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The “September” of The Fashion Commentator

September is like the new year’s eve of Fashion. As usual everything re-starts: the cycle of the fashion weeks and the rumors about the challenges for the newly elected creative directors who must show to the world (and to themselves) to be still “useful” for the company who hired them. Relaunch Between daily routines and …

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Moodboard: Astronomy vs Astrology

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 …

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MoodBoard – Discipline

A few months ago, during one of my usual iconographic researches, I discovered the artwork Gymnasts of the USSR (1964-65) by Dmitri Dmitrievich Zhilinskyj, a Russian painter who  joined the Soviet art movement called ‘Severe Style‘. This movement was born in the mid ’60s, when the communist utopianism began to decline, and it was mainly featured …

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Fashion Glossary: Cloak – Mantello

Cloak: long, wide, male and female sleeveless garment, to wear over clothes against the cold. Opened at the front, it can be closed on the neck or wrapped over a shoulder and it may have a hood. Mantello: ampio e lungo indumento maschile e femminile, senza maniche da indossare sopra gli abiti per proteggersi dal …

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Fashion Glossary: Jacket – Giacca

Jacket: opened garment that covers shoulders and waist, used both in menswear and womenswear. Its structure consisting of an outer fabric, internal canvas to give shape to the garment, shoulder pads, and the silk or synthetic fabric lining. The several models are distinguished according to the cut and to the fabric they are made of. …

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