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BRAND NEW GALLERY – BEYOND THE OBJECT – MILAN – JANUARY 15 – MARCH 9

BRAND NEW GALLERY PRESENTS BEYOND THE OBJECT OPENING RECEPTION JANUARY 15 7-9PM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC JANUARY 15 - MARCH 9 Brand New Gallery - Gallery 1 via Farini 32, 20159 Milan +39.02.89.05.30.83 www.brandnew-gallery.com Aaron Aujla, Gabriele Beveridge, Andy Boot, Sophie Bueno-Boutellier, Sarah Crowner, Robert Davis, Michael DeLucia, Tomas Downes, Ed Fornieles, Raphael Hefti, Julian…

WOODY ALLEN’S “TO ROME WITH LOVE” PRESENTED BY CINEMA SOCIETY

Last week, Cinema Society and Piaget presented a special preview screening of Woody Allen's latest film, To Rome with Love, at The Paris Theatre in New York City. The stars of the film, Penélope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Alessandra Mastronardi, and Greta Gerwig, came out in support of the director, whose new film covers a series…

PREMIÈRE VISION PREVIEW NEW YORK

On July 11 and 12, Première Vision will hold an exclusive presentation of their Fall/Winter 2013/14 collection of fabrics for New York buyers. This is Première Vision's twenty-fifth year offering a New York preview, which has consistently been one of the biggest events for top international textile mills. This year, 113 companies will participate in…

DOLCE & GABBANA SHOW COUTURE FOR THE FIRST TIME

Dolce & Gabbana's first ever couture show on July 9 will be held not in Paris, but rather Taormina, Sicily, referencing their cultural roots much like their choice to cast real, Sicilian men in their Men's Spring 2013 collection.  Dolce & Gabbana's first couture show will also be a very exclusive affair, open only to…

JOHN VARVATOS – MILAN S/S 2013 FASHION SHOW

JOHN VARVATOS For his Spring/Summer 2013 Men's collection, John Varvatos wanted to incorporate the idea of a youthful elegance, making sophisticated, traditional designs palatable to even today's modern man. Varvatos described his collection, saying, "I mixed a sense of dress-up with touches of my very own perfect imperfection and I added a dash of the…

LUXURY BRANDS FIGHT BACK AGAINST COUNTERFEIT GOODS

Luxury brands have become fed up with their products, specifically high-end handbags, being replicated and sold at a fraction of the price on the streets and online. Fashion brands are finally beginning to take serious legal action against the perpetrators of fake goods. France and Italy have already begun to fight back, and now there are calls…

JAMES FRANCO’S “REBEL” EXHIBITION AT MOCA

James Franco's latest venture into the art world is a site-specific installation/exhibition, in association with L.A.'s MOCA for the Venice Biennale.  The show, called Rebel, is Franco's homage to the 1955 movie Rebel Without a Cause, starring James Dean. The show contains work from artists such as Douglas Gordon, Harmony Korine, Damon and Paul McCarthy, Ed Ruscha and Aaron…

DESIGN AFRICA – PANEL DISCUSSION AT THE SOHO HOUSE

The Soho House, the private member's hotel and club in the meatpacking district, recently hosted a panel discussion called "Design Africa," which discussed the future of Africa in terms of fashion design, industry, and the growing luxury consumer market. The discussion came just days after the article “Rebranding Africa” by Suzy Menkes was published in…

REED KRAKOFF LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION FRAGRANCE

Reed Krakoff just announced the release of his extremely limited edition perfumes, creating only one hundred bottles of his latest RK Limited Edition Eau de Parfum with a price tag that matches their exclusivity.  Besides designing for his remarkably successful eponymous line, Krakoff is also the President and Executive Creative Director of Coach.  Each 60ml bottle…

VOGUE INDIA STARTS FASHION FUND

Vogue India has partnered with the Fashion Design Council of India to create an annual fashion fund similar to those that already exist in America, the UK, China, and Italy.  The fashion fund gives young designers their first big break, providing them with financial support, assigning them a mentor to guide them through the process of…

BOTTEGA VENETA – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

BOTTEGA VENETA - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW The Bottega Veneta Fall 2012 collection was a breath of fresh air amidst a season that has consistently shown oversized, voluminous looks.  Designer Tomas Maier departed from Bottega Veneta’s usual flowing, loose silhouette in favor of a crisply tailored, form-fitting collection.  Maier used dense, opaque fabrics accented…

DOLCE & GABBANA – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

DOLCE & GABBANA - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Dolce & Gabbana demonstrated the pride they have for their Italian heritage in their Fall 2012 collection, presenting a collection that drew from Sicily, Domenico Dolce’s birth place, and its rich Baroque religious traditions.   The collection celebrated the feminine shape, with wide hips, suggestively sheer lace dresses,…

DSQUARED – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

DSQUARED - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Dsquared’s Fall 2012 collection was designers Dan and Dean Caten’s homage to senior year of high school, complete with disco ball and an impromptu prom.  Although a sign proclaimed this to be the “Class of 2013,” the aesthetic of the collection proved to be more sixties.  Models in…

FENDI – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

FENDI - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini sought to present, “modern femininity without references,” in their Fall 2012 collection for Italy’s premier fur fashion house, Fendi.  The collection was propelled by the idea of mixing contrary fabrics and textures, combining leather with wool, matte and shine, and using old couture…

GIORGIO ARMANI – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

GIORGIO ARMANI - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Giorgio Armani’s “Easy Chic” Fall 2012 collection showed menswear tailoring on suits, Bermuda shorts, and blazers, enlivened by a feminine delicacy and pops of tangerine, fuchsia, and berry.  The collection demonstrated two of Milan’s strongest trends this season, flats and cropped tailored pants paired with a fitted…

GUCCI – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

GUCCI - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Gucci designer Fria Giannini played with the concept of nineteenth-century decadence for her Fall 2012 collection, which, much like her men’s collection, was dark and moody.  Fabrics were rich and luxurious with lot of plush velvets, tapestry jacquards, and subdued florals on a black background.  This season’s palette…

JIL SANDER – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

JIL SANDER - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW At the end of Raf Simons's final presentation for Jil Sander, the audience not only gave him a standing ovation, but also called the designer out one more time for an encore.  Simons, who has spent seven years at the label, has now been called up to…

LEITMOTIV – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

LEITMOTIV - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Fabio Sasso and Juan Caro are the Italian-Columbian designers behind fashion label Leitmotiv, and their Fall 2012 collection, "L’Universo Elegante," explores the ever-expanding universe and the way it is simultaneously glorious, elegant, and at peace with being infinite.  The result is a men’s and women’s wear collection that…

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