9 posts tagged "10 Corso Como"
In September, just before Milan fashion week, 10 Corso Como’s Galleria Carla Sozzani will pay tribute to Tony Viramontes, one of the most revered fashion illustrators of the seventies and eighties. Hailing from Los Angeles, Viramontes worked with everyone from Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin, and the House of Dior to Donna Summer, Duran Duran, Janet Jackson, and Paloma Picasso. His high-impact drawings—a product of what the artist, who died of AIDS in 1988, once described as “a state of creative anxiety and insecurity”—stood out for their sassy, sensual punch, and his images’ vivid palettes, moody shading, and extreme expressions seamlessly captured the glamour of the era. Titled “Tony Viramontes: Bold, Beautiful, and Damned,” the exhibition will run from September 6 to November 3, 2013.
“Life should always be fun and quirky,” says Hong Kong-based sunglasses designer René Chu. Her line of acetate frames, aptly dubbed Revé by René (a play on the French word for “dream”), is joie de vivre realized. With an unconventional, playful appeal, her unisex prototypes took months to master, and boast removable, magnetic cat ears (on Make Me Meow, above) and screw-on talons (on Beautiful Monster).
A former model and graduate of Los Angeles’ Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Chu has amassed an impressive group of stockists, including Colette in Paris and 10 Corso Como in Seoul. Her wares begin at $320.
“You’ll be surprised how effective putting a set of ears on someone can be in transforming them into a completely different character,” Chu tells us. These transformative qualities were inspired both by the laid-back lifestyle of Los Angeles and the modern dynamism of her second home, Hong Kong.
At the moment, Chu is working on perfecting a pair of oversize aviators and finalizing some particularly fantastical sunnies, which will feature a detachable unicorn horn. Sounds like the stuff that fashion rêves are made of.
New York-based designer Jen Kao was selected by Vogue Italia‘s Franca Sozzani and the buyers at TheCorner.com for the Vogue Talents Corner installation in Milan. While in Italy, Kao took full advantage of the situation to do a little traveling and more than a little shopping. She shares some of her snaps and memories, below.
“We arrived in Milan for the Vogue Talents Exhibition curated by Vogue Italia and TheCorner.com. After spending the first day setting up, we headed back to Palazzo Morando to meet Franca Sozzani and pose for pictures with the other designers. A dream list of guests passed through to the check out the collection, including, but not limited to, Anna Dello Russo, Margherita Missoni and Giovanna Battaglia (above), Anne Christensen, Donatella Versace, Suzy Menkes, Linda Fargo, Sally Singer, Dan and Dean of Dsquared², and Roberto Cavalli.”
“Checked in for some meetings at my booth, and then made the most necessary pit stop—at Prada! How can you choose from all the fascinating shades of caterpillar fox stoles, especially when they were made available to the public just as I walked in! I also wasn’t able to make my way out without a pair of blue and white swirly shades and black espadrille platform wingtips. That evening, we hosted a dinner for some friends at Da Giacomo (below). The food was more than something to write home about, the conversation even better, and the atmosphere better still—there’s always something to see. Case in point? Up in the right corner, paintings of personified carrots in tuxedos. And over there to the left, the most amazing vintage, printed ponyhair coat. Continue Reading “Jen Kao’s Italian Diary” »
You can take the film execs out of the film industry, but you can’t take the film industry outta them. L.A. based producer Stephanie Danan and screenwriter Justin Kern may be branching out with Co, a new line of knitted furs, silks, and cashmeres this New York fashion week, but they’re putting their West Coast talents to the project too: They’ve created a video, directed by Breaking Upwards‘ Daryl Wein and starring French siren Élodie Bouchez. Check out the exclusive debut, below. And be sure to check out our New York fashion week preview for more of what you can expect when next week’s festivities begin.
Gareth Pugh (left) has just opened his first store in Hong Kong, for which he shipped in tubs and tubs of black rubber paint from England. “What could be more me than a black box?” he asked of his design strategy. A black box full of nails, we’d say, though that might not be the most comfortable shopping experience. [Vogue U.K.]
The Lanvin invasion continues. Just weeks after opening its Manhattan store, Alber Elbaz and co. are preparing to bow on Rodeo Drive. [WWD]
And while Europe is sending its best toward America, the U.S. of A. is responding in kind: Gap is set to open its first store in Milan. But before that, the label is dipping a toe in the water with a capsule collection, designed with 10 Corso Como’s Franca Sozzani, to be sold at a temporary store during fashion week in September. [WWD]
Design it like Beckham? Victoria has apparently tapped hubby David B. to design a line of menswear to complement her own women’s collection. Do we see tattooed suits in the future? [Vogue U.K.]
Mamma mia! Is Italian suitmaking too Italian to survive? [NYT]