Style Palazzo Sat, 15 Jan 2022 23:02:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Style Palazzo 32 32 Blue Raiders finish strong in first indoor meeting of season Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:47:03 +0000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Blue Raider men’s and women’s track and field teams finished their final day strong at the Commodore Challenge hosted by Vanderbilt. Middle Tennessee earned six first-place finishes over the weekend, including four on day two alone.

Events on the ground
From the jump, Omamuyovwi Erhire was in a league of its own in the men’s triple jump, claiming first place with a new personal best of 15.69m. As single, Abigail Kwarteng continued to dominate, taking first place in the women’s triple jump with a personal best 12.87mm after storming the women’s high jump.

The track events
Lyn’Nikka Vance continued his strong start from day one, setting a new personal best in the 60m preliminaries with a time of 7.48. In the women’s 60m final, Vance fell behind and finished fifth with a time of 7.55.

In the women’s 400m, Glory Nyenke was neck and neck with a runner from South Florida, but ended up taking the lead with a personal best 55.80 indoors.

The last runner of the day for the Blue Raiders was Eusila Chepkemei and as usual, she delivered. Chepkemei led the 3,000 meter race by a wide margin, finishing with a personal best 9:32.56. Chepkemei’s time was within four seconds of the Blue Raider’s indoor record.

The Blue Raiders will return to Nashville next weekend for the Vanderbilt Invitational on Friday January 21 and Saturday January 22.

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Style Notes: Let yourself be seduced by color and introduce a little art into your wardrobe Sat, 15 Jan 2022 02:30:00 +0000

I love nothing more than art and fashion, so when I can combine the two and introduce artists’ works into my wardrobe, it’s a win-win situation. Kate Bickmore’s floral landscape oil paintings are something, and building on the success of a brand collaboration with Karen Millen, the US-born, UK-based artist has returned for do a second collection with them that reinvents his original prints.

This is a limited edition collectible, and print placement varies from piece to piece, adding to a sense of individuality within the artful range.


The Karen Millen X Kate Bickmore Ball Gown

Stars of the show, the structured ‘Apotheosis’ ball gown (€428) with pockets, and there’s also a wide selection of dresses, including a cute mini with dramatic back detailing.

The story of ensembles is strong, with in particular a woven blouse (€209) and matching cropped palazzo pants (€259). Available in sizes 6 to 24, this Karen Millen X Kate Bickmore collection certainly depicts a new perspective on after-dark dressing.


Cropped blouse and palazzo pants


When I first started researching the topic of proactively introducing art into our wardrobes as a way to elevate those dark gray January skies, I certainly didn’t expect to be doing anything. art myself. This moment of unexpected creativity was born thanks to an invitation from the artist and textile print designer Caroline Duffy.

I love watching the new pieces come to life on her Instagram account and the transition from watercolors created in her home studio in Dundalk, Co Louth, to silk scarves made in Como by artisans using unique printing techniques.


A watercolor by Caroline Duffy

She launched a self-care element called #floralsonfriday sessions, where you can paint while watching her in action on her Instagram account.

Video of the day

Classes are for beginners and experienced artists alike, and Duffy gives you a list of what you need in terms of paint and paper.

“All you need is to be ready to have fun and not worry about the outcome,” says Duffy, who creates original paintings, prints and products, while collaborating with fashion brands. fashion and home goods that design textile patterns.


Caroline Duffy wearing her ‘Passionful’ scarf

For fans of her work, I thought I should mention that the latest addition to her collection of sustainable luxury scarves is ‘Passionful’, a striking print of colorful primrose flowers and bold stripes. The 70cm x 70cm scarf in 100pc silk twill costs 135€.

Tribute to Harry

There’s rarely a day when you won’t find me wearing one of my two little Jennifer Rothwell silk scarves, and it all started with a conversation with the fashion designer in a New York skyscraper about a Harry Clarke stained glass window in my local Dublin church.

Rothwell’s Harry Clarke Print Collection was inspired by The Eve of St Agnes stained glass windows with vibrant purples, blues, oranges and reds.


Jannifer Rothwell’s Madeline scarf

The panels, themselves inspired by English poet John Keats, tell the romantic story of two lovers escaping to be together on a cold, windy, stormy night, and come to life in Rothwell’s “Madeline.” scarf, which is my favorite.

The 54cm x 54cm silk square is the perfect size for a chic scarf and costs €55. Rothwell also makes matching face masks and elaborate plus size scarves. While she also creates beautiful sets and dresses, I don’t think you can beat the sheer pleasure of the comforting caress of silk on your throat and neck.

color therapy

It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since artist and fashion designer Helen Steele launched her popular and affordable sportswear collaboration with Dunnes Stores. Her pieces have been the absolute stars of my work-from-home wardrobe, which is why I was like lightning when her latest collection hit stores this month.

Steele has been a strong advocate for the benefits of chromotherapy, and this new collection was inspired by luminous stellar explosions and the vibration of supernovae.

On her puffer jacket (€30), dots painted over four weeks to build up visual energy in stimulating colors and flashes of her painting skills on the sleeves of her four-way stretch zip-up swimsuit (€25 ), which comes in chic khaki and also black. I’m so glad to see that Steele has taken back his super useful black longline hoodie ($25) with its flattering side flaps.


Dunnes Stores Unisex Loungewear

In other Dunnes Stores news, the company has launched its One collection of unisex leisure pieces available in a wide range of sizes. The range is aimed at adults and children from 4 to 14 years old.

Unique style coordinates have an oversized fit. The four mainstays of the range are a cotton blend sweatshirt, hoodie, joggers and t-shirt which come in plain cream, navy and green.

Uyen Tran: Sustainable textiles that could change the future of the fashion industry Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:30:00 +0000

Ladder works is a publishing platform for various picture books and online programs whose mission is to empower more than one million children to become social entrepreneurs. Our current series features our interplanetary journalist Spiffy’s interviews with inspiring social entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ecosystem builders advancing the UN SDGs.

Owl here! I’m back with the inside scoop on planet earth’s business leaders. As the only interplanetary journalist stationed on this blue planet, I am thrilled to present this galactic exclusive with Uyen Tran, the founder and CEO of TômTex Inc. Let’s see what he is doing to make a positive impact in the world.

Nice : Welcome Uyen! Let’s go. What challenge do you take up with TômTex Inc?

Uyen: Thanks for inviting me, Spiffy! TômTex is a revolutionary biobased material, created from two key ingredients: shell waste and fungi. The company’s vision is a cruelty-free and eco-friendly alternative to synthetic and animal leathers. It is made from 100% bio-based ingredients and natural colors with no tanning process or backing fabric. At the end of their life, TômTex products can be disassembled and reinjected into TômTex production or fully biodegradable in the natural environment. Not only do we use various waste materials as raw materials, but the production of TômTex also consumes significantly less water, energy and land use compared to the standard production of synthetic or animal leather.

Nice : It looks fantastic! What motivated you to do it?

Uyen: I grew up in Da Nang, Vietnam. It is the epicenter of the waste textile dump. I remember growing up wearing second-hand clothes, which were thrown away in western countries. It is devastating to see my hometown contaminated by textile pollution and leather manufacturing. I was a fashion designer for luxury fashion brands in New York and worked with many different types of leather and synthetic fabric. However, it always reminded me of home but also of those toxins. For this reason, I reoriented my career towards sustainable textiles and founded TômTex Inc.

Nice : How do you work for a more equitable world, would you say?

Uyen: TômTex relies on renewable resources and natural “waste” to realize its vision. We envision a world where people surround themselves with high-performance materials that come straight from waste, not fossil resources. We are working with biomaterials scientists in the United States and Vietnam to deploy technology that can be adapted and scaled to fit different regions and communities around the world. By using local resources and employing local labor, we will build a closed-loop production system to drive the local economy while maintaining and improving quality of life and a sustainable environment in the future. .

Nice : Tell me about a recent step/initiative by you or your organization. What impact does it have?

Uyen: With the rewards and support of the biotech community, building a strong team is my greatest achievement to date. Recently, we were thrilled to welcome a new co-founder and Chief Security Officer – Ross McBee from Columbia University. With a dedicated team of designers, scientists and business people, we work across industry boundaries to bring this sustainable material to everyone and to help protect the earth. At TômTex, I want to build a culture where everyone feels accepted, valued and has a sense of belonging. We create an environment that promotes transparency, trust, empowerment and empathy.

Nice : It looks terrific. Please share an experience where you faced failure and didn’t give up. What did you learn from this?

Uyen: Early in my career, I learned a valuable lesson when the material I chose for one of my designs was not a natural fabric, but a polyester fabric. In the end, the style was produced in 1,000 pieces, which contributed to textile pollution since the polyester fabric is not biodegradable for years. When I realized what I had done wrong, I immediately took responsibility. From this error, I always choose natural and sustainable fabrics rather than synthetics. After realizing the impact that materials have on us, I redirected my career to textile design with the vision of creating more sustainable materials.

Nice : What have you unexpectedly learned from someone recently?

Uyen: My nephew taught me that there is no one right way to do things. The fact that children learn to do things on their own often leads them to find better ways to accomplish their tasks. This is a simple yet comprehensive lesson that can be applied to the startup world, where I’ve had to adapt by adopting growth mindsets, learning new skills, and embracing flexibility. I believe the world would be a much more refreshing place if we all had more childlike mindsets.

Nice : Wise words, Uyen. Thank you for speaking with me today, it was an honor!

Uyen Tran is a textile materials researcher and designer originally from Viet Nam and now based in New York, who aims to establish a viable and comprehensive system of products made of biodegradable materials. Its goal is to create a sustainable and environmentally friendly business model based on zero waste and zero pollution. Uyen is passionate about technology and innovative concepts through revolutionary material revolution. (Nominated by Julie Wolf at IndieBio. First published on the Ladderworks website on January 14, 2022.)

© 2022 Ladderworks LLC. Edited by Anushree Nande. Artwork of Spiffy by Shreyas Navare. For the Ladderworks Digital Curriculum to help children in K-3 advance the UN SDGs, visit Spiffy’s Corner here.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

Zara taps Susan Fang for Chinese New Year crossover – WWD Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:37:30 +0000

The power of fast fashion Zara is teaming up with fashion designer Susan Fang for its first major designer collaboration for the Chinese market, following a sold-out capsule with South Korean brand Ader Error last year.

The collaboration with the Chinese designer, which includes 22 pieces of clothing for women, men, children and accessories, will be on sale from Monday before the Chinese New Year, both online and in select flagship stores in Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu. .

Zara said the collaboration demonstrates its confidence in supporting the large-scale business development of Chinese designers and its determination to introduce Chinese design to international markets.

While the brand has worked with several other local Chinese talents on smaller projects, Fang is the first world-renowned Chinese designer Zara has worked with.

“What’s interesting is that our theme is about love, unity and family, and what I experienced during the project is a real Zara family,” Fang told WWD.

“Although it was a huge company, the way we worked was very intimate and personal, they cared a lot about how our brand worked. How we handcraft our products in a small artisan team It was a close-knit team that worked closely with many of its members from different backgrounds and fields, and they were all very kind, professional, and extremely efficient, from the beading to the fabric, to the campaign and toy designs. store, everyone did their best, from Spain to China. It really moved me,” she added.

For the capsule, Fang created special prints that look like spray paint and floating feathers.

“It was to represent dreamy and happy memories, and our new textile technique from last season called Air Flower, for women’s and children’s wear, they all feel very light and happy. Men’s wear uses shades of darker blues and everything is connected by special resin beads covered with flowers. We also used a lot of red to connect with the Chinese New Year season,” Fang said.

Just seasons after debuting after graduating from Central Saint Martins in London in 2017, Fang had amassed a stellar list of stockists – including Net-a-porter, Browns, Dover Street Market and Joyce – enjoying the slightly unearthly feel of his clothes. One of the designer’s early signature pieces were transparent bubble-shaped bags that Fang handcrafts with crystal, a technique she also deploys on shoes and other accessories.

Shortlisted for the LVMH Prize in 2020, Fang was named the winner of the Lane Crawford Creative Call Out Award, winning a $25,000 prize last year. She now parades during Shanghai Fashion Week.


The surreal world of Susan Fang

Susan Fang RTW Spring 2022

Susan Fang RTW Fall 2021

14 Best Women’s Sun Hats To Buy For Summer 2022 Fri, 14 Jan 2022 06:07:20 +0000 Sun protection has never been more important, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look stylish while playing it safe.

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Slip, slop, slap – there’s never been a more crucial time in history for sun protection. We know we should throw on a top, put on sunscreen, and put on a sun hat, but it’s okay if you, you know, what to look stylish while doing it.

Luckily, there are plenty of gorgeous women’s sun hats on the market, so you don’t have to compromise on style while protecting your skin from UV rays.


The two most important factors with a sun hat are making sure it covers your entire face and that sunlight doesn’t shine through. Basically, invest in a sun hat that is wide brimmed and made of dense material. Straw hats can sometimes let in a lot of sun if the weave isn’t tight enough. Always wear SPF50+ sunscreen on your face and body, sit in the shade and cover up with a light shirt or t-shirt – a sun hat alone cannot protect you from UV damage .

RELATED: The 10 best sunscreens for your face


While you might think you can only wear your hair with a sun hat, you’d be wrong! A braid is a great hairstyle that looks great under sun hats and also keeps your hair out of your face at the beach. A low, tight bun is also a chic way to style your hair if you plan to wear a sun hater at the beach or pool.


Brie Leon The Sol Straw Hat, THE ICONIC, $130

Brie Leon is an accessories brand that crafts perfectly styled, almost artistic pieces that are sure to turn heads. This sculptural straw hat will shade your face and look great with a pair of chunky ’70s sunglasses.


Johara raffia summer hat, Myer, $99.95

This lovely vintage style straw hat is suitable for both the beach and everyday wear. The wide band adds detail to an otherwise simple style.


Lorna Murray Island Capri hat, THE ICONIC, $185

Lorna Murray’s stylish and unique sun hats are all over Instagram right now – a statement in themselves, they look great with everything from your minimalist bikini to a crisp white sundress.


Mooloola Christina Floppy Sun Hat, City Beach, $24.99

A floppy sun hat is a great buy if you like to go outdoors – they roll up nicely in a beach bag without bunching up. This one is perfect with its wide brim.


Kimberley crochet bucket hat, cotton on, $24.99

This Cotton On sun hat comes in a variety of colors, and while we love this natural straw hue, the pastel option is just as lovely.


Arms Of Eve Valentina hat, THE ICONIC, $89

This cute straw sun hat has a soft, frayed brim and rope details to give it a vintage touch.



Sun visor, H&M, $12.99

$12.99 for a sun visor is a pretty good deal, and this one still maintains a sleek, minimalist feel. Sun visors are perfect for playing sports, but also at the beach if you prefer to keep your hair off your neck.


Arms Of Eve Solstice Sun Shade, THE ICONIC, $40

If you prefer your visor to be less sporty, invest in a straw one like this Arms Of Eve option. We particularly like the interesting geometric woven pattern.


Piper Bow Visor, Myer, $20.96

We love the contrasting color detail of this visor, which gives it that special something without compromising its ability to be worn with most items in your wardrobe. Bonus – the attached back means you don’t have to worry about whether it will fit your head shape.



Marle Oma hat, THE ICONIC, $110

It really is a nice classic sun hat. Featuring thick 100% cotton material and a firm yet flexible wide brim, it’s the perfect beach accessory.


Crochet cotton bucket hat, Seed Heritage, $59.95

Seed Heritage makes beautiful, minimalist accessories that you’ll wear season after season. This cute crochet bucket hat is also comfy and stretchy.


Alice Cotton Wide Brim Sun Hat, $29.99

The tie feature of this gorgeous sun hat is great for windy days, and the flexible brim – which features a bendable wire so you can adjust it to perfectly cover your face.


Ecru Sportsgirl Polly Oversized Bucket Hat, $29.95

Crafted from a cotton and linen blend, this stylish sun hat is the casual accessory you want in your beach bag.


Aere linen sun hat, THE ICONIC, $80

This cute sun hat features an extra wide brim for maximum face coverage, a perfectly retro 70s design and a bright colorway. Not in models? It is also available in plain white.


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Comfortable and stylish, these palazzo pants can be your new best friend Thu, 13 Jan 2022 09:58:04 +0000

Since for most of us working from home has become the new norm, our wardrobe style has also changed accordingly. While before we stocked up on jeans and jeggings for everyday office wear, now when working from home most of us are looking for comfortable bottoms. And the one piece of clothing that comes to mind when we think of spending our days casually without betraying our stylistic sensibility is palazzo pants.

A popular item of clothing among women of all age groups, palazzo pants are now truly an everyday staple. A constant companion, it’s always fun to add interesting prints available in palazzo pants to one’s existing collection. They can be paired with both kurtas and tops to look pretty and gorgeous. From chikankari to floral prints, we’ve curated a list of palazzo pants for you. To take a look, scroll down.

1. Rajnandini Women’s Multicolor Pure Cotton Palazzo Pants


Crafted in pure cotton, these printed palazzo pants feature a beautiful floral print. It is stretchy and has a flared style. Available in a regular fit, these palazzo pants can be paired with both traditional and western outfits. It’s quite fashionable and it’s pretty. In addition, this garment can be washed by hand.

2. Women’s Lucknow LOOKLINE Embroidered Pants


This pair of chikankari palazzo pants is a versatile choice. Due to its style, it can be a perfect bottom that can be paired with multiple outfits to complete the look. It is comfortable to wear and has a stylish appeal. It has an elasticated waist and a classic fit. It can be machine washed and is also available in many striking color variations.

3. Women’s Vastraa Fusion Regular Fit Cotton Palazzo


Made from 100% cotton, these palazzo pants with embroidered lace are a perfect and versatile choice. It has a loose fit and comes with an elasticated band with drawstrings. It can be associated with traditional and modern clothes for a chic and fashionable look. Preferably, it should be hand washed. Moreover, many pleasant and soothing colors are available in this pair of palazzo pants.

4. Rj14 Women’s Regular Fit Cotton Jaipuri Print Palazzo Pants


These printed palazzo pants are made of cotton fabric. It has a regular fit and is available in one size. It features a beautiful black and white Jaipuri print, which is absolutely stunning. It has a casual look and is extremely comfortable to wear. We can associate it with a beautiful kurta to have the look of a diva.

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Dressing in 2022 is fashion as an antidote Wed, 12 Jan 2022 23:36:54 +0000

One way or another it’s 2022. Although I’m not entirely sure when that happened, I think it’s safe to say that a lot has changed lately . And in many ways, me too. When I think back to the past two years, it feels like one of those movie montages where a character goes through a big transition in a short amount of time, with lots of wardrobe changes. There have been weeks that have only seen yoga pants. Days when a nightgown found new life by masquerading as a dress. Boundary-pushing outfits that I proudly wore in public, complete with a contrast-patterned face mask.

Through it all, the biggest lesson I learned about life is the same one I learned about fashion: all bets are off. As we settle into 2022, we don’t know much about how this year will unfold. But when it comes to dressing, I know one thing. It will be for me.

In recent days, I have started practicing emotionally prescriptive clothing – fashion as an antidote. Every morning, I take stock of how I feel, like one of those mood questionnaires made up of assorted smileys. Then I choose pieces that not only reflect my current state of mind, but can also help shape my personal landscape.

Do I need a hug? Then I grab something meaningful—my well-worn varsity sweatshirt, my mom’s watch, the necklace a friend gave me. Personal talismans are more important than ever, to help me feel close to people, places, and experiences that I may not be physically close to.

Do I desperately need a smile? (Or a vacation? Or, say, the ability to teleport?) So it’s time to employ some sartorial optimism. Bright colors. Weird socks. The shirt embroidered with a vague and absurd character.

For those days when I just can’t, I rely on two facts: Tailored pajamas make great tops. And every day is a special occasion if you so choose.

As I write this, I’m wearing an utterly impractical cocktail ring because it makes typing more fun. It doesn’t matter that I haven’t set foot outside today or that no one else sees it. Once again, I come back to my mantra for the year: Dressing up is only for me.

While the following trends once felt loaded with pressure, they now feel like welcome sources of inspiration when viewed through a take-it-or-leave-it lens. Even if I don’t have the size for certain silhouettes nor the budget to recreate Alessandro Michele’s Gucci Love Parade (one can dream!), I take pleasure in adapting what suits me. Recently, that meant shopping in my own closet, pulling out candy-colored faux furs, wide-lapel blazers, a fanny pack stowed away for years, suddenly brought back to life. Even though I’m just going down the block, these pieces add a touch of cinematic verve, a reminder that we are, as always, the key players in the unfolding story of our lives.

In the interest of full disclosure, yoga pants still make fairly regular appearances, although my relationship to them has changed. Where they once felt like “giving up” pants, they are now more like friends who are invested in my well-being. I rely on them to give me a slight boost that it is always beneficial to move, stretch or go for a walk whenever I can.

Annie Dillard wrote, “How you spend your days is, of course, how you spend your life.” And I would extend that to the way we dress too. Are we comfortable? Are we authentic? Are we true to ourselves? That’s all that really matters.

Another big lesson I bring this year is how much the little things matter. 2020 was buoyed by favorite TV shows, comfort foods and calls with loved ones, while 2021 was all about walks and hugs and feeling the sun on my face. It turns out that little glows of heat can do a lot. The same goes for our cabinets. I’ve discovered that little things—accessories, nail polish, lingerie that no one else knows exist—infuse not only my outfits, but my days, with tiny glimpses of joy. I have come to believe that it is our duty to extract joy wherever we can find it, in the best of times and also (especially) in difficult times.

I often think back to that iconic scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s where Holly Golightly sleeps in her bed, cat perched on top of her. She wears a robin’s egg blue sleep mask adorned with golden eyelashes and earplugs with lavender tassels that dangle back and forth. It’s glamorous and ridiculous and unbelievable. That, in a nutshell, is the kind of energy I’m talking about.

When it comes to dressing this year, I maintain that fashion is what we need. A place of lightness and experimentation, of conviviality and grandeur, sometimes all at once. Style can also be a means of change. A friend recently shared how refreshing it was to see an executive at her job trade in their starched shirts for hoodies (and subsequently soften their management style as well). Another friend, who is still working from home, started wearing her best dresses for Zoom calls. The old rules do not apply. All that matters is how you feel.

When Emerson wrote, “Trust Yourself: Every Heart Reaches to This Iron Cord,” he was in no way talking about making fashion choices during an ongoing pandemic. But the feeling is true. In a rapidly changing and largely unpredictable landscape, the only constant is you. So I say, dress for that person. You can not be wrong.

3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-Fall 2022 – WWD Wed, 12 Jan 2022 17:25:40 +0000

“It’s upbeat and easy, while further extending the range to give people all types of solutions for whatever may come up,” designer Phillip Lim said of his pre-fall collection. “I always think of transitions as a time of experimentation, but experimentation also comes with clothes or ideas that are more rooted in uniforms and classics.”

Picking up where he left off in spring, Lim’s pre-fall collection also offers versatility and thoughtful detailing with a balance of lightly structured utility and hyper-femininity.

The pieces evoked messages of playful, sexy, and cool ease while offering realistic wearability for a myriad of occasions through convertible, mix-and-match, and pre-styled silhouettes. For example, a little white one-shoulder cocktail dress in unsold thick crepe with an elongated bow at the neck or its version of the three-piece suit: a men’s vest with a built-in cropped bra and flared pants. Knitwear, another strong aspect of the collection, offered the same appeal – flared pants and tops with “soft” ribbing, a handmade melano camisole with technical knit lace or a zipper halter that alluded to a deconstructed cardigan.

Lim’s transitional message was synonymous with layered looks (a buttercream cotton and recycled polyester trench coat layered over head-to-toe knitwear) as well as the individual garments themselves. For example, women’s wardrobe staples with a utilitarian twist, like poplin convertible dresses, organic natural denim miniskirts, a new tie-dye eyelet camp shirt and utility skirt, or chunky sandals toys, boots and colorful mini bags.

“Thinking about the ever-changing and changing world we live in and responding to it without knowing the story or the situation that will last more than two months,” he explained, further emphasizing the collection’s strength in offering real clothing for today’s ever-changing reality. .

Top events in Florence in January 2022 Tue, 11 Jan 2022 10:42:37 +0000

Top events in Florence in January 2022

Jane farrell

January 11, 2022 – 11:37 AM

FASHION / Pitti Immagine

Fashion fills Florence

The fashion festival in Fortezza da Basso spreads style throughout the city with Pitti Imagine Uomo 101 (men’s clothing) and Pitti Immagine Bimbo 94 (children) from January 11 to 13, and Pitti filati (textile) from February 2 to 4. Professionals can participate in Vintage Selection 37 January 11-13 in a throwback to old fashion favorites. The theme for this edition is Pitti Reflections, with Belgian fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester being a highlight as a special guest on January 12th. those of the biggest names in men’s fashion bring trends, discussions and high-end design to Florence.

January 11-13 + February 2-4. Fortezza da Basso, viale Filippo Strozzi 1, Florence

DRINK / Birraio dell’Anno

Italian craft beer showcase

Organized by the Fermento Birra network, 20 producers compete for the Brewer of the Year award with tastings and street food stalls delighting drinkers in the Italian craft beer showcase. Five new entities compete for the title of emerging brewer with tastings and ceremonies to announce the winners. A 39 euro beer pass (including a reduced entrance fee if pre-booked) guarantees visitors samples of any beers they desire, with ample seating space for safe consumption. Entrance to the festival costs 5-10 euros.

January 15-16, Teatro Toscane Hall, via Fabrizio de André angolo lungarno Aldo Moro 3, Florence

Palazzo Blu in Pisa focuses on urban art

Seduction through Koen Vanmechelen is the next exhibition of the Uffizi Galleries which will be presented from January 18 to March 20. A fascinating online series takes place every WednesdayThursday at 5 p.m. via Facebook (@uffizigalleries) on various topics. Restored sculptures from Ginori Museum are on display until June 21 at Villa Medicie La Petraia (via della Petraia 40, Castle / [email protected]). With free entry, the beautiful setting becomes the temporary home for magnificent restored sculptures. Novecento Museum (piazza di Santa Maria Novella 10) hosts works by Vinicio Berti on the occasion of the centenary of the Florentine artist. Under the curatorship of Eva Francioli and Sergio Risaliti, the abstract works were produced in mixed media on hardboard which will be exhibited alongside documents, manuscripts and graphics. HELLO WOMAN! News from the future continue to Pretorio Palace Museum (piazza del Comune, Prato) until February 27 with 22 international artists focused on the concept of the Annunciation with various media used in contemporary works of art. A little further, PALP Pretorio Pontedera Palace (piazza Curtatone e Montanara, Pontedera) see Icons through Andy warhol fill its theaters until March 20 in an exploration of the radical figure who changed the world of art, music, cinema and fashion. Blue Palace (Lungarno Gambacorti 9, Pisa) projectors Attitude | Graffiti writing, Street Art, Neo Muralism in a fascinating show featuring 45 artists and over 70 works through April 3, in conjunction with the Keith Haring Museum Celebration.

Museo Marino Marini hosts fun family workshops

Marino Marini Museum (piazza San Pancrazio) dedicates Sundays to families with artistic workshops for children aged 5 to 12, interactive tours and storytelling. A treasure hunt in the corridors of Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology (via del Proconsolo 12) will delight young visitors aged 6 to 12. The mystery filled with clues is titled Europe, Asia, Africa, America: the worlds compared, and takes place on January 16 at 3 p.m. Winter themed tours and games Giardino dei Semplici (via Micheli 3) at 10:30 am on January 22 in the impressive 19th century greenhouses. the Museum of Geology and Paleontology (via Giorgio la Pira 4) is the setting for another family challenge with a “Families at stake” event starting at 3pm on January 29th. Bring young fans of prehistoric beasts to the Dinosaur world exhibit via Costoli 16 in Vicchio for an experience of life as it was when huge creatures roamed the land.

Orchestra of Tuscany. Ph / Marco Borelli

Performances fill our winter evenings with wonderful sheet music and delicious drama. Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (piazza Vittorio Gui 1) brings Strauss’ Die Fledermaus on stage from January 16 to 23, with Cherubini Lo Sposo di Tre, and Marito di Nessuna takes over from January 22 to February 8. Pergola Theater (via della Pergola 12/32) welcomes Monica Guerritore as she conducts Bertolt Brecht Anima Buona di Sezuan from January 11 to 16, a tender political story unfolding in the Chinese province. Fabrizio Gifuni follows with Con il Vostro Iridente Silenzio from January 18 to 23. Do not miss The jungle Book from February 3-6, performed by Robert Wilson and featuring unique music by Cocorosie in the performance based on the much-loved Rudyard Kipling classic. Verdi Theater (via Gibellina 99) shows a familiar classic Phantom from January 14 to 16, the passionate love story of 1990 cinema, followed by the family favorite, Aladdin the musical from January 29 to 30. Other performances adapted to young audiences are available on Puccini Theater (via delle Cascine 41) with the Snow Queen January 15 and a puppet show by The Adventures of Pinocchio January 23. Older audiences, on the other hand, will enjoy Luca Ravenna Rodrigo on January 14 and Rhapsody of oblivion January 21, with a reimagined Rozzo Cappuccetto performed by Jonathan Canini on January 18. Prison for a man, written and directed by Claudio Suzzi, will be premiered at Teatro Cantiere Florida (via Pisana 111) on January 25 and 26, using digital resources in a theater project that will feature the inmates of the G. Meucci Penal Institute in Florence in real time. Orchestra of Tuscany conducted by Kazushi Ōno with Russian violinist Alena Baeva in a program by Wagner, Schumann, Fauré and Ravel taking place in Piombino on January 11, Teatro Verdi in Florence on January 12 and Empoli on January 14. Amici della Musica serenade us at the Teatro della Pergola on January 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30, with works by Beethoven, Schubert, Ravel, Bartók and Brahms forming the program.

‘King Richard’ (2021) with Will Smith

Odeon Cinema Florence (piazza degli Strozzi) features the latest releases and popular classics, including Gucci House, king richard, Do not seek and The power of the dog in the original language with Italian subtitles. See their website for dates and times. French Institute in Florence (piazza Ognissanti 2) screens The Henri Pick mystery by Rémi Bezançon at 5 p.m. on January 17th. La Compagnia’s Cinema (via Camillo Cavour 50) varied schedule includes Pedro Almodóvar Madres Palaelas January 10, as well as The Italian Baba by Elio Germano and Omar Rashid, and La Casa Rossa by Francesco Catarinolo. that of Peter Bogdanovich The last picture show screened on January 11 and that of Paolo Sorrentino God’s hand is playing from January 12. Screenings of Alfred Hitchcock’s classics are coming to the big screen from January 17, with well-known works such as The birds. Fondazione Stensen (viale Don Giovanni Minzoni 25) shows Doraibu Mai Kâ’s Drive my car at 8:30 p.m. on January 11 and 5 p.m. on January 12. Circolo Ricreativo Culturale Antella (via di Pulicciano 53, Antella, Bagno a Ripoli) screen films in English with Italian subtitles at 6 p.m. on certain Saturdays, with Pupi di Stac hosting puppet shows for the little ones and not just several dates this month. Check the websites for languages ​​and times.

the International Women’s Network hold this month’s meeting at 8 p.m. January 19 with guest speaker Mandy Ginsberg, CEO of Match Group (worked with leading dating brands such as Tinder,, Hinge, OkCupid and PlentyOfFish), to discuss the world of online dating and life as a female CEO of the technology. Participation is open to mebres.

The British Institute in Florence (Lungarno Guicciardini 9) is hosting a talk by Alan Pascuzzi titled “The Story of ‘Pudge’ in the Renaissance” at 6pm on January 26th as part of the Wednesday Lecture Series at the Harold Acton Library. It will also be streamed online via Zoom. On January 27, however, will see a romantic piano recital by Simone Tavoni.

Multilingual speakeasy organizes Happy Hours on Wednesdays at the Fonderia Gastro Bistrot (via della Fonderia 61) from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., priced at 15 euros for non-members and 13 euros for Speakeasy members. We recommend that you check the website as information about the event is currently pending.

Cib’aria is a series of cultural evenings to discover new recipes, music and experiences organized in Ostello Tasso (via Villani 17) from 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. January 18 focuses on Morocco led by Kadija, January 25 looks at India as told by Shifali, and February 1 heads to Senegal with Ngone in the lead. See @cibariafirenze on Facebook, @cibaria_firenze on Instagram, or by email [email protected] for reservations and information.

It is sales season with the official launch date for this year’s purchase discounts set for January 5. Up to 60 days of lower prices can be found in many stores, making this the perfect month for a restocking of essentials and more.

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ANDAM French fashion competition adds special prize, new sponsors – WWD Tue, 11 Jan 2022 06:03:12 +0000

Long live the finalist!

For its 2022 edition, the French fashion competition ANDAM added a special prize worth 100,000 euros alongside its grand prize of 300,000 euros, reflecting the generosity of new and established sponsors – and recognizing the wealth of talent. high level that prices have recently attracted.

In addition, Bruno Pavlovsky, president of Chanel mode and president of Chanel SAS, who was mentor of the ANDAM 2015 awards, will offer one-year mentors to the winner and the runner-up, coaching on both the creative dimensions and strategies of their nascent companies.

“More than ever, the creativity of young people is important, and the last edition proved that the question is not to find talents – there are many – but how to equip and help these talents in their entrepreneurial adventures”, he said. -he declares.

Unveiling details of its latest WWD-exclusive edition, ANDAM Executive Director Nathalie Dufour also touted the wealth of talent that recent editions have attracted, and noted that the new special award could give a boost. thumbs up to an aspiring designer with a smaller business footprint, as the jury pays close attention to the revenue numbers.

She also touted the arrival of two digital giants as sponsors – Instagram and – offering this year’s winners the chance to tap into digital braintrust to refine their communication and distribution strategies.

Nathalie Dufour is Director General of ANDAM.

Applications are now open on until March 31, the finalists announced at the end of May and the awards ceremony scheduled for June 30. The jury will be unveiled in February.

Bianca Saunders beat the other six finalists – GmbH, Wales Bonner, Area, Rokh, Ludovic de Saint-Sernin and Casablanca – to win the 2021 award. The British menswear designer is due to scroll through her latest collection on January 19 at the menswear week in Paris, marking its debut on the French catwalks.

High-profile international fashion competitions have enriched their earnings and multiplied their trophies in recent years, with the LVMH Prize awarding special second-place prizes to Shayne Oliver of Hood by Air, Simon Porte Jacquemus and others. It was renamed the Karl Lagerfeld Prize in 2019 as a tribute to the legendary German designer, who died that year.

In an interview, Dufour said ANDAM will now pay a total of 600,000 euros to budding talent, the highest endowment since the award was created in 1989. ANDAM, the French acronym for the National Association for the development of the fashion arts, increased the value of the Grand Prix to 300,000 euros last year. Previously, it was 250,000 euros.

The level of support increased sharply due to the arrival of major patrons, including Balenciaga, Chanel, Chloé, Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, Galeries Lafayette, Google France, Hermès, Kering, Lacoste, Longchamp, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, L’Oréal Paris, OTB, Premiere Classe, Saint Laurent, Swarovski and Tomorrow.

The Ministry of Culture and DEFI, an organization which promotes the development of the French fashion industry, are also key historical public partners of ANDAM.

ANDAM also offers the Pierre Bergé Prize, which is aimed at young French companies and has a value of 100,000 euros; a Fashion Accessory Prize, worth 50,000 euros, and a Technological Innovation Prize, also worth 50,000 euros.

Frédéric Maus, Managing Director of WSN Développement, organizer of the Who’s Next and Premiere Classe shows, will supervise the winner of the accessories prize; Stefano Martinetto, founder and CEO of Tomorrow, will mentor the winner of the Pierre Bergé Prize, while the founder and president of Creative Valley, Yann Gozlan, will coach the winner of the Innovation Prize, usually an entrepreneur or a start-up .

Reflecting on his mentorship from 2015 ANDAM winner Stéphane Ashpool of streetwear brand Pigalle Paris, Pavlovsky said coaching involves “honest and candid conversations” and the creation of tailored development advice, noting that the brand Ashpool has a community aspect and encompasses not only fashion but sports, music and video.

Pavlovsky seems uniquely placed to help ANDAM achieve its goal of ensuring Paris’ role as a key fashion capital, having inaugurated Le 19M, Chanel’s new center for specialist workshops including embroiderers, shoemakers and goldsmiths.

In an interview, Pavolvsky said that the concentration of craftsmanship and craftsmanship in Paris, coupled with the international character of its fashion week, makes the city a beacon for fashion designers around the world.

He also highlighted a wider ecosystem – encompassing the Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival and the Institut Français de la Mode fashion school – to boost the attractiveness of the French fashion and clothing industry. luxury.

Dufour confirms: “Going on a fashion show in Paris immediately gives a label a more luxurious character. This is why young designers and brands are converging on Paris. Paris is a dream.

Candidates for the ANDAM Grand Prix can be of any nationality, but must own a French company or create one during the same year as the grant was awarded. (Applicants must also have shipped at least two seasonal collections internationally and have recorded a minimum turnover of 100,000 euros in 2021.)

Eva Chen, vice president of fashion partnerships at Instagram, introduced the photo-sharing platform as a key focus for emerging designers.

“When we work with independent brands, we find that they often have deeply passionate and engaged followers who have followed the journeys of these companies and their creative directors from the very beginning,” she said, noting that this year’s winners will receive “dedicated mentoring, so they can learn how to get the most out of Instagram and the Meta family of apps ”and“ foster meaningful conversations and community on our platforms ”.

Created in 1989 by Dufour with the support of the French State and DEFI and chaired by the late Pierre Bergé, ANDAM was a springboard for creators who were to acquire international recognition.

Previous winners include Martin Margiela, Viktor & Rolf, Christophe Lemaire, Anthony Vaccarello and Jeremy Scott.


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