Two cherubs on either end of a frieze pull back stone curtains. They’re posed as if to reveal something even more illustrious than the Garment District’s “Fashion Tower”, where if you’re lucky, you may run into Kerby Jean-Raymond, (Instagram handle @kerbito), in the elevator standing next to you.
That’s what Angelo Cruciani has always made with his fashion and his art. Art and fashion. Fashion and art together in a single, deep, vital breath. Through his creations, Angelo launches a message, more than one. Always in… »
Family certainly is the secret of Gruppo Sorbino and HAMAKI-HO success. It’s 1980 when the founder starts with the production of exclusive items for some retailers in Campania. He paves the way to his sons and the coming generations. The owner of a small shop in the center of a popular Naples, he is the deus ex machina of a dream that comes true. At the opening of the CIS – one among the biggest commercial poles in Europe – the Sorbinos buy a space that will become over the years the crucial center of a constantly rising business.
Also Jure Stropnik, at some point of his life, must have felt obsessed with socks. Perhaps, it is because of this that in 2013 he founds IURI, a brand – initially of socks, for the note – that combines a minimal with a modern twist and that is inspired by architecture, art and social cultures worldwide.
No doubt, his shoes are the better ones. He’s Bruno Bordese, eccentric genius of the footwear. With a twenty-year experience, he has managed to blow the dust away from the cumbersome concept of craftsmanship by giving it a new grit and a cool, casual “sound”.
We met Linda Loppa, eclectic director of Polimoda in Florence. Teaching, research, innovation: three key words to describe her existence. Three key words to explain a success.
Come back from a trip to the United States, Michaël Azoulay decides to found a brand able to combine the typically American casual attitude and the French tradition allure. American Vintage was born in 2005 with the aim to create unique, unmistakable, affordable t-shirts.
Paris. A town of so many contradictions, historic connotations and of course its immense fashion archives. With the horrific events of late still in mind, the city had to strengthen its backbone, once again. It did rather marvelously. A… »
We all can be heroes in our own way… for ourselves. Also Raffaele Ferrantino, our guest, is convinced about that.
“Not every girl is a Hello Kitty girl. But those who are… are just Happier”.
“I didn’t start doing graffiti until two years after I got to New York. Jean Michel Basquiat was one of my main inspirations for doing graffiti. For a year I didn’t know who Jean Michel was, but I knew… »
When looking at the duo AMBUSH‘s creations you cannot but think of that world cited and made famous by Stan Sakai. Colour and folklore but also design and innovation. The brand DNA is rooted in the Japanese… »
The Italian Emiliano Laszlo founds Studiopretzel in 2011. The brand – at the beginning a communication hub – combine the irony of a pop-cultural name with a minimalist, plainly aesthetics.
“If you obey all the rules
you miss all the fun”.
Once this was said by Katharine Hepburn, the most nonconformist among the celebrities. In the American star’s words you can find Ilan Chétrite’s fashion: they describe but do not delimit it…. »
Antony Morato: adaptable, forward-looking, concrete.
Founded in 2007 by Lello Caldarelli, the brand quickly asserts itself in the market and in the international fashion system thanks to its cool, casual and sensitive to the industry changes approach…. »
Brachmann Spring/Summer 2016 Collection: http://t.co/NhIZbQ300K #Brachmann #ss16 #bfw #mbfwb http://t.co/vlBHDkXlGa
“We declare that the splendor of the world has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed”.
“Je prends mes désirs pour des réalités car je crois en la realité de mes désirs”.
He is Leon Louis Joergensen, Danish born designer. LEON LOUIS is instead the brand that he founds with Esben Leschly Blegvad in 2011.
Sometimes threads are so dope that, both in aesthetic and workmanship, that they transcend gender norms and are openly accessible by all. I’m not talking about androgyny, but a completely sexless garment that can be utilised by both genders… »