It would be impossible to describe Milan without dwelling on the role that this city has in the dissemination of culture, but also on its close link with fashion and football. It is precisely to create an even stronger and more solid dialogue between these areas that Calcetto Eleganza, with the patronage of the Comune di Milano, has organized the Eleganza Football Tournament.
Some of the city’s most important amateur teams will clash to the sound of lobs, passes, and penalties to achieve a common goal: to celebrate Milan, from its historic sites such as La Scala and the Triennale to the symbols of creative innovation and incisiveness such as Burro Studio, Retrosuperfuture, and Ostello Bello.
The EFT, which will officially start next April, on the occasion of the Milan Design Week 2020, provides a road-to full of events and meetings, from Saturday, December 14 in Lambrate, with a friendly tournament hosted by the Sports Center Cimiano Sportlad and a party at the Formidable.
Eleganza Football Tournament first edition will see the participation of 8 male and 5 female teams, which for the occasion will display new uniforms whose colors and symbols will celebrate some of the key places in Milan. Discover the kits in our gallery!
Eleganza Football Tournament (Male): – Calcetto Eleganza – Triennale Milano – Retrosuperfuture – Burro Studio – Garage Italia – Formidabile Lambrate – Calcetto Eleganza Youth
Eleganza Football Tournament (Female): – Calcetto Eleganza Ladies – Triennale Milano – Ostello Bello – GESTO – Calcetto Eleganza Ladies Youth
In 2015, thanks to Giorgio Di Salvo’s commitment, the streetwear brand UNITED STANDARDwas born. Through a perfect fusion of aesthetics and functionality, it aims to be a valid alternative to the contemporary cultural offer. Precisely because of these characteristics, C41 Magazine has chosen UNITED STANDARD to create its first collaboration with a brand.
The result? Love_Control, a project focused on Eros that develops in two different forms, combining fashion and visual art: the first is a limited edition t-shirt capsule, the 100 pieces created will be distributed exclusively through the platforms of C41, the second is a short film.
Directed by Giorgio Di Salvo himself, Love_Control redesigns a new concept of eroticism, coming to address the theme in such an extreme way as to require the performance of two real porn actors. The short, of which it is possible to see a censored version and a full version, was shot in “high speed” with Phantom, a technique usually used in videos that involve macro shots that can capture even the smallest detail, from the imperfections of the skin to the marks left by the clothes.
Both versions are already available online, but on December 18, on the occasion of the presentation of the capsule collection, the video will be shown inside the art gallery Le Dictateur in Milan.
Slam Jam, founded by Luca Benini in 1989, and the famous Japanese brand And Wander, launched in spring/summer 2011, which combines the elegance of the Parisian brands with the mountain atmosphere of Japan, have created a limited edition collection that will be available only in the shops of the two brands.
The collection created presents clothing that refers to the colors used by Slam Jam including white, red and black, as well as the use of fabrics Polartec ®. The launch will take place tomorrow, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Slam Jam store in via Lanza 1, from 7pm to 9pm and will be accompanied by a tailor-made setting, an exclusive preview of a short film directed by Sean Vegezzi and Alpine style refreshments with the Zabov Bombardino and the Ovomaltine.
The line presents a total rock look created by drawing inspiration from the famous Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner, originally from Bressanone who has climbed several times the highest peak of the Himalayan chain: Everest. Thanks to Reinhold’s knowledge of the Himalayan landscape and that of the Dolomites, he was able to create a dialogue that inspired the collaboration between Slam Jam and And Wander.
The Milanese streetwear brand IUTER, born in 2002, and Pleasures, another similar brand founded in Los Angeles in 2015 by Alex James, have worked together to create a ceramic: the “Bowl Head“. This represents a man’s head that has been designed, sculpted and made entirely in Italy by a selected master craftsman and can be used in many ways. At the height of the head, a red cavity has been created that can be used as an incense holder, a pocket emptier, a keychain or to place any type of small object in it.
The Bowl Head is available on the official websites of the two brands and at the IUTER Store in Milan, Corso di Porta Ticinese, 48.
IUTER, which has always created this kind of artifacts that can be purchased in stores or on e-commerce, this time decided to create a limited edition of only one hundred pieces. Under the Bowl Head is the inscription “When you’re in Los Angeles, stay in Italy“, always used for collaborations with the realities of the Californian city.
We went to discover Press at Work, the new collection by Matteo Pressamariti, a young designer who, in addition to explaining it to us, told us about his career and told us about his future goals. Find out more in our interview!
Tell us about yourself, your background and what you did before you started your brand.
I come from Imperia, in Liguria, a small provincial town, a very closed place where nobody talks about fashion. Despite this, however, you can get to do a job in this field. Personally, I got there thanks to my former girlfriend who informed me of the existence of the IED. So, after high school, I moved, enrolled and, after three years, I graduated with one of the best projects, parading to the final event. Later, while working for a shoe brand, I won a national competition that allowed seven guys to develop their own brand. So I started, I went around Italy looking for someone to produce my creations.
Unfortunately with the organizers, it didn’t go well, but by then I had already started everything well and I decided to continue alone and start the brand. Today I’m in my third season.
We are here for the launch of your collection “Press at work”. Tell us what it is about and to what it means this name.
More than a new collection, it is a project that has been going on for three seasons now. I started with the idea of making a leather shoe but giving it a more avant-garde face that a few years ago was going very well. The basic idea was inspired by the concept of work, but if in the beginning, it was that of the farmer, this time I was inspired by the work in the factory. In practice, I take inspiration from everything around me and a city like Milan, full of buildings and construction sites inspires me a lot.
With Press at Work, I wanted to make a younger project, going back to the ’90s and the first approach I had with design when I made up the mopeds trying to make them special. As a boy, I had a garage where I worked with all my friends and alongside my father did the hardware, working with aluminum. Aluminum is a recurrent material in my creations today, and for me, it is a symbol of manual work. I’m also inspired by the work shoes that have a steel toecap inside, that’s why I took this element outside. From the SS20 the collection has taken another point of view, focused on the reinterpretation of old shoes, taking the shapes of the 1930s and adapting them to modern ones, using materials such as nylon and leather. I wanted to play with these contrasts: the leather mixed with nylon, which meet and blend into my vision of shoe.
It’s been over a year since your first “Mother Teresa” collection. Has anything changed since then? Your taste, your research or even your creative process?
Certainly, for the better, I try to improve myself, to continue to learn anything. It is also a job that leads you to have many human relationships and teaches you how to manage them.
You are 28 years old and you have been crowned by Vogue Italia one of the next big things in the sector. What advice would you give to all those who want to undertake or have already undertaken a path in the world of fashion?
To only do this job if you’re in love with it. If not, I do not believe who can have the strength to go on every season because it is a job that changes you that you form and you have to be willing to change with him. Also because, in the field of fashion, staying on your own ideas is not the right move. The key is to be able to change over time.
We are very curious to discover this collection, but we are also curious to know what your future projects will be and where you want to go.
The goal is to establish me with an Italian footwear brand, like, for example, Diadora. In the future, I will continue this classic discourse by putting the sneakers and that world aside a bit, because although it’s a world that gives me the right stimuli to go on after a while you’re just bored of sneakers. Also, I’m a guy who always wants to do something different and that’s why my research is to look at everything that’s already there and do what’s missing.