Surprise: snow in Milan this morning!!

Since Winter has knocked earlier on our doors this season I wanted to celebrate it
posting some awesome creations by wool/knit designers that I really like.

In the last few weeks I've been reading and watching to amazing projects around the mentioned subjects and found stunning collections surfing through my favourite blogs.
I have to mention Sandra Backlund who I consider an artist and a genius for her totally innovative approach and soft textured armors.
And Cooperative Designs for the gorgeus colors, patterns and interpretation of folk themes.

Sandra Backlund - Fall Winter 2008 - Photos by Annika Aschberg, Cameralink

Cooperative Designs - Fall Winter 2008

I also desire to mention a very talented Italian designer based in Milano:
Paolo Errico
He has got a peculiar ability to mix very precious materials and textures in neutral or vibrant block colors and in super feminine, fluid silhouettes based on elementary geometrical shapes such as square and circle.
He is definitely one to watch and follow!

Paolo Errico - Fall Winter 2008

Resort Collections - #3


What shall I write here?
Another Central Saint Martin's little wonder
A perfect color palette
Thanks for this beauty.
That's all I can say, I guess.

Richard Nicoll - Resort 2009

The Sartorialist by Daniele Mari

I am finally able to post some very nice pics of Scott Schuman taken during Milano Fashion Week in September 2008.

All photos by Daniele Mari

Resort Collections - #2

It's snowing today.
A very good reason to pick up some resort collections...
Enjoy them!

Philip Lim - Resort Colection 2009

Giambattista Valli - Resort 009

Alexander McQueen - Resort 2009

Sakura Koshimizu

From the designer's blog/portfolio:

20071201 Waveform Series, 2007
Waveform Series is the laser-cut shapes of the waveform of the sound in sound editing software environment. I used some human sound such as yawn, atchoum, giggle, wow, and the sound of church bell.

Materials: Silver
Laser cut/ hand fabricated

Sakura Koshimizu - Waveform Series 2007

Mattijs van Bergen

One more talented Saint Martins graduate!
He interned with Victor & Rolf and now he is leading his own brand.
Mattijs van Bergen has got a great style and his own way to put a soft touch in strong shapes and fabrics.
Needless to say I love the FW 2008 Collection with all of its plissé pleats and the amazing trench and little belts and colors and shine and the sequined jacket...

Mattijs van Bergen - Fall Winter 2008


I've first discovered the originally named "ASFOUR" (Ange, Adi, Gabi, Kai) in 2002.
They were talked and featured almost everywere at that time and came to Milan for an Exibition/Installation inside MOMI Arte during Fashion Week.
I really, truly loved them approaching fashion as an art collective and injecting some great creativity into their project.
6 years later they have put together lots of brilliant projects and ideas (some great Womenswear collections, a collaboration with Kate Spade, a fragrance developed with and for Colette and several impressive shows/exibitons) and changed their name after Kai left the group.

Today they are threeASFOUR.
Their Spring Summer 2009 collection completely captured me with all of its patterns, colors, layerings, shell details, perfectly tailored pieces and much more.
It is an incredible result of many years together for the New York based trio and I really think they sublimed all of their peculiar and favourite themes.

threeASFOUR - Spring Summer 2009

Some favourites from Milano FW - September 08

Photo by Daniele Mari

Resort Collections - #1

I simply love everything about this Givenchy's outfit, and the model.
The golden boots are so GREAT!

Givenchy - Resort 2009 Collection

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

I send all of my support and congratulations to the winner,
Alexander Wang.
Here some of my favourite looks from his SS 2009 show.
This guy rocks!

Alexander Wang - Spring Summer 2009

MFP - Maria Francesca Pepe

I've been watching her innovative and edgy accessories at some Trade Shows and later in a few shops and cool Magazines.
I'm really impressed by her creativity, expressed in very pure, conceptual and clean shapes and materials.
I love the signature "Tube" necklace and I love it transformed into a print on fabric in her first complete Womenswear SS09 Collection named

Maria Francesca Pepe - Spring Summer 2009 "ART-BRUT09"
All photos by Daniel Sannwald

Gianvito Rossi

Killer 5.5 inches stiletto heels to die for...

Gianvito Rossi - Spring Summer 2009 - Photos by Daniele Mari

His Majesty...

... The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman

Scott Schuman, Photo by Daniele Mari

Photo by Scott Schuman

The bracelet set

Strong and Femine. With a chic dose of sparkle.

Photos by Daniele Mari

Richard Sorger

Sequins just came back as an obsession to me...

Richard Sorger - Fall Winter 2008/2009 - Photos by Matthew Hise

Richard Sorger - Spring Summer 2009 - Photos by Jez Tozer