Sunday, 31 January 2010

once more with knitting

There's no such thing as naturalness.
Elegance through simplicity is the leitmotiv of Pitti Filati s/s 2011.
Soft light fibers, smoothly shaped, colors inspired by nature, 
plissé and bulging effects, 
openwork inspired stitches.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Pitti Immagine Filati 3

Here's the last theme from Pitti Filati:     Pitti Immagine
 5_ NO E-MAIL, write me a letter
     Retaking possession of handwriting.
     Rejecting the digital world for a sincere method reviving
     the space for writing and drawing yet refusing to hide
     ourselves behind impersonal characters.
     A handwritten letter is not a mere message, it's a little world
     with a scent of hope and expectations to convey or receive.
     The clothes are pure, enhanced with easy origami and
     simple envelope folds creating even geometrics.
     Words become yarns, the yarn a dress,
     The wardrobe as the chronicle of our lives.
     Set down in black & white

Friday, 29 January 2010

Pitti Immagine Filati themes

Welcome back to Pitti Immagine Filati part two.
Next year yarns trend themes go on with:

3_NO SUPERMARKET please, I'll grow some greens.
    Retaking possession of the earth.
    We will all grow vegetables and herbs on our roofs
    or in our window boxes reducing waste.
    Sowing, cultivating, makings things grow and ripen,
    then harvesting.
    Making vegetable seeds sprout as if they were ideas.
    We will dress up for the garden, in natural (what else?)
    yet sturdy fibers for all our outdoor outfits.
    Tech-ecological effects provided by natural waxes and
    water-based coatings will be applied to simple, functional
    shapes with lots of pockets.
    A fresh and optimistic ”going for the green” look with basil,
    rosemary and pepper patterns.

4_ NO WASHING MACHINE, I'll do it by hand.
     Retaking possession of our balance with water doing... laundry.
     We will rediscover how fibers react to water and the air that
     dries them establishing a mystical tactile sensations that gives
     peace. Things move and change, the fabrics absorb and release
     water under the clean energy of our hands.
     Some sort of water therapy, a daily ritual to offset frenzy habits.
     Clothes are unstructured and lightweight, material shapes
     itself to the body, like clothes you put on wet and then dry
     on it, taking shape and becoming crisp like sheets drying
     under the mediterranean sun.
So long folks, see you tomorrow.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Pitti Immagine Filati

Back in Florence, this time for Pitti Immagine Filati exhibition,
the 66th edition of the yarns renowned venue.
Let me introduce you to some of the main themes on display:

    1_ NO CAR, let's go for a walk
    Retaking possession of the space around us.
    Get out of the car and listen to the street: faces, voices, rhythms.
    Sort of a fertile chaos of motion and dialogue.
    A chaos made by mixed cultures and experiences.
    Cities will be car-free for walking leading people to meetings
    and dialogue between responsible citizens going around on foot,
    by bike or public transport.
    The wardrobe will be easy and relaxed, real and sustainable.
    Mismatching will be the right thing to do.


      2_ No restaurant, bake some bread instead.
      Eating is essential for creativity but in the right way: fancy
      reastaurants and trendy food places will step aside for our
      friends' kitchens where everybody brings something.
      Cozy kitchens will give a simple, relaxed aesthetic with
      the fragrance of bread, the simple design of tablecloths
      and the most natural colors.
      Raw linen printed smocks almost totally without cuts,
      overlapping like puff pastry held in place by knots.

Come back tomorrow, if you like, for the other themes. Cheers.


Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Much more than a tablet

What a stunning device: a flat, keyboard-less color
touch-screen about the size of a hardcover book,
the iPad has been widely predicted to change
how we use technology and consume media.
We look forward to put our fingers on it!


Listen to your heartbeat.
Listen to the rhythm of your soul.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

spray art in town

Urban graffiti can warm up a grey winter day.

Monday, 25 January 2010

outsiders are welcome

There's a smart, lionhearted new little brand
to usher in childrenwear biz: Rocco & Lola,
appealing debutants in Pitti Bimbo and
White Kids, Milan these days.
Wishing good luck!

Sunday, 24 January 2010

”It's for me, darling!”

 Third Florentine day in a row, today I went back
window-shopping, not the usual kids stuff,
I was looking for something for me.
Here's Victor & Rolf corner chez Luisa via Roma
with the stunning installation by Felice Limosani

Diesel's suggests to be stupid with it's new
campaign (check their site for the stupid recruitment 
section, LOL) 

Denim über alles: above Raspini's,
here's Guess by Marciano


And the always trendy Gerard