I came to this project in a completely unique way: on the contrary, as I always do, that is, starting from the bottom… actually from the shoes.
Following the industry news, I read that Politecnico Calzaturiero will make eighteenth-century style shoes for Casanova Pop Opera and I found it an initiative worthy of applause, considering the great opportunity given to the students.
We are in the District of the Riviera del Brenta: a highly specialized footweaar production area, made up of leading companies at the forefront of Made in Italy, also strong in a complete and integrated supply chain.
But let’s go back to Casanova, and this time maybe let’s start from the head: Red Canzian.
The first guitarist, then actually bassist, that I have known, I think, as a child, joined Pooh to replace Riccardo Fogli. 1973: they record the album Parsifal and from then on it’s history.
Red has always maintained a strong bond with his places of origin, even if very often the final syllable of his surname is pronounced with a not typically Venetian accent … I know something about it … Seriously, it is no coincidence that his words “Veneto is a state of mind that cannot be told” ring true and heartfelt.
Veneto therefore, and above all Venice, precisely on the occasion of its glorious 1600 years.
Veneto. Venice. The scenes are entrusted to Massimo Checchetto artistic director of the 2020 Carnival.
Veneto again: Matteo Strukul. Red speaks about his book
Have you ever read Giacomo Casanova, the sonata of broken hearts, or any of his other books? Me unfortunately not, but I hope to remedy this shortcoming soon.
In the meantime, I would like to point out Sugarpulp: more than a blog, a real complete microcosm.
Lyrics by Miki Porru whose debut is linked to Red Canzian, and arrangements by Phil Mer who received his first drums from Red when he was 4 years old.
Directed by Emanuele Gamba, of whom I read about collaborations with Daniele Abbado so I would pass the word to Matavitatau in case he wants to give us his opinion.
The choreographies are entrusted to Roberto Carrozzino and Martina Nadalini who have already collaborated for Discoteque Machine after Martina’s great liberating gesture which remains the reason why she is mainly remembered and therefore I will not mention: her growth is visible not only as regards the known raven hairstyle.
They say they have already fallen in love for Casanova Pop Opera and are sure we will fall in love too. I would say that the ingredients are there and the expectations too: in general I have a weakness for musical transpositions and this Casanova intrigued me, what do you think? Can we expect beauty?
“Praise the beautiful for their intelligence and the intelligent for their beauty.“ Giacomo Casanova
Vivienne Westwood was born on April 8, 1941 in Derbyshire, a land that I immediately associate with Austenian atmospheres, but I have always attributed a Scottish soul to her, and I certainly do not feel I can attribute her 80 years in the personal sense.
The experience, on the other hand, is immeasurable, and in this regard I would be rather inclined to remember a different anniversary: in 1971, 50 years ago, in Chelsea – 430 King’s road a boutique was born destined to become history and become part of the places to visit: Let it rock.
It was punk at its deepest root, destined to evolve by continuing to be ahead of its time and to transform itself into the World’s End with the famous clock running backwards, obviously a “pearl” for me.
Another anniversary, this time to turn 40 is Pirates (1981): the first show, which went directly into history. In this video you can see the iconic Squiggle pattern inspired by the marine rope, subsequently reused in many variations on garments and accessories of all kinds.
In fact lately I’ve often talked about bags, so this time maybe it’s the case to take shoes more into consideration, or, better still, let’s stay on Pirate Boots, what do you think?
The symbolic fabric of the 90s, on the other hand, is Harris Tweed, idea born seeing a girl in the subway wearing a Harris Tweed jacket, in fact, and a bag containing ballet shoes.
From the 2000s I would like to mention in particular the costumes created for the ballet of the New Year’s concert in Wien. I remember that I was looking without knowing anything and that I immediately felt the need to go and find who had created that look that had so impressed me.
Vivienne strikes now and forever. This is her birthday message. This is her featuring Without You from My Fair Lady. These are the issues on which she invites us to reflect.
And she writes them with “footprints” … who knows me “already knows” that they have always been my signature … right Luciana?
The 90th edition of the MICAM exhibition closes today which had MICAM in Wonderland as its theme with a great MICAM Digital Show in collaboration with the NuORDER platform, not only for e-commerce but also for after-sales services and above all communication.
After the debut in February, the MICAM X area focuses meetings and workshops on four points: Art Fashion Heritage & Future, Retail of the future, Trends and materials, Sustainability.
But above all it should be noted the magic of #MicamTales which ranges from the Tea Tasting with set-up and White Rabbit to the IKIDS square: a fairytale setting in which there is also the most large shoe made in Italy with Lego bricks.
Special mention for #MicamDolls: an evolution of the collaboration with Humanawhich since 2017 has collected 21,500 pairs of unsold shoes with the initiative A hand with the feet and which this year has introduced the Wonder Dolls whose proceeds will go to the education of children in Malawi.
These dolls are inspired by Alice in Wonderland characters and are created with recycled yarns by the artist Allison Hoffmann who crochets them.
A special space has been dedicated to new designers, MICAM is in fact a very important showcase that offers previews of what will be new trends to come.
Slippers stand out more among the novelties for the summer. Very colorful and available in various versions from extra light to tank, padded, and decorated with stones or fur. Here you can convince me because my retrograde vision takes over …
Seriously, one thing is sure: the right praise must be given to those who do not give up and do their utmost to restart with courage, inventiveness, spirit of adaptation and ability to evolve #StrongerTogether.
Of course, shoes are always a good topic while chatting with coffee, indeed, about shoes there is always a lot to tell. For example, I am one who gets fond of shoes, like many other things, so in my case almost all pairs of shoes have their own story. What about yours? I got this curiosity by reading about the exhibition recently inaugurated in Florence at the Fashion and Costume Museum of Palazzo Pitti which traces the evolution of the shoe from ancient times and boasts about 80 models, no, models is an understatement, it is real art that come for example from international museums including the Louvre. “At the feet of the gods” is a great title, but even ordinary mortals can feel like having wings on feet! What are the shoes that make you fly? How do you live your shoes? Mine practically age with me, and for this reason I have had various path accidents such as the sandal broken precisely while I was running to get my son, or the sole of the amphibious boots that chose to implant on the sidewalk on a nice rainy day leaving me continue hopping like a gerbil. I would be curious to know how you choose the shoes, or if shoes choose you. In addition to the outfit, in my opinion, the shoes must also harmonize with the mood. So what is your mood like?