RONDÒ ARMANIANO

RONDÒ ARMANIANO

Rondò Armaniano is an imaginary dance composed of lines, lights and colors that gently vibrate, as if refracted through a prism.

The Giorgio Armani Privè spring summer 2023 collection is a luminescent fantasy in which the clothes dance and shine.

Just like the Rococo interiors of Venetian palazzos, it is the splendour of light, multiplied by extraordinary embroidery, that creates the most precious sensations.

Rondò Armaniano is a symphony of small, jewelled jackets, long skirts, fluid trousers and sheath dresses that create seductive silhouettes.

Gorgères and diamond motifs inspired by a painting of Harlequin take us straight to the Venice Carnival, but not only.

Everything is light, impalpable and glittering. The diamonds motif expands onto the catwalk, in a painting that becomes reality.

A reality that remains a dream for many, yet I consider it Art, and as such I simply admire it without feeling the desire to own it.

I find that every time Giorgio Armani offers us his fashion shows, we can all consider ourselves richer in beauty.

And as if by magic, again King Giorgio has managed to pay homage to something in my heart: in this case Venice

Luciana in her tag wrote me “Venice & Armani: a dream” perfectly describing my thoughts.

And, just to frame … the fashion show took place in Paris

I really liked this sequence of shots: little glimpses, angles, viewpoints.

Here, at this point I would like to ask you if you would also like to remember a place that inspires you for whatever reason.

I came across this quote by Haruki Murakami:
People leave traces of themselves where they feel most comfortable, most worthwhile.

Do you agree with that?

In my case, I would rather say that it is the place that leaves its imprint in me, but I am weird … how about you?

 

NEW EMPORIO ARMANI CAMPAIGN

NEW EMPORIO ARMANI CAMPAIGN

New Emporio Armani fall winter 2022-2023 campaign: have I already said I like King Giorgio? Claro que si!

Have I already posted an Emporio Armani  fashion show? Claro que si!

And it is also clear that I have a particular fondness for Armani‘s gray tones and its unmistakable timeless lines, just like the cut of the pants that open this video

 

These images immediately made me think of one of the sequences I have loved since I was a child

 

How do you see yourself?

Do you have a four-legged friend who looks like you?

How did you meet each other?

Do you also walk symbiotically?

Photographer Gerrad Gethings, who specializes in such portraits, has published a series of shots centered on this very concept.

A BBC article describes this phenomenon called canine mini-me based on studies by Professor Michael Roy

Forty-five dogs and their owners were photographed separately and judges were shown one owner, that owner’s dog, and another dog, with the task of choosing the true match. The results were consistent with a selection report: observers were only able to match purebred dogs to their owners, and there was no relationship between the ability to match a person with his or her pet and the length of time they had lived together. The ability to match people and pets did not appear to be based on any simple matching of traits (e.g., size or hairiness). The results suggest that when people choose a pet, they look for one that, on some level, looks like them, and when they get a purebred, they get what they want.

What are your thoughts on this?

Among the main characters in the Emporio Armani video is a German dachshund, like our Rocky: my parents adopted him because the “human” he was living with wanted to get rid of him.

Rocky was afraid to do what was his “job” that is, to get into dens, and for that reason he was beaten.

Unfortunately, he was forever left with an extreme distrust of people, but with us he was very sweet.

Here, maybe I could say that shades of gray are only beautiful when it comes to clothing, what do you say?

A DIVE INTO THE 80’S WITH HEART EYES

A DIVE INTO THE 80’S WITH HEART EYES

I will also be biased, you know by now, but don’t miss this Emporio Armani fashion show!

Once again the fashion week remains under the banner of phygital but King Giorgio gives us a trip to the fabulous 80s complete with tunnels and fluorescent paths!

I looked at everything with heartfelt eyes: the wide high-waisted trousers, the short jackets, the suspenders (do you remember the use also as a martingale?) And then the black velvet, the textured fabrics, the purple, the rows of buttons, white shirts, herringbone, padded shoulders

My gray is inevitable in many variations, one more beautiful than the other! And I also loved the texture and warmth of the fabrics: something that can give a feeling of soft and snug fit, a cuddle, if you like.

Maybe even with a hint of athflow

So here I am for the umpteenth time grateful for the show: beauty to see, but also beauty as a means of transport. Sure, you can’t travel in space, but you can travel in memories.

What about the 80s? Have you lived them? Did you love them?

ATHFLOW

ATHFLOW

Athflow derives from the merger of ATHLEISURE and FLOW.

Athleisure in turn is a hybrid term composed of athletic, that is sports and leisure, that is free time, and indicates a style of clothing that is practical and suitable for sports but at the same time fashionable, therefore also adaptable to other less informal.

And what does the flow add now? The cozy style: comfortable, relaxed, seemingly disinterested.

The idea of decontextualizing garments, extracting them from standard use and even more the deconstruction dates back to the early 70s thanks to, by now you know: King Giorgio, ça va sans dire.

In this last year, however, smart working has created a new need: to adapt the home outfit to a more formal connotation if necessary, in the case of conference calls, webinars, and so on.

Doing a search among the major trends, since I have a certain amount of springs, I had a déjà vu: already in the glorious 80s we used this genre. My memory was fixed in particular on a white jumpsuit with the red word United Workers of Americanino that I used a lot, very similar to the one worn by Chiara Ferragni here

In fact, almost all the stylists had presented knitwear in a rather universal way, precisely on the wave of the concept of comfort.

And again I find myself thinking of the maxi pullovers that reigned in the early 80s … for example, this Salvatore Ferragamo dress evokes them in full.

The novelty I like is the knitted trousers, here I would say that between comfort and warmth we are at the top.
Guess? I chose a random color …

What do you think of this contamination?
Has your way of dressing changed?

In general what is your favorite outfit?

A RIVEDER LE STELLE

A RIVEDER LE STELLE

This time I continue the previous post and I really hope you haven’t missed such an amazing show

I had already seen Tosca last year, and in general I find that the opportunity to follow these events really has a relevant value.

This year the rehearsals of the planned Lucia di Lammermore had been interrupted as our lives continue to be interrupted in this period that we hope will end very soon, but the union of the work of various and prestigious excellences has meant that as in a magical blend what was created for me was a perfect alchemy. 

I think about the Elective Affinities, I don’t know if you pass me this comparison that comes from my enthusiasm for the crescendo of citations that has composed a series of artistic sequences to leave you breathless.

For example, I found a moment that I would define perfect with Bizet’s Carmen when the music that I simply adore was combined with images to create a pictorial and suggestive effect with the added value of King Giorgio‘s dress. 

Another very strong surprise: Davide Boosta Di Leo, who oversaw the part with the performance of Roberto Bolle.
I very much appreciate the contaminations in this sense.

And, as it turns out laughing I have a particular weakness for quotes, characteristics for which while I was watching I felt like a child who finds many packages under the Christmas tree.

Ballet

Cinema

Art

Fashion

Symbolic frames and literature

Listing everything would be an understatement and I would end up forgetting something anyway, so I rather ask what struck you most.

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