3 posts tagged "Cerruti"
Yesterday afternoon, Raffaello Napoleone, the CEO of Florence-based fashion fair Pitti Immagine, hosted a lunch at Il Cantinori—the much-loved Italian restaurant in New York’s Greenwich Village. The purpose was to discuss the upcoming Pitti Uomo (June 18 to 21), Pitti W (June 18 to 21), and Pitti Bimbo (June 27 to 29). And while the fettuccine and branzino may have been old-school, Napoleone’s plans for this season’s fairs felt forward-thinking. Napoleone told Style.com that, in general, fashion fairs are not often, well, fashionable. Pitti aims to be the exception to this rule. “We try to do as much research as we can, because the Italian and international buyers need to see something new season after season. We have to offer them something that they cannot find easily on the map,” he explained.
Addressing the press and buyers in attendance, Napoleone highlighted Pitti Uomo’s and Pitti W’s guest designers—Japanese menswear label Kolor and Paris-based womenswear label Damir Doma—who will show on the evenings of June 20 and June 19, respectively. A focus has been placed on new designers from emerging markets, with six young talents from Korea and seven from Pitti Uomo’s guest nation, Turkey, slotted to present their latest wares. And Pitti’s Italics platform will lend its support to up-and-coming brands MSGM by Massimo Giorgetti, Aquazzura by Edgardo Osorio, and Stella Jean.
Other highlights include the debut of Tom Dixon’s project with Adidas; a new premium collection from G-Star Raw; an automobile collaboration between Italdesign Giugiaro, Cerruti, and the Woolmark company; and a fashion show for Andrea Pompilio’s collaborative range with Japanese sportswear label Onitsuka Tiger.
Napoleone conceded that Europe’s economic troubles have taken a toll. “More companies are suffering, and some of them decided not to exhibit,” he said, noting that about forty labels dropped out this season. But with about 1,010 participating brands, 370 of which are from outside Italy, visiting buyers and press will still have more than enough on their plates.
Miuccia Prada kicked Milan off with a bang when she showed a riot-colored collection heavy on the stripes (and the bananas, but we digress). Stripes have been huge for months already—just try counting the number of Saint James tops in New York—and they’re clearly here to stay. But in Paris, the pattern got a softer twist. Stripes layered with sheers at Junya Watanabe, Cerruti, and Pedro Lourenço for a more ethereal look. Watanabe sent out stripey looks in every imaginable shape, but we loved the way they peeked through a wispy, khaki trench, left. At Cerruti, center, Richard Nicoll played peekaboo with ghostly white stripes on a translucent white dress (in the new, longer silhouette we’ve been seeing lately, too). And Pedro Lourenço, right, added some kick to his futuristic, Courrèges-esque creations with floating bands ringing around the bottom of a sheer skirt, a nice contrast to the leathers he leans on in his collections.
Renzo Rosso confirms Martin Margiela has left his eponymous Maison. While this has been suspected for some time, Rosso cleared things up. “Martin has not been there for a long time. He is here but not here.” Ah, now we get it. [Vogue U.K.]
Richard Nicoll is the new man behind Italian label Cerruti. He will show his first collection for Fall 2010, the house’s first in three years. [Vogue U.K.]
Fashion’s new favorite boîte is getting a name change: Henceforth, the Boom Boom Room shall be known as QT. “We didn’t realize how many Boom Boom Rooms were out there,” a hotel insider admitted. Good to know. [Page Six]
Stella McCartney declares fashion people “heartless,” thus alarming her publicist, but she really believes it. Why else would they “boil” and “electrocute” things for us to wear? Understandably, these statements do nothing to mollify her publicist. [Guardian U.K.]
Editors attending shows at the Carrousel du Louvre should be sure to stop by the museum’s new restaurant: McDonald’s. If they want to commit social suicide, that is. [NY Daily News]