“…often the jewel is a complement to the look as an accessory, sometimes even necessary. It is a detail which creates an effect. In some cases instead the jewel is the material which invents and shapes the outfit, becoming its substance and soul“. Gianfranco Ferré There is time until February 19th, 2018 to fall in love with the creativity of the unforgettable -but never too celebrated- architect of Italian fashion, Gianfranco Ferré, thanks to the latest exhibition “Gianfranco Ferré. Under another light: Jewels and Ornaments” organized and produced by Gianfranco Ferré Foundation and Torino Musei Foundation at the Sala del…
Until January 15th there’s time to discover Gianfranco Ferré and Maria Luigia: unexpected similarities one of the most interesting and suggestive Italian fashion exhibitions of 2016, that does not take place in fashion capital like Milan, Florence, or Rome, but in Parma. The exhibition is part of the initiatives for the bicentenary of the arrival in Parma of Duchess Maria Luigia of Habsburg-Lorraine, and it is combined with the exhibition Neoclassic on Michel Comte, in a whole project called Ferré and Comte / DETAILS. Great interpreters between fashion and art created by Alberto Nodolini and produced by Ankamoki.
On May 21st and 22nd, Emilio Pucci opened the doors of the archives in Granaiolo, in Florentine countryside, for the third edition of “Les Journées Particulières”, a two-yearly opening event with which the LVMH luxury group welcomes the public in the headquarters of its brands.
During Pitti Uomo, Florence becomes the world capital of men’s fashion, showing the current and future trends, both in the streets and in the venues of the fair. Four days of meetings and discussions that not only involve the productive and creative side of the industry, but also the cultural one, thanks to the events organized by the Fondazione Pitti Discovery. The fashion designer Nino Cerruti, emblem of the Italian men’s style worldwide since the 1960s, was the undisputed protagonist of this edition. The Italian writer and fashion critic Angelo Flaccavento outlined a very intimate portrait of Mr. Cerruti in…
“High Alert” to all those wishing to be astonished, amazed, astounded, and in general, blown away by the immense talent of our time’s greatest innovator! There are just thirty days left to “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty”, the retrospective exhibition now on at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London; August 2nd this show will close, and the opportunity to travel a path through ten rooms of fashion creation will end. It is simply Something Not to Miss!
On January 25th will close “Omaggio al maestro Piero Tosi”, the exhibition curated by Caterina Chiarelli, with which the Costume Gallery of Palazzo Pitti in Florence celebrated both the Academy Honorary Award of the costume designer Piero Tosi and the 50th anniversary of the Sartoria Tirelli. An exhibition in which the unique costumes donated to the Gallery by Umberto Tirelli in 1986, come back to life by tracing the significant stages of the long careers of Tosi and of the Tirelli costume shop, worldwide recognized as pride of the Italian cinema industry.
For those who are in Paris until the 2nd of November, I absolutely recommend to visit INSPIRATIONS, the retrospective of the Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Believe it or not, this exhibition was like an epiphany for me, confirming that I have to emigrate as soon as possible if I really want to build my future in the fashion curation field.
In recent years it seems that the revaluation of fashion brands’ heritage through the opening of a museum is almost a natural step for the several fashion houses based in Florence, and the 86th edition of Pitti Uomo was the opportunity for discover the most precious core of the future Braccialini Museum. Pitti 86 – Mostra Il Giardino Incantato di Braccialini – Museo Marino Marini
Among the events that took place in the city of Florence during Pitti Uomo, the Costume Gallery of Pitti Palace hosted the presentation of the exhibition “The court cape of Lady Franca Florio”. Il manto di corte di Donna Franca Florio, nella Sala da ballo della Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti, Firenze
From February 1st to June 15th, the Textile Museum of Prato hosts “La camicia bianca secondo me Gianfranco Ferré” an extraordinary monographic exhibition with 27 iconic white shirts made by the fashion designer Gianfranco Ferré from 1982 until 2006, selected by the curator Daniela Degl’Innocenti and the director of the Fondazione Gianfranco Ferré, Rita Airaghi. Allestimento mostra – La camicia bianca secondo me Gianfranco Ferré