The origins of makeup for men – Perhaps we wanted to write just how much we did not want to be ‘normal’ on our faces
Acknowledgements from the British Council went to Prada, Piccioli, and Michele
The Burberry catwalk show began at 5 pm, under the Thames, in a former postal sorting office transformed into a monochromatic labyrinth. Kingdom is Tisci’s first collection
Her generation and approach to fashion breaks away from the past. “My peers look for vintage Fendi items and have turned the logo into something personally theirs.
Work must make a profit, of course, but alongside ethics, dignity, morality. “We need to bring dignity back to the heart of work.” Brunello’s dream is the evolution of a new humanism
Text Carlo Mazzoni. The African American community is working the system: from the Kardashians to the talent of Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West. Supreme rap talent and media power.
Text Matteo Mammoli. Brooks Brothers celebrates 200 years, now with 280 stores in the United States and more than 700 in over 45 countries around the world.
Text Carlo Mazzoni. The company Zegna, icon of formal and Italian clothing, decided to enter into the debate on Streetwear. Its intervention was based on the cultural and aesthetical content, recalling Oscar Niemeyer, his shapes made of reinforced concrete, his rhythms, signs and harmonies.
Text Carlo Mazzoni. The Grand Hotel Fasano is one of the best hotels reviewed by this column, Lampoon Agenda. The rooms overlooking the lake to the east, the swans taking flight, the sunlight dancing around the sundial.
Text Carlo Mazzoni. Rapper pants for legs dancing at Venice Beach, volumes interplay with the body without nagging it, fabrics, grammage and composition, after one or ten washings, is a competitive topic. In brief, the catchline is: when it comes to clothes, the more you know, the cooler you are.
Text Jacopo Bedussi. In 2001 the swan dress of the Macedonian designer Marjan Pejoski. People will talk about it everywhere, among charts, loves, hates, parodies, so much to earn a “the Björk’s swan dress” page all for itself on Wikipedia. Interviewed on the subject, «It is just a dress» she replies. What comes next is less aesthetic and more music.
Text Carlo Mazzoni. Tomas Maier remembered a dress by Yves Saint Laurent – the model walked along the catwalk, it was impossible to understand how she had come into that dress, in that space. Fashion for Bottega Veneta is architecture for fashion.
Text Cesare Cunaccia. “It was as if we were drunk on success”, says Bob Krieger. He is referring to the Italian fashion explosion in the Seventies and Eighties, which brought about a total makeover for Milan. Bob Krieger came to Milan in 1967 and never left. His existence is full of superb anecdotes, and unforgettable encounters.
Text Claudia Bellante. Liberated says what are the American Spring Breaks and what college and university students do in the few days they have free each year: sex. On the beach, in untidy rooms and with people sleeping in the next bed, drunk, without protection, without memory and if it happens, even without consent.
Text Giuseppe Fantasia. In France like in Italy, Cafés plays a key role in social life, a sort of private a public salon together. A reference point for cafés in Milan, on the corner of via Montenapoleone and via Sant’Andrea, turns two-hundred and celebrates with a book published by Assouline.
Text Angelica Carrara. In the desert to soul-search. In Miami, a dj-set for Drake and Virgil Abloh – it is the Platinum House. “The question is to do things, not to buy things”, says Janey Whiteside, while defining a luxury code: “I remember my first Amex at the college, a legitimation. Independence and reliability in my hands”.