Friday, March 28, 2014

INTO THE ARCHIVES... Valentino 1968 and Valentino FW 2013||14

Two amazing Valentino gowns inspired by Delft porcelain worn by the beautiful Benedetta Barzini and Mirella Petteni and photographed by Henry Clarke for Vogue in 1968 [left] have been an great archive finding that Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli used for their FW 2013||14 collection [right].

Thursday, March 27, 2014

INTO THE FASHION for Samsung Luxury Avenue

Last night I had the most amazing culinary experience at a dinner hosted by starred Italian chef Davide Oldani organized by Samsung, an occasion in which has been presented the fabulous food showcase fridge. Various fashion and food bloggers (including Taste of Runway's Anna Marconi, Gabriele Verratti from Grazia.IT, Valentina Siragusa and Chiara Maci) were gathered around a beautiful table in an incredible setting of the 'Spazio Rossana Orlandi' in Milan and enjoyed an exceptional meal that included Oldani's famous saffron risotto. A great night out with friends, food, flowers, smartphones and music... that went on until late.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

THANK YOU ZARA!... Alexander Wang SS||2014 and Zara TRF SS||2914

When the design team of fast fashion retailer Zara decides to love a collection, they just really love it and they propose multiple pieces of it, just happened to various garments of the Alexander Wang SS||2014 collection [all lefts] that have been included into the TRF under-label [all rights].

Monday, March 10, 2014

INSPIRATION Hermès 1952… Band of Outsiders FW 2014||15

In 1952 Gordon Parks photographed for Life magazine some unusual Hermès garments with beautifully hand painted trompe l'oeil details [all lefts], which might have been an inspiration to the Band of Outsiders design team and their FW 2014||15 collection [all rights].

Thursday, March 6, 2014

INTO THE SAME IDEA… Louis Vuitton and Chanel FW 2014||15

It appears that luxury leather goods have become so precious and high-priced that it is more than reasonable to keep a protection on while carrying them around. This seems to be this seasons message of the Parisian high end labels whose major revenues are based on handbags. At Louis Vuitton Nicolas Ghesquière debuted a wonderful silver Épi 'Petite-Malle" in its removable canvas cover [left], while Karl Lagerfeld presented the classic Chanel 2.55 in a Supermarket-style packaged plastic [right].

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

THANK YOU ZARA!... Valentino SS||2013 and Zara SS||2014

While awaiting a new phenomenal collection of the Italian design duo Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino... the show is scheduled for March 4th during PFW... let's be happy about a delightful knock-off version of two beautiful Valentino dresses from SS||2013 [all lefts]. The most famous of the Inditex labels made the dresses in both color variations, like in original, and they are available right now in the stores for 49,95 Euro [all rights].