12 posts tagged "Carla Sozzani"
Friday morning attracted an impressive assortment of fashion identities at the Raleigh hotel in Miami as Vogue Italia‘s Franca Sozzani hosted a breakfast to unveil—wait for it—a duck. Not just any duck, however. This one, a giant resin sculpture (pictured at left) measuring in around one meter, is British contemporary artist Stuart Semple’s ode to the iconic mascot of Moncler. “It’s just a very funny and different way of seeing the symbol of the brand,” attested Sozzani, who, with sister Carla, greeted Bruce Weber, Roxanne Lowit, Bob Colacello, Thom Browne, and Stefano Tonchi (complete with his tennis racquet fresh from an early morning match). Next up on the duck’s itinerary is Aspen for a Moncler store opening at the end of the month, followed by an auction with all proceeds from the Moncler Toy Charity Project to be donated to the Child Priority Foundation.
Raising eco-consciousness through fashion can be hard work. But former stylist Mariel Gamboa seems to be accomplishing the mission—along with a little help from her friends, whom she recruits as co-designers. Her LENY project (motto: “Design for a cause and save the planet”) has steadfastly been making an impact in Europe over the past couple of seasons. Her first effort was a collection of customized T-shirts. Then came the tote bags that were spotted everywhere from Capri to L.A. (we love Vogue Homme International‘s Olivier Lalanne’s “Happiness is not a destination it’s a voyage” version, pictured). This season the collaboration continues with a lineup of contributors including Carla Sozzani, Anastasia Barbieri, and Angela Lindvall, who’ve created tracksuits that will be produced by Buddhist Punk. Proceeds from the sales of the suits will be donated to Al Gore’s Climate Project. As we near the end of a marathon month of fashion shows, we have to say that something as comfortable as a tracksuit sounds like a pretty good idea.