The mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella is delighted that Gucci will held its next brand’s cruise show at the Palatina Gallery at Pitti Palace, which overlooks the garden recently restored, Boboli Gardens and said: “We are amazed at his ability to surprise, he’s broken out of predefined schemes, imposing his own and then breaking them himself. And this while also bringing economic success to Gucci.”

Gucci’s creative director has effectively decided to stage the brand’s cruise show in Florence on May 29 and the event is expected to raise the city’s glamour quotient and bring it additional international attention. Continue reading


canalAlberto Zambelli lives and works between Milan, Tokyo and Shanghai. He graduates at the Fortuny Professional Institute for designers in Brescia in 1986 and later he attends with a further graduation the Istituto Marangoni in Milan. From 1994 and 1996 he works as knitwear assistant at the ITTIERRE Group in Isernia.

After several and successful co-operations with Italian and international companies, in 2007 he wins the Fashion Incubator award arranged by the Camera Nazionale della Moda and lays the foundation of his own brand “Archivio Privato.”

Other than his own collection, Alberto Zambelli also designs for the Japanese and Corean market focusing on a sophisticated and elegant Continue reading


My work is an emotional endeavour. I observe everything, storing sensations and inspirations to share with my creative team. I keep a notebook in which to record things that strike me. Continue reading


JULIEN FOURNIÉ CANALJulien Fournié had converted the Oratoire du Louvre into a vessel to present us the Spring-Summer 2016 collection.

On a fictional shore the couturier presented an elegant collection with print on white linen representing tropical flowers. Fournié has chosen the palette of oceanic rainforest fruits and blossoms as colors for this collection.

On the catwalk the models looked like those actress of the 1960’s and 1970’s with lioned head like Farrah Fawcett in the Charlie’s Angels. They were wearing denim pieces on their tropical island.

Jacquards and 3D embroidery also made this fashion statement contemporary. As usual it was a stunning and standing ovation.