A visionary mind: Alessandro Michele

 

It was about 3 years ago, and I was attending my class schedule about analysis of emerging lifestyle, when my great professor decided to show us a video: the launch of 2016 Gucci cruise collection. He explained us that Gucci had named a new Creative Director, and they were about to make a relevant change in the brand identity. 

I admit I wasn’t a huge fan of Gucci back then, because of its snobbish design that for so long I’ve been associating with an old-fashioned and boring Italy. I trusted my teacher, and started watching the video.

Nothing but WOW.

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Dreaming in colors. A conversation with Arielle Bobb-Willis

“James Baldwin said that the artistic image is not intended to represent the thing itself, but, rather, the reality of the force the thing contains. I felt for so long that I wasn’t saying or seeing myself enough in my work and I was holding back. I wanted to create this paracosm that was somewhere I would want to live in and thrive in.”

(Arielle Bobb- Willis)

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Who are the Harajuku Girls?

It’s always curious to observe how diverse cultures continuously influence each others and gravitate towards a never ending motion. In particular, that of Decora has previously been a japanese street style taking inspiration from European high fashion and eventually ended up to inspire european designers and artists in turn.  Continue reading

Towards An Ageless Society

In 2003 Fondazione Pitti Discovery dedicates an entire project to Youth, which is presented in an exhibition entitled Continue reading

WHOMAN? Youth towards androgyny

 

The talk about androgyny as a physical blend between two apparently biologic perspectives, is much more evident if it is identified with the patriarchy’s gradual crumbling away. Therefore we can introduce the argument looking through the eyes of a man towards the evolution of his emancipated clothing. Continue reading

DE-GENERATION: towards the end of youth subcultures

Trickle Down: Youth Subcultures and Mainstream

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“Les Vampires”, Silent Movie Poster (1915, France)

In order to evaluate the meaning of clothing in relation with youth cultures, it is mandatory to clarify some theoretical notions that concern the evolution of fashion towards contemporary consumption, especially referring to a time in which people had no consciousness of what they were wearing, even if there were imposed severe sumptuary laws to maintain well defined boundaries among social classes. Continue reading

Memory and Memories

Suggested track:

Un eterno presente che capire non sai, l’ultima volta non arriva mai” (CCCP Fedeli alla linea, Per me lo so, 1987)

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