an intimate location similar to a hotel with separated rooms, White
Studio is the part dedicated to new and glamour brands of Italian
ready-to-wear, presented in collaboration with the Best Shop of Camera Italiana Buyer Moda.
in a previous post about AltaRoma, where the Sardinian designer
presented all his collection. At WHITE instead Silvio showcased a
capsule of marvelous coats realized with artisanal techniques by SPS Manifatture with prestigious wool and alpaca fabrics by Loro Piana.
Soft, comfortable and decidedly breath-taking, all his coats decorated
with “fil-coupé” and small flower motifs are an hymn to modern
femininity and haute-tailoring.
a visionary and hyper-talented designer close to artistic world,
presented his jewelry collection conceptually placed on the bed of a
hotel room, almost to anticipate the coming of a beautiful woman.
Plexiglass and jemstones play together in a contrasting game of colors
and shining effects. The shapes are simple, but the effect is incredibly
jewels are handmade with leather and different materials like wood,
cotton fibers, metal and blow lump glass. Iconic and symbolic jewels
that become real pieces of wearable art.
SAMBOUE is a label with a soul. Born in 2014 by the two friends Alice Poli and Stephanie Manoka, with a propitiatory brand name that means “successful woman”,
Samboue represent a connection between two different cultures and
styles, Italian and African. Using typical and traditional Teké
fabrics of Kuba people mixed to more occidental shapes and Italian
leathers, the brand embodies the perfect union of two worlds.
Significant is also the contribute that the two designers give to the
Onlus Dynafet to support the alphabetization of women in Africa.
The simplicity and modernity of the bags designed by the Chinese Haofang Zheng, graduated at Istituto Marangoni and creator in 2017 of the brand ZAI-MU, are inspired by traditional Chinese handcrafts like the hand paper–cutting and the geometric shapes of ancient and modern architectures or the peaceful atmospheres of Suzhou’s gardens. Suggestions translated into geometrical shapes, delicate touches of colors and a great attention to each small detail.
Among all the ehxibitors a particular space attracted me. A cloud of tulle on the ground, soft tulle skirts on the hangers. Only skirts in tulle, but in thousands variations. This is the creative world of GALLINE REGINE, a brand born in the late 90s by the imaginative mind of Cilla Sansalvadore. Halfway between a dreamy romanticism and an unconventional rock soul the skirts are damaged, multi-layers, torn or ironically play with other fabrics like pinstripes or with Italian-colors ribbons.
Tortona 54 is the place of the more smart and dynamic brands of clothing and accessories. I was particularly attracted by bags and shoes labels, that I selected for their avant-garde style and the functionality of design.
It was a real love at first sight that for BOOMY, a brand of avant-garde shoes and bags which presented its fall collection in almost black, white and grey with a few touches of neon colors. Neoprene, plastic, rubber and technical materials for incredibly beautiful and futurible accessories based on the practicality of sportswear and cutting-edge shapes.
Transformable and based on modular shapes that can be interchanged to become completely customizable, the funny bags of HYMY BAG, label founded by the eclectic designer Stefano Galandrini, were showcased in the Yellow Area of Tortona 54. Decorated with printed or embroidered flowers, in solid or psychedelic colors, the bags are characterized by the practical and iconic bolt-closures.
Soon I’ll publish two interviews after-show with the talented Valentina Poltronieri and Bartolotta & Martorana. Stay tuned!