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IO UOMO – TARTAN MANIA

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Tartan Mania. Tartan is the typical checked fabric born in Scottish Highlands. Americans call it “plaid” (that for us is the blanket we use at home, on the knees, laying on the sofa, that, indeed, – often – has a checked pattern…). Whatever its origin may be, though Sean Connery and Ewan McGregor wear the kilt in official events, differently to Peter Sellers that wore it even out of the etiquette, after its coming and going on the catwalks, now it’s one of this season’s most fashionable fabrics. In other words, whether in form of a shirt or a jacket, this winter tartan is a must. It is not by chance that it’s one of the eight trends selected for Style Dress Code (above, on the left) the new Style Magazine’s spin-off.

 

PAUL SMITH SUIT 1992

An unusual black and white for a designer that made the color (and colored stripes, even only for details) his distinguishing feature; a b/w that represents that line called, in the early Nineties, “Suit”: formal, tailored, but with that touch of extravagance emphasized by the pose and the point of view.

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STYLE MAGAZINE 2015

A celebration of the relationship between art and fashion; a mix of prints, patterns, geometries, bright colors and fine fabrics in perfect harmony. Ph. Giovanni Squatriti, Styling Alessandro Calascibetta, model Tommy Marr wearing total look Paul Smith.

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PEACE & WALK

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Sneakers, Paul Smith, s/s 2017.

Felicità e positività sono le sensazioni che trasmette la collezione p/e di Paul Smith, che, a detta del Sir stesso, si ispira alle notti passate alla fine degli anni 60 in Wardour Street a Londra, tra il The Flamingo Club e il Whiskey a Go Go. “Un periodo interessante, c’era parecchia espressione personale in giro”, commenta il designer. Una serie di capi e accessori contemporanei e semplici nel taglio, ravvivati da dettagli arcobaleno, simboli positivi, stampe e ricami. Così la semplice sneaker bassa in pelle diventa un inno alla pace e alla spensieratezza. A cura di Angelica Pianarosa, Foto Michele Gastl. 

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IO DONNA SCHEMA LIBERO VI PIACE IL GENERE?

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Do you like this gender? Gender – No Gender. Nothing to do with transvestism, transsexuality nor homosexuality. Is good to distinguish the social-cultural and scientific side from the fashion one. In the second case, gender is a term (sometimes used improperly) that describes a kind of style that mixes harmoniously masculine elements with feminine ones. The line between the two sexes becomes finer. One of the main trends of contemporary apparel, maybe thanks also to the physical similarities of today’s teenagers (boys are thinner with long hair and girls have their hair cut short and wear gladly men’s blazers, T-shirts and jeans, like in the Seventies), accompanies and enhances a phenomenon attributable to males’ desire of showing their fragility and females’ desire of imposing their strenght. There’s nothing wrong like there’s nothing right, there’s not to be proud nor disgusted. As in all things, everybody has the right to choose.