Giro Giro Tondo @ Triennale Design Museum: when playful design becomes access to a fantastic world.

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“Camilla with friends of infancy” by Beatrice Brandini

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Exhibition entrance “Giro Giro Tondo Design for Children” at Triennale, Milan

“Round trip around, hit the world, hit the ground, all down on the ground ….”

I opened with the rhyme of an unforgettable game when we were children, rhyming, which also gave the name to a beautiful exhibition at the Triennale of Milan (open until February 18, 2018). Read more

Paris celebrates Irving Penn: the creator of magical portraits and some of the most beautiful fashion photos of the last century.

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Lisa Fonssagrives, photo Irving Penn

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“Jean” by Beatrice Brandini

In Paris a great retrospective celebrates one of the most important and talented photographers of the last century: Irving Penn. inaugurated a few weeks ago (open until January 2018), in the year 2017, marking the centenary of the birth of this incredible master of photography. Read more

Paris Fashion week: S / S 2018

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Vintage postcard “Paris”

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“POP and DECORATIVE” mood by Beatrice Brandini

Paris finishes Prêt-à-Porter women’s fashion show for the next Spring Summer 2018. We have seen many proposals, in addition to the trends I have reported, it is worth mentioning also CHECK, FEATHERS, FRINGED, RAINPROF… Compared to a few years ago, today’s fashion is a bit more homologated, it’s easy to see what’s being proposed in New York in Paris or in Milan. We could tie this aspect the loss of a geographic-cultural identity as a result of globalization, but also the crisis that even conditioned creativity, in which daring means too often to risk. Read more

Milan Fashion week: S/S 2018

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Milan “Gallery”

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“Romantic femininity” by Beatrice Brandini

Milan fashion shows also ended, confirming that Italian fashion is the most beautiful of all. Yes, I know, it might seem pretentious and partial, but it is not true. Italian fashion combines, more than anything else, creativity, craftsmanship and above all, portability. This it’s means that unlike other realities and other designers, Maison and Italians creative are dressed in fantasy and merchantability, in other words, once they leave the catwalk, we can wear them. And believe me, it’s one of the hardest things. Read more