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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.

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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


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.

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IF Bags

24 Giugno 2016

IF Bags is color, joy and desire for travel.

It’s the backpack born to be comfortable and easy to wear, ample and strong perfect for every adventure, in the city or around the world. The concept is essential but certainly unique, invented by the friends Isabella, Francesca and Claudia in 2010 in Milan. The motto says “It’s hard to be easy”. Yes IF Bags it’s simple but always moving with the times.

Conceived as an eco-friendly leather bag finished and completed with a rope and wood details, IF Bags backpack is entirely realized in Italy, sustainable and artisanal. You can create it follow your own taste choosing between 23 different colors and 4 kind of rope. It will be the one for you and you will never leave it at home. The leather is available stranded, printed or polished, other materials are jeans, cork and cotton.

Collaborations, events and news are always on the way because IF Bags is dynamic and modern. Discover the new store in corso Porta Ticinese in Milan; you will find your perfect IF Bags!

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IF Bags è colore, voglia di viaggiare e voglia di scoprire.

E’ lo zaino nato per essere pratico e comodo, capiente ed indistruttibile adatto per ogni avventura, metropolitana e non. Il concept è essenziale ma decisamente unico, ideato dalle amiche Isabella, Francesca e Claudia nel 2010 a Milano e contraddistinto dal motto “è dura essere semplici”. Semplice si ma sempre al passo coi tempi.

Concepito come una sacca in ecopelle rifinita e completata da una corda fermata da dettagli in legno fresato, lo zaino IF Bags è realizzato interamente in Italia, è 100% ecosostenibile ed artigianale. Lo si può creare a piacimento cambiandone infinitamente i particolari. Il segreto sta dunque nella possibilità di averne illimitate combinazioni, così che ogni accessorio possa essere unico ed inimitabile come chi lo indossa. E’ disponibile in 23 colori e 4 diversi tipi di corda oltre che in diversi materiali. L’ecopelle può essere scelta intrecciata, stampata o liscia ma ci si può divertire mixando anche denim, sughero o cotone. Read more



9 Giugno 2016

Italian elegance expressed with authenticity.

This is the secret of the brand Berwich, founded in 2007 by the company Icoman based in Martina Franca, one of the most important Italian textile districts next to Taranto.

Research, quality and tradition are the label’s strengths from three generations and the symbol of its long-time experience. Comfort and fitting are Berwich’s priorities and the trousers are created to dress men and women all day long, for every occasion.

Berwich’s savoir faire is about every detail’s attention; pinces and specific stitches all along hips are studied to fit perfectly and during the years the brand has tested lots of textures, silhouettes and shapes appropriate for both an elegant and contemporary style.

For the fall-winter 2016/2017 the female collection Madame Berwich focus is about natural fibers: noble wool and cotton are chosen in autumn colors like dark green, red-purple and rust tones. Check, damié and micropattern printings mix each other in refined weave effects.

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L’eleganza italiana espressa con autenticità.

E’ questo il segreto di Berwich, marchio italiano fondato nel 2007 che fa capo ad Icoman, azienda leader nel settore tessile italiano situata nel distretto di Martina Franca a Taranto e che da tre generazioni ha fatto di ricerca, qualità e tradizione la sua forza. Read more


Sartoria Vico

7 Giugno 2016

“We dream big take care of every little detail.

With love, in Italy”.

It’s a clear and declared promise, considered for ironic, creative and free women.

Sartoria Vico, brand founded in Milan in 2012, imagines clothes sarting from the body shapes and realizes them carefully chosing high quality materials for a real and durable comfort.

The different wearability of Sartoria Vico collections offer different kind of matching and inspirations, for a wardrobe never out of fashion.

Knitwear is the fil rouge through the seasons; essential style, volume’s study and semplicity the priorities.

For the spring summer 2016 collection Sartoria Vico transposes on design suggestions like fresh air smell and raibow-coloured horizons. In the color palette the main tints are light and warm. Ochre, bright red and pink let the mind travel to a summer sunset while black, grey and white tones are neutral and always perfect. The knitting techniques switch between symmetric and regular lines and open and blurred forms, everything balanced moving. The perfect mix of oversize kimono and wide-legged trousers coexists with slim longuette and skinny dresses.

Sartoria Vico is designed to be timeless, created to reach pure and eternal forms.

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“Sogniamo in grande curando i più piccoli dettagli.

Con amore, in Italia”.

Una dichiarata e sincera promessa, pensata per donne ironiche, creative e dallo spirito libero. Read more



1 Giugno 2016

Black and raw inner tubes become elegant and clean-lines jewels and accessories. This is MorganaCrea concept, brand founded in Turin in 2010 by Ilaria Martorana, theater costume and styling lover.

Always taking care about environmental protection and eco-friendly life-stryle, the designer experimented techniques for inner tubes recycle from an artistic point of view creating single pieces and limited edition with a strong brand identity.

Even if the extreme MorganaCrea accessories precision seems come out of laser cut, the manufacturing is entirely artisanal. The designer obsession for details and top manual skills are raised using scissors, scalpel and a die cutter.

Ilaria loves to experiment using different materials. For this reason she realizes bags, pouches and backpacks starting from recycled leather or jewels details with aluminium using a hacksaw, an hummer and little files for finishing. Silver and brass are other materials she’s experimenting.

MorganaCrea jewels are available on the shop online Etsy.

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Nere e grezze camere d’aria diventano gioielli ed accessori dalle linee pulite ed eleganti. Questo è MorganaCrea, marchio fondato nel 2010 a Torino da Ilaria Martorana, creativa appassionata di sartoria teatrale e moda.

Da sempre attenta alla salvaguardia dell’ambiente e ad uno stile di vita sostenibile, la designer ha sperimentato il riciclo di camere d’aria dal punto di vista artistico dedicandosi alla creazione di pezzi unici e limited edition dalla forte identità stilistica. Read more



24 Maggio 2016

Bonotto is a story started in 1912 living now its fourth family generation. Founded in Vicenza as a small business producing straw hats, from 1972 the company is a landmark for international textile handcraft and research in fashion.

Against industrial standardization and low-cost serial production, Bonotto Spa raised quality as the very first priority thanks to the concept of Fabbrica Lenta (Slow Industry). From 2007 Bonotto started using mechanical machineries without automatisms establishing an ancient and natural connection between man and machine. As a contemporary development of the Renaissance atelier, the Fabbrica Lenta method gives value to the product while creating an handmade luxury.

200 master artisans work at four different textile collections; from the prêt à porter line to the sportswear for man, from the modern luxury textile to the creations realized with ancient Japanese looms.

Talking about Japan I can’t forget to mention the international artist Yoko Ono as main sponsor for Bonotto Foundation in 2013. The year after with the project called Fabrics Room, Bonotto chose to make the company textiles available to the best international fashion schools. Bonotto is also an historical archive with thousand of vintage creations perfect to fill needs of technical research and immense beauty.

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Bonotto è una storia nata nel 1912 e arrivata oggi alla quarta generazione. Fondata all’inizio per produrre cappelli in paglia, l’azienda vicentina è oggi un’industria verticale a ciclo completo che dal 1972 fa della manifattura e ricerca tessile un riferimento internazionale nel campo della moda. Read more


Waxman Brothers

27 Aprile 2016

Wax fabric is the traditional African wax printed textile. Brothers are Nicolò Talignani and Valerio Ruberto, the founders. The key-word? Mingling. That’s Waxman Brothers.

Founded in 2013 in a bustling multicultural neighborhood in Paris as heart of the African commercial activity, Waxman Brothers brand is born from a brilliant idea; creating unique shirts for men and women mixing the typical afro pattern and the Made in Italy tailoring manufacture.

In an historical shirt maker atelier in the north of Italy that dates back to the 40s the starting point is Wax, the 100% cotton textile hand-printed combining wax and color. Every shirt tells a story that begins in Africa, passes by France and arrives in Italy. Swimwear, backpacks, bags, t-shirts and sweatshirts complete what the designers call World Apparel; the style for a new generation marked by the  mingling of different cultures.

Waxman Brothers most important concept is the mingle between cultures’ elements and artistic inspirations. The brand brings together  the world of fashion with other creative expressions such as design and music. Linked to the Wax Connection are the brand Kuishi (literally “to live” in Swahili), born in 2015 in collaboration with Nicola Manfredi and the various music network that Waxman Brothers supports. The brand collaborates with international artists and performers like Jovanotti, Malika Ayane and Joan Thiele spreading the World Music; the result of the combination of Jazz, Soul, R&B, afro music and hip hop. This year Waxman Brothers will be partner of the music festival MI AMI in Milan the 27th and 28th of May.

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Wax è il tradizionale tessuto africano stampato a cera. Brothers sono Nicolò Talignani e Valerio Ruberto, i fondatori. Parola chiave? Contaminazione. Il gioco è fatto. Questo è Waxman Brothers.

Fondato nel 2013 a Parigi in un vivace quartiere multiculturale, centro del commercio africano, il brand Waxman Brothers nasce da un’intuizione geniale; mixare i pattern tipici della cultura afro alla sartoria Made in Italy per camicie uniche (e non solo). Read more