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(GOOD) WORK IN PROGRESS: Brunello Cucinelli and Norcia’s mayor Nicola Alemanno hosted a press conference on Tuesday to provide updates on the restoration works of the town’s landmarks, which have been financed by the Italian entrepreneur and his Fondazione Brunello and Federica Cucinelli foundation. Located in the Italian region of Umbria, Norcia is a two-hour drive from Solomeo, where the Brunello Cucinelli company is headquartered.
In particular, Cucinelli pledged to support the restoration of Norcia’s Torre Civica, Museo della Castellina and theater, which were damaged during the tragic earthquake that hit central Italy in 2016.
The entrepreneur said there are plans to restore the Museo della Castellina museum while the recovery of the Torre Civica tower, which was built in 1700 and is part of Norcia’s cultural and artistic heritage, will be completed by the end of August.
Cucinelli also financed the works of the town’s theater. The first proposal for the restoration of the facade has been submitted while a second study focusing on recovering the damaged interiors will follow.
“The earthquake that hit Norcia caused a wound in me that could only heal when I will see life going back to its former joy and that’s why I felt the urgency to
LONDON — He may be working with the Italians, photographing in London and unveiling his new collection in Berlin, but Gosha Rubchinskiy remains tethered to his native Russia. His one-off collaboration with Diesel on its Red Tag label draws on the colors, shapes and philosophies of 20th-century avant-garde Russian artists, the opera and his own Moscow youth, while Rubchinskiy’s latest projects are focused on emerging talent in his homeland.
Rubchinskiy is the third designer to work with Diesel on Red Tag, which taps fresh talent for each collection, and his efforts will be revealed on May 18 at a Diesel pop-up coinciding with Reference Berlin, a 24-hour creative festival organized by the eponymous agency.
The pop-up, at Torstrasse 67, will run for a week, and the collection will also be sold through a network of retailers picked by the showroom Tomorrow, including Selfridges, KM20 in Moscow, Dover Street Market, Comme des Garçons, Diesel and diesel.com.
Diesel Red Tag x GR-Uniforma draws on Rubchinskiy’s desire to create in a multidisciplinary way, explore the ideas of uniform dressing and meld his fashion with music, photography, film and set design. GR-Uniforma is the Russian’s new label following the closure of his eponymous streetwear brand last year.
“I wanted to try
By Ian Fortey Published: April 24th, 2019
As the heir to Bonnie Cashin’s archives, Stephanie Lake is the last person who needs to be reminded about the designer’s lasting influence on American fashion.
Rather than reside in the I-told-you-so corner, Lake is actively trying to inform current and future generations about how Cashin’s aesthetic continues to appear in certain designer collections.
Last month’s Diet Prada post, alleging JW Anderson’s appropriation of a Bonnie Cashin design was not the impetus for her proactive approach but a coincidence. Lake said Monday, ”My husband and I are constantly considering what our roles are and how we can best serve Bonnie’s legacy. It’s a constant theme in our lives. With JW Anderson, it did pop up just as we were getting very focused on the film. It just happened to be a coincidence as we were talking about needing to focus our energies on the next big project. It amplified what we were thinking about the timing being right.”
A JW Anderson spokesman said, “Jonathan has always been inspired by postmodernist fashion and mentioned Bonnie as an inspiration backstage after the show in London.”
Having been approached by a major documentary filmmaker last year about the prospect of a Cashin-themed film, Lake is mulling over
FASHION ROUNDS: Husband-and-wife actors Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory kicked off their week in style, attending a range of fashion shows on Monday, including Erdem, Roksanda and Christopher Kane. “I love the glamour and the theater of it: These shows are like 15-minute or five-minute plays,” said McCrory, who said she sees fashion as “a great, big, theatrical dress-up box.”
McCrory, who plays Aunt Polly in the British TV show “Peaky Blinders,” about gangsters in post World War One England, said she also wanted to cheer on her pals Erdem Moralioglu and Roksanda Ilincic. I go to see and support their work just like they would come and see me in a play or film. We support each others as artists in London.”
Having just wrapped up series five of “Peaky Blinders,” the British actress has had her hands full with Tom Rob Smith’s new BBC drama “MotherFatherSon,” in which she will star alongside Richard Gere, Billy Howle and Pippa Bennett-Warner.
Lewis, meanwhile, is working on the new season of “Billions,” reprising his act as the ambitious billionaire Bobby Axelrod and playing alongside Paul Giamatti. That said, there’s one role he can’t see himself taking on in the future: Fashion designer. “People have seen my sense
By Ian Fortey Published: January 06th, 2019
Today (Dec. 14) the Florida rapper continues his road to redemption by releasing his sophomore album Dying To Live and judging from the fact that it’s 16 cuts deep you know he spent more time in the studio than in the streets to get this one done.
A few weeks ago Big K.R.I.T. issued a “Glorious Challenge” for up and coming artists looking to turn some heads with their rap or singing skills but today the Mississippi rapper comes through with a trey bag to show and prove how potent his own work can be.
Coming back with some new work for his Shaolin fans and followers, Method Man returns with a brand new LP in Meth Lab 2: The Lithium. Featuring other OG MC’s such as Snoop Dogg, Redman and Sheek Louch along with fellow Killer Bees like Raekwon, Masta Killah and Cappadonna, the 15-track album is bound to give you all the feels of the mid and late 90’s.
YFN Lucci dropped a new EP titled 3: Future.
By Michael Kane,Adam Koski,XJ Selman,Ivan Farkas,Laura H,Rob Rose,Alyssa Feller Published: August 23rd, 2015
Three memorable “SNL” alums stopped by TODAY this week to fill us in on what they’ve been working on recently.
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Author’s note: When asked which pronouns Andre prefers, they responded, “You can refer to me however you’d like. I don’t want that stuff to get in the way of the message.” I chose to use the pronouns “they,” “their,” and “theirs” when referring to Andre.
“Love yourself.” It seems like a simple-enough mantra, but for Andre J. it took a lot of learning experiences to understand its true power. After being bullied while growing up in the projects in Newark, Andre moved to Los Angeles to focus on their art. Andre’s unique look and style gained a lot of attention and admiration, earning three appearances on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Being Bobby Brown with Whitney Houston. Andre recalls an epiphany:
I was like, “Oh, my goodness! All of the things that people teased me about or called me names about, or those things that were supposed to be my flaws, were really my strengths!”
Despite the great experience in Los Angeles, Andre decided to move back to New York City. On the flight back, Andre saw a documentary on two-spirits:
[W]hen I saw that, I was like, “Oh, my goodness, so this is not just about ‘gay’ or ‘straight.’ This is really about the spirit of people; this is about the way people feel about themselves.” So when I returned back to New York City, it was just like I had this new idea of life, this new energy, this spice. I decide I’m going to wear a wig and women’s clothes and heels and dresses. When I was doing this in 2005, no one looked like what I was doing.
Now that Andre had finally become closer to who they really are, people began to notice. Andre was booked to be photographed by world-renowned photographer Bruce Weber and ended up being the first male-assigned African-American person to grace the cover of French Vogue. Andre explains what’s so special about finally being oneself:
I think the overall vision of what it is that you see comes from the depth of me loving myself. It’s not just about the exterior. The exterior is what it is because the interior actually is in alignment with it. I love myself.
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