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(Italiano) E tu, di che occhiale sei?

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Let’s take three words: Treviso, Teatro delle Voci, Home Festival

Let’s take three words: Treviso, Teatro delle Voci, Home Festival; add young, September, punk, rock and fashion trends. Mix all the elements and then make a splash of it with the notes of Ramones.

This is not a cocktail; this could be the suburbs’ darning that often engages Renzo Piano: joining suburbs to the centres of the culture.

Ten years ago, the Theatre (http://www.teatrodellevoci.com/) has been restructured, enabled by Fondazione Cassamarca, according to the European avant-garde theatres’ style: the new Opéra de la Bastille in Paris. There are movable bulkheads and stages on interchangeable elevators that are camouflaged under the floor.

Surely, Alex Milanese is the bet on the future of Davide Florian and Box Record srl, that accepted the challenge of starting up in Veneto, Italy, an international avant-garde theatre of audio and video recording, that is the Teatro delle Voci.

Davide Florian, 30 years old, is a sound assistant and worked in many musical productions; Alex Milanese, 33 years old, is an architect of sound; Giovanni Lodde, drummer and biker, dealt with the Abba Show and now he is also a collaborator of the Theatre.

Following Davide Florian’s style, the Teatro delle Voci

“is an incubator of any artistic and musical kind, where you can commemorate past eras to project them into the future” ,

Alex Milanese would see it as

“an important occasion to have in Treviso national and international production looking for particular acoustics”.

In Giovanni Lodde’s practices, the theatre can host Marky Ramone, the last one of Ramones, the punk-rock band come out from the garage of New York in 1974 to inspire thoughts, life and musics of four generations, including fashion.

Behind the spangles of the fashion business, the crest and the rebellion of the punk made the success of Vivienne Westwood, Rodarte, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Gianni Versace, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy and the same John Galliano.

Forty years of tartan, black skin, studs, skulls, pink-fuchsia-green-blue-violet hair, piercing, tattoos, crests, Doc Martin plough the catwalks of New York, London, Berlin and the streets of our cities; forty years since the foundation of Ramones.

A mood well played by Ringo, speaker and DJ. Indeed, he will follow for Virgin Radio all the events dedicated to Ramones during the four days of the 5th edition of the Home Festival 2014. (http://www.homefestival.eu/website/index2.htm) Home Festival, Ramones, Teatro delle Voci.

In Alex Milanese and Davide Florian’s ideas there are, not only punk and rock, but also Venice and the Theatre La Fenice. Cristiano Chiarot, La Fenice’s supervisor, thought about a project to involve young people and the theatre to favor the experimentations. Venetian universities and conservatories didn’t stand by and watch; the Theatre La Fenice will answer the call.


Translated by Eleonora Pasini

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I read in internet about Sergei Grinko, a young Russian fashion designer who studied fashion in Russia and practised it in the Gulf countries and then arrived in Italy. He is about to open three shops beginning from Paris, France. Actually, Sergei Grinko sells his products in 57 multi brands and department stores scattered among Panama, Tokyo, Dubai, Moscow and Hong Kong. This news pleased me.

I remember it was a sunny day when we arrived in Brescia, in front of the door of Sergei’s atelier; at that time the clamor of the Milan Fashion Weeks and the Catwalks on invitation at St. Petersburg were still far to come. I said to Sergei to never give up and to his manager, Filippo, to let him  follow his dream.

Now on Grinko – the Italian brand created by Sergei Grinko the Anglo-Russian fashion designer – that has walked the Milan Fashion Shows since 2010, is available in France as well. Through the vehicle company Grinko France Sarl, Grinko has opened the first shop in Paris at the number 31 in rue d’Anjou, really closed to the Madeleine.

Grinko France Sarl’s members are the co-founders of the Italian maison and Jean Demavinssy, a French agent and dealer of Italian brands such as Borbonese, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Amen, Angelo Marani. The retail development project foresees  the opening of two more shops  one in Paris, on the Rive Gauche and the other in Saint-Tropez  by 2016.

The Mediterranean Coast is Grinko’s market target:  firstly parading his Spring-Summer’s pre-colletion 2015 in Montecarlo, hosted by the Chambre Monégasque de la Mode and Monaco’s Government; secondly working at the project of the third flagship store.

To whom used to say Grinko’s clothes need a handbook to be worn (but I think it was only jealousy ) I replied his style is princess like and his women wear gracefully and artlessness like  creatures of a fabulous world, sometimes forced – sometimes prisoners –in rigid and masculine accessories.

The last collections have smoothed these traits although the F.W.15 shows warrior’s shoes for women (moreover for the Russian ones) who have to fight against adverse weather conditions. The ones for the coming Spring – called “Synthetic Nature” – are referred to concepts of flora and fauna using elegant geometries, fluctuating materials and asymmetric cuttings. Unmistakable signs of Maison Grinko.

translated by Eleonora Pasini

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Arnoldo][Battois or the New Italian Fashion

Arnoldo][Battois, one of our most favorite accessories new brand - in fact we are dancing a love ballet  to have their bags in our shop ibavenue.com - have striked once again.

Arnoldo][Battois, finalist in the 2010 edition, will present the iconic bag Elefante (plissè, in mauve grey python with steel accessories, and Bauci, a doctor bag in mosaic of yellow pony and black leather, from the new collection F.W.2015.

For the 10 years of "Who! Is! On! Next?", the fashion scouting project organized by Alta Roma in collaboration with Vogue Italy, with the aim of research and promotion of young creative fashion talents, an exclusive exhibition is presented in Rome, to trace the history and celebrate the creatives who tookpart.

The exhibition aims to celebrate ALTAROMA and VOGUE ITALY and mostly those who represent the excellence, the new generation of fashion Made in Italy.

Arnoldo][Battois, finalist in the 2010 edition, will present the iconic bag Elefante (plissè, in mauve grey python with steel accessories, and Bauci, a doctor bag in mosaic of yellow pony and black leather, from the new collection F.W.2015.

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(Italiano) Andrea Lazzari: la Moda Maschile si fa a Venezia.

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(Italiano) Giovani creatori di bellezza. Cronaca Origin Passion and Belief.

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