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Black and white, dark and light – opposites attract to make the most powerful unisons. This season’s eveningwear comes out of the twilight zone and into the obverse, where subtle shadow-play and striking embellishments create the most lasting impressions.
Zuhair Murad is the master of decadent illusion, his extraordinary gowns scintillating through the night. An absence of colour only serves to augment the allure, and a beautifully-cut tuxedo is the only accessory she needs.
He wears his black tie like it stands apart from him – flickers of embellishment on a DSquared2 jacket lend levity, whilst the chunky workman’s shoes he wears ground him firmly in reality.
When she glimmers, he’s comfortable in her backdrop, and when he shines, she only serves to highlight his silhouette. Just like black and white, they always look better together.
Crafted in chestnut-brown leather with Bottega Veneta’s signature intrecciato detailing and finished with gunmetal hardware, this briefcase’s exquisite charm is made plain. Complete with an optional shoulder strap and separate compartments, it’s a fine example of the label’s Italian craftsmanship.
The collections of Cavalier Bleu are entirely imagined and conceived in Paris. More than a choice, it is a philosophy: the will to perpetuate a know-how and a faultless quality, but also an incomparable genuiness and boldness.
It was in Paris, in 1858, that was held the first catwalk show in the world. A century and a half later, the city has kept alive its attraction and remains the unassailable bastion of fashion. Paris is rooted in a unique heritage with a great taste and an almost obsessive search of elegance. At the same time, there is a constant desire to shake up the borders, not to dwell in the past, but to bring a legacy and be future-oriented. The creation in Paris, is to will to transform the past into an idea of today’s chic, to be part of this era.
This state of mind is obviously due to the Parisien themselves. This is to distinguish themselves, to stand out, that they express an identity through clothing. They shape their daily allure, make sure to be elegant and refined for any occasion. They follow their instinct and dress with sophistication. The garment expresses their feelings and well-being, their audacity, freedom … It is the art of an apparent simplicity, but not a single detail is actually improvised.
Saint Laurent seeks to disrupt accepted sartorial standards, and this slim-fitting blazer comes with peaked leather lapels for a rakish twist. The Parisian label never compromises when it comes to quality and this piece has been tailored in Italy using pure virgin wool to ensure an effortless finish.
Idriss Guelai creates exclusive accessories in wood, metal and plexi-glass. His passion for alternative material experimentation is constantly evolving, leading him to produce not only exclusive design masterpieces but new ways of “fashion-engineering” from his Florence atelier. Another featured cult element are MAD watches, produced in a numbered, ten-piece edition for LuisaViaRoma. Born from the passion of two aesthetes of timeless watches, MAD represents the promise of the impossible. Bringing together tradition and modernity, exclusivity and perfection, daring and respect for a legacy, MAD pays tribute to the greatest watchmakers.
You can shop all pieces above online from LuisaViaRoma.com
This is the second LUISAVIAROMA look styled by me with the theme of Ethno-Morphic. The idea for this look was based on US and Paris. I wanted to create a cool look that is wearable and believable. Here is look one if you missed it.
For this outfit I had chosen a Givenchy black t-shirt, a Maison Martin Margiela bracelet and a pair of Balmain Homme leather trousers … and of course, a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti velvet sneakers (I met the designer himself at the event, yay!).
Hope you gentlemen like it. You can shop all pieces above online from LuisaViaRoma.com
As you know, I was invited by LUISAVIAROMA to Florence to attend the eighth edition of the Firenze4Ever event. It was a wonderful experience and the party was a-ma-zing…a club in a theatre, can you imagine? Every person had to create several outfits using pieces of the new collections, with the ‘Ethno-Morphic’ theme. By my side were the photographer Francesco, assistant Daniel and model Riva.