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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Photographic Review of The Male Model Music Project in Italy Part 6 - Spring/Summer 2015 Edition/ Elbio Bonsaglio & LETASCA

Story & photos by Ivan Guerrero 
Model Elbio Bonsaglio wearing a vest from LETASCA, the label he founded with Edoardo Giaroli and fashion editor Ada Kokosar in Milan.
The brand premiered its Spring/Summer 2015 Collection during Pitti Uomo 86 so Elbio was in attendance of course to present his most recent project!
The premiere collection of LETASCA features a very nice selection of reversible vests in plain colours and various exlclusive prints that go from marble to camo,  Elbio did not hesitate to demonstrate the versatility of the piece which also includes 10 pockets to carry essentials.

The stand of LETASCA presents 2 images of their Spring/Summer 2015 campaign featuring models Alessio Pozzi, Mariano Ontañon and Elbio Bonsaglio himself.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Photographic Review of The Male Model Music Project in Italy Part 6 - Spring/Summer 2015 Edition/ 'Vezzoli Primavera-Estate' Exhibition

Story & photos by Ivan Guerrero Richard Gere in La Nascita di American Gigoló - The Birth of American Gigoló (After Sandro Boticelli), 2014.

The special exhibition of Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli entitled 'Vezzoli Primavera-Estate' held in 3 "secret" locations of Florence: Museo Stefano Bardini, Museo di Casa Martelli and Museo Bellini.
Curated by Francesco Bonami and conceived by Pitti Immagine and the Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana for its 60th anniversary celebration, 'Vezzoli Primavera-Estate' featured a selection of Vezzoli's works juxtaposed with the historical pieces of the 3 museums in a some sort of 'Where's Waldo?' tour showcasing a playful dialogue between classic art and contemporary figures in the artist's irreverent style.
 
Neo-Rococo Portrait of Nicki Minaj as Madame Barbe de Rimsky-Korsakov, 2011.
Rococo portrait of Nicki Minaj as Jeanne Bécu Comtesse du Barry, 2011.

Minima Idea (Muso dell'Antichitá), 2014.
Roman Marble Satyr (circa I-II AD), bronze head.
Self-Portrait as a Self-Portrait (After Raffaello Sanzio), 2013.
LED light box.
Portrait of My Mother as Princess Albert de Broglie, Nee Josephine-Eleonore-Marie-Pauline De Galard De Brassac De Bearn (After Ingres), 2012.

Unexpected show outside the exhibition: Identified as a painter/artist, Vaclav Pisvejc offered a performance in which he posed nude covered with fake US dollars, holding an abstracted portrait of Francesco Vezzoli. Pisvejc caught the attention of the guests and according to his words, this performance was a protest against excess and capitalism. 

Self-portrait as Apollo del Belvedere's Lover, 2011.
Marble bust (XIX century AD), Prada Collection, Milan.
Crying Portrait of Stephanie Seymour as a Renaissance Madonna With Holy Child (After Benozzo Gozzoli), 2010. Prada Collection, Milan.
Portrait of Paulina Porizkova as a Renaissance Madonna With Holy Child Crying Salvador Dali's Jewels (After Lorenzo Lotto), 2011.

Tua (Portrait of Dolly Parton After Palma il Vecchio and Ambrosius Bosschaert), 2010.
Self-Portrait as Pope Innocent X (After Diego Velázquez), 2013.
Gala as Sylvia in 'La Dolce Vita', 2008.
Prada Collection, Milan.

Lady Gaga in 'Le Gant d'Amour' (After de Chirico & Jean Genet), 2010. Prada Collection, Milan.
Portrait of Sophia Loren starring in 'Presente e Passato' (After de Chirico), 2012.
Portrait of Sergei Diaghilev as the Poetical Dreamer (After de Chirico), 2010.
Prada Collection, Milan.
Elizabeth & Liberty Ford, 2007.

Marina Abramović in 'A Present for the Artist', 2013.
Flemish Tapestry (circa 1680) + Inkjet print on canvas with metallic embroidery.
Selfie Sebastian (Self-portrait as St. Sebastian by Andrea Mantegna), 2009-2014.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Photographic Review of The Male Model Music Project in Italy Part 6 - Spring/Summer 2015 Edition/ Wooster + Lardini Presentation

Story & photos by Ivan Guerrero 
Nick Wooster with Luigi, Lorena and Andrea Lardini at the press conference held at Terrazza Pitti Immagine.
The presentation of Wooster + Lardini, a collaborative project between Italian men's tailoring house Lardini and NYC-based fashion consultant Nick Wooster which introduces a premiere capsule collection destined not only to Europe, but also to US and Asian markets.
Check out some of the pics I shot during the special preview/ conference for the press and sector professionals, as an event included in the program of Pitti Uomo 86 activities in Florence.
Nick Wooster, wearing one of the key pieces of the new line.

The start of the press conference with statements from the Lardini family on this exciting collaborative project with Wooster.
Marco Taddei from Simply Mr.T and marketing/ communication expert Gianni Fontana from The Style Buff.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Photographic Review of The Male Model Music Project in Italy Part 6 - Spring/Summer 2015 Edition/ Pitti Uomo 86

Story & photos by Ivan Guerrero
The international trade fair Pitti Immagine Uomo has concluded its 86th edition with an announced success compared to previous editions. With an increasing numbers of visitors, buyers and press from all over the world,  Pitti Immagine also celebrated 'Firenze Hometown of Fashion' on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana with a launch of a special program of events featuring 4 brands that were born in Florence (Gucci, Pucci, Salvatore Ferragamo and Ermanno Scervino) and other various  Italian fashion/art-related projects curated specially for the anniversary schedule in coincidence with the biggest menswear show in Europe.
 

'Ping Pitti Pong' was the theme of the fair's layout this edition, a metaphor for attitude and elegance, intending to reflect those qualities in fashion and sport.
The president of Pitti Immagine, Gaetano Marzotto and other relevant authorities (such as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi who attended for the first time) at the opening ceremony which took place at the Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio, exceptional location not only to celebrate the kickoff of the fair but also the 'Firenze Hometown of Fashion' special program of events in celebration of the 60th anniversary of activities of the Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana. The Parkour troup from Plinsky showing off their skills at the Main Pavillion of the fair.
Italian model and rapper, Alessandro Egger arrives early for a full day of activities at Pitti Uomo.
Elia De Luca from EDLlifestyle.
Marco Taddei from Simply Mr.T did not want to miss the show.
Linda Tol, very ready for Pitti.
Always working very hard, street style photographer Robert Spangle from Thousand.Yard.Style.
Monaco based fashion label founded in 2012 Pantone Universe Colorwear's stand at Pitti Uomo 86.
Australian designed board shorts from Franks.