More than just a menswear collection in shades of blue and gray, Armani prepared a concept of style and behavior with gemstone colors in its clothes. The result is an athletic male silhouette with a spirit of sobriety, an anatomical study that reworks the emblematic Armani universe, bringing all traditional elements into an evolutionary look. It's like the essence of the house had turn into a more sportive and casual wear. .
The fashion show reflect the new mood of the Milano Moda Uomo that needs to pass through a change to continue in to be the most important event of the menswear calendar, a renew of its DNA in a contemporary work named 'City in Color', very young and modern. Impressive!
For 50 years "The Cal"™ has continued to mark the passing of time with images by the most highly acclaimed photographers of the moment. In fact, the history of the Pirelli Calendar can be divided into three different eras according to the own brand:
- The first decade, from 1964 to 74, which was followed by a break in publication (for nine years) due to the world recession sparked by the Yom Kippur war and the oil crisis.
- The second decade, from 1984 to 94, which is marked by its relaunch, followed by a well successful progress.
- The third decade, from 1994 to the present, spanning the turn of the millennium, during which time "The Cal"™ has achieved cult status as a trailblazer.
To celebrate its anniversary, Pirelli has released the unpublished 1986 Pirelli Calendar created by Helmut Newton, which has been kept under wraps in the company's archives. The Calendar , which respects the original project in terms of layout too, presents 12 black and white fine art photographs accompanied with 29 backstage shots that will give for all aficionados a glimpse behind the scenes of the historic shots captured in Chianti and Monte Carlo in 1985.
The year of 2014 started with a New Years Concert of the Vienna State Ballet for a huge audience certainly ecstatic with the performance of the dance crew and the costumes all created by Vivienne Westwood, the punk-couture designer that enchanted the world with a new concept of style and way to dress the most expensive outfits of each season.
The idea is not new, Riccardo Tisci, designer from Maison Givenchy, also made the costumes for Bolero de Ravel in the middle of last year, adding even more value to the amazing body work of the dancers and choreographers. I hope to see more partnerships along the year, a real delight for the eyes and soul.