Monday, January 22, 2007

FLORENCE - Pitti Uomo

Le Pagliere - Kris Van Assche installation. Desire is the name of Belgium designer, Kris Van Assche’s conceptual installation at Le Pagliere. On one side, one hundred hats hang from the ceiling inviting the spectator to try them on. On the other side, one hundred white arms hold one hundred handkerchiefs; both are gestures of nonchalance elegance. “The installation reflects the starting point for all my collections,” Van assche explains “A certain nostalgia for the elegance that got lost somewhere along the way, an elegance that is appreciated whenever one gets the opportunity to witness it. I start from there, and mix in elements from today’s reality. Nostalgic and contemporary seem such opposites, but to me, they are essential and something to aspire to. My installation captures an interpretation of elegance in a contemporary way.”

Seen at Kris Van Assche installation. Guy Hills is a brilliant photographer and innovative tweed cloth designer. He is in Florence to take photographs for the Savile Row Bespoke website, for which he is covering the events of The London Cut. Savile Row Bespoke Tailoring exhibition at Palazzo Pitti and other related events. He is also promoting his Dashing Tweeds designs, by wearing impeccably made suits, cut by Russell Howorth at Kashkets made with his colorful modern tweeds. And, being a bit of dandy, he cuts a great figure in them.

Detail: Dashing Tweeds. When light shines on some of the yarns the stripes become fluorescent. Perfect for evening wear!

Contesssanally tip: click on the photographs to enlarge them.

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