Ai Weiwei is a contemporary hero to me. He is an artist, he expresses himself, nevercompromised with Chinese government and therefore endured all the consequences. I was so touched by his intallation at the 2013 Biennale in Venice, I felt I wanted to know more about him, so I was very happy when I found out about a photo and video exhbition about him in Torino.
There are bells ringing at the entrance of Antonio Marras exhibition at the Triennale in Milano, but I won’t tell you how they’re ringing. Antonio Marras. Nulla die sine linea it’s something you really shouldn’t miss. If you know him as a fashion designer you will be amazed by the strenght of his output beyond clothes, because we all knew he’s an artist, but we couldn’t imagine at such extent.
Milano Fashion Week is over, acutally the Paris one is taking place right now, but I want to linger a little more on it. I’m not going to tell what I liked or not of this Spring-Summer 2017, who are the so-called geniuses and who are not. I just want to show you some pics I took here and there. Since I’m not a photographer, they are quite raw, but that’s the reason why I like them. It’s what’s behind the perfection of a fashion show that’s interesting to me. It’ s real.
Ok guys, I’m back. I know you think Italian holidays are ridiculously long, but I believe this is one of the reason why the world is so enthralled by our lifestyle. We are not scared of giving ourselves a break, we know the world can survive without us for a while . Tomorrow here in Milano a new fashion week will start and designers will be showing their Spring-Summer 2017 collections.
Julian Bedel will be cross with me when he sees the image above. He is the guy who creates the perfumes I’m obsessed with since 2012, when I discovered his brand Fueguia 1833 in Buenos Aires. He’s a perfectionist and when the photographer shot that picture, he said it was too bad to see all that tape on top of the bottles.
Last Thursday Prince died all of a sudden and, all of a sudden, I missed his music so much. Forget about the fact that on Youtube I found out that it was almost impossible to see any footage about him. The thing is: why did I ever stop listening to him? When did it happen that I didn’t add to my playlist When doves cry?
I have a dream, and it started with this picture, now hanging on the wall in my living room. Luigi Baldelli photographed this girl in a village in Malawi while I was talking to the women of that little place.
Waimea is a small Italian brand founded in 2004 by Emiliano Santiago Arrieta, the most anti-fashion guy I ever met in my life. Half Italian and half Argentinian, he doesn’t care about trends, never read Vogue in his life and only think about surf, motorbikes and girls. He’s wild at heart, only he’s got a great warm heart, madly in love with life.