96° Pitti Uomo – S/S 2020 : are you ready Man?

96th Pitti Uomo setup

“Tony” by Beatrice Brandini

The 96th edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo, the reference exhibition for men’s fashion with its tailoring, lifestyle, sportswear and accessories collections, has just ended. An unmissable appointment to discover new trends, new brands, young designers and collaborations for new markets, confirming that this show is the spearhead offering a true cross-sectional proposal for men. Read more

Camp: Notes on Fashion. At the Met the excess is fashionable

Gucci by Alessandro Michele, dress on the exhibition Camp at Metropolitan Museum 

“The eccentric” by Beatrice Brandini

The Metropolitan Museum of New York celebrates excess in art and fashion, with the Camp: Notes on Fashion exhibition, from May 9th to September 8th.

In 1964 Susan Sontag, in the essay Notes on Camp, codifies the meaning of Camp, or the passion for exaggeration, extravagance and eccentricity. Historically, this phenomenon of opulence and excess arises cyclically (linked to economic insecurity, to the socio-cultural climate without references and uncertain, etc.), but never as now can we define it as current and perfectly aligned with our times. Read more

Helmut Newton on display in San Gimignano, a World Heritage Site.

French Vogue, 1996. Photo by Helmut Newton

“Sensuality” by Beatrice Brandini

The grand retrospective dedicated to Helmut Newton, promoted by the Civic Museums of the Municipality of San Gimignano and produced by Opera-Civita with the collaboration of the Helmut Newton Foundation of Berlin, will be inaugurated today at the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of San Gimignano.

The exhibition project is by Matthias Harder, curator of the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin. Read more

Happy Birthday Barbie, seventy years of a Star!

“Barbie Bowl” limited edition

“Barbie” by Beatrice Brandini

The success of the Barbie doll can be attributed to innumerable factors, but I believe that among all there is the fact that this revolutionary doll represents a free and independent woman, with the ability to be light, fun, beautiful, but also self-confident, interpreter of the aesthetic and cultural transformations that characterized the middle of the last century. Read more

Icon Vintage Dress (part one)

Yves Saint Laurent  interpreted by Beatrice Brandini

Collage of vintage clothes and accessories from a private collection, photo A.G.

A few years ago my blog was born and my first lighting, my first post (June 2013), spoke of the phenomenon of vintage and the most significant fashions in the history of fashion, or “ICON VINTAGE DRESS”. From this idea of mine six years ago, also published on Pinterest and Instagram, I am planning to draw a manual from it, expanding the topic and making it simple and easy to understand, even to those who do not work in the sector, but still follow the passionate fashion. Read more

LEGO: bricks that come to life and make children’s dreams come true.

“Death on the head”, creation of my son

“LEGO groupies” by Beatrice Brandini

I have spoken several times about toys, indispensable means for entertainment and the company of children, but also a way to bring back the great ones to the joys of childhood, and finally protagonists of exhibitions like objects of art and collecting.

But the LEGO deserves a completely separate discussion. Read more

MilanoUnica: trends for the Autumn – Winter 2020/21

Banner MilanoUnica outside the Fabbrica Orobia

“CIRCUS” Mood by Beatrice Brandini

In Milan, at the Fabbrica Orobia, there was a meeting on trends that will accompany us towards the 29th edition of MilanoUnica next July, a meeting that, as usual, dictated the diktats on what will be the directions of fabrics, colors , accessories, for Autumn – Winter 2020-21. New and original suggestions have given life to the thematic path “Ecorotica”, a sort of acronym, or wordplay, in which the main actors are SUSTAINABILITY and HEDONISM. Read more