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.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
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
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 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 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
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.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Following LOVE's previously released three covers with Hollywood starlets Hailee Steinfeld, Chloe Moretz, and Elle Fanning, another five covers debuted today, rounding out issue 6, the largest yet. They showcase models Lara Stone, Daphne Groeneveld, Nyasha Matonhodze, Kristen McMenamy, and Mariacarla Boscono. They can be seen here and on LOVE's iPad app, where loads of time-sucking moving imagery can also be found and devoured endlessly.
Saturday, September 03, 2011
If art indeed has its basis in life, then Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel has given us plenty to work with. Consider, for instance, the luminous string of actresses who have portrayed her on stage and screen over the course of the past four decades: Audrey Tautou, Katharine Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine. And like the lady of the hour, their talent was unmistakable, incandescent, one-of-a-kind.
Chanel's name first transformed, then epitomized, the luxury womenswear market in the 20th century, with thousands of 2.55-toting pilgrims journeying to her quarters at 31 Rue Cambon since her death in 1971. But the designer—born 128 years ago today—did not always operate from a position of privilege. Born to poverty-stricken parents, she spent her formative years shuttling between a convent and the homes of various seamstress aunts, where she picked up the art of sewing. The teenaged Gabrielle then worked as a cabaret performer at the Moulins circuses, earning the definitive nickname Coco, before retiring from the stage and opening up her own clothing shop at the turn of the century.
While initially a milliner, she began constructing outfits made from inexpensive jersey, a move that was unheard of, since the material was traditionally used to produce men's underwear. Over the next fifty years, the iconic interlocking Cs served as a venerable code of arms for all things chic and classy: pearl necklaces, tweed suits, ballet pumps, even perfume.
Blessed with razor-sharp instincts and a natural flair for business, Chanel's humble beginnings had beaten a pathway to the gilded sidewalks of Rue Cambon and into the bedrock of history. In spite of her monumental acclaim, she remained every bit an individualist. "The best color in the whole world," she was once quoted as saying, "is the one that looks good on you."
There were, inevitably, rumors that Chanel was an anti-Semite, a Nazi spy, an opium-abuser. There had been a series of torrid affairs, some with married men. While her accomplishments were widely praised, many spoke also of her inscrutability, and her deep-seated loneliness. But there is no denying that Coco was a born survivor, gifted with a preternatural brilliance that is reflected in the durability of her empire. Having already conquered two World Wars, that empire is now set to weather some of the worst economic crises of the modern age.
And there was, above all else, that omnipresent zest for life. "I am not young but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. J'aime la vie!" And we're betting she was impeccably dressed the entire time, too.