Massimiliano Giornetti creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo since 2010 has succeeded in creating on of the best 2013 spring collections. Lux, snakeskin apparel, blacks, military green and creme colors, military cuts for jakets and trenches, leather pants and dresses with shiny gold blouses and, most of all, as highlights of the show, knee high gladiator boots and sandals laced on the back of the leg.
The show took place inside the Borsa of Milano, in Piazza Affari.
The models, in the backstage, were sitting on the ground or on chairs while the dressers where lacing up their over knee gladiator boots… Quiet a challenge, I would say… A lot of photographers taking photos and distracting them… Just right 10 minutes before the show a dresses asked the photographers to leave as the models needed to be dressed up.
The audience had to wait quiet a time before the show to start,the room was completely full, the photographers yelling, a guy got kicked out (not sure why, as I was standing on the other side of the huge room)… The show was amazing and the audience thrilled…
Going on with the reportages from Milan Fashion Week…
One of the most anticipate shows of Milan Fashion Week, Jil Sander, welcoming the return of Jil Sander herself, pioneer of eighties fashion for career women, after the departure of Raf Simons.
A huge crowd outiside the doors in Via Beltrami, Anna Wintour was there as well. The atmosphere was electric…
The stage clear and ultra minimalistic, well fitting to Jil Sander’s style: not a usual long catwalk but a bright white square at the center. Jil Sander’s Spring 2013 collection features extremely minimalistic designs for a contemporary working woman. The main colors: black, white, burgundi and navy.
Fendi is eponymous of luxury and exclusivity.
Sharon Stone was there, Anna Wintour was there and I was there. Sadly I couldn’t see Sharon Stone…
Fendi’s stage was a mixture between minimalism and pop: a huge very long white glossy catwalk and neon light strips in several colors at the borders, several silver big spheres hanging from the ceiling and two floors for the public: groundfloor (border catwalk) for the sitting guests and upper floor (a long balcony) for the standing guests… The effect: stilish and modern, “urban luxury”. When it comes to Luxury Fendi leads among others… the creations of this italian fashion house, known for it’s fur and leather high class clothing, are a “must have” in Anna’s Wintour wardrobe, and not just hers.
Fendi Spring 2013 collection features very simple cuts embellished with luxury fur, colors and (my favourites) simple black dresses with hig luxury shiny gold (same black and gold I have seen today at Salvatore Ferragamo’s show).
By the way.. I’ve heard a rumor that the pre-dinner of the after-Party presented by Fendi, which took place in Via Turati and where Sharon Stone got invited costed around 40.000 euro/each…
still very busy for Milan Fashion week trying to catch as much shows as I can:)
I couldn’t take quality photos of Sportmax fashion show, the light from my position was somehow weired and most photos got blurry…
The collection itself featured a very nice black sporty suit (see image below) and some other nice black and whites and whites with stripped black and green. Besides I could take a lot of good shots in the backstage… Enjoy…
Eventually a show I really enjoyed… Krizia Spring 2013 collection stands out the crowd for elegance, style, freshness, naturalness and grace… A “New Lightness”, as the name of the collection, made of colors from ivory to acquamarine, black and whites and total black for a reserved yet very stilish and modern lady. Patterns and colors borrowed from the nature, animaliers and simplicity at the same time, the inimitable Krizia jacket embellished with sophisticated souvenir d’Afrique, seen for example in the encrustations of crocodile scales. Perfect creations for a moderate yet imperative lady to drink a cocktail in the desert, transparencies revealing elegantly naked breasts… sensual golden high cuff bracelets, pumas pythons and toucans in the patterns…
I so enjoyed this collection, symble of high italian style, that even the colored dresses seemed very appealing to me. Afterall is always about design…
The show took place yesterday, around 16,40 in the private Krizia showroom. The style of the catwalk was very simple and minimal, all in white and black. A intimate athmosphere for a intimate collection. The public applauded more than once, during the whole show. A real success I would say…
And from the pre-show…
in this days, from the 6th to 13th of September is taking place the New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park featuring new designs for spring 2013.
On friday 7 september the The 29-year-old Jason Wu designer has featured his spring 2013 clothing collection. A collection full of leather, harnesses and lace and black inspirations. Jason Wu said he was inspired by the photographer Helmut Newton and Lillian Bassman. a tension of hard and gentleness in his new collection, were elegance and black play a major role… I would say
leather, lace, harnesses and chiffon for the global brand BCBG Max Azria as well. A collection full of shades of grey white and black, work wear and lingerie mixed together with a refined an minimalistic bondage touch…
Care lettrici e lettori,
in questi giorni, dal 6 al 13 settembre sta avendo luogo la settimana della moda a New York al Lincoln Center´s Damrosch Park.
Cosa propongono di nero le collezioni primavera/estate 2013?
Venerdì 7 settembre, il ventinovenne stilista Jason Wu ha sfilato con una collezione ricca di pelle, bretelle, pizzo e nero. Jason Wu ha dichiarato di essere stato ispirato dalla fotografia di Helmut Newton e Lillian Bassman. Una tensione tra tocchi di forza e, per contrasto di gentilezza nella sua collezione primavera 2013 dunque, dove il nero gioca un ruolo fondamentale…
Pelle, pizzo, bretelle e chiffon anche per il Brand globale BCBG Max Azria. Una collezione ricca di sfumature di grigio, bianco e naturalmente nero. Lingerie e work wear si incontrano con un raffinato tocco di minimalismo e bondage..
photo: Lucas Jackson Reuters
Jason Wu spring 2013
BCBG Max Azria spring 2013
Today I would like to share a striking quote from a russian friend and dark lady about dressing black: “This city definitely forces me to wear black. Even if I’m in the mood for some other color.This world forces me to wear black. No other color makes me feel comfortable with the humans“. “ (Augustine Strindberg)
It is indeed so, at least for me. I feel somehow forced to dress black, no matter how my mood is and what I would like. I can not easily indulge to any other color anymore, the only reasonable alternative I can find, just sometimes, is blood red which clearly fits conceptually and aesthetically to black. This world forced me and forces me to dress black, to a concept of extreme style, sober yet striking elegance, extreme sorrow and extreme power as contradiction. I am contradiction, I am black.
For the occasion, while walking again through the nice streets of Berlin I will show you a new black slightly dark blue Denny Rose sheath dress with darker black corset bones. A “petite robe noir”, like Chanel liked to call it, very classical, modern and always a trend.
I matched the dress with one of my own creations: “pleased to meet you” chain leash choker with black rose, to add a touch of sensual and elegant darkness…
Oggi voglio condividere con voi una frase di grande effetto e sostanza detta da un´amica nonche´ dark lady russa sul vestirsi di nero: “ Questa città mi forza, in modo definitivo, a verstirmi di nero. Anche se sono dell´umore adatto per del colore. Questo mondo mi forza a verstirmi di nero. Nessun altro colore riesce a farmi sentire a mio agio con gli esseri umani“.(Augustine Strindberg)
E´davvero così, quantomeno per me. Mi sento in un qualche modo forzata a vestirmi di nero, indipendentemente dall´umore o dalla mia volontà. Non riesco facilmente a indulgere ad altri colori, l´unica alternativa ragionevole che riesco a trovare, a volte, è il color rosso sangue che corrisponde chiaramente sia concettualmente che esteticamente al nero. Questo mondo mi ha obbligato e mi obbliga a vestirmi di nero, mi forza a credere in un concetto di estremo stile, a una sobria eleganza capace allo stesso tempo di colpire, a un concetto di lutto estremo e potere estremo come contraddizione. Io sono contraddizione. Io sono il nero.
Per l´occasione, camminando come sempre tra le strade di Berlino, oggi vi mostro un tubino nero, a tratti blu scuro di Denny Rose con stecche di bustino in nero più scuro. Una “petite robe noir”, come amava definirlo Chanel, il tubino nero resta sempre di moda, come sincretismo tra classicità e modernità.
Assieme al tubino ho abbinato una delle mie creazioni: la collana di catena con rosa nera “pleased to meet you” che aggiunge un tocco di sensuale ed elegante oscurità.
Another new “dream on” lingerie from Agent Provocateur, New Collection…
The Joseline Set comes, just in black, with bra, thong, ouverte, brief, suspender and slip, all purchasable separately and featuring a luxuriously black soft stretch microfiber, black lace and baby pink ribbon which add a playful feminine touch…
Un altro intimo da sogno firmato Agent Provocateur
dalla nuova collezione autunno 2012…
Joseline e´disponibile solo in nero ed e´composto da reggiseno, mutandina, perizoma, reggicalze e camicia da notte, tutti acquistabili separatamente. Una lussuosa e morbida microfibra stretch nera, pizzo nero e piccoli fiocchi rosa sono le componenti di questa lingerie dal tocco elegante, femminile e allo stesso tempo giocoso…
we spoke already about a “path of light and darkness” in two of my previous posts: Jesus is Lady (discovering the true colors of Santiago De Compostela´s Old Town) and Berlin Cemetery Tour Part I (darkness and romanticism).
Still in the mood to discover other fascinating burial monuments and graves, I couldn´t miss the Hoenzollern Crypt in the Berlin Cathedral.The Hohenzollern Crypt contains 94 entombments from the end of the 16th century until the beginning of the 20th century.
Sadly I couldn´take much good quality photos in the crypt as it was very dark and the flash is not allowed. I decided then to show you a complete tour of the Berliner Dom, from darkness and death to light and heaven, from the crypt to the couple.
abbiamo parlato in precedenza di cammini fatti di luce e buio in due dei miei posts precedenti: Jesus is Lady (alla scoperta dei veri colori della “città vecchia” di Santiago De Compostela)e Berlin Cemetery Tour Part I (oscurità e romanticismo). Essendo ancora dell´umore adatto a riscoprire monumenti cimiteriali e tombe non potevo di certo perdere la Cripta regale degli Hoenzollern nel Duomo di Berlino. La cripta contiene 94 tombe dalla fine del XVI secolo agli inizi del XX secolo. Putroppo non ho potuto fare molte foto di qualità, essendo la cripta molto buia, ho deciso dunque di mostrarvi un tour completo del Duomo di Berlino, dall´ombra alla luce, dalla cripta alla cupola…
The Berliner Dom
The Altar and the Sauer Organ…
The huge pipe organ, built by Wilhelm Sauer
The Hoenzollern Crypt
Many artistic styles since the late-Gothic are reflected in these coffins some of which are very simple, some richly decorated.
Miniature of the Cathedral
Inhouse model of the church
Inhouse model of the imperial stairways
Plastics of the statues
Angels in front of the couple