I don't know about you, but after Academy Awards , with all the splendor of luxury outfits, I get the desire for something in old Hollywood's style, something that could make me feel "diva" just looking at it.
That's why today i suggest you this silky draped top by Hoss Intropia spanish brand distributed in Italy and all Europe.
It's appropriate for the day wearing ( looking great with a pair of jeans) and for the night too if combined with pencil satin skirt.


THE KING OF POP : Fiorucci

It was 1984 and while our mates were collecting football players and cartoons cards, we were collecting Fiorucci ones!

Each picture send us into his world made of Pin Ups and retrò looking Angels such as those in famous logo, and so many other things...

Looking through the album there are pictures in contrast : some of them are ironic, vintage 50's style (robots and spacecrafts ),some are taken from comics  ( we remind you that Fiorucci is the first to use Disney pictures on t-shirts and sweatshirts) , others are more "fetish" with brilliant and extreme colours or provocative to get more attention on brand....

More than an actual fashion designer Fiorucci has been a big "Cool Hunter" and he managed to join fashion to exploding pop culture and to Art.
At the Studio 54 opening, entrusted to him and his team,  artists such as Grace Jones and Andy Wharol are guesting and in 1984 to Fiorucci's party for 15 years activity is invited a young and (almost) unknown Madonna.. ( He's a talent scout for sure! )

Connection to Art get stronger when Fiorucci takes on Keith Haring to a" happening" paint session not in an art gallery but in his shop which has been one of the first to be multi-store where clothes were sold together with accessories, gadgets and various origin objects. 

Fiorucci has been able to find new trends and new ways to bring young fashion to public (importance of packaging is primary for his brand ) always trying to intrigue and stimulate curiosity with fun and irony.. a fashion but mostly a marketing lesson that can't be forgotten in this" ideas crisis" moment as the one we are living now.


MAN IN SHADOWS : Emporio Armani ss2012

...don't worry this is not a post on some mysterious man in shadow because he has something to hide but we'll talk on a very interesting trend on summer 2012 Man Fashion Shows
Talking on man fashion is always quite hard : designers have presented very imaginative collections, with high power colours with photographic prints and some other details which are surprising at first but I hardy can figure out those garments in the common man's closet

It's easy to capture attention with a violent colour and with an eccentric outfit : harder is to give a truly innovative product . That's why I think that trend for "THE MAN IN SHADOWS" can be considered the newest for effects and fabrics

Emporio Armani ss2012

Emporio Armani ss2012

Emporio Armani ss2012

Emporio Armani ss2012

Emporio Armani ss2012
Emporio Armani uses slightly bluish shades of grey, shading effects are protagonists on shirt , trousers and sweaters and irregular and grainy textures give the illusion of play of shadows and lights : the shadow or its illusion become decorative element and those men are wearing their own shadow rather than bring it back.....

Maybe designer have been influenced by the book from H. Murakami " Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World" where relationship between man and its shadow is crucial ?