Wednesday, 28 April 2010

denim couture

”Denim dress” by Gary Harvey made combining 42 pairs
of Levi's 501s in various indigo shades, cut-up and reconstructed
to create a fabulous tiered ball gown with a corset waist
worn with a cropped denim jacket.
Simply astonishing.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

uncanny sea creatures

Blue will certainly be the color for seasons to come,
not only for its shade but as concept, as a compendium of
undoubtedly evocative meanings, of countless images,
the sea first of all.
                                                                      Themis Tsironis, Greece

From the mysterious unsettling depths of the sea appears
the reminiscence of mythological creatures like mermaids,
breathtakingly amazing and dreadful at the same time.

 from Pierre et Gilles ”Sailors & sea”, 2005

Mermaids have inspired mankind since the dawn of time
and they're still around us: next month's Vogue Nippon
issue will showcase ”The girl from Atlantis”, a surreal report
with top designers suits photographed underwater
(via Tom & Lorenzo's blog) and this led me to collect
some images of them, last but not least the revisited
brand logo of the coffee I'm sipping on.

 Alexander Mc Queen submerged dress from Vogue Nippon

Sunday, 11 April 2010

take it easy

The last denim-trends moodboard I made is 
”Take it easy”, as to say the ultimate casual chic.
Fluid and confortable shapes, folk details and tone-on-tone
patterns with a whole variety of washing treatments to acquire
shades similar to those faded in water or bleached by the sun.
The easy way to live the city with nonchalant confidence.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

bluegrass garden

My second ready-made denim moodboard is called
”Bluegrass garden” inspired by oriental craftsmanship
with tie & dye effects, batik designs and blurry pigment dyes.
An unwound elegance due to a calm state of mind:
the natural easiness of a regained equilibrium.
All the blue hues range, from plain to the most faded,
botanical-style suggestions and floral patterns.
Bracing like an early morning walk in a japanese garden.

Friday, 9 April 2010

fresh as a daisy

During these days I'm working on my own s/s 2011 
denim-trends moodboards:
”Fresh as a daisy” is the first trend theme inspired by a new sense
of simplicity and freshness, living close to nature while rediscovering
the true sense of beauty and achieving a new inner balance.
A soft and wholesome romantic yet not mawkish look, with faded
hues, grass strokes, elegant raw clothes.
A rustic refined mix where denim is faded and bleached and
repeatedly washed, almost destroyed.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

so long Malcom

the perfect rural hideaway

Looking for a cozy rural retreat in the Tuscan hills?
Springtime's here, the sun is high in the sky, the weather
enjoyable as never, flowers and fruit trees in blossom 
so you'd better know ”Podere Le Murella”.
A romantic twosome hideout in a restored small farmhouse
surrounded by a landscaped garden and hundreds of olive
and fruit trees where you won't have to share your corner
of heaven with anybody else 'cause Le Murella only rents
out one apartment for just two people.

Sheer bliss.

Friday, 2 April 2010