Wow look! Its Anouck Lepère with our friend Nicholas Kirkwood at the Sex and the City 2 London premier. The Peter Pilotto dress is a big enough statement and we love the toned down jewellery and simple handbag that doesnt distract. The more neutral tones and mixed textures are so hot for Spring/Summer and Pilotto is certainly blazing the trail for a new feminine, elegant yet edgey silhouette.
Luisa Via Roma are pleased to announce a new edition to our Limit.Ed collections. Felice Limonsani, has collaborated with the cutting edge, cult Japanese shoe label Onitsuka Tiger to produce a limited edition version of their popular Sako Runner sneaker. The shoes, that combine classic hounds tooth with suede and technical detailing, are now available online and in store in limited numbers exclusively to Luisa.
The latest installation in our Raining Sun video showcases the extra ordinary talents of three very interesting designers who all use strong graphic prints, drapery and sculpture to create a forward looking take on elegant dressing.
Polish born, London trained Krystof Strozyna sums up his aesthetic as “Graphic lines, cut, perfect fit and handmade wooden jewellery”. As the designer names Asia Argento and Monica Belluci as his ideal clients it is clear this hot young designers bold yet feminine aesthetic is not for the faint hearted.
With a list of presitigous accolades and experience working for some of the biggest names in the business Maxime Simeons fundamental interest in architectural shapes and graphics are symbollic through the French designers unqiue and refined pieces.
Peter Pilotto and his design partner Christopher De Vos each focus on the different aspects of design; Pilotto on print and texture combinations, De Vos on drapery and the silhouette. The result this, is demonstrated through duos creation of a completely unique and modern aesthetic that is quickly becoming synonymous with new age elegance.
Congratulations to our first winner of set the style! Being Italian and from the famous Renaissance city of Florence we loved this fab mix of fashion and art, as well as the completely on trend colour palettes!
DOLCE & GABBANA
TOM BINNS FOR DISNEY COUTURE
Taking body-conscious dressing to a whole new level, Mark Fast has dedicated his work so far to perfecting highly technical, ultra-fitted knitwear. Infusing powerful shapes and cut-outs into often lycra-blended knits, that shrivel under their own tension when off the body. It has been a bold start to a fresh career as one of fashions newest and most carefully monitored talents.
Thanks to everyone who came to the special Oliviero Toscani for Enomatic presentation at the store last night. Out on the terrace we had delicious food from the Fallorni butchers of Chianti and music care of Daniele Cavalli and Benedetta Lenzi. The new NORTH POLE enomatic keeps wines and spirits at optimum drinking temperature and will be used at the VinItaly festival 2010. One of which was especially designed by Toscani with La Sterpaia and will be sold for chairty, all the proceeds will go to the Francesca Rava – NPH Onlus for Haiti.
La Sterpaia, Toscani’s special creative studio for design and communication, had constructed a special photographic set that looked fabulous and his talented photographers were on hand to take some great pictures of our guests enjoying some of the wonderful wine!
After the domination of short hemlines for the past few seasons, the return of a long line in skirts, feels positively refreshing. It is quite simply the epitome of effortless cool. Remember that kids. And fear not, our clever buyers at Luisa Via Roma have styles to suit everyone. If you want a bit of spring in your step, some striking colour and a dreamy lightness, look no further than Matthew Williamson, Basso & Brooke and Anne Valerie Hash. If you move with more of a cat-like prowl, Haider Ackermann and Rick Owens slinky masterpieces will satisfy your every want and need. Full stride ahead!
By Scott Stephenson