Archivio di agosto, 2013

STYLE 2011

The subject was the journey. This shooting was inspired by a Seventies’/VIP feeling. Picture by Jacopo Moschin.


Those intermittent trends. Every season has its trends, some that strengthen or renovate themselves consecutively, others that come back from a remote past, others that vanish. Fashion – for its own definition – never keeps still; until the beginning of 2000, when a colour or a certain fabric, or some shapes left the scene, we knew that we wouldn’t have seen them for a long time. Today things have changed. For example the “military” never disappear totally: we always find it, scattered and fragmented, maybe just in a detail. Velvet, in particular smooth, is another suitable example: we find it intermittently; in some seasons is one of the undisputed protagonists, in others, instead, stays on the bench. Not wholly, however:  Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana never omit some smooth velvet outfits; in next winter’s collections, for example, they’ve suggested it in black, in “evening” variations. But its beauty- that stays in sheen of fabric – is much more intensified when it’s dyed in underbrush or red shades. On stands of vintage markets we can find dozens of velvet jackets and coats, even shirts: the one in the picture is twenty years old, but it’s incredibly up-to-date and mesh with current fashion. Picture by Danilo Russo, from Harper’s Bazaar Uomo 1994. Clothes by Dries Van Noten.


One of the most extraordinary collection by Dolce & Gabbana date back to 1993. Knitwear’s patchwork marquetries were still influenced by eighties’ feeling, but were already projected towards the future. Picture by Tyen.


Una serie di ritratti di Giovanni Gastel ad alcuni esponenti dell’industria della moda italiana. Le foto risalgono ad un paio di anni fa: mettere insieme tutti questi big non fu cosa da poco, ma è stato un lavoro di grande soddisfazione e per questo, oggi voglio riproporli a chi – magari – li aveva persi.
A series of portraits of some italian fashion industry’s leading figures, by Giovanni Gastel. These pictures date back to a couple of years ago: putting together all these “Bigs” wasn’t a pin point, but was really satisfying; this is the reason why today I want to propose them again to whom – maybe – missed them.