Digital elegance with a touch of craftmanship. Ethnic references (in particular to Chile) coexist with a traditional classicism in a perfect balance between fashion and formal wear; the preference for soft fabrics prevails over the technological treatments in sportswear too. Accessories, among the most interesting seen on f/w 2014 catwalks, pass from beige/brown shades to silver, creating a futuristic effect in design as well as from an aesthetic point of view. The new-life of Louis Vuitton, designed by Kim Jones: one of his best collections for the French brand. Maybe it’s the most beautiful ever.”The idea was to mix very refined fabrics and treatments with the concept of digital journey, a new era of moving, of not being ever in the same place” says the designer. The show thrilled me because, differently from the past, it revealed a desire of real elegance, result of an exemplary alchemy between good taste and avantgarde. “True to savoir fare tradition of our ateliers, in every garment there’s a high concentration of craftmanship, but new processes and technologies play an important role. I didn’t want to create something too rough or nostalgic. It had to be at the same time technic and modern”. Louis Vuitton f/w 2014 fashion show (above) and one of the garments, worn by the model Daan van der Deen.
Alessandro Calascibetta has been active in fashion since the late 80s. He started off his career at L'Uomo Vogue, after that with Mondo Uomo. Afterward, he became Fashion Director at Harper's Bazaar Uomo, and in 2000 founded Uomo which he directed until 2003. Following that, he started collaborating with Rizzoli. Since january 2015 he is the Editor in Chief of Style Magazine, and still remains as Man Fashion Director for Io Donna and Sette.