Paltò, “The Coat Factory”

Throwback to XIX Century, when the word paltò was still used to define that garment which has become through the years a symbol of timeless elegance: the coat. “A paltò is not something you just wear: you have to use it respecting its distinctive features, characteristics able to inspire unique emotions to those who can enhance such…

Beaufille, finesse Canadienne

Synonym for refinement and high class handmade luxury, this ready- to-wear and accessory line launched by two canadian sisters Parris and Chloé Gordon, is the perfect representation of elegance and stylishness. Oversized layers, bell bottoms, natural and technical, soft and rigid fabrics live together and create super chic contrasts for a sophisticated woman. In fact…

Rejina Pyo and her architectural fashion world

Fashion and architecture. Is that possible? I mean, how could you bound clothes to constructions? Actually it’s not such a strange connection, it can create idiosyncratic effects, but avant-garde without any doubt. This Korean London based designer has found the perfect formula by adding her passion for modern art and architecture to her creations.  In…

Mansur Gavriel-Handmade minimalism

2012. Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel give birth to their New York designed and Italian-made brand. Main items are the bags, maybe the most beloved accessories by women. A bag can turn the saddest girl into the most thrilled lady of the world, that’s why the mantra behind Mansur Gavriel’s creations is: “happy girl, happy…

Charlotte Rampling

Thinking about fashion icons, thousands of images of incredible ladies start whirling in my mind. Total mess. Which of the many who have gone down in history for a reason or another, could actually be recognized as an icon? What does this word mean? Why are they so influential? I tried to find an answer…

The suit invasion

Women are living a strange and radical era of changes, evolution and revolution. On one hand we have reached total empowerment, completely free of restrictions and any kind of social discrimination. On the other hand we still have to fight against some clichès and prejudices which have been attributed to us for centuries. Where is…

Moto Guo, childish innocence for insightful fashion

Fashion is a means of narration. It is an unconventional way to transform experiences,feelings and emotions into clothes we can wear and therefore fully express ourselves. It’s not an easy task giving life to wearable stories, but that’s what Moto Guo, a young malaysian designer, easily does every day. With skill and mastery he shapes…

ZDDZ London and the social issues designed by Dasha Selyanova

Humans live in a world  of insecurities, destabilisation and disintegration which are the result of the relations between different cultures, mentalities, theories, desires; the longing for hegemonies and the victory of power over weakness, transform people into invisible identities. Generally speaking, everybody is becoming a one-of-the-many and even if we are often reassured of our…

Alena Akhmadullina S/S 2016 collection: fashion under the sea

“You dream about going up there But that is a big mistake Just look at the world around you Right here on the ocean floor Such wonderful things surround you What more is you lookin’ for?” Who does remember the Disney song from ” The Little Mermaid”? I do, and it naturally came out of…

Lavori in corso – Work in progress

Questa foto dovrebbe rappresentare l’inizio di un percorso nuovo, che in realtà è già iniziato. Solo che spesso si scelgono vie complicate, difficilmente praticabili, piene di ostacoli. Allora, affaticati, ci si ferma, si prende un respiro profondo e si ricomincia. Io ricomincio, innanzitutto, parlandovi nella mia lingua, l’italiano. Basta con questo ostentato inglese internazionale, apparentemente…