Monday, 20 May 2013
Vincent is the brand of Vinvent Bellici (born Vincenzo Bellici) studied the theory of fashion attending also practical courses that today enable him to follow all the stages of production. Since his debut, he has been creating his clothes in an atelier in Palermo, alongside accessories, created in collaboration with a silversmith in town.
A fabric as a spider web, thick sugary, sparkling organza and pvc, muslins, satin And soft leather draw the horizon where Vincent’s fw 13/14.
The reflected light and the color stratified in soft iridescent fabrics form a Vitreous texture, like an aqueous gel. The shirts have a digital print on the front, with a cartoon mood inspired bt the Lights of folk festivals: sparkling, colorful, they create a dialogic connection with Artists like Massimo Bartolini and Mariagrazia Pontorno, from which Vincenzo Billeci drew inspiration.
Laces for skirts, thick as snow, are combined by frozen green mint organza And a nylon “glaze” a “glaze” under which you can see shine colored crystals As kept in apnea: are strings of colored bulbs under the smokes of the festivals.
Aqueous reflections and metal surfaces generate thick and glassy garments producing a myriad of colorful movements ranging from magenta to violet; from orange to pink dandy or as in the case of the screen skirt characterized by the central “ out out carrè ” draw a screen with refractive colors. A balance between geometric structures and dynamic colors, in a wardrobe that Tries to give a moment of poetic and fragile rainbow.
Beside his (already famous) "Cow bag" in this collection he propose us a "Rosalia" bag; a hand made clutch bag with a silver rose, inspired by the cult of Saint Rosalia.
Vincent woman dna is a combination of tradition, sicilian heritage with the modern approach and innovative materials.
Sunday, 19 May 2013
Saturday, 18 May 2013
Last month (April) i have been interviewed by Katja Horvat for Projekt27.
Projekt27 is a Slovenian Life Style and Fashion online magazine (in Slovene language).
With Ambient magazine (print edition) are the only fashion and design media i Love the most in Slovenija. They are the only one who push boundaries, which in Slovenija regrettably still are - especially in fashion media and economy around fashion. Most of people in Slovenija (who has power in economy) still thinks of fashion as a D-side part of business world and they don´t give fashion any chance to evolve. The country has quite few talented designers...ahhh the system is so wrong and if i go on, it will become a very loooong debate...so maybe next time.
You can see this interview on photos below or online on the Projekt27 website (where you can use an English translator to understand the interview).
Images courtesy of Projekt27
Friday, 17 May 2013
The young and recently launched Lisbon based fashion label HIBU. Co-developed by Marta Gonçalves and Gonçalo Páscoa, creates street wear that are not stuck just in one gender, combining deconstructive elements with functionality, comfort and a little bit of drama.
Gonçalo Páscoa,22-years-old HIBU. co-founder and designer, describs it: “YOUTH was born out of melancholia out of the carefree feeling we used to have as kids… That feeling that allowed us to play and imagine beyond what others wanted or thought about us. We had no rules, no boundaries, only freedom to be whatever and whomever we felt like it. This collection is all about that, that freendom. It tries to showcase an effortless, adrogynous and comfortable style by deconstructing basics and having a sporty feel. The movie Lords of Dogtown also played a major role when it comes to esthetics because it sums up all of the above thanks to the coolest skaters that ruled back in the days. YOUTH is a celebration of freedom and style.”
This summer from June 8 to July 21, the 5th edition of MoBA (Arnhem Mode Biennale) rather curated by the trend forecaster Li Edelkoort with the theme Fetishism in Fashion.
Low-and high-tech production place for anyone who wants, in the heart of the Fashion Biennale. From June 8 t / m July 8 is the MoBA LAB active. This physical place in the city (Broerenstraat 53), serves as a high-and low-tech production site. A place where an open mind prevails for fashion, art, design and exhibition of MoBA. Where young people come together to exchange knowledge and experience. Out The MoBA LAB is a dynamic fashion studio, where everyone in a relatively simple way concepts can develop into prototypes.
MoBA LAB focuses on young people and is also a meeting place for artists, (fashion) designers, architects, developers, scientists and residents from Arnhem (far) environs. For young and creative professionals are master classes, workshops and trainings.
About MoBA 13
In a series of exhibitions and events, the passionate connection to the public with fashion and accessories explored and mapped. Of the many wristbands by wearing different bra straps to tighten the corset laces that we are literally connected with and under the spell of fashion that the fetishism of man used in its design. A new world of helmets, harnesses and corsets, of caps, aprons and diapers, of tabards and capes, masks, veils and wigs, clogs, and stilts have changed the idiom of the fashion of tomorrow.
In MoBA 13: Fetishism in Fashion will Li Edelkoort in collaboration with co-curator Philip Fimmano and assisted by Willem Schenk guided by the very special and - so far - unexplored world of fashion and fetishism.
Fetishism in Fashion
Li Edelkoort says about Fetishism in Fashion: " A ls great lover of clothing and textiles in particular, I decided to analyze the obsession with fashion and parse through a theme dedicated to the phenomenon of fetishism. An analysis of the need to explore and express ourselves, to cover and extract the most eccentric extremes to which the desire for beauty man can turn to the eye, looking for the strong connections that exist between the garment and the carrier, the passion that a pair of shoes can cause or emotional experience that the tactility of textiles can bring us. "
Among designers like Prada, Damir Doma, Jean Paul Gaultier, Iris van Herpen, Pam Hogg, Bas Kosters, Maison Martin Margiela, Moschino, Rick Owens, Kosuke Tsumura, Undercover, Viktor & Rolf, Yohji Yamamoto, Juun.J etc., will show his work also a super talented Slovene designer Peter Movrin. He will participate with his collection Franz Madonna. (see the video of the collection below).
Photos by: Marcel van der Vlugt
Video: Luka Tisler
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Outside it´s raining (warm days still that far away??)...why not to optate for a cool cotton-knit jumper with slit to either side from Sportmax (who gave us one of most gorgeous S/S 2013 collection)?
And yes...it is a runway piece (see the photo below).