Borsa, DSquared2, f/w 2017.

Per il debutto della collezione uomo/donna dell’imminente autunno/inverno, Dean e Dan Caten hanno voluto inneggiare alla fluidità di genere, vestendo con pezzi simili e riccamente decorati degli ideali abitanti di un Canada cui rendono omaggio attraverso una serie di codici e suggestioni tipici. Glamour e grunge s’incontrano, insieme a elementi del vecchio west e a capi tecnici da montagna. “Abbiamo creato un look per lui e lei, e per lei e lui. Lei indossa bouquet di fiori stampati sugli abiti, lui li indossa stampati su giacche e camicie; il maglione over di lui indossato sulla camicia rispecchia il look di lei. Per la nostra prima collezione co-ed uomini e donne hanno lo stesso stile, di montanari glamour,” dicono i designer. Scelte che si riflettono anche nel design degli accessori, basti guardare la borsa in agnello e lana: forma e capienza che potrebbero piacere al pubblico femminile, dettagli strong in metallo che potrebbero piacere al pubblico maschile. E le frange in suede, elemento inscindibile dall’immaginario cowboyA cura di Angelica Pianarosa, Foto Michele Gastl. 

For the debut f/w co-ed show,

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Hello, male. How changes the perception of “beauty” over time! And with many contraddictions. The fans of the last androgynous skinny trend are usually the same that regret the “real males”, all muscles, moustaches and suntan? The menswear samples are made only for very thin build by now. Size 46, at most 48. Obviously, those so lucky (but is it a real value?) to have this kind of build can consider a purchase in this direction, if they can afford it. The hunks are excluded. How much longer? Will the 80s’ sense of beauty come back? Many hope so. I don’t feel the difference: due to age matters I’ll be ridiculous dressed like David Bowie as well as Burt Reynolds.


This picture by Giovanni Gastel refer to “Rebel without a cause” by Nicholas Ray; we’re in full 50s mood. Outfit DSquared2, Model Jarno Boom, Styling Angelica Pianarosa.



40 MODA R schema libero70s’ Denim. It happens cyclically and punctually: 70s are back in fashion again. And I can tell you more: in summer 2016, flared trousers and flowery shirts will be in the top lists of all the fashion victims. In this season, on the other hand, the references of that anguished decade of the revolution against the hypocrisy of the middle class, that crumbling middle class well depicted by Luchino Visconti in Conversation Piece, are represented by the great offer of denim. But today it acquires a completely different meaning, far away from any revolutionary ideology. I like to think that in its own way denim would like to celebrate that social and cultural movement that some of us regret. Michael Douglas wearing jeans on the set of Napoleon and Samantha (1972)



Master of style. John Cassavetes: a rare mix of beauty and talent. Between the 50s and the 80s he acted in about thirty movies and directed a dozen of independent movies. They were “special” movies, often filmed in interiors, like theatrical pieces. Conceptual films and intellectual scripts. Cassavetes, indeed, is not so famous, mainly among young people. The only movie that reached the public approval and made him popular as an actor at the end of the 70s was Rosemary’s Baby, by Roman Polanski. And the only well-known one he directed was Gloria. A summer night, interpreted by his wife Gena Rowlands. She had the same destiny. she is little known even if she’s as talented and beautiful as others more famous colleagues. Cassavetes has always been in the shadows, like all the greats of the show business and he was (in my opinion) unconsciously sensual. He had an innate and discreet style, he was confident wearing a suit as well as a classic/informal outfit. John Cassavetes (on the right) with Peter Falk. Picture from the book John Cassavetes by Jim Healy and Emanuela Martini (Il Castoro Publishing)