Sneakers, Philippe Model – Slip-on, Asos, s/s 2017.

Una tendenza divertente della stagione attuale, ripresa già dalla scorsa estate, è l’utilizzo di motivi raffiguranti animali su T-shirt, camicie e perfino accessori. Uno zoo, reale o immaginario, che va a ravvivare grandi classici, come nel caso dei tucani e degli aironi stampati sulle Paris sneakers in pelle di Philippe Model, o grandi basici, come le slip-on in canvas di Asos con un fenicottero, oppure un T-Rex, che campeggiano ricamati sulla tomaia. Per soddisfare il bambino che c’è in noi. A cura di Angelica Pianarosa, Foto Michele Gastl. 

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Beautiful and damned. He’s the “Joe” mentioned by Lou Reed in Walk on the Wild Side. That recites: “Little Joe never once gave it away/ Everybody had to pay and pay/ A hustle here and a hustle there/ New York city is the place where/ They said hey babe, take a walk on the wild side”. We’re talking about Joe Dallesandro, american model and actor, beautiful and damned: around fifty movies to his name, from 1967 to 2002, that didn’t achieve success. But he’s popular. Made famous by Andy Warhol and Paul Morissey, that hired him for his cult-shorts (Flesh and Trash), between the end of the ’60 and the early ’70. And by that Je t’aime moi non plus, that celebrates its 40th anniversary, shot with Jane Birkin. Marked by a borderline way of life, between clubs and the street, today Dallesandro is 67 years old, he has two sons and has been married three times. He’s still beautiful. And his style is still iconic. Joe Dallesandro in the poster of the movie Trash by Paul Morissey (1970).


Friendly Classic. Living fashion with an easier approach. In other words: integrating a male aesthetic that mixes everyday clothes with more informal garments we wear only at home. I’ve always been annoyed by this kind of mix, in fact I’ve always looked askance at my colleagues that wear sneakers with the suit. But – partly – I have to change idea. Homewear mixed in the right amount with more classic garments suits me a little bit more now: maybe because I’m a fashion victim too and I’ve got used to such a young trend even if I’m a conservative at heart. It’s true that today lots of designers offer a kind of clothing that lies between sportswear and comfort. Basically, the strong effect of the techno/classic (the shiny blue lycra trousers with the blue coat: what a horror!) is softened, to advantage of a more friendly american style translated in contemporary taste. Ok, I like it.


Light mohair jacket Prada, wool sweater Asos, denim trousers G-Star Raw customed by RAW Atelier Milano, leather documents holder envelope Hermès.

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