London’s where I was brought up. It’s where my heart is and where I get my inspiration.”
- Alexander McQueen, January 2000
The V&A is delighted to announce that it will present Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in London in spring 2015. The first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe, the exhibition will showcase McQueen’s visionary body of work. Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen’s designs will be presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows.
The original version of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2011 was organised by the Costume Institute and became one of the Museum’s top 10 most visited exhibitions.
The Italian cult brand and style icon join forces to create an exclusive capsule collection,already available at selected retailers world-wide from September 2014
A creative partnership a long time coming, Olivia and designer Edgardo Osorio have had a mutual friendship and admiration for each other since the very beginning of the Aquazzura brand as Olivia has always been a supporter and quite obviously a wearer of the distinguished Florence-based brand. Pulling inspiration from both Osorio’s archives and favorite pieces from Olivia’s closet – like crystals from a vintage Victorian necklace for an embellished sandal – the six piece ornate capsule collection is full of the perfect must-haves to match with any ensemble throughout the entire year.
“Olivia and I have a very similar vision of shoes. She is a real style icon and has amazing knowledge about shoes and accessories. We wanted to create a capsule collection of the styles every woman needs in her closet, interpreted with the Aquazzura aesthetic and seen through the eyes of Olivia.” says Edgardo Osorio.
he collection features a little something for everyone’s closet, from over the knee suede boots and metallic leather sandals to lace-up gladiator sandals, a suede and snake pump and of course a suede bootie made from Aquazzura’s patented ultra-soft cashmere leather. The pieces are being sold in 12 specially selected stores around the world and luckily, if you aren’t in one of those major cities, the collaboration is also be available exclusively on net-a-porter.com. With the perfect cohesion of Osorio’s impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail with Olivia’s innate sense of style, we know these shoes are going to move swiftly into women’s closets all over the world.
“You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.”
Tina Cassati is an artist with many (and vast) fields of expertise.As a visual artist and costumier,she has created a strong and alluring image language that can’t pass unnoticed.The Berlin born artist makes COSTUMES (sculpture le mode), ruffs, hats-, bags- and shoes-, jewelry objects into modern surreale digital-photo-art worlds and illustrations.She paints, sews, draws, photographs (mixed media,collage, illustration). She does not care about genres. Her work is influenced by Renaissance, Baroque, fairy tales. To her, fashion is fine art.
Her interview to Sybilia’s FD explores her references as well as her aesthetics-no magic lost,we assure you.
What mostly influenced you to get involved with fashion/art?
Tina Cassati is very inspired of historical and particularly of Elizabethan costumes, eastern clothes, fairy tale, folklore as well as from the picture language of the Renaissance. The love for costume and before all to the theater affects its work much. The fusion of philosophy, symbolism and different rituals from the past and the present as well as stories inspire the work of Tina Cassati, paired the whole with visions of the future. She is currently working among others on the project -giardino di arte – this is a conceptual art project (current series), where self-made costumes and objects (sculpture le mode) and photo-surreal art (mixed media) in combine with the nature takes place, the greatest source of inspiration of Tina Cassati.
(the project – donna di fantasia / swanhälsinnen / la bella sposa – are artificially created women. here worked tina Cassati exclusively in the area of mixed media (photography, collage, illustration, paper etc.).
How you will describe your personal aesthetics/vision?
my aesthetic moves very elegant in delicate fragile space — with a certain degree of melancholy.the beauty of the delicate, fragile-like very much.
Is there something you ‘like to do/work for and haven’t done it so far?
oh yes, I would like to merge times with a jewelry designer or perfumier
Are there any contemporary (or older) creative that influenced you?
I love the work of Sandro Botticelli and Lucas Cranach and many more
Especially the painting influenced me very. Elsa Schiaparelli in the circle of Surrealists such as Salvador Dali are great creative waves. In the meantime, however, I find my greatest role model but in the nature. .. It is increasingly
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