BAUHAUS: the artists who invented design in the school of wonders.

Joost Schmidt poster for the 1923 exhibition in Weimar

“Astrid” by Beatrice Brandini

In April 1919, Walter Gropius founded the most important art school of the century: the Bauhaus, a real source of ideas that gave rise to masterpieces, but also to small common objects still present in our houses, productions that are origin of the design industry.

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84th edition of Pitti Filati, colors, yarns and trends for Spring Summer 2020. Part one

Lanificio dell’Olivo

“Brunette Girl in knit” by Beatrice Brandini

The 84th edition of Pitti Filati, the fair that anticipates the trends of the future in terms of yarns and colors, is currently underway, hosting “laboratories” such as Spazio Ricerca, Techno Luxury or CustomEASY, explorations between materials and techniques, productive realities and designers. Read more

Fashion show and trends, how our men will dress in the next winter!

“Hommes” by Beatrice Brandini

Timeless men

The Milanese men’s fashion shows have just ended (Autumn – Winter 2019/2020). As for some seasons what emerges from these catwalks is not a real trend, but the many proposals range in many genres, confirming the desire for freedom and madness, now common denominator for men.

    

   

   

   

However, I highlighted some “rules”, meaning that the man of the next winter will not be able to do without:

A lot of knitwear: sweaters developed and proposed as works of art, the perfect surface for experimenting with drawings and techniques.

ANIMALIER: details but also real pieces of animalier; very often eccentric and in unusual colors.

BLUSON: leather, fabric, nylon … iconic garment for generations (from Porto Front to Top Gun).

SATIN: very chic, declined from evening (perfectly) as in the day, for an urban and modern dandy.

TWEED, CHECK, PRINCIPE DE GALLES and lots of proposed squares.

The protagonist is the BLACK accompanied by orange, red, blue and pink.

SUITS: everywhere the proposal of elegant clothes, in the common desire to see a man a little more elegant and refined.

MOUNTAIN: outdoor sportswear, a twist between heritage and a lot of technology.

     

   

    

 

A few months ago I had developed these men trends, I must say that the fashion shows have amply confirmed them.

   

“Vintage Checks” by Beatrice Brandini

VINTAGE CHECKS: many checked woolen fabrics, for a return to the sartorial classicism of the grandfather, or that of the well-made, artisanal, not too pretentious but always stylish. Warm colors with orange and ocher yellow to light all the shades of brown.

   

“Sport Frosty” by Beatrice Brandini

SPORT FROSTY: water and glaciers are sources of inspiration for this sidereal theme. The texture of the sweaters are inspired by the molecules of water, the ice and the stalactites. The volumes are large, and there is a search for the slenderness like that of a casual look, in reality the materials are very precious and the workings are very technological. Cold colors.

   

“Mountain” by Beatrice Brandini

MOUNTAIN: it is my favorite theme, that of the mountain in a nostalgic and retro key. In which the sport was done with class, and we started from the equipment. Furs, synthetic or not, for the after-run track. Knit with braids or lozenges, but also with vintage jacquard color effects. Warm colors like tangerine, sunflower yellow, combined with slate and octane greens, and indigo violet.

   

“Fluid Pastel” di Beatrice Brandini

FLUID PASTEL: theme in which gender identity is erased. Man loves experimenting and provoking, but he especially loves to have fun, the fashion for the next Winter will support him on this journey. The colors will be pastel with a preference for pink. The shapes can be the classic ones of tailored suits or those of sportswear.

These are the most distinctive trends for the next season, good travel man!

Good life to everyone!

Beatrice

 

 

 

Men Trends: Z Zegna and other good things seen at the 95th Pitti Uomo.

“Homme” by Beatrice Brandini

Z ZEGNA 

At the Fortezza da Basso the 95th edition of Pitti Uomo has just ended, leaving the baton in Milan where the men’s fashion shows began on Sunday.

As always, the entire Italian textile manufacturing chain has proven to be in excellent shape, presenting incredible collections for style, materials, innovation, ideas. Read more

Milano Unica: Trends Spring – Summer 2020

MilanoUnica, Spring – Summer 2020

Mood board “FUNKY” by Beatrice Brandini

As always very interesting the meeting with the preview of Milano Unica for the trends of Spring – Summer 2020.

The location was the very charming Fabbrica Orobia, a structure deliberately left in its original state, an old industrial factory of 1920. In the heart of Milan, in an area that is becoming a reference point for art, culture and fashion ( also thanks to the Prada Foundation, next door). “The presentation takes place for the first time at the Fabbrica Orobia, a location that boasts a long industrial history. – explains the President of Milano Unica Ercole Botto PaolaIt is our way of paying tribute to the manufacturing tradition and the know-how of the Italian textile industry, but also to stimulate an increasingly concrete approach towards innovation and sustainability … “ Read more

Happy Anniversary Mickey Mouse! The most famous mouse in the world is 90 years old.

Vintage Mickey Mouse from my collection

“Topina” by Beatrice Brandini

A small personality with the task of snatching a laugh”. So Walt Disney described Mickey Mouse. And he was definitely right because it’s been ninety years since Mickey entertains, impassions millions of people around the world, proving that maybe he was not just a small personality … Read more