Thursday, May 31, 2018

LOUIS VUITTON RESORT S/S2019-IL MIO ARTICOLO

La Fondazione Maeght è la location scelta da Nicolas Ghesquière  per presentare la collezione Resort di Louis Vuitton per la prossima estate.
Il mio articolo di ieri su Ladyblitz:
https://www.ladyblitz.it/moda/la-collezione-resort-di-luois-vuitton-alla-fondazione-maeght-1676407/



GUESTS:
Sienna Miller - Emma Stone - Jennifer Connelly - Lea Seydoux

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

GIVENCHY RESORT S/S 2019-MY SELECTION

Inspired by "Hubert de Givenchy’s own Givenchy Sport"- a niche ’80s line, this is Clare Waight Keller‘s first Resort Collection for Givenchy. The designer took inspiration from the house’s history for the range, which offers a brief selection of looks for both men and women. She drawing on her British roots by mixing traditional men’s tailoring and fabrics with playful cues.









Tuesday, May 29, 2018

DIOR PRE-SPRING 2019 COLLECTION-MY SELECTION

This Dior Pre-Spring 2019 Collection is inspired by the escaramuzas, the traditional Mexican horseback riders sporting flouncy dresses, lace and sombrero hats, Maria Grazia Chiuri adds the iconic Dior's Bar jackets, wide cartridge belts around waist and combat boots, sneakers and boots.
My favorite look here below:






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Monday, May 28, 2018

LOEWE CRAFT PRIZE

Launched by the Loewe Foundation in 2016, the second edition of the annual LOEWE Craft Prize is a celebration of contemporary craftsmanship. Avant-garde and craftsmanship in an exhibition that summarises the best of craft with artistic ambition around the world.
The finalists of the LOEWE Craft Prize second edition are on show at the Design Museum, London, from 4 May – 17 June. An unprecedented opportunity to meet the most outstanding international and cross-generational works on ceramics, jewellery, textiles, woodwork, glass, metalwork, furniture, papercraft and lacquer. Arisanal excellence has been an integral part of LOEWE's identity ever since it was founded in Madrid as an atelier for skilled leather craftsmen in 1846. This unwavering commitment to tradition, innovation, and craftsmanship has steered the luxury house across three separates centuries. Under the creative direction of Jonathan Anderson, these values are being reconfigured with an injection of modernity and cultural awareness.
 Selected from close to 2.000 submission across 86 countries on 5 continents, each of the 30 finalists exemplify artistic finesse and technical prowess.
TOP: Ann Van Hoey: Vassel ispired by geometry and precision of japanese origami - Irina Razumovskaya: Porcelain column captures the essence of Soviet-era architectural relics
DOWN: Christopher Kurtz: S
culptural constellation of hand-carved basswood stretches - Julian Watts: Playful reinterpretation of the utilitarian bench
TOP: Mercedes Vicente: The contorted form of this canvass sits as a poetic reverse of the way this ubiquitous material is used in art - Deirdre McLoughlin: Voluminous vessel that captures the depths of a vast body of water
DOWN: Shohei Yokoyama: Inflated bubble of glassware formed from its creator's own 'breath of life' - Joe Hogan: rounded basket sourced wood from a storm-felled beech tree

TOP: Have Cho Chung: multi-hued vessel is an ode to the age-old ottchil technique - Steffen Dam: Alchemical mastery of glassware techniques frames
DOWN: Wycliffe Stutchbury: three-pannelled room divider produced combining several woods - Yeonsoon Chang: wall-mounted piece that tells the multi-dimensional story of textiles

TOP: Arko: an agglomeration of rice straw, this wall-mounted artwork arks back to a more traditional area - Sam Thao Duong: collection of jewellery inspired by the undiscovered mysteries of the deep ocean
DOWN: Paul Adie: welded steel pendants inspired by terrestrial contours - Simone Pheulpin: sculptural piece that trasforms humble cloth into something akin to prehistoric geology

TOP: Takeshi Yasuda: compressed vessel which gleams confident with gold from within - Takuro Kuwata: handling of porcelain, platinum and steel this container brims with the possibilities of chance
DOWN: Aneta Regel: three vessels that are monuments to the way material performance reveals the inexorable passage of time - Joonyong Kim: ethereal bowl made with glass, polychromatic colour, and the juxtaposition between opacity and translucency 

Marie Janssen: ceramic stove that retains its symbolic value as a source of warmith and embodiment of the mystery

TOP: Min Chen: concave bamboo stool inspired by the slow pace and tranquil atmosphere of his home city of Hangzhou - Rita Soto: re-working traditional Chilean horsehair micro-basketry, the biomorphic forms are an expression of local identity
DOWN: Richard McVetis: sixty cubes over the space of sixty hours that creating a tactile, tangible moment

Friday, May 25, 2018

NEW DESIGNERS: MILLA BERILLO

Lyudmila Berillo is a russian fashion designer, she graduated from Central Saint Martins College and she founded the brand Milla Berillo in 2011. Lyudmila is following the existential minimalism, the concept where the clothing is considered exceptionally as an unique second skin of everyone. The pieces Milla Berillo embody the unity of inner and external, the oneofakindness, the extreme ergonomics. The brand doesn't multiply its garments and doesn't make the serial production on principle. Every single piece is elaborated by the Russian high-qualified craftsmen who are putting the positive energy on it. The Russian philosophy and the complex pattern making underlining the femininity are the crucial base of the brand. Milla Berillo studio is the space there the pieces are being born, but the finished ones are filling the room by the magic while waiting for their owners. Having entered you can feel this magic and completely lose yourself in the process of creating of living clothing. There is no border between the production and the sale.




Thursday, May 24, 2018

NOZZE REALI: CAPPELLI E FASHINATOR DI PHILIP TREACY-IL MIO ARTICOLO

Per le nozze tra il principe Harry e Meghan Markle il designer irlandese Philip Treacy ha disegnato ben venti cappelli indossati da alcune invitate alle Nozze Reali.
Il mio articolo su Ladyblitz:
https://www.ladyblitz.it/moda/i-cappelli-di-philip-treacy-alle-nozze-rea-1676102/

TOP: Amal Clooney - Abigal Spencer - Autumn Phillips - Camilla Duchess of Cornwall
DOWN: Delfina Blaquier - Doria Ragland - Cressida Bonas - Gina Torres

TOP: Joss Stone - Karen Spencer - Kate Middleton - Kitty Spencer
DOWN: Oprah Winfrey - Pippa Middleton - Priyanka Chopra - Queen Elizabeth

TOP: Sofia Wellesley - Victoria Beckham - Charlotte Riley
DOWN: Sabrina Dhowre - Sarah Rafferty - Serena Williams

Philip Treacy's hats

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

RICHARD PATTERSON / GED QUINN- GALLERIA MUCCIACCIA

Giovedì 24 maggio 2018, alle ore 18.30, la Galleria Mucciaccia  presenta un’inedita raccolta di lavori di due noti artisti britannici, Richard Patterson e Ged Quinn, per la prima volta insieme a Roma, in una mostra curata da Catherine Loewe.
Nati entrambi nel 1963 nel Regno Unito, Patterson e Quinn si affermano alla fine degli anni Ottanta, quando l'arte britannica ottiene un riconoscimento internazionale. Questo periodo rappresenta un cambiamento di paradigma, caratterizzato dalla prevalenza di un’arte concettuale capace di distaccarsi dalle convenzioni della dottrina post-modernista.
 Il lavoro di Patterson e Quinn si radica in questo ambiente. Tramite interessanti processi artistici e una minuziosa ricerca di materiali, ciascuno a proprio modo, elabora un personale linguaggio mediante il quale esplora le infinite sfumature del mezzo pittorico. I complessi dipinti a più strati di Richard Patterson si inseriscono nella grande tradizione dell'arte europea e americana, con forti allusioni culturali al pop, a film, riviste, musica e pubblicità. Le sue opere possono essere viste come maschere o schermi, che nascondono una meditazione malinconica sulla nostra contemporaneità. L’artista utilizza consapevolmente, mescolando insieme, tecniche, generi e media: autoritratti, ready-made, fotografia e virtuosistica pittura foto realistica.
Ged Quinn lavora meticolosamente e con straordinaria abilità tecnica. Sotto la mano dell'artista, il paesaggio pastorale e la natura morta si trasformano dal familiare al fantastico. L’influenza tra elementi tratti dalla storia culturale occidentale, dalla mitologia, dalla filosofia e dell'immaginazione, coinvolgono lo spettatore conducendolo verso nuovi mondi.
Dopo oltre trent'anni di percorso artistico, Patterson e Quinn affinano la loro visione creativa e la loro brillante tecnica, creando distintive interpretazioni che riflettono una profonda consapevolezza personale e culturale. Entrambi impiegano una moltitudine di forme, idiomi e generi, i cui elementi disparati e contraddittori, sebbene potrebbero apparire ad un primo sguardo casuali, mostrano in realtà il frutto di un’ accurata ricerca. La mostra intesse un dialogo avvincente tra i due artisti, una dialettica tra figurazione e astrazione, passato e presente, realtà e finzione, cultura sacra e profana.
Patterson: Modern love

Patterson : Blanco

Patterson: Christina

Patterson:
Country life

Patterson: The wedding party

Patterson: Woman at her toilet

Quinn:  Geography Correct

Quinn: The Book Of Two Ways

Quinn: Bela Forgets the Scissors

Quinn: Plane, Plank, Nameless Bridge

Quinn: Model for Contempt

Quinn: Peter, Paul, Mary

Quinn: Rose, Cherry, Iron Rust, Flamingo

Dal 24 maggio al 14 luglio 2018
Galleria Mucciaccia, Largo della Fontanella di Borghese 89, Roma

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

THE TERRIBLE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS RED CARPET

Thank God there is Alexandre Vauthier. Among the horrible dresses chosen for the red carpet of the Billboard Music Awards 2018- the awards dedicated to the musicians- the only good choices are those made by Dua Lipa and Hailey Baldwin, both with a French designer's dress, also chosen by several celebrity at Cannes Film Festival, silhouettes are similar,  colors and material are different. For the rest, the clothes that have shown in Los Angeles on this red carpet are trivial (when they have chosen well) and horribly kitsch.

Meno male che c'è Alexandre Vauthier. Tra gli orribili abiti scelti per il red carpet dei Billboard Music Awards 2018- i premi dedicati ai musicisti- le uniche scelte azzeccate sono quelle fatte da Dua Lipa e Hailey Baldwin, entrambe con un abito dello stilista francese, gettonassimo anche dalle dive che hanno sfilato a Cannes, linea simile colori e materiale diverso. Per il resto gli abiti che hanno sfilato a Los Angeles su questo red carpet sono scialbi (quando hanno scelto bene) fino ad arrivare alla fiera del kitsch.

Dua Lipa                -                  Hailey Baldwin

Jenna Dewan - Mila Kunis - Natalie Morales

Alisha Marie - Alison Brie - Renee Bargh - Bonnie McKee - Erika Jayne

Tyra Banks - Bebe Rexha - Halsey - Kelly Clarkson - Camila Cabello

Clara - Demi Lovato - Erin Lim -  Taylor Swift - Jennifer Lopez

Katie Peterson - Gigi Gorgeous - Janet Jackson - Julia Michaels

Ashlee Simpson - Cheryl James-L and Sandra Denton (Salt 'n Pepa) - Chantel Jeffries - Normani

Z-LaLA - Rhona Bennett, Terry Ellis and Cindy Herron (En Vogue) - Padma Lakshmi - Hilary Roberts

Bhad Bhabie - Chrissy Metz - Christina Aguilera - Kesha - Patrick Starrr

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