Thursday, February 24, 2011

Milano: The Vogue Talents Corner

Palazzo Morando - The Vogue Talents Corner.  Fourteen fashion designers from all over the world animate the exhibition The Vogue Talents Corner for four days at Palazzo Morando.  An eclectic and innovative scouting project of Vogue Italia and, whose purpose is to use e-commerce to give exposure to the creativity of emerging talents on the international fashion scene.
Above: New Talent, J.W. Anderson, Giorgio Armani, Anna Wintour, Donatella Versace and Jonathan Newhouse.

Hostess of the event, Vogue Italia’s editor in chief, Franca Sozzani greets designer Antonio Marras.  “Capturing the new, recognizing young talent, promoting research are a guarantee of vitality in fashion.  And it’s a thrilling ongoing commitment for Vogue.” declares Sozzani.

 New Talent: Sara Battaglia comes from a family of artists and has always had a passion for design and fashion.  At six she stole some of her mother’s fabric and created her first handbag. Today she collaborates with numerous Italian brands.

New Talent - Sara Battaglia. A detail of Sara’s jewelry, note the glamorous gold nails.

  New talent - Sara Battaglia. A jeweled clutch bag.

New Talent - Sara Battaglia. Leather belt and purse.

Sara Battaglia, Bianca Brandolini d'Adda and Giovanna Battaglia

New Talent - Sara Battaglia. A tiara.

Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes

Suzy Menkes

  FWD's Godfrey Deeny and Bergdorf Goodman's, Linda Fargo

New Talent – J.W. Anderson. Irish born, Jonathan William Anderson moved to Washington at an early age to study at the Actor’s Studio, an experience that left him with a fascination for costume design. After graduating from London College of Fashion, he presented his first men’s collection, where he used real insects for the jewelry accessories.  His first women’s collection came out in 2010.  His style is characterized by a taste for the mystical and for the noir mood.  His esthetic is intensely dramatic and theatrical, with great attention to the mix of fabrics and materials.

New Talent - J.W. Anderson. A detail of his pleated panel trouser, part of the wrongs and rights, rights and wrongs.

New Talent - J.W. Anderson. An outfit from the womenwear collection made with recolored silk tie fabrics, note the pleated panel skirt worn at the front and the lace-ups.

New Talent - J.W. Anderson. A pair of two-tone leather lace-ups with silicone base, the fur is straightened Mongolian sheepskin.

Margherita Maccapani Missoni

Sak Fifth Avenue's Terron Schaefer and  model Simonetta Gianfelici

Sabrina Querci is the managing director of the Elio Ferraro vintage and design store in Milan.  She is wearing an YSL 1970s silk shirt, Celine brocade trousers, a cape made by Givenchy in 2000 and is holding a1980s Gianni Versace clutch bag.

Leo Dell'Orco and Giorgio Armani

New Talent – Jen Kao. Native of Los Angeles, Jen Kao studied art at New York University and fashion design at Parsons School.  Fascinated by 3-D, her first collection on the New York runways, in 2008, astounded insiders with its sartorial innovation and experimental techniques in the assembly of leathers and knits. Its main feature is the contrast between architectonic construction and fluid drapery. She defines her style as “easy dramatics”.  Her clothes are both sexy and comfortable.

New Talent - Jen Kao. A detail of a dress from the Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Note the string macrame' "corset".

New Talent - Jen Kao. 

New Talent - Jen Kao.  Jen Kao with Dsquared's Dan and Dean Caten

Corso Como's Carla Sozzani and Vogue Italia's Sara Maino

New Talent – Caterina Gatta. Roman born Caterina Gatta studied fashion at Central Saint Martins College in London and costume science at La Sapienza University in Rome. She created her brand in 2008.   Her clothes are one-of-a-kind pieces realized with vintage fabrics from famous designer names.  “My passion for fashion”, the designer explains, “comes from the need to try out new roads in couture, to get closer to younger tastes”.  Her clothes are sold exclusively in New York at the Change of Season shop and at the luxury boutique P.S. Post Script Couture.

New Talent - Caterina Gatta.  A quilted flowered short cape with train.

Wait and See's  Uberta zambelletti and landscape gardener Stefano Baccari

The Daily Telegraph's Hilary Alexander

Journalist Angelo Flaccavento and Maria Luisa Frisa, author and director of the fashion design course degree at IUAV University of Venice. 

P.R.s Karla Otto and Emanuela Schmeidler

New Talent – Maria Francesca Pepe.  London based, Maria Francesca Pepe has degrees from the Istituto Marangoni of Milan, the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins. After numerous prestigious collaborations, she presented her first collection of footwear and jewelry in 2007.  The style that the designer describes as “jewelry wear” is a fusion of accessory and garment, where the jewel becomes an integral structural part of the outfit.   The collection is entirely realized by Italian artisans, but the inspiration is pure London avant-garde.

 New Talent - Maria Francesca Pepe. A detail of her Jewelry Wear.

 New Talent - Maria Francesca Pepe. Barbed wire and crucifix inspired necklaces in gold and pearls.

W magazine's editor in chief Stefano Tonchi, designer Lapo Elkann and Bianca Brandolini d'Adda 

Journalist Cesare Cunaccia and Marta Brivio Sforza 

Fashionista Anna Dello Russo, wearing David Kamo and Yoox Goup's founder and CEO Federico Marchetti "Joining forces with Vogue and and their respective excellence in fashion editorial and e-commerce is a far-reaching way to promote emerging talent. Together we have created a virtual shopping window to the world allowing young designers to instantly connect with an international customer base.” He explains.

New Talent – Burak Uyan. German by origin Burak Uyan studied at the Fashion Institute of Vienna.   He lives in Paris where he worked for Givenchy and Giambattista Valli for whom he became creative director for both the apparel and accessories collections.   He has always been inspired by the innovative design of Helmut Lang, particularly for his graphic, minimalist style and experimental use of materials.  In 2009 he founded his own brand of footwear with creative partner Srdjan Prodanovic.  The glamorous architectonic style of his creations, which never compromise wearability and comfort, has quickly launched the brand in the fashion world.


 New Talent – Burak Uyan

 New Talent – Burak Uyan
Paola Manfrin 
Vogue Italia's Carlo Ducci and Luca Stoppini

 New Talent –  Zou You.  Chinese designer Zou You launched his line in 2006.   He studied fashion and design in Beijing and has won numerous awards in his country, and is considered one of the most promising Chinese designers.  The style of his creations is kaleidoscopic and polyhydric, leaving ample freedom to those who wear them to create their own personal “fashion body cult”.

New Talent - Zou You. A detail of a collar on a jacket. 

New Talent - Zou You.  A leather jacket.
New Talent - Zou You.  A detail of the leather jacket featured above.  Note the hem of the jacket is the line "Produced by nature whereas the stitched seams are the "lines" made by man." Zou You explains.

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