“The suit is conceived as ‘art’ to be worn“… Few, simple words to tell the world, philosophy, mood of a brand that in less than fifteen years has been able to assert its overflowing personality at an international level: Frankie Morello. »
“It all derives from a strong concept for personification of my own desires and ideas. This has lead me to the creation of a complete brand, based on the search for the sacral core of beauty itself. It is a unification and subtle merger of nature and urbanism”…
Real surrealism. Functional art. Beauty exploration. Konstantin Kofta combines rural and urban perceptions and embraces the unintentional and the unexpected. It’s to make his desires material that the brand KOFTA was born: dream and style with no compromise! Accessories as artistic installations. Accessories which are unique, strong but undoubtedly wearable. »
“In a colorful world the element of surprise predominates; in white, instead, only a joyful and premonitory restlessness”, this way , in his Strahlungen, Ernst Jünger tries to describe the white: bright, pure, symbol of the brand THE WHITE BRIEFS. Its designer and founder is Peter Simonsson who, in December 2009, decides to embark on an adventure far out of the common… Certainly out of the common because his is a high-quality underwear line with an absolutely unique mood. »
Until a few years ago, if I thought of “Russia” it unfailingly appears before my eyes the image of the richly honored crown of the Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna Romanova and the bulky furs worn by the protagonists of Doctor Zhivago… Today fashion has come on in leaps and bounds. Eastern Europe has become an incubator for talented designers. Among them, the pair composed by Ksenia Marchenko and Anton Schnaider for the brand Ksenia Schnaider. Of Ukrainian origin the first, Russian the second, in 2011 they create a brand which is among the most innovative and internationally respected. Theirs is an independent label. Theirs is a style that combines tradition and innovation. Their purpose is to express a different point of view through creativity. Their garments are designed for all those “who appreciate the spiritual more than the material and for people with a strong personality. For people who don`t want to hide their personality behind a popular, commercial brand”. Their 2013-14 F/W Collection is called BODYWARMER and transforms the now obsolete gilet in a must-have garment for next season… »
“So let me be a Cosmopolitan Boy… It’s true that I just want to conquer the globe”, Monsieur Bien sings… Oh yes… He likes metropolitan life. He feels as a citizen of the world, different from anybody else, immune to the trends launched by “the others”, allergic to the conventional rigid rules. He is a cosmopolitan boy (or at least he wants to be!) just like any one of the guys wearing Tim Labenda… »
“Mmmbop, ba duba dop. Ba du bop, ba duba dop. Ba du bop, ba duba dop. Ba du… Yeah”, the refrain of the Hanson’s song MmmBop echoed in our ears all along that 1997’s summer… Today it comes back as a smash hit thanks to a video, the one that the incredible Luca Finotti shot to tell about TEETH: the cover-story for FuckingYoung!’s new issue.
It is an editorial paying a tribute to that unforgettable year, to the carefree youth, to the modern obsession for fashion accessories, the fashion accessory, just one: the braces!
His guys are members of a boy band. They are the Take That, the Hanson, the Backstreet Boys. They are the fusion of the past with the present. They are synonymous of joie de vivre.
It’s them… Our fucking young boys! »
“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since…”, The Great Gatsby’s incipit helps me to present him, Angelo Flaccavento: journalist, author, style icon (but woe to tell!). An art historian with a passion for fashion, Angelo seems just jumped out from one of Fitzgerald’s novels… He is cultured, shrewd, ironic. His paradoxically classic look made him one of the most photographed men in recent years. His writing is at once courtly and simple, pulsating like a Canova’s sculpture. He loves printed paper but plays with the web, Angelo. Note a margine – GQ’s blog-not blog – has become synonymous with contemporary relativism, a tool to express a point of view while hugging the right to be contradictory because, you know, in your life you could also change your mind… »
“We bonded over the creative energy and eclectic music of the scene, that, and a shared appreciation of dry martinis”. Imagine a small rowdy bar in the new yorker East Village. Imagine you getting in, immerse yourself in a surreal, avant-garde, contemporary world. Imagine you drinking a Schlitz beer with two cute strangers… two talented designers…
They are Rory Wykes and Michaell Smith. Theirs is the emerging brand SMITH-WYKES that in a short time managed to establish itself on the international market thanks to a clean, amazingly young style. Their 2013-14 A/W Collection is an exploration of identifiable and masculine codes of uniform, while also playing with elements of abstraction and contrast. And this the interview with them… »
“…Perhaps it is just Nss, and all the world revolving around it, which can describe us better than anything else… Now we are what we do”, this way Walter D’Aprile answers one of my questions and in those few words it seems to be included the very essence of the interview… From an aerospace engineer to a cool hunter and designer. From projects for planes to digital PR and web marketing. From Naples to Milan with a big goal: to turn Naplestreetstyle dream into a reality, a known and appreciated platform, a space able to go over the national borders. »
If I awoke tomorrow in some machismo reboot of Freaky Friday inhabiting the body of Brian Mazza, it would be far from the worst thing. In fact, I wouldn’t ask any questions, I’d simply go about my day, chalking it up to really good karma — on my part. At the ‘fuuucking young’ age of twenty-eight, Mazza has established himself as the strapping gentleman behind Windsor Custom, the made-to-measure boutique snugly tucked beneath bro bar, The Ainsworth, on West 28th Street in Manhattan. »
A son of the Nintendo generation. Willing to take risks to reinvent the very concept of elegance… Christian Deslauriers’ Enfant Roi is a spoiled brat: capricious, cheeky, modern.
He, Christian, perfectly embodies the spirit of the brand. Young, Danish, passionate about visual arts. His is a design which tries, successfully, to explore new forms. His haute-couture is designed for a luxury globetrotter. In his clothing there is always an element of surprise melted and highlighted by both the classic silhouettes and the clean style.
Christian has decided to play his game this way, by giving rise to a menswear line among the most popular of the moment. And you, instead, what are you waiting for? Turn on the beloved Wii U and “choose” CHRISTIAN L’ENFANT ROI! »
According to him, “reality could be the best dream possible” and it’s just by the real world that he is inspired. His are clear cloths, no frills. Created for the individual rather than the mass. We could define him as a fashion’s outsider, an intellectual, a modern Enlightenment’s follower. He has concrete ideas and knows very well what he wants to achieve. In his collections, that corporality which he speaks about is modeled, transformed, imprisoned and finally released to become it itself dreamlike, impalpable and yet present . Now, let’s know Lucio Vanotti better: »
En un portal próximo a Macy’s del que la gente no deja de entrar y salir. 6 ascensores y 25 plantas. Una puerta de cristal y dos secretarias dan paso a un mundo sinfín de sueños e ilusiones, un subidón de adrenalina. Ahora sí: bienvenido a Nueva York y bienvenido a J. Mendel. »
A Shakespearean name: House of Montague. An unconventional soul. Martin Ahn chooses to mix tradition and avant-garde. An innovative, young shoes-brand was born…which looks forward! The 2013-14 F/W Collection –introduced at PittiImmagineUomo83 –is inspired by America, the golden age one… The choice of the materials, the clear lines, the futuristic design speak of him, his story that he has exclusively decided to tell us of FuckingYoung! »
Sergio Daricello… Stubborn, determined, a dreamer. Lover of art, in every forms. An immense love for, as he likes to call it, La Reine (Marie Antoinette of France). Graduated at Istituto Marangoni. The first menswear designer for Versus and Versace jeans, now Giuliano Fujiwara’s head designer. His sophisticated flavor, authentic Made in Italy, merges with clean lines, minimal-Eastern that have always characterized the brand Japanese-Milanese… It’s a success! The debut in June with the 2013 S/S Men’s Collection inspired by the star of the cult movie Cruel Intentions, Sebastian Valmont. The one that he will present on January 12 during the MMFW is instead still to be discovered … White shirt, sneakers and leather jacket: the items that should not lack in your wardrobe… but let’s know him better! »
Gori de Palma, un creador cuyo trabajo gira desde sus inicios alrededor del color negro, apoyado en bandas sonoras como directrices conceptuales en el estrato de sus propuestas. Mantiene un desarrollo formal en el campo de la moda donde el filtro afterpunk, industrial, marginal y sexual afecta a sus colecciones.