Gilded mirrors, soft lighting, international guests and the garden full of people. It seems to be in one of those wonderful hotels that survived the Haussmann’s renovation of Paris, waiting for the collection of the latest child prodigy who will change fashion for ever, but actually is June 16th and I am at the Polimoda Show 2015 in Florence to see the 20 best collections from the Polimoda Fashion Design Course led by Patrick De Muynck.
For the Expo 2015, Florence invites you to a special dinner in its museums, and also a wedding!
No joke, this is the theme of the latest exhibition at the Galleria Palatina of Palazzo Pitti that propose the sumptuous wedding feast of Maria de ‘Medici and Henry IV of France, so far from the convivial scenes painted by Gherardo delle Notti, now on display at the Uffizi Gallery.
From November 20 to 23, Florence has been tinged with thousands of shades both old and new, due to the fourth edition of Costume Colloquium, the biennial symposium of fashion culture whose theme in 2014 was Colors in Fashion. Leading experts and scholars in the field gave rise to an intense debate on the importance of colors in fashion history and everyday life. Given the huge quantity and high quality of the contents of these four days, I divide my reportage of the event into more thematic coverage, starting with the significant relationship between and among fashion, art and colors.