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Published by Giulia Marconi 03 April 2014 Strong women wear Mary Tyler Moore '70s style
Although I was a child, when “The Mary Tyler Moore” aired on  Italian tv , I could identify with this strong, independent woman, even then. Today, watching it in reruns, the hairstyles and clothing seem outrageous at times, if not just plain hilarious. However, this retro ideal of a single working woman is just as relevant today as it was then. Despite its brown shag carpet...
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Published by Giulia Marconi 14 March 2014 Revival Survival
From sculpture to painting and every creative medium in between, the world of fine art has influenced everything from furniture, to art today, and most significantly the fashion world. No kidding when the fashion industry’s leading designers take a cue from artists ranging from Piet Mondrian to Van Gogh. With great works as inspiration, these fabulous looks that have hit the runway have b...
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Published by Lorenzo Paci 10 April 2013 Maggie, the Iron Lady
Margaret Thatcher wasn't definitely a champion of the arts. In fact she was more hated than loved by artists and creatives alike. However, she inspired a great deal of artistic output. Margaret Thatcher has been the subject of theatre, film and television productions, of books and poems, paintings and performances. She might have dismissed Francis Bacon as 'that man who paints those dreadful pict...
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Published by Elisabetta Trevisan 30 March 2013 Half way between fashion and performance art
    British fashion designer Gareth Pugh sent models down the runway in dresses made from strips of bin liners during his Paris Fashion Week show. Pugh shredded the rubbish bags into strips then layered them up to create outfits and accessories that look like pom-poms. The collection also featured floor-length robes in heavy fabrics that are bunched and creased asymmetrical...
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Published by Lorenzo Paci 25 March 2013 Beyond the Body: a perception of appearance and identity
Beyond the Body As put by the artist Imme van der Haak: My work focuses on altering the human form by affecting its figure with just one simple intervention. Photos of the human body are printed onto translucent silk which will create the possibility of physically layering different bodies, ages, generations and identities. In a dance performance, the moving body manipulates the fabric so the ...
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Published by Savina Carluccio 22 March 2013 David Bowie Is
David Bowie is... perhaps the first to have a show that places the subject so centrally in the history of art, technology, commerce and culture. David Bowie is... the only living artist anywhere in the world who deserves such an exhibition. David Bowie is... a title by Paul Morley - some PM white light returned with thanks. David Bowie is... not just a bunch of frocks on mannequins - which des...
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Published by Valentina Majer 08 July 2012 Billie Achilleos' leather zoo
Billie Achilleos is the author of the “leather zoo" created for Louis Vuitton, comprising 29 animals, among which the dog, the hedgehog, the frog, the chameleon, the owl, the grasshopper, which are then sold at auction to the more affluent. The project, entitled Maroquinaris Zoologicae, is a kind of bestiary with varied uses: there are bags, trunks, backpacks, key chains and belts. Author of mari...
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Published by Valentina Majer 20 June 2012 Jeff Koons Collection Limited Edition
After the collection inspired by Warhol and Lichtenstein, the American designer Lisa Perry turns to yet another pop icon to inspire her new collection on the occasion of the opening of the boutique in Madison Avenue, Manhattan. The collection draws from the pool of Koons’ typical characters, prints and clothing are fully inspired by the artist’s iconic themes as the ‘kitsch’, the giant balloons ...
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Published by Domenico Olivero 11 May 2012 Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations
On May 7 2012 a press conference presenting the exhibition 'Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations” was at the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The exhibition will be open to the public from May 10 to August 19 2012. This is a great event that brings out the creativity in fashion, which often communicates with the art world with amazing results. For years ...
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Published by Giulia Marconi 09 May 2012 Delicious Freak
Delicious Freaks Ideas based on a concept and a unique implementation process:cashmere originate from the highlands of Mongolia, the silk is washed, sandblasted,mesh works mark the end of milk proteins, and each print is hand-made with 100%natural pigments. The dyes are water and no added chemicals to protect the environment. Delicious Ideas Freaks surrounds himself with collaborators, artists and...
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