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Scene by Suzy: Pitti ‘Firenze Hometown of Fashion’

18 июня 2014

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Performance artist Marina Abramovi? pasted on to an oil painting at the exhibition by Francesco Vezzoli  

 

”ART AND FASHION” 

Melding art and fashion is one of the specialities of Florence. The first example of what became a trend for an entire generation was the fashion biennale in 1996. I will never forget the chase around Florence from Prada’s goats nibbling dry grass to Jean Paul Gaultier’s display among skulls in a medical museum to Yves Saint Laurent’s display in the Uffizi gallery.


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The contribution this season of artist Francesco Vezzoli’s was striking, because he mounted his pastiche paintings on the walls of private palazzos tuned into museum-homes.


This infiltration creates a dialogue with art works: not least a portrait of the artist himself translated as a historic painting; or images of his mother with a line of sparkling jewels spilling out of her mouth.

 

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Striking pieces included a self portrait of a biblical figure chained to a pillar with an ancient sculpture just below his feet.

 

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The ultimate sacrilege? The head of performance artist Marina Abramovi? pasted on to an oil painting.

 

”FAMOUS FASHION FLORENTINES”

 

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Roberto Cavalli space at Florence and Fashion exhibition with images by Steven Meisel, Craig McDean and Paolo Roversi

 

Gucci and Pucci, Ferragamo and Scervino – all brands, and their founders, born in Florence. Add  Roberto Cavalli, whose grandfather Giuseppe Rossi was an artist whose work is hung in the city’s Uffizzi Gallery.

 

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The Gucci space at Florence and Fashion exhibition with images by Paolo Roversi and Mario Sorenti

 

Vogue Italia celebrated ‘Firenze Hometown of Fashion’ with an exhibition of iconic images by leading photographers. Entitled ‘Florence and Fashion’, the show was designed to show the intrinsic Italian style in a global world.

 

”WHO IS ON NEXT”

 

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Alberto Premi from Brescia in Lombardy

 

Move over Chanel! More than a match – on the tennis court or football ground – for haute couture sneakers, Alberto Premi from Brescia in Lombardy sells colourful bespoke sports shoes.

 

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Tom Lipop, English born co/winner of Who is On Next showing off inventive fabrics in tailoring with a twist

 

Joint winner of the Who is On Next at the Pitti imagine menswear fair, the shoes are in Imaginative shapes. Alberto Premi carves out the material to make the result super light. He is offering the shoes on line or in exclusive stores. An energetic new take on sporty luxury – with bold colours to match the shapes

 

 

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Light as a feather!  Brunello Cucinelli shows off a super-light cashmere jacket in a Lora Piana fabric at his exhibition stand

 

 

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Caruso presents  a video installation by Sergio Colantuoni showing how much a customer should expect to pay after all the processes involved in a tailored jacket.  Minimalist meets classic


Фото: Proj3ct Studio, Suzy Menkes

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