To mark the unveliling of the exhibition of the world’s vastest private collection of natural crystals, at Florence’s Museum of Natural History, La Specola, LUISAVIAROMA will display a Bolivian blue and purple amethyst accompanied by an array of pink embalmed flamingos from the museum itself.
This collaboration between La Specola and LUISAVIAROMA highlights Luisa’s lead role in Florence’s social and cultural setting. Luisa’s store windows have, for years been exhibitors of exclusive pieces and treasures of the fashion and art worlds. Florence’s cultural heritage and Luisa’s refined exclusivity and vanguard are perfectly united under one roof.
In occasione dell’inaugurazione della Mostra “Cristalli” al Museo di storia naturale La Specola, LUISAVIAROMA esporrà nelle proprie vetrine uno dei pezzi provenienti da questa preziosa e stupefacente collezione privata. L’ametista esposto, una pregiata varietà di quarzo proveniente dalla Bolivia, accenderà con i suoi riflessi di luce cangianti dal porpora al blu le vetrine del nostro store, accompagnata da una composozine artistica caratterizzata da fenicotteri rosa provenienti dal Museo della Specola stesso.
Tale collaborazione sottolinea il ruolo di LUISAVIAROMA come protagonista attiva dell’ambiente culturale e sociale fiorentino, coinvolgendo i cittadini nelle iniziative e negli eventi di cui è vetrina esclusiva e che come un caleidoscopio in movimento, filtra per fondere in un concetto unitario, le luci del virtuale e del reale, del passato e dell’attuale. La vetrina di LUISAVIAROMA, da sempre affacciata sul mondo, è un’esposizione di tesori, di pezzi esclusivi che si confondono nel tessuto cittadino. Va in scena l’eccellenza del patrimonio culturale di Firenze sposandosi con l’esclusività, la raffinatezza e l’avanguardia che da sempre caratterizzano e accompagnano l’evoluzione del nostro store.
New York – Wouldn’t it be cool if instead of clerks in stores asking “May I help you?” shoppers had the chance to be served by computer kiosks with clever software? Intel has created 3 prototypes of kiosks that with its large touch screens and smart application will able to recognize customers, point out bargains and let them try virtual clothing, hair colors and cosmetics onscreen. This will be a different sort of self-service experience that will let customers create the look they want.
- Olivia Poli
Gabriele Colangelo, creative director of IT and son of a famous Italian furrier, has created a collection that brings together perfect workmanship with technology. He is well-known for his lasered suedes that are called CleanEasy, meaning that they are totally washable with soap and water.
A selecion of his Spring/Summer 2009 collection was featured in Italian Vogue Pelle.
With a selected distribution, Alessandro dell’Acqua has created the exclusive collection, Little Black Dress. A collection encapsulating a series of essential pieces: elegant and sophisticated black dresses made rigorously with the highest quality materials and intricate embroideries.
The glamorous dresses are available in store and online as of May 2009.
Photos by Massimo Morgante
A sneak peak of creations by Kathrin Lugbauer and Nora Berger (Natures of Conflict) and by Tanja Bradaric.
Hyères, France. April 25-28, 2009. 24th Annual International Festival of Fashion and Photography.
A platform for fresh fashion talents in the world of fashion and photography, where a selected jury of international professionals, designers, industrialists, buyers and trendwatchers elect two winning candidates.
Last year Riccardo Tisci and Haider Ackermann were present at the three day festival in Hyères. This year, Luisa will be there to support young designers and judge the newest trends.
In the past 20 years, the Festival has revealed names such as Viktor & Rolf, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, and Gaspard Yurkievich, to name a few, that are now essential parts of the fashion world. Only 8 years ago did the Festival begin to back photographers by allowing them to exhibit their work and confront with fellow artists and critics.
The Festival will take place April 25th to 28th and the exhibition will be open until June 2009.
The line may have been around the block, but Luisa was invited to and partied at Roberto Cavalli’s grand opening of the label’s new Paris store. The “hot spot” of Paris on Saturday night was packed with stars and fashion icons including Clotilde Courau, Kanye West, Amber Rose, Inés de la Fressange, Jason Wu, and Renzo Rosso (to name just a few)…
New York – Every year in March, artists, galleries, collectors, critics, and curators from all over the world make the big apple their destination during Armory Arts Week. The four day fair, on Pier 94 and newcomer Pier 92 in western Manhattan, featured modern art, as well as contemporary, so that freshly created works mixed with significant existing masterpieces. 177 exhibitors and 243 galleries testing the robustness of the art market in difficult economic times. Because art reflects the times and, yet, the times reflect art.
- Olivia Poli
The Armory Show
7 W 34th st, Suite 1020
Fresh off the catwalk of Balmain‘s show at the Ritz in Place Vendome in Paris, Luisa meets today’s coolest super models: Carmen, Lily and Lara.