Miuccia Prada rarely sits for interviews, but she made an exception for La Repubblica.The fashion designer chat very candidly with the Italian newspaper on fashion and politics, and we have all the deets. Miz Prada touched everything about luxury brands leaving Italy, designers brushing off Italy and the Italian Press and politicians not taking fashion seriously.
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For their Dsquared2 Spring Summer 2015 women’s collection, creative directors Dean and Dan Caten infused their fashion design with artistic flair. This was reflected into a lineup with varied shapes, proportions, color combinations and graphic patterns. Here, Spanish fashion influencer Gala Gonzalez talks about her relationship with the art world and poses for the camera, re-interpreting some of the key looks shown on the brand’s catwalk and capturing the collection’s eclectic sprit balancing tomboy edge and couture-like femininity.
Although there is no lack of articles written about the man Giorgio Armani and his many accomplishments, what better way to initiate the #ATribute theme but to dedicate one to history?
The history of the early years that formed Mr. Armani and led him to start the company that bears his name. He was born in the northern Italian town of Piacenza, where he was raised with older brother Sergio and younger sister Rosanna by his mother Maria Raimondi and father Ugo Armani.
Whilst at secondary school at the Liceo Scientifico Respighi in Piacenza, Armani aspired to a career in medicine, particularly after seeing the effects of the recent Second World War but also after reading A. J. Cronin’s The Citadel. “I wanted to be a country doctor and save lives… like a hero in a Hollywood film.”, he has said. So he enrolled in the Department of Medicine at the University of Milan, but after three years, in 1953, he broke off his studies and joined the army. Because of his medical studies, he was promoted and transferred to an infirmary in Verona. After experiencing hospital life and occasional evenings at the Arena in Verona, he decided to look for a different career path.
After his stint in the armed forces, Giorgio Armani found a job as a much-celebrated merchandiser at La Rinascente, a department store in Milan. He then went on to become a seller for the menswear department
– in which capacity he gained valuable experience in the marketing aspect of the fashion industry. “I was an observer. I liked to listen rather than openly express myself. This trait is something that I’ve retained over the years”.
In the mid-1960s, Armani moved to the Nino Cerruti company, for which he designed menswear. His skills were in demand, and for the next decade, while continuing to work for Cerutti, Armani also free-lanced, contributing designs to as many as ten manufacturers at a time.
Perhaps the most formative moment in Giorgio Armani’s life was meeting Sergio Galeotti in 1966. A few years later his friend would suggest that they would start a company together based on his design “There was a lot of courage on his part, which I was lacking, being more adult and therefore more cautious. He had a great deal of strength, and maybe even some form of irresponsibility. And I operated with a dose of realism, and maybe even a little genius that has been very useful to me in my life.” They went on to form Giorgio Armani Spa in 1975 with an initial investment of 10 000 dollars, partly derived from the sale of their Volkswagen. The rest, as they say, is history…
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Dolce&Gabbana Winter 2016 Womens Fashion Show was inspired by The Mother, the heart of the family.
The collection is very sensual, but at the same time iconic of the DNA of Dolce&Gabbana. Lovely.
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Portrait of a personality. She is Mia Goth, twenty years old, a mix of nationalities in her DNA (Canadian Brazilian but a Londoner by birth) and a cinematography curriculum worthy of respect. Making her one of the most interesting young actresses as well as a young woman of intense allure is her personality. Minimal maquillage is a must. With an evanescent foundation cream, in serum form, such as Nude Air, n. 02, then a minimal gloss that brightens the lips, such as Dior Addict Fluid Stick, n. 219, and lastly a professional mascara such as Diorshow Iconic Overcurl, n. 090. All by Dior.
Overcoat in leather in belt with eyelet in silver metal, Dior. Hair Guido for Redken. Make-up Pat McGrath. Manicure Jin Soon Choi for JINsoon. Fashion editor Karl Templer. Set design by Stefan Beckman @ Exposure NY. On set PRODn @ Art+Commerce.
This month’s issue of Vogue Italia will be in the next few days on newsstands
Lingerie and sportswear are rarely shown together, and their appearance on the couture runway courtesy of La Perla – complete with Naomi Campbell closing the show – was unprecedented.