CAREER MERIT AWARD TO LUIGI SETTEMBRINI
This is a short note to virtually participate to this career award to Luigi Settembrini. He was il “relatore” and god help me translate it in English, he sponsored my thesis and he introduced to the commission before I discussed my final thesis.
It was a big deal then, my thesis was in 1993, at the apex of the (r)evolution he led for Pitti Immagine. He prepared the grounds, the terroir for what is now known as Pitti. From a fashion fair, it became “The leading global trade fair dedicated to menswear and contemporary lifestyles” an intersection of art, culture, and fashions, moods, research, collaborations, innovation. Florence isn’t really just any other city, it’s been an ally, as nothing compares to La Sala Bianca in Palazzo Pitti (where Italian Fashion as we know it was born in 1957), la Fortezza, il calcio in costume, la Stazione Leopolda. Style exudes everywhere you look at
Who knows if our paths will cross again in the near future, but I am elated, honored and proud of being one of rather minuscule tassel of the mosaic of his illustrious career. He certainly holds a massive brick in my rather modest career and I virtually raise a coupe of champagne in his (and mine) honor.
THE TIME IS NOW: Istituto Europeo di Design + DETOX, the Greenpeace campaign.
Because the new talents, the students, the new generation of fashion professionals are the ones that will lift us outta this mess.
FLORENCE CALLING - SALVATORE FERRAGAMO
The collection, a cohort of woman and men, designed by Paul Andrew was shown in Piazza della Signoria, right in front of il Davide e il Ratto delle Sabine.
LUNA ROSSA + THE WOOLMARK COMPANY
A technical, innovative collab between the best and the best, merino wool studied for endurance and extreme sport like the Luna Rossa Challenge.
Tomorrow is another day of discoveries.