I have been watching this man's style for a whole week while in Florece. Not to talk about his great face and presence. Once again, I'd file this pic under the category "marine". The cut of his jacket isjust perfect, his rolled kaki pants and flag trainers just adorably cool.
After a lot of neutral colors let's add something bright and vivid. Here's my friend and Studio76 partner Tamu in the magnificent frame of the Boboli gardens in Florence, just a few minutes before the Undercover Men's wear show.
Pitti People - Photo by Daniele Mari
I have always loved the combination of these two colors...infact I have been a great fan of Richard Nicholl's SpringSummer collection, where he used and mixed them a lot. Check also Tamu's juicy YSL shoes and the perfect touch she added with that patent grey. Just beautiful!
"A.N.G.E.L.O." is one of the most aknowledged and eminent voices in italian vintage panorama.
Owner Angelo Caroli was in Florence to honour the opening of a new shop. A little jewelry box where we saw some stunning pieces by Pucci and many many treasures. The Lady below here is one of Caroli's collaborator in Lugo - Ravenna - @ A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage Palace, which is definitely worth a visit... I am always very captured by her 50ies amazing looks, enriched with perfect accessories.
I think this man has got a very interesting face. And style. After a lot of typical marine inspired looks, my eyes just run onto this guy and for some reason I like to associate his look to the super elegant traditional summer men's clothing of the Alps with a contemporary interpretation. Maybe it is the hat, or maybe the waistcoat...or the fabric of his trousers. I find him very special and love the details.
Boat shoes are a real leit-motiv this season. I like classic vintage ones in brown or blue but I have to say that this guy just picked up an unexpected, colorful version that makes the difference for this adorable marine look.
When I saw this gentleman entering the Fortezza I almost fell. We were watching "White Squall" by Ridley Scott a few days before Pitti and I have to say that I have loved that movie. Not just the plot but - oh my - the styling and the cast! So, to go back to the subject, this young man reminded me of one of the most interesting, charming, naturally elegant characters of the movie, starred by Jeremy Sisto. Wonderful.
This girl from Undercover is ovr-cool and sweet. She was working with the crew on their upcoming show (I am looking forward to go there tomorrow...they brought incredible puppets from Japan for the performance/event that will be in Boboli gardens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AMAZINGG!!!) Here follow a few pics of te adorable lady---wearing this great jacket by the brand.
Here we are, me, Daniele, Tamu and a bunch of other italian bloggers at Pitti #76 (yess! Luky number) in Florence. We are working on the Pitti People project (see Pitti Blog for details), shooting this large, coloured and beautiful community of visitors. Our images are covering hour after hour a large wall built inside Fortezza dal Basso. Here is the rendering + empty wall as seen yesterday. I will upload my favourites in the next hours/days.
Allegri is the famous outwear italian brand estabilished in the 1960s. Today the company is living a "new lease on life"due to a complete restyling of his own collections. After its long lasting collaborations with designers such as Maison Martin Margiela and Viktor&Rolf, the brand is now working on its own three collection that also include a limited, iconic one, signed by italian fashion raising star Francesco Scognamiglio. The FW09 is very dramatic and luxurious.
Here are some of my favourite pieces and a backstage snapshot...we couldn't resist to use a grey magnificent, fluid cape for our surrealism inspired fashion story...