SURREALIST BAG

THOM-BROWNEBorsa, Thom Browne, f/w 2017

Thom Browne, vincitore del CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award nel 2016, 2013 e 2006, del GQ Designer of the Year del 2008 e del Cooper Hewitt National Design Award nel 2012, ha avuto il merito, in circa 15 anni di carriera, di sovvertire i canoni della sartorialità maschile e dell’abbigliamento classico, sposando il rigore con l’ironia. Non sono da meno le sue collezioni di accessori: accanto a tote bag rigorose, illuminate solo da righe trasversali a contrasto, a zaini super minimali e valigette da businessman d’altri tempi, spuntano figure giocose realizzate in pelle martellata, riflesso di un animo irriverente e di una predilezione per atmosfere surrealiste che da sempre caratterizzano le creazioni del designer americano. A cura di Angelica Pianarosa, Foto Michele Gastl. 

Thom Browne, honored with the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award in 2016, 2013 and 2006, the GQ Designer of the Year in 2008 and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2012, can take the credit, in almost 15 years of career, for having subverted the codes of men tailoring and classic wear, combining rigor with irony. The same for his accessories collections: next to geometric tote bags, brightened up only by contrasting diagonal stripes, minimal backpacks and briefcases for old times’ businessmen, appear playful figures, made of pebble grain leather, that reflect an irreverent attitude and a predilection for surrealism that has always characterized the designer’s creations. Edited by Angelica Pianarosa, Ph. Michele Gastl.

STYLE MAGAZINE 2006

Classic fabrics, baggy proportions, layers of creased garments. An apparently accidental style that draws inspiration from “The man with the scarf”, painting by Andrea Martinelli. A bit clochard, a bit gentleman. Ph. Toni Thorimbert, Styling Alessandro Calascibetta.

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SARTORIAL SKATING

PALM-ANGELS

Felpa, Palm Angels, f/w 2017.

Palm Angels nasce dall’idea di Francesco Ragazzi di tradurre in una collezione le suggestioni catturate in un suo reportage fotografico (diventato un libro) sugli skaters di LA: sia l’influenza street che quella sportiva sono evidenti, ma sono “disciplinate” dalla tradizione sartoriale italiana. La felpa fotografata fa parte dell’attuale collezione a/i, e condensa in un solo capo alcuni tra i maggiori trend di stagione: lo sportswear nobilitato, il velluto a coste, e infine le bande logate, che saranno anche un caposaldo (piccola anticipazione) della p/e 2018. A cura di Angelica Pianarosa, Foto Michele Gastl. 
Palm Angels started from the idea of Francesco Ragazzi of translating in a collection the mood he captured in a photo report (that became a book) about the LA skaters: the street and sport influence are clear, but they are “disciplined” by his italian sartorial background. This sweatshirt is part of the f/w collection and mixes in a garment some of the main trends of the season: ennobled sportswear, corduroy, and logos on banded strips, that will be a trend (little preview) also of s/s 2018. Edited by Angelica Pianarosa, Ph. Michele Gastl.

STYLE MAGAZINE 2007

Shooting inspired by 1968 and by the misinterpreted ideologies, thanks to the release in that period of the movie Cari Compagni (that then became Il Grande Sogno, The Big Dream) with Michele Placido and Riccardo Scamarcio. Ph. Michael Woolley, Styling Alessandro Calascibetta.

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IO DONNA SCHEMA LIBERO – IL SUO NOME È SCOTT

45-MODA-R-schema-libero_Storia7His name’s Scott. The relationship between Larry Paul Scott as a model and as an artist is like that between Sean Connery and James Bond: like Connery has never succeeded in getting free from Bond, so Larry can’t purge him from the image of his face on the first campaign of Acqua di Giò. Then you search for him on Google and you find out that last June in Spain, in Girona, he has carried out his first photography exhibition. Scott’s photography is only in black and white, he has portrayed real people, focusing on the glamour and the trash of the nightlife of New York City, but I prefer his triptychs composed by nature, human beings and architectures, that emphasize perfection, beauty and nature. On Instagram, that by now is the most important agency for photographers in the world, you can find him as @larrypaulscott. Maybe we’ll see him again posing for fashion magazines, but as a talent, no more as a top model or, as he prefers to be defined, as an “ex top model”. Because today Larry is a great artist that deserves to be followed carefully.