89th Pitti Bimbo, a wonderful world!


“Red Curls” by Beatrice Brandini

The Pitti Bimbo fair has been concluded for a few weeks ago, registering attendance for a total of 5,100 buyers, of which almost half came from abroad. There were 603 brands present, 399 international; 116,300 web pages displayed during the week of the fair, considerable figures, despite an uncertain economic climate. Read more

Pitti Filati No. 86, the yarn festival is here! (part one)

“Peonia” by Beatrice Brandini

Feel the Yarn The X Contest: Viktorija Mineikyte

The 85th edition of Pitti Filati, the Pitti Immagine fair dedicated to knitting yarns, ended on Friday, confirming its leadership in the sector every season, as well as a prestigious showcase for colors, yarns, knitwear, trends and lifestyle. It is here, in fact, that the most important fashion designer, style office and knitters in the world make purchases. Read more

Araki in Siena: “Sensei” is born!

Foto Araki. “Effetto Araki”. Siena, Santa Maria della Scala

“Japanese model” di Beatrice Brandini

From June 21 to September 30, Siena, at the museum complex of Santa Maria della Scala, hosts an unmissable exhibition of the master Nobuyoshi Araki: Effetto Araki. The exhibition, organized by the Santa Maria della Scala with the support of Opera-Civita, is curated by Filippo Maggia. Read more

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