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Moda di Carta, Milano 20th October 2016 – 8th January 2017

4 gennaio 2017

It’s called “Moda di Carta” and it’s the great exhibition of beautiful costumes made out of paper hosted by FAI at the magnificent Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan. It will finish tomorrow and, since the 20th of October 2016, it has been a real success. Isabelle De Borchgrave, Belgian designer, painter and director is known all over the world for her extraordinary talent in creating paper dresses inspired by Fashion History and famous paintings.

The legendary costumes worn by queen Elizabeth I, the best Marie Antoinette garments, Mariano Fortuny plissé and Chanel dresses together with Lanvin, Dior and Poiret creations are perfectly duplicated in paper and match wonderfully the tints and palettes of the Milanese villa built during the 30s.

Costumes’ lines and proportions are accurately copied starting from white sheets of paper and colorless chocolate paper. For silk and organza fabrics the artist uses the “veil paper” directly supplied from Cina. The designer’s creations are real paper statues painted using nothing but acrylic colors with cardboard supports in the inside. Every material is glued to the other so the masterpieces can’t be separated and need to be carried using big wood trunks.

The extreme attention dedicated to details is truly captivating. Using thin or thick paper Isabelle De Borchgrave realizes trimmings, embroideries, ornaments and stones decorations that seem really authentic. Male boots, shoes, bags, belts and hats are fantastic paper accessories completing the marvelous and unique outfits.

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CLIQUE – Ultimo Atto

8 settembre 2016

1_Perchè proprio voi due gli ideatori del collettivo CLIQUE?  A quando risale la vostra primissima idea per la fondazione del progetto?

N: Ho ritrovato in Willy una persona ricca di creatività e gusto artistico. CLIQUE è nato con naturalezza e spontaneità da due persone che, a mio avviso, hanno fondato i propri progetti su basi solide; buon senso e umiltà. Una bella coppia direi!

W: Una profonda amicizia e stima reciproca ci legano da tempo. CLIQUE  è frutto di questo e soprattutto della passione per la musica, punto di vista che condividiamo.

 

2_Quale background musicale ed esperienze vi hanno portato fino a qui?

N: Mamma ballerina e papà dj radiofonico; la musica ha sempre fatto parte delle mie giornate fin da piccolissimo. Nel 2012 sono poi iniziate interessanti collaborazioni che mi hanno portato a viaggiare collaborando con persone fantastiche. La serata Wow al Tunnel di Reggio Emilia, il locale Rocket a Milano e il Bolgia a Bergamo sono ricordi che non dimenticherò. Durante questi anni ho sempre immaginato l’idea di un “party perfetto” e con CLIQUE spero di realizzare i traguardi prefissati.

W: Quest’ anno festeggio il mio personale ventennale come dj e CLIQUE è il simbolo di una maturità musicale acquisita nel tempo ed iniziata esattamente nel ’96. Ho avuto il privilegio di suonare nelle più importanti discoteche della zona ed il passo successivo è stata l’organizzazione di veri e propri eventi. Uno in particolare mi è entrato nel cuore; un appuntamento storico come quello delle Floppe a dire il vero credo sia nel cuore di tutti.

 

3_L’evento CLIQUE quest’estate ha lasciato decisamente il segno. In questi mesi quali sono state le soddisfazioni più grandi e gli ostacoli più difficili da superare?

N: Quando la gente alle 3 di notte ti chiede di non smettere di suonare vuol dire che CLIQUE sta andando per la strada giusta. Complimenti e ringraziamenti mi rendono poi orgoglioso e carico. La sfida più grande è quella contro i limiti della mentalità di alcune persone che non capiscono il valore della musica come mezzo di condivisione e sano divertimento.

W: L’entusiasmo trasmesso da chi quest’estate ci ha seguito è una bellissima soddisfazione. Impegni e sacrifici posso dire che siano stati del tutto ripagati. Forse l’unica difficoltà è quella di proporre un genere di serata molto diversa dagli standard e il rischio è quello di non essere capiti.

 

4_Quali sono i progetti per la prossima stagione e quali sono le realtà con cui vi piacerebbe collaborare in futuro?

N: L’obiettivo è continuare a far vivere CLIQUE anche con l’arrivo della stagione invernale. Ora l’organizzazione si fa più ardua e stiamo cercando di trovare location adatte a questo tipo di serata.

W: Grazie al sostegno e alla fiducia di molte realtà locali crediamo che il progetto CLIQUE possa e debba avere un seguito. Non ci resta che dire #staytuned…

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Matteo Cabassi

9 agosto 2016

Born in Reggio Emilia, Matteo Cabassi started his afro-reggae dj career in the 90s. After a few years the music genre changed and he chose house, microhouse and techno as his main sounds. He is co-founder of Cafeloco, club event born in 2011 and Clique will welcome him on Friday the 26th of August at La Rotonda Giardini in Viadana (Mantova).

Which music genre represents you the best?

I’ve never loved the strict genre codification and I’ve always appreciated every kind of music. Starting from dance, reggae, acustic to jazz or pop. Techno house represents me the best, in particular the ones from Germany and Great Britain.

How long music belongs to your life?

Music is a very important part of my life since I was a little boy. I will never forget Micheal Jackson videoclip or MTV channel with Run Dmc’s performances. Film music have been also such a good inspiration and that period have been for me essential.

Cafeloco experience and your career, a very important link…

Yes, sure. Cafeloco have been important for me since the beginning. We created one of the most famous techno house clubbing event in the last years and the artists I have the lucky to performe with taught me a lot. Cafeloco is for me a way to work free and motivated; in a way the right party at the right time.

What do you think about now-a-days music?

Now-a-days everyone is busy categorizing music without contaminations and inspirations. I could never say that I’m only a techno house dj because I listen to a lot of different sounds. Every music has its place and time but if it’s good music that the genre has no importance; you just have to appreciate it.

Who are you favorite artists?

Artists like Micheal Jackson, Bob Marley, Moby, Duran Duran, Madonna, Rem are for me necessary. For the clubbing genre I love Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Sven Vath and Luciano. They all take up in my story and career because they have influenced my sounds and tastes. The Italians then are gorgeous and Ralf, Claudio Coccoluto, Pasta Boys, Alex Neri, Massimino e Ricky Montanari will always rock! One-of-a-kind party times I’ve spent dancing in front their console…

Which is the best souvenir you take home from your last Japan travel?

My last trip to Japan gave me deep mental energy and I can say it has been one of the best experience in my life. Ideas and vibes of that magic country will always be a good memory and souvenir for me. The lovely sake as well.

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Questions for ALFA PLANET guys

21 luglio 2016

Best producer in the last years?

Lorenzo: Fouk

Alessandro: Motor City Drum Ensemble

Fabio: Theo Parrish

The producer you would ask to remix one of your songs?

L: Motor City Drum Ensemble

A: Todd Terje

F: San Proper

10 years ago favorite music?

L: Jamiroquai

A: Thomas Schumacher

F: James Holden

Your favorite moment during the day and the perfect song for it!

L: at 11pm funky music with electronic hints.

A: every moment is perfect to listen good music. The important is what you feel.

F: in the morning Ulrich Schauss and in the late evening Deepchord.

 

 

 

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ALFA PLANET

17 luglio 2016

Happy to introduce ALFA PLANET dj trio. (You can call it the wonder trio if you want!) They will join the CLIQUE family on Friday the 22nd of July at La Rotonda Giardini.

According to FABIO MACOR music is art and a neverending inspiration discipline. He never stops finding new motivations and ideas in a mix of past and present where House and Techno are moving to unexplored lands. From 2014 the writes for Soundwall, the number one Italian magazine talking about Electronic music.

The strongest talent for DJ LO, Lorenzo Maghenzani, is House and Techno genre. In the last years he realized an analog recording studio entirely dedicated to electronic collaborations and productions. His style is House music matched with Chicago and Detroit sounds.

Alessandro Laiso, as DEREK, after years organizing and managing music events decided to move on the other side of the console. As artistic director of Kubik+ he worked with many international underground specialists and he’s resident dj at CAFELOCO and NOSLEEP parties.

They really know about music and you can’t miss ALFA PLANET.

https://www.facebook.com/alfaplanetmusic/?fref=ts . Read more

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CLIQUE

17 luglio 2016

A young and modern concept inspired by the past, when people from everywhere met in Viadana to dance and party at La Rotonda. Bright and sparkling it moved following the music’s rhythm and the soul’s light heartedness. Today CLIQUE wants to recreate that magic atmosphere taking back La Rotonda and its vibes. CLIQUE does it playing good music and enjoying beautiful people. Like you. These are the appointments you can’t miss:

July the 22nd W/ ALFA PLANET

August the 26th W/ MATTEO CABASSI FROM CAFELOCO

September the 9th CLOSING W/ CLQ RESIDENTS

The CLIQUE family transforms ideas and motivation into adrenaline and the aim is to enjoy not only music but design, fashion, places, people. Wiliam Gnaccarini and Nicola Mozzina are the founder and starters. But it’s just the beginning.

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Il Nuovo Vocabolario della Moda Italiana – La Triennale – Milan 24th November 2015 – 6th March 2016

30 marzo 2016

An explosion of colors, moods and interesting starting points to discover the beauty of Italian fashion. That was the great exhibition called The New Vocabulary of Italian Fashion at La Triennale in Milan from November the 24th of 2015 to March the 6th of 2016. Dedicated to the designer Elio Fiorucci, the exhibition has celebrated some of the most important terms typical of Italian fashion from its origins.

The event has been focused on the designers who, in less than two decades, recovered and renewed the cultural and technical DNA of Made in Italy. Thanks to eight expository areas the key-words Material, Surface, Construction, Uniform, Archetype, Detail, Laboratory and Ornament have been visually contextualized and described.

  • Material Texture research and matter handling are product’s identity elements. Yarns’ combination, twines’ composition and surfaces’ experimentation represent the choice to give value to raw materials and their natural balances.
  • Surface For the new designers surfaces are the instrument for a new visual language between heritage and new codes. The study is the mix of traditional printing techniques and modern finishing.
  • Construction Structures’ breakdown for the study of modularity and transformation of clothing. Two-dimensional geometries and volumes’ techniques are considered for the dress which is “the body’s space”.
  • Uniform Sportswear, military uniforms and historical costumes as the starting point for the study of versatility, fabrics and usage. Formal and informal, basic and fashion for a contemporary multiform nature.
  • Archetype The attention for the right wardrobe dedicated to the perfect manufacturing and inspired by traditional values. Classic outfits, overcoats and 50s dresses are freely re-designed and re-combined without gender rules following the precise research of imperfection.
  • Detail Design research to make details at the center of Made in Italy industry. Tailoring, finishing and new technology helping an ideal artisanal fashion.
  • Laboratory The new designers introduce to the concept “atelier” a new modern language. Between tradition and high-tech, a new production paradigm is changing Italy.
  • Ornament Clothing as narrative support where decorations and details complete the product’s “story”. A never-ending osmosis between finite and infinite for an ornament that can be delicate and simple or three-dimensional and absolute.

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White Milano 27th – 29th February 2016

25 febbraio 2016

From the 27th to the 29th of February White Milan displays the woman collections for the next winter season. Tortona street is waiting for about 20.000 buyers and specialists in the three expositive areas set up in Tortona 27, 35 and 54 locations. White fair is known as one of the most important event exposing the best among the most exclusive contemporary fashion worldwide; 500 the expositors, 176 of them hosted for the first time.

In collaboration with ICE (association encouraging the Italian brand promotion abroad) White presents for the first time It’s Time to South, a project that supports 15 brand from Sicily, Campania, Calabria and Puglia. Ecological attention and product traceability are some of the ideals followed by the selected designers, taken as symbol of communication and fashion languages hotbed.

The aim of this edition is to create a stronger partnership between White and the city of Milan. Consolidating the connection between fashion and people, White managers want to make fashion more usable for everyone, not only for specialists. For this reason on Sunday the 28th of February White has organized a great event in the centre of the city. The new collection of the special guest designer Yohanix, protagonist during the New York fashion week, will be shown in Piazza Duomo.

Don’t miss it!

Visit the website http://www.whiteshow.it/ .


E’ fissato dal 27 al 29 Febbraio l’appuntamento White Milano che vede protagoniste le collezioni donna del prossimo inverno. Zona Tortona attende circa 20mila visitatori tra buyer e addetti ai lavori nelle tre aree espositive allestite che coprono una superficie di 18mila (Tortona 27, 35 e 54). L’evento fieristico White è tra i più importanti a livello internazionale, vantando in questa edizione 500 espositori (di cui 176 nuovi) selezionati tra i migliori esponenti della moda contemporary in un mix di innovazione e cultura. Read more

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White Milano 16th – 18th January 2016

21 gennaio 2016

In the man fashion week panorama in Milan, White fair from the 16th till the 18th of January has been such a great event to enjoy. For one of the most important fashion date every season, Tortona street has been colored of white to welcome the main trends for the next wintertime. The carefully selected group of international designers showing their collections is a cultural reference for buyers and press specialists and synonymous of avant-garde and irresistible creativity.

Research and technology have been the key-words this season and start up brands has been the real highlight of the event. The contemporary fashion shown every time during White Milano has won the Regione Lombardia competition announcement for the support of new talented designers and artisans. Among the best, the collections of the brands History Repeats by Michele Rossi (Torino), Edith Marcel (Milano) and Momonì (Treviso).

Anything but random the choice to put in the central location of the exposition the area called “La tradizione e il valore del bello”, dedicated to the Italian craftsmanship and artisanal knowledge, still crucial in the fashion panorama worldwide.

Last but not least the Sportswear and Wok Room area where urban style and underground mood met innovation and dedication. Corelate (Italy), Yii (Malaysia) and Nosomnia (Denmark) are my favorite examples.

Don’t miss the February edition.

Visit the website http://www.whiteshow.it/ .


Irrinunciabile appuntamento per gli addetti ai lavori del settore moda, White Milano si è confermato anche questo mese uno degli eventi più importanti del capoluogo lombardo durante la fashion week maschile. Dal 16 al 18 Gennaio via Tortona si è colorata di bianco per ospitare le novità del prossimo autunno/inverno grazie ad un’attenta ed accurata selezione di brand italiani ed internazionali, riferimento culturale per buyer e stampa oltre che sinonimo di avanguardia e accattivante creatività. Read more