How is it possible to reconcile two worlds seemingly so far: luxury and sustainable development? Is there any possibility for a “green “future for luxury? This theme is the subject of an important discussion over the last few years…and the emerging evolution deserves special attention. Last September, the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI) in collaboration with Eco-Age, with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE), the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) and the patronage of the municipality of Milan,
Every year, at the beginning of December, the house Chanel invites us to a different destination in order to present its fashion show Chanel and the fine arts. This time, the choice fell on the hometown of the Artistic Director Karl Lagerfeld, Hambourg, in Germany. Wedsneday December 6, it’s the famous architectural jewel of the Elbe Philarmonic or Elbphilarmonie, conceived by Jacques Herzog et Pierre de Meuron, that hosted the traditional fashion show created in order to enhance the craftsmanship of the embroiderers Maison Lesage and Atelier Montex,
Fifteen years after the closure of the fashion house Yves Saint Laurent and a few weeks after the death of his partner and philanthropist Pierre Bergé, Paris pays tribute to one of the most famous couturiers of the Twentieth century, “le petit prince” of fashion. Tuesday, October the 3rd, the project of the first museum dedicated to a fashion designer, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent, was finally launched. The hotel particulier of the avenue Marceau that had hosted the fashion house until its acquisition by François Pinault in 2002
This week, the Parisian Fashion Week it’s the occasion to talk about one of my favourite French brands, Chloé. Yesterday, Thursday September 27th, the Chloé house has opened its doors of 28 rue de la Baume, in the 8th district, to welcome the Fashion show of the SS18 collection, the first one of Natasha Ramsay-Levi, the new Artistic Director who has been nominated last march. A very eagerly awaited collection for the young designer who was trained at the school of Nicolas Ghesquière,
Welcome to Italy! The Bon Marche celebrates the beauty of the Peninsula with its exhibition from September the 6th to October the 22th. This year, the most chic Parisian department store has chosen the Italian country as guest of honour. From Fashion to beauty, from design to gastronomy, all the delights of the Boot are gathered under the Dome of the rue de Sèvres. On this occasion, the young sculptor Edoardo Tresoldi has imagined two monumental mesh and steel domes that are suspended under the glazed ceilings of the store.
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the creation of the house of Dior, the Parisian musée des Arts décoratifs hosts, since the 5th of July, a wonderful exhibition dedicated to the couturier “Christian Dior : couturier du rêve”. The retrospective exhibition brings us into the universe of Christian Dior and the one of the designers who succeeded him, from Yves Saint Laurent to the current Artistic Director Maria Grazia Chiuri. The musée des Arts décoratifs environment seemed natural,
Altagamma (High-end) it’s the name of the Italian Foundation that gathers the companies of the cultural and creative high industry in order to promote in the world the excellence of the Italian craftsmanship and style. Its mission? Highlighting the Italian contemporary essence that can be translated with the saying “the beautiful, the good and the well-made”. Founded in 1992 in Milan by Santo Versace, Gianni Versace’s brother and chaired by Andrea Illy, the CEO of Illy Caffè, Altagamma has been celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
How being in the Italian capital of Fashion and not benefit to find the inspiration for my next article? Walking down the most renowned street of the famous “Quadrilatero della moda”, via Montenapoleone, during my visit to Milan my eye was attracted/hit by the numerous brands of the luxury stores and their wonderful windows. A choice had yet to be made but it was a very complicated task.
The 2017 Roland Garros edition provides two surprises: first, the presence of a new ambassador for Lacoste and…a customisation workshop of the Lacoste polo purchased in one of the shops of the stadium. This week, I had the opportunity to attend one of the most coveted events of the season: the Roland Garros tournament, one of the four of the Grand Slam international circuit. As you already know it, it is a social event that gathers a lot of celebrities,
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Italian brand Blumarine, the publishing house Rizzoli has just published “Blumarine: Anna Molinari”. To the book that tells the story of the designer Anna Molinari, echoes the special project “Blumarine Stories” which has planned the realisation of six movies, matching the six chapters of the volume. But before diving into the backstage of these short-movies, let’s go back to the main stages of the Italian company.