Fashion Diary by Gabriele Verratti
"The pages of a diary are filled with encounters and surprises, most wonderful things that you come back to, reread and love again from a distance. The same thing happens with a dress or an accessory, the ones that make your heart beat faster. You don’t have to look too hard, they will come to you out of the blue, something beautiful you cannot do without. Well, this has always been happening at Super. But this time, I’ll be the one telling you about it. I’ll be doing it with passion and curiosity, but above all without any specific plans. Because in fashion, as in life, the unexpected is everything".
Ken SamudioBack to top
Recycling is not only a positive habit, it is also the inspiration that allowed Ken Samudio to change his life and profession. Appalled by the pollution of our oceans, the former biologist decided to use plastic – from bottles and mudguards – for a collection of handbags in strange, organic shapes. What’s more, the dyes he uses are all natural and biodegradable.
Natali LeskovaìBack to top
They say that Peter the Great spared no expense in building the capital of his empire – a whim that also cost the lives of nearly 30,000 workers. Designer Natali Leskova’s work is much more humane. She takes her inspiration for basic clothes, with hidden zippers and buttons from the city on the Neva, and decorates them with picturesque prints of the city’s squares and buildings.
Eugenio VazzanoBack to top
A nineteenth century factory in Sicily that once made caponata is the place where a group of tailors closely guard the secrets of the earliest fabrics. There, in the Melilli workshop, Eugenio Vazzano monitors the manufacture – from the dyeing to the process that wrinkles the fabric, to the hand-decorating done just like long ago - of each bolt with a craftsman’s passion. Patchwork stoles and tunics with an elegantly rustic touch, as well as wall-hangings and rugs are the results.
Le Cult 1944Back to top
Some purchases hold surprises. Inside an old chest of drawers that arrived from Paris, Lino Armentano found yellowed, but still legible papers: an early perfumer’s notes. And that discovery led to the idea of bringing them back to life in a collection of fine, complex fragrances prepared with the methods of haute parfumerie. The glass bottles are hand-serigraphed, while the boxes are clearly made in Italy.
An Italian TheoryBack to top
The collection designed by Alessandro Enriquez is a hymn to pasta and the Italian spirit. Penne and fusilli are the allover motifs on brightly colored knits, on the 1950s style circle skirts, on the “nice girl” shirtwaists that simply make you smile. On the matelassé bags realised in collaboration with Azzurra Gronchi we see the outlines of bow-tie pasta created with a special foam rubber padding technique.
Schield collectionBack to top
It seems that the swallow means good luck in China, but the tiny leg charms don’t fool around either. These are symbols that Roberto Ferlito presents in rings, earrings and charms in a witty collection of bijoux made in the most famous foundries of Florence. And if fortune has not yet smiled on you, try with the Lucky Tits.
Jerome C. RousseauBack to top
It is the summer of 1990 when the techno-dance group Deee-lite climbed to the top of the charts with Groove Is in the Hearth. The party atmosphere and the exaggerated look of the video clip made a lasting impression on the young Jerome. Pop culture and the glamorous gleam of the disco are still the constants of his poetic, even now that he is an adult. And we see it in the new pointed-toe, glittery ballerinas with playful appliqués on the instep.
VitussiBack to top
Vito comes from Sicily and he has the surrealist creativity and the poetry of a bard. His bags are amazing little boxes with a new slant on materials and shapes: a brass faucet as the handle, and for the lining, the woody peel of a prickly pear. Then, watch faces without hands decorate the velvet sides. Time stops, the allure lasts.
StiùBack to top
The name is an Italian acronym – sacrificio, tecnica, impegno, umiltà, meaning sacrifice, technique, commitment, and humility. And it is an idea for a shoe collection with a modern, structured look that dips into metropolitan visions and winks at Nordic severity. But, function is not sacrificed to aesthetics: under a fine leather upper is a polyurethane upper, the utmost in terms of lightweight and sturdiness.
CuratedBack to top
Ek Thongprasert from Thailand perfectly embodies the trends of the times. A minimal base, some decorative touches, easy shapes and tech fabrics borrowed from the active sports world. And so, big stylized flowers with iridescent, hologram-like petals bloom on nylon mesh bomber jackets.