“Above all, fashion is the art of change”, said John Galliano and never before has there been an atmosphere so filled with developments and a desire to innovate.
A series of social phenomena, among them #Metoo, the Weinstein case and the Women’s March, have awakened public opinion, fixing on concepts such as equal rights, diversity, inclusivity and fluidity.
Fashion is especially inspired by this latter, creating clothing which are both strongly masculine while still reinforcing femininity and the character of their wearer. Geomtric lines, details reminiscent of the 80s and the iconic Giorgio Armani trouser suit: luxury sportswear as an alternative to work clothes has been brought up to date thanks to the provisions of Hi-Tech fabrics.
The neutral colours of the garments are the perfect canvas on which to paint in contrast to the hair: darker versions where an intense coffee or chocolate is used, lightly tempered with warmer streaks; pearly champagne versions through a combination with the chin bob, boldly assuming the role of candidate to be next season’s number one cut.
Location ▪ The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, opened in 2014, is the most important place in a city devoted to design. It houses over 80,000 objects classified as applied or decorative arts products, while its goals is to foster greater understanding and optimum use of design in everyday life. The pieces on display range from the 3rd century BC to modern times, including unique collections (mediaeval fabrics, Catalan enamelled glass from the 6th century), with special
attention paid to Spanish design.
The museum lies in the DHUB building in the Plaça de les Glòries. Designed by Studio MBM, this easily recognised building is a stone’s throw from the well-known Torre Glories, designed by Jean Nouvel, whose shape was inspired by the reliefs of Montserrat, a mountain near Barcelona, and the shape of a geyser of water rising to the heavens. At 144 metres tall, with 38 floors (including four underground), the building is lit up at night by 4,500 LEDs enabling images to be cast across the whole of its surface, converting it into a symbolic nighttime city skyline.
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Creative director Mauro Galzignato
Hairstylists Pierre Baltieri, Antonio Candido, Davide Carlucci, Diego Comandulli, Riccardo Rogari, Damian Tworuschka
Photographer Omar Macchiavelli | Aura Photo Agency
Backstage Mark David Alunni, Nicholas Martini, Elisa Imperi
Styling and Trend Research Alessia Caliendo
Editor in chief Alessandro Di Giacomo