Posts Tagged ‘ Milan ’

Ilya Blinov’s Amazing Fashion Photography.


Ilya Blinov is an incredibly talented photographer based in Russia.  From fashion, portraits, beauty, and commercials he has been working as fashion stylist for about 10 years in Milan, Italy and Moscow, Russia. This former tutor of Fashion Styling courses at British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow, he works to find a delicate beauty and vivid expressions.  You can see much more of his work here.

Headphone Swag


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If something is coming out of Milan, chances are its gonna be not only fashion forward but exclusive in whatever industry that is releasing it. Fendi showed off their new headphones in a fashion show Monday night. The headphones are set to become public at the end of this year, just in time for Christmas. Handstitched by Fendi artisans, these headphones are made with selleria leather and come in a variety of colors. While fashion takes high priority when it comes to just about everything, these headphones not only look cool but sound amazing. They are made by Beats by Dre. The quality of the sound is parallel to the sleek appearance.  The headphones will be released in 10 different colors including sunflower yellow, fire red, emerald green, blackboard and asphalt. When you wear them, there is no doubt that they are Fendi; there is the Fendi F embossed on each side. Not only will you know that you have headphone swag; the people next to you will know too!

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Armani Creates Swiss-made Watches


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Iconic Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani has created his first ever line of Swiss-made watches, which were unveiled Sunday in Milan during the city’s men’s fashion week. Presented at the Teatro Armani in Milan (a former Nestlé factory converted into a performance space by the fashion brand), the watches are Armani’s first ever Swiss-made timepieces. The designer treated a select group of attendees to a preview of the full collection. A few key stages in the manufacturing process were undertaken with a group of craftsmen showing off the handiwork that goes into the timepieces, which are designed to mix innovation and tradition.

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A Submarine Emerges in Milan for M&C Saatchi’s Campaign


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When it comes to catching people’s attention, advertising agency M&C Saatchi certainly don’t mess around. Their latest stunt took place in the city of Milan, where they constructed a large installation that looks like a massive submarine has surfaced right in the middle of the city’s Piazza Mercanti. The stunt was for client Europ Assistance IT (an insurance group based in Italy) as part of their “Protect Your Life” campaign and included an early morning performance where stunned sailors emerged from the submarine and the car driver ran around in a fit of rage and confusion. To make sure the point of the whole thing wasn’t missed by passers by, a man in scuba diving gear was on hand to speak to people about the importance of safeguarding their possessions.

The Triennale Design Museum, Milan


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Milan-based architectural practice Studio Fabio Novembre have completed the Triennale Design Museum project. Completed in 2012 the stunning building can be found in Milan, Italy. According to the architects: “Protecting the arts and sciences in our times is no mean feat, so for this fifth edition of the Triennale Design Museum it has taken plenty of human endeavour alongside the intervention of the Muses.”  In agreement with the curators, the director originally opted for an authentic mythological figure to do the interior design of the spaces for this edition, Enzo Mari, who was forced to decline due to an indisposition, leaving it up to yours truly to take on this Herculean task. It involved exhibiting something absolutely new compared to previous editions, a selection of carefully chosen items confirming the theory that there is only one Italian school of graphics, even though it has no proper structure, hardly surprising since the same could be said about everything connected with our dear old unpredictable country.

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The HITGallery, Hong Kong


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The cool, clean, minimalist interior of the brand-new 100 square-meter retail store, the HITGallery, in the Times Square shopping center in Hong Kong. The elegantly retro store, designed by the talented Milan-based architect and designer, Fabio Novembre, is the first iteration of a new global multi-brand retail concept of the Pettoranello-based fashion house, Ittierre S.p.A. Ittierre holds the licenses, manufacturers and markets several brands, including Aquascutum, C’n’C Costume National, Galliano, GF Ferré, Fiorucci, Karl Lagerfeld Paris, Pierre Balmain and Tommy Hilfiger Collection. The latest brand to sign with Ittierre is Jean Paul Gaultier, with his men’s collection launching in Fall/Winter 2013-14.

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The HITGallery boutiques, slated to open around the globe, features several, if not all, of the lines Ittiere represents. The next store in line will be the Milan flagship but in the meanwhile, Ittierre has just opened a 1,000-square-meter temporary store, IT’S 30 MANZONI, at Palazzo Scotti Gallarati in Milan’s luxury neighborhood. In a media release, Fabio Novembre is quoted as saying that The HITGallery stores capture the essence and spirit of Italy by, for example, taking inspiration from the surreal atmospheres of the artist Giorgio De Chirico.

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The A Due Colori Collection.


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Italian artist Alberto Seveso was born in Milan, but is now working as a freelancer in Portoscuso, Sardinia-Italy. His passion for graphic art started when he was in a young age and he was really fascinated by the graphic of skate decks and the cover of music CD of metal bands. From this passion he started to create his artwork. In his series ‘A due colori’ Seveso experiments with high-speed photography while trying to find a new way to make something beautiful using ink and water. Loving to play with colors and tones, this series embodies the concept of stopping time through ink in the image.

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Chris Heads


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Chris Heads is a photographer born in london & who lives between Milan and New York. His photographs, particularly fashion, female or male portraits, have a youthful and colorful style. Girls are sexy and the universe is often urban, lively, quirky. There is a rather beautiful work with the light. Chris Heads has been published in many magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Elle, Glamour, GQ, Esquire and more. He also worked for many brands like Levi’s, Miss Selfrige, Galeries Lafayette. Here is a selection of his work.

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The DJ Lair.


‘I got a hot trend tip from a pair of young Italian up-and-comers who recently launched their new brand, Rocket Design. The Milan-based design duo is dedicated to creating original home decor, and they’re fun, funky and functional decor accessories that really crank up the style meter. Here’s a taste of the brand’s first collection; these really cool creations that work as great as they look. Inspired by the rock ‘n roll disco culture this clothes-hanger system, shelf and wine rack will rock your rooms! To see more, visit the Young Designer Book exhibit, held in conjunction with the Milan International Furniture Fair 2011.  But the one display that I appreciated the most was the DJ display.