Text Carlo Mazzoni. Neapolis. New city and beauty. The yellow ochre colour of Santa Chiara’s majolica tiles and the turquoise of waves, of petroleum and tar. The green of old moulds over the studs of the gate of a church and the red of the Mount Vesuvius’ lava. The colours of Naples become makeup.
Text Carlo Mazzoni. Porstcards for the opening of a new Louis Vuitton space inside La Rinascente, the third store in Rome. They bring back memories from my childhood. I flick through them, their titles sounding like the titles of detectives or romantic novels, the kind you pack with you when leaving for a long journey.
Text by Carlo Mazzoni. The best and worst spots from Milan’s Fashion Week. «First the bad then – as if looking for comfort – the good». Though in this case, we will start with «the good» as we have no way of offering comfort from «the bad». From the Italian garden in Piazza della Scala to the amfAR downfall.
Text Carlo Mazzoni. Beauty will save the world; ambiguity will save humankind. Grace and Graphic. Male and Female. Freedom of choice and moderation in consumption are the same thing. The veils are light, gauzes that move with the air – over geometric inserts in silk and cut-outs of modern damask.
Text Carlo Mazzoni. Nostalgia is a form of energy that, in Forte dei Marmi – when the sky is clear in May, the sea looks like an ocean , the Apuane Alps turn into crystal – becomes glorious. Giuseppe Colombo and Titti Maschietto are longtime friends: two young friends and two adults, capable of perceiving such glory from every bark veining.
A Festa – Bulgari used the Italian word to illustrate a one hundred piece collection on show in Venice: sapphire is the house’s signature stone that dominates over all the others, due to the gem’s nuances. The Burmese sapphire, the Ceylon one, the Kashmir sapphire – the mines have been used up, but this sapphire is deeper than the others.