I don’t believe in horoscope, I’m more a “Man the Maker” kind of guy, but every year I have fun reading my future predictions. In doing so, this time, I let myself be seduced by the images drawn from old Maps of the Sky; which turned out to be the main inspiration for this post of the Moodboard series.
They said that 2015 would have been a good year for people born under the sign of Leo especially from the professional point of view; and actually they were right!
With devotion and hard work I became an architect; thanks to my blog, in summer I taught a Fashion Writing course at ISI Florence; I’ve been selected to work at the Fondazione Giovanni Michelucci in Fiesole and in a few months I was part of the curators’ team of the permanent exhibition “Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station 1935-2015. For 80 years the gate of the city” which gave back to the main railway station of Florence, its dignity as a monument. In order to these goals I travelled a lot, discovering near places like Umbria, but I also enjoied far cities as Marrakech in Morocco. Then I did the best crazy thing of my life, a 24h trip to London, just to visit the Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A. Obviously I had also down moments that I shared with my besties, and unfortunately I completely forgot the meaning of having a love life. But above all this, when I noticed that I achieved 8 of 10 of my “intentions” for 2015, I couldn’t stop to think new ones for 2016.
It seems that also 2016 will be a good year for Leos, but honestly, regardless of the stars, I will commit myself to make it happen. I believe that young Italian generations are really hungry for work and personally I’m tired of being a spectator of a stationary cultural scene led by old caryatids who don’t realize that we are no longer in the 19th century. Lately I got in touch with dynamic realities and start-ups led by young teams excited about what they do, and their enthusiasm was so contagious, that I hope and wish to me and to you a 2016 full of satisfactions and no regrets, like them.
Maps of the Sky
Why did I put this personal post in the Moodboard series?
Simple, although I do not believe in astrology, I’ve always been fascinated by astronomy, especially the old Maps of the Sky with zoomorphic constellations. Swans, Bulls, Leos, Rams, Crabs, Fishes and all the other fantasy animals drawn in those huge volumes have become sartorial masterpieces under the hands of skilled fashion designers, such as Elsa Schiaparelli, who entitled her iconic autumn winter 1938-39 collection, the Zodiac collection.
So, here it is the right opportunity to “study” this starry theme with a moodboard dedicated to our lucky stars.
Alessandro Masetti – The Fashion Commentator