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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

Brands

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

Events

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.

Visit the website isabelledeborchgrave.com . Read more

Brands

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

Brands

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