What's hot in Italian fashion now, and what soon will be hot. New stars are rising in the Italian fashion world-a varied group comprised of a young generation of designers who studied at fashion schools in Italy and abroad, who love contemporary art and architecture and are not afraid of facing new challenges. They all understand that it is necessary to go beyond the label of "Made in Italy" in order to find a new global identity for Italian fashion. The designers have been chosen by Maria Luisa Frisa for their critical philosophy of breaking with tradition and their ability to define new scenarios that emphasize "dressing" as part of a composite process.
Memos offre une réflection sur le curating dans le domaine de la mode et sur son usage de divers produits au delà du vêtement - photographies, magazines, textes, etc.
Since being appointed the first female creative director of Dior in 2016, Maria Grazia Chiuri has infused the illustrious fashion brand with a strong current of femi-nism. Her approach is at once refreshing and needed, while still paying homage to the avant-garde ethos that has been at the heart of the house since its founding by Christian Dior in 1947.
This beautifully produced volume presents 160 images by leading female photographers such as Nan Goldin, Sarah Moon, Brigitte Niedermair, Coco Capitán, Vanina Sorrenti, Julia Hetta, Katerina Jebb, Zoë Ghertner, and Bettina Rheims. The women creators featured among these pages represent the breadth of style and diversity upheld by the Maison Dior. Thought-provoking quotes and poems from inspirational women--Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Linda Nochlin, Claire Fontaine, Judy Chicago, and Tomaso Binga, to name a few--accompany the striking photographs. Showcasing Chiuri's haute couture and ready-to-wear collections from 2017 to 2021, Her Dior captures the creative director's innovations at the house--where, for the past five years, she's reclaimed the narrative creating Dior fashions for women, by women.
Simonetta, a living legend as beautiful as any of her models, is an aristocrat by birth and has spent her youth amidst the international celebrities for whom she designed her sophisticated clothes; among them: Lauren Bacall, Dorothy McGuire, and Silvana Mangano. From the forties to the seventies, from the Rome atelier in her family's Palazzo to her Paris boutique on Rue François, the innovative lines of her daring creative fashion had a deep effect on the taste of the tight circle of aristocrats she was part of as well as on the lifestyles of consumers in the great international market.