Thursday, January 19, 2012

Frankie Morello Fall-Winter 2012/13

A journey, a true meditation tour, from evening to morning, from materialism to simplicity, from the city to the Himalayas.
A meditative and mystical journey to rediscover lightness and purity, abandoning the attachment to material goods.
A strong presentation, which aims at expressing the desire to alter the human mindset and approach to life.
From urban to awareness, lightness, purification.
The collection is divided in this way: into three parts, the stages through which the Frankie Morello man must pass in order to achieve liberty.
The first is an expression of the attachment to material goods, using colours and materials reminiscent of the city. It represents the city man in his daily life, following the rules of urbanisation, which the historical context defines and dictates.
The central stage shows the human being beginning to feel the urgency for change; an evolution which occurs step by step with the start of an internal journey and a newfound awareness of himself. Here, then, even the colours, stitching and materials start to diversify and take on different lightness.
Lastly, the third and final stage, in which lightness becomes the lifestyle to be pursued and the abandonment of material things is realised.
Spirituality is the star of this story, taking man almost back to nudity; a symbol of an awareness that has been abandoned for years.
Clothes become a symbol of transformation and mark the transition through the materials, appliqués and colours, giving a clear image of the metamorphosis, until finally achieving hypothetical self-awareness.


Acne Spring 2012 Menswear


Monday, January 16, 2012

Fashion Icon: Anna Dello Russo

Anna Dello Russo is the editor-at-large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan. Dello Russo was born in Bari, and currently resides in Milan. She is self-described as a "passionate fashionista" and has been described by Helmut Newton as a "fashion maniac". Is often featured in popular street style blogs The Sartorialist and Jak & Jil. She has gone on record to state that she owns over 4,000 pairs of shoes.
She was born in 1962 in Bari, a city in the south of Italy and had a bachelors degree in Italian Literature and Art History taken at the University of Bari and attended the Domus Academy in Milan. Before assuming her current position of Fashion Director and Editor-at-large at Vogue Nippon, Dello Russo spent 18 years at Condé Nast.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Versace for H&M Cruise Collection

Take a look at the Cruise collection from Versace for H&M. Available online from January 19th

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's Apartment

During the fashion shows, which took place down stairs, Gabrielle Chanel would sit on the staircase. Thanks to the mirrors she could see everything taking place, but no one could see her. She wanted to know the immediate reaction, if the journalists and clients were pleased with the collection.