda (come designer d’Alta Moda) e dell’arte (come artista visivo). La sua ricerca stilistica rivela sovente delle consonanze espressive con il suo visionario estro artistico, attualmente focalizzato e impegnato nel lancio del suo nuovo brand Sylvio Giardina.

Porta Teodorico Gate Teodorico
Stand 27 Booth 27

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Femme Fantômas

Bettina Rheims, Serge Bramly, Rose, c'est Paris

A detective story, told in photos and film, that unfolds in the streets, cafés, cabarets, abandoned factories, and grand hotels of Paris

Bettina Rheims and Serge Bramly's Rose, c'est Paris is both a photographic monograph and a feature-length film on DVD. This extraordinary work of art, in two different but interlocking and complementary formats, defies easy categorization. For in this multi-layered opus of poetic symbolism, photographer Bettina Rheims and writer Serge Bramly evoke the City of Light in a completely novel way: this is a Paris of surrealist visions, confused identities, artistic phantoms, unseen manipulation, obsession, fetish, and seething desire.

Equal parts erotica, fashion shoot, art monograph, metaphysical mystery, social and cultural archaeology of the French capital, and neo-noir art-house film—Rose, c'est Paris is the steamy tale of twin sisters, known only as B and Rose, and a third principal—the city itself. An abduction leads to a detective story that unfolds in the streets, cafés, cabarets, museums, abandoned factories, and grand hotels of Paris. What happened to the missing sister? Was there a plot? Was she really kidnapped? Is she alive or dead? Is it in fact a case of mistaken identity? Rheims and Bramly create a series of extraordinary tableaux suggesting all these possibilities and many more, featuring a host of celebrity figures, including Naomi Campbell, Michelle Yeoh, Monica Bellucci, Charlotte Rampling, Valérie Lemercier, Inès Sastre, Anna Mouglalis, Audrey Marnay, Anthony Delon, Rona Hartner, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Azzedine Alaïa, Louise Bourgoin, and Hélèna Noguerra.