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Blazé Milano

24 aprile 2017

Short  sentences and hidden incitements. “Every cool girl is half boy” is the very first manifest of the Italian brand Blazé Milano. Delfina, Sole e Corrada (unusual names as the unexpected label) have clear ideas; transforming the ever-green outerwear in a modern but classic way to dress. Blazé Milano, founded in 2016 links comfort, precious textiles and unmistakable Italian taste.

The jacket, symbol of male elegance and charm, is taken apart, interpreted, studied and at the end realized for her. Starting from the centerpiece of their fathers’ closet and from theier everyday uniforms, the designers imagine and project jackets for every occasion, from the smoking till the casual outfit.

Perfectly conscious and grateful to the key role that this garment has taken in the costume  history, Delfina, Sole e Corrada travel to the Savile Row time moving towards the jacket usage for sport activities like tennis or cricket arriving to the must have clothing according to Coco Chanel.

Discover the new collection on blaze-milano.com .


Frasi ad impatto e sottili provocazioni. “Every cool girl is half boy” è la frase d’apertura per il loro sito. Delfina, Sole e Corrada (nomi insoliti per un brand altrettanto unico nel suo genere) hanno le idee chiare; fare del capospalla per eccellenza il simbolo di un moderno ma classico modo di vestire. Blazé Milano, fondato nel 2016 nella capitale della moda italiana, unisce comfort, tessuti pregiati e gusto italiano. Read more

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Pijama

18 marzo 2017

For everything you consider essential Pijama has invented a case. In the meantime it colors your day and your humor! From 2006 Pijama accessories combine comfort and innovation and are created to match design and handiness, technology and patterns. The very first idea for the fashion designer Monica Battistella and the architect Sergio Gobbi was born from the need to protect Macbook, iPhone and iPod, later the smart concept for iPad cases and lifestyle devices. In a dense synthesis of functionality and beauty, Pijama takes neoprene as the perfect material to be enriched with patterns and different kind of textiles.

Among the news of the fall-winter 2016/2017 collection the Macro Herringbone textile created with wool and recycled cachemire realized in orange or pink palettes , the Dandy Check, squared motif made in wool with dark tones and the Dandy Sport, reconsidering Pijama’s first vintage patterns. Sofa Lurex is the jacquard with lurex details chosen in blu and white optical. New entry are the Classic Backpack, Wallet for her, Handle Bag and Rucksack with adjustable shoulder-rope and the classic Velcro latch.

The collaborations during 2016 have been a great success. The one with Brionvega, brand of the famous cube-radio taken from the 60s, leaded to the creation of the colorful and handy cube-shaped case for the radio. During Milan Design Week Pijama joined the French brand Papier Tigre realizing stationery cases and the notebook pocket using the unique Camo digital printing. For the 10th anniversary of the Italian design and communication studio Oggettispeciali based in Bologna, Pijama sewed a limited edition of bags and accessories.

Pijama matches with style both job and free-time, thinking about smart and useful solutions; sunglasses cases, slippers, travel accessories, home textiles and accessories for the bike lovers like zipped seat covers and pant savers with reflective details.

Pijama is available also online on pijama.it .


Per qualsiasi cosa sia per te indispensabile Pijama ha inventato un involucro protettivo. Nel frattempo aggiunge alla tua giornata un po’ di colore. Dal 2006 gli accessori Pijama sono comodi ed innovativi, pensati per combinare design e praticità, pattern e tecnologia. L’idea iniziale della fashion designer Monica Battistella e dell’architetto Sergio Gobbi è nata dall’esigenza di proteggere Macbook, iPhone e iPod, successiva è invece l’idea di case per iPad, borse ed accessori lifestyle. In una densa sintesi di funzionalità ed estetica, Pijama ha fatto del neoprene il materiale perfetto per essere combinato a tessuti a fantasia e pattern unici. Read more

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Francesca Castagnacci

18 febbraio 2017

 

Her drawings are visionary and evoking, inspired by bright and glossy color palettes. Francesca Castagnacci founded the brand which takes her name in Florence in 2014 following her desire to put herself to the test. In love with her city and fascinated by art Francesca follows the creative flair that belongs to her turning a big challenge into a great success.

From her sketches details and colors are considered in a overall view which gives rise to unique accessories. Lines are clear and geometric, developed on shapes’ contrast. The stiff constructions’ asymmetry are shells revealing uncommon materials and uneven surfaces while matching soft and refined leather. Candy-pink, orange and sky-blue palettes set against precious finishing made of gold or coated-with-rubber.

Every collection’s creation is marked with an electromagnetic TAG; a unique fingerprint is matched with a smartphone app which spreads and duplicates via NFC technology special contents and stands for the object’s  guarantee.

The must-have accessory of the spring-summer 2017 collection is the #MNN bag. It’s worn wedged between the fingers thanks to a distinctive gap on top. The clutch is rounded and rigid shaped and it’s possible to wear it with a colored leather-covered bangle. Francesca Castagnacci has designed it also using the chic-pluriball surface, a stitched leather effect moving the intense bags’ outer layer.

Visit the official website francescacastagnacci.it . Read more

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THECURLIEST racconta…

3 gennaio 2017

Proud to present a new collaboration with Beat & Style Italian blog, the right platform to know everything about International music and eclectic fashion trends. New talented music producers’ promoter and event planner, Marco Iemmi, the inventor, has founded the perfect website to link the universe of music and the fashion panorama’s complexity. The most interesting interviews and contents are revealed every day to let you discover about the most exciting beat and style news!

This week I will tell you about the Italian brand Jusbox Perfumes. Discover more here.

 

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Komono

3 gennaio 2017

The Belgian brand Komono is the result of Timing and Vision, a special intersection between the balanced forces of the two founders. Everything started  when Raf Maes, the perfectionist, and Anton Janssens, the free spirit,  met each other snowboarding and chose to share their common Belgian heritage based on fashion, design and dedication to quality.

Their views are the ones used to see over the mountains, the ones admiring and projecting constantly to the future moved by a never-ending need to dynamic tension and stream of new ideas. Komono method is to ensure a contemporary approach that avoids conventions and the inspiration is taken from culture, music and life instants.

For the fall-winter 2016/2017 collection “Crafted by Komono” is a portfolio of premium level accessories realized using high-end materials and authentic  craftsmanship. The lightness of the accessories reflects the weightless connectivity and delicate bonds that make the world so intimately attached now-a-days. The eyewear are realized using paper-thin Italian acetate and stainless steel frames. The anti-glare lenses are flat following Komono dedication to simple and basic forms.

Komono creations are shared among three deep concepts; Core – a blend of the most current trends, Crafted – the one marked by premium materials and artisanal finishing and Curated – an ongoing collection joining collaborations with the best artists of our time.

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Scarves & Stuff by Solange

31 ottobre 2016

A soft and comfortable story made of mohair, silk, royal alpaca and merino wool. Scarves & Stuff by Solange Cools is the perfect solution to make your winter warm and cozy challenging the cold outside temperatures.

Founded in Antwerp in 2015, Scarves & Stuff is the result of a passion started when Solange was a little girl. She loved to watch her mother and grandmother transforming big balls of wool into beautiful and fluffy scarves, hats or jumpers and her dream developed during the years is now her label and joy.

For the fall-winter 2016-2017 collection Solange has been inspired by the dark and mysterious splendor of the cold months and her cute hand-made creations steal the colors of the deep and blue winter nights, the icy grey of the fleecy snow and the mountain’s sunrise pastel tones. Collars, oversized sweaters, kimono cardigans, dresses and capes but also arm warmers, hats, scarves, beanbags, pillows and bags. Every piece is made with love and it’s the symbol of sustainable style.

Shop online on scarvesandstuff.be.


Una calda e morbida storia creata partendo da materiali nobili come mohair, sete, alpaca reale e lana merino. Scarves & Stuff by Solange è la soluzione perfetta contro le freddissime temperature invernali.

Fondato ad Anversa nel 2015, il marchio Scarves & Stuff è il risultato di una passione che dura da anni, quando Solange ammirava incantata la mamma e la nonna che trasformavano grandi e soffici gomitoli in bellissimi cappelli, sciarpe e maglioni. Oggi il suo sogno è diventato il suo lavoro e la sua gioia. Read more

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Voodoo Jewels by Livia Lazzari

25 agosto 2016

Jewels are not only perfect ornaments based on the preciosity of materials. The classic and lumbering importance of gold and valuable stones is cancelled by Voodoo Jewels pure creativity and unique essence. Livia Lazzari founded in Rome in 2013 a brand able to be rebel and strong without taking advantage from the materials used. The importance for her is to enrich the accessory with its inspirations and rareness. Tribal vibes and natural spirits are the starting point for jewels reflecting the union between earthly reality and enchanted worlds.

Onirica, the fall-winter 2016-2017 collection, is born from the dream’s attraction and its mystery. The dimension carrying us off during the sleep reveals the most uncontrollable part of our mind and the most savage part of the unconscious. The creations are the fusion of distant colors and universes, limitless planets and new combinations. Geometrical shapes match fluid and abstract outlines while mythological creatures and wind touches become the very first vocation.

Visit the website livialazzari.com .


L’obiettivo è liberare il gioiello dalla concezione classica di ornamento perfetto ed elevarlo a creazione ribelle e forte. Voodoo Jewels, brand nato dall’ingegno e maestria di Livia Lazzari nel 2013 a Roma, si concede il lusso di svincolarsi dalla necessaria ed ingombrante preziosità dei materiali dando valore alla pura unicità creativa. Read more

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Vittorio Branchizio

25 agosto 2016

Recently exposing for Il Nuovo Vocabolario Della Moda Italiana at La Triennale in Milan, Vittorio Branchizio is the symbol of modern knitwear study, that is his innate vocation and his stylistic characteristic. His creations arise from an authentic technical research and experimentation constantly powered by visual arts contaminations and inspirations. Founded in Brescia in 2015, Vittorio Branchizio brand raises male knitwear to a contemporary and conceptual project based on extraordinary fusions between post industry and poetic atmospheres.

The harmonic couple which definitely marks Vittorio Branchizio masterpieces develops from  the shapes’ romantic minimalism and the textures’ geometries. Everything enriched with the exclusive use of noble fibers and prestigious materials.

After being selected for the project “The Latest Fashion Buzz” promoted by L’Uomo Vogue and GQ in 2015 and after winning “Who’s on Next” Uomo 2015 competition, Vittorio Branchizio introduces Materica, the fall-winter 2016-2017 collection. Exploring the material twists of river Arno stones, the designer transposes on textures their irregular outlines and figures. Using palette colors in dark blue, pink tones and icy-grey he develops the clothes from the design till the production creating an intimate and pictorial mood with Middle-East lengths and Oriental proportions. Iconic male pieces like bomber, leather jackets and double-breasted coats are overlapped in a no-frontiers global mix.

Visit the website vittoriobranchizio.com . Read more

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Ilke Cop

17 agosto 2016

Don’t worry about here young age, Ilke Cop is a bomb!

Founded one year ago in Brussels, ILKECOP brand is having such a huge buyers and press success that last month she attended Amsterdam Fashion Week showing her collection! What a great exploit!

Ilke is a designer full of talent and creativity, concentrated about working hard and taking inspirations about something actually unusual but so curious. Circus atmosphere, freak shows, gipsy style and monster creatures are her flair and dinosaurs her mascot.

Three are the key points Ilke is focusing about and they’re all found in her label’s description: urban couture for the non-conformist.

Urban places and urban life are her first artistic elements developed through fashion. The colors chosen are in particular the reflection of the colors of the city, happy and bright tints that she wears (on her hair also!) and loves.

Couture represents the quality of her clothes, never considered on the background but always taken as the first need to start producing something really high standard. Entirely made in Belgium ILKECOP collections are embroidered by hand and an important attention is given to details and manufacturing.

Non-conformist means everything about sustainable and ethical production, respecting people and environment.

Visit the webshop https://ilkecop.com/ . Read more

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Doriane Van Overeem

6 agosto 2016

Two parallel universes mixed in one brand. This is Doriane Van Overeem Belgian label.

Based in Brussels after graduated at La Cambre Mode(s) in 2013, Doriane Van Overeem presents her third collection called Porn is for girls too representing clearly a creative outsider’s point of view. In her mind a precise aim; a commitment dedicated to women. Doriane empowers women and gives voice to unsaid issues, everything through fashion. Celebrating the female world using a nonconformist concept, the designer spreads strong messages showing a Grunge Chic style.

Doriane’s artistic impulse belongs to both a poetic and punk universe, where romantic and delicate flowers meet unusual textures and a rebellious spirit. The materials used are precious but comfortable, the signature is a bold courage mixed to a sweet manner and the attitude is looking at a sassy insolence that finally meets elegance.

Shop online on NJAL and Doriane Van Overeem website http://www.dorianevanovereem.com/ .


Due universi paralleli combinati in un brand. Questo e molto altro è Doriane Van Overeem.

Doriane vive a Bruxelles dove si è laureata a La Cambre Mode(s) nel 2013. Presenta la sua terza collezione chiamata Porn is for girls too dichiarando chiaramente il suo essere totalmente outsider. Nella sua mente un obiettivo preciso; un impegno dedicato alle donne e al mondo che le riguarda. Doriane Van Overeem da forza all’universo femminile dando voce ad aspetti e temi solitamente taciuti e, per farlo, si serve del linguaggio della moda. Celebrando il gentil sesso mediante un concept anticonformista, la designer diffonde forti e significativi messaggi con una moda dallo stile Grunge Chic dai materiali preziosi ma comodi. Read more