Pride Month 2019, all the capsule collection for the LGBTQ+ community

Pride Month 2019, all the capsule collection for the LGBTQ+ community

Giulia Pacciardi · 4 years ago · Style

The iconic symbol of the Pride, the rainbow flag that colours entire days of events worldwide, was created by American artist and activist Gilbert Baker at the San Francisco gay pride on 25 June 1978.
Harvey Milk, a politician of the homosexual liberation movement, commissioned it to him and the result was an 8-colour flag, now 6, in which each one has its own meaning (pink sex, red life, orange health, yellow sunlight, green nature, turquoise art, indigo harmony, violet spirituality).

Today Gilbert Baker’s work is the most recognized symbol of the worldwide LGBTQ+ community and brands such as Nike, adidas, Converse, Reebook, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Diesel, American Apparel, Balenciaga and Kipling are inspired by its colors to continue to give their support to all individuals, regardless of their gender identity, starting with the Pride Flag.

NIKE

The American giant presents the pack “BETRUE” 2019, a collection of sportswear, accessories and, of course, sneakers characterized by the colors of the flag.
Among the sneakers are the Air Max 720, the Air Tailwind 79, the Air Max 90, the Zoom Pegasus Turbo and the slippers Benassi JDI.
Nike also provides financial support to 20 LGBTQ+ organizations, including the GLBT Historical Society, the Hetrick-Martin Institute, the National Gay Basketball Association and You Can Play.

Converse

Converse chooses, once again, the glitter, but this time it colours them with pride. The Chuck Taylor All Star is a mix of sparkle and rainbows, but it is the tongue that holds the fundamental element of the collection, the dates 1969-2019, the 50th anniversary of Stonewall’s Moti, considered a turning point for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.

adidas

adidas launches the Love Unites capsule collection, also a collection of sportswear, accessories and sneakers including the Continental 80, the Ozweego, the Nizza, the UltraBOOST 19, the Temper Run and the Adilette.

Reebok

For its “Pride Pack” Reebok calls in the Classic Leather, the Club C and the Freestyle Hi and all 3 are hit by the rainbow wave.

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren colours its Polo Pony, the iconic horse, and decides to allocate 50% of the proceeds to the Stonewall Community Foundation.

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein also plays with the vibrant colours of Pride, but in addition to the Calvin Klein Pride capsule collection, which includes clothing, accessories and underwear, it also launches the Nothing But Pride campaign in #MYCALVINS.
The protagonists? Indya Moore, Adrian Sotiris, Liam Daniels and Rozanne Verduin.

Diesel

Diesel, like Ralph Lauren, has transformed its logo into the first supporter of pride in its 2019 capsule collection and part of the proceeds will go to the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative.

American Apparel

A capsule collection that includes 3 items, one of which has already become famous in the past.
The “Gay O.K.” t-shirt is back along with the “They O.K., All Pronouns Welcome” and “Still here, Still queer” t-shirts.

Balenciaga

Demna Gvasalia, creative director of Balenciaga, also joins the fight for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community and launches his Ville XS rainbow-striped bag.

Kipling

Also Kipling, the brand founded in Antwerp in 1987, joins the celebrations and launches its Pride collection, part of the larger New Classics, a reinterpretation of the brand’s archival models.
In addition, VF Corporation, Kipling’s parent company, has been recognized for the third consecutive year as the best working environment for all members of the LGBTQI+ community.
A real rainbow that reached its highest score in the 2019 index of Corporate Equality, organized by Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT foundation in the United States.

While you’re at it, take a look at last year’s Netflix initiative.

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The Milan of “miracles” – interview with Guè and 5tate Of Mind

The Milan of “miracles” – interview with Guè and 5tate Of Mind

Tommaso Berra · 2 days ago · Art, Style

Milan is the place where things happen, the city of ‘miracles’ in the words of 5tate Of Mind, a brand that has launched its new collection dedicated to the city, which celebrates the entry into the brand of Guè, a symbol of a certain Milan at least as much as the Madonnina. It is precisely the Madonnina, together with the Biscione and a well-defined iconographic repertoire, that has mixed with the street world that has been part of 5tate Of Mind since its foundation in 2011. Founder Jimmy Spinelli explains that “Emme-I Miracles wants to recreate the character of a city and an entire movement, the miracles of Milan are seen through the eyes of the street, which does not wait for them but tries to make them happen“.
The collection was born years ago when we associated the brand motto with various cities, starting with Bologna and a JAY-Z cover. We wanted to give each city a team, without renouncing two aspects that even today are essential for a brand: credibility and authenticity with which ideas are born and transmitted“, the founder told Collater.al at the launch event in the Atipici store in Milan. 

In this collection, a direction is indicated that tries not to deviate from the path traced by hip-hop of its origins, there are garments and elements that reinterpret elements of the underground tradition since the 90s: “authenticity is important, timeless style has seen iconic garments and elements that return and are reworked such as a collegiate sporty style, technical-military style and the use of graphics on hoodies and t-shirts”, elements that appear on Miracles garments in orange, black and grey.

Giacomo Berti Arnoaldi Veli, a partner in the brand together with Guè, talks about how the aim is to ‘reconnect with the communities in the cities that are part of the movement of which we are an expression’, then adds that 5tate Of Mind has a ‘connection with the world of music and cultural movements that hardly other brands have. We are really connected with musicians from north and south and will do so in the future through events and faces that belong to the scene. Emme-I Miracles is not a collection that follows a movement but moves in unison with it, it represents and at the same time is part of a movement.
In the background some of Guè’s hits from recent years play, he has arrived in store and we ask him to tell us about the project too.

Some symbols of Milan are taken up in the collection, what is your symbol of the city?
Milan has famous symbols everywhere but there are many others. One of the ones I am attached to is Parco Sempione, it shaped me a lot in the 90s, there was a mixed humanity and I got into hip hop through the graffiti and writer scene that frequented the park.
The Milanese are portrayed in their stereotypes, that too is a symbol of Milan, as is the fact that it is the most European city in Italy and the mecca of hip hop, if all the major artists live here there must be a reason.
 

5tate Of Mind | Collater.al

The collection wants to be a unifying element for the scene, what is the aim of Emme-I Miracles?
The collection aims to pay homage to an original style, which is where we come from, I came into the project, we started from Milan but we will pay homage to other cities.

What do you like about rap music today?
There’s no one direction and I like that, so there’s no one drift. Everything is rehashed and it’s a cycle that comes back, a more original sound is coming back and it’s successful, Marracash does hip hop for adults and it works, kids on the other hand interpret the genres of now and it’s normal. There are many facets and many are successful, I prefer certain sounds but I don’t condemn anything, I listen more to reggae and Jamaican dancehall but everyone brings something new to their projects. Everything ends up in a blender and that’s interesting, then in the end one already listens to what one wants, there are interesting things everywhere.

Spotify’s Wrapped recently came out, which artists did you listen to the most?
In Italy the one I listened to most was Paky, on the chart I also had light artists like Bad Bunny, who I have always appreciated, and Drake, who although he has disappointed me with his latest projects is perfect for more chill situations. Among the underground I had Joey Badass, he was quite strange my Wrapped.

PH: Andrès Juan Suarez

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Viva Magenta is the Pantone color of 2023

Viva Magenta is the Pantone color of 2023

Tommaso Berra · 1 week ago · Art

Among the many moments in December that one could begin to describe with “it’s that time of year again when…,” it is certainly that time of year again when the Pantone color authority company decides what shade will influence the coming year.
For 2023 the color chosen has code 18-1750 and its name is “Viva Magenta.” As can be guessed from the name the color is reminiscent of the primary color, only darker, Pantone in its release describes it as “bold and fearless, a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyful and optimistic celebration. It is a bold color, full of spirit and inclusive of all.”

The pantone executive director also revealed the origin of Viva Magenta: “In this age of technology, we look to draw inspiration from nature and what is real. PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta descends from the red family, and is inspired by the red of cochineal, one of the most precious dyes belonging to the natural dye family as well as one of the strongest and brightest the world has known. Rooted in the primordial, PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta reconnects us to original matter. Invoking the forces of nature, PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta galvanizes our spirit, helping us to build our inner strength.”
Viva Magenta thus takes the place of Very Peri, Pantone of 2022.

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Kensuke Koike, the alchemist of the image

Kensuke Koike, the alchemist of the image

Tommaso Berra · 1 week ago · Art

In Santeria Paladini 8 in Milan, on the occasion of the series of meetings organized by Curiouser and Curiouser was guest artist Kensuke Koike, or as he better describes himself, an “alchemist of the image.”
Koike’s work starts from painting; it was in Venice, during his years of studies, that due to circumstances he decided to shift his attention to photographic images, especially those yellowed and abandoned by time, which would lead him to develop a style close to collage, but also to kinetic art, and magic.

Photography for Kensuke Koike is an object to be transformed, which is why he does not consider a photographer, whose creative process is the result of a moment, of speed of execution. Koike also takes months and months before he is able to find the correct combination and arrangement of elements, in a creative method typical of Japanese art and ritual in general.
From his archive of some 80,000 photos he then begins a journey through sepia-toned subjects and faces, which are cut, torn, superimposed, combined, rotated, giving new meaning to unknown stories. It is the simplicity of how Kensuke’s works work – well documented on Instagram – that draws the viewer in. The way the works unravel and deform create videos that we might find in a “satisfying” section, a result achieved by the precision of the cuts, the manic study of composition and movement.

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Milan’s new “Paladins of Dreams” in Wish Mi project mural

Milan’s new “Paladins of Dreams” in Wish Mi project mural

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Art

As of Saturday, November 19, the Via Spaventa neighborhood in Milan has two new “Paladins of Dreams,” these are two figures painted by artist La Fille Bertha together with the boys and girls of the UIA project “Wish Mi: Wellbeing Integrated System of Milan.”
Over the past few months, together with ActionAid Italia educators, the artist and the boys and girls involved in the project identified themes capable of telling the identity of an entire neighborhood, but also the dreams of the new generations living in it.
The artwork presented filled the Milanese neighborhood with energy not only thanks to the bright colors and the artist’s geometric and minimal style, but also to the action of the boys and girls, who, after coming up with the concept of the work, took cans and colors themselves, contributing to the creation of the mural. 

Wish Mi showed art as a tool for participation, sharing and dialogue between residents and the city. The talent of La Fille Bertha helped push further the imagination horizons of the boys and girls, who in turn opened an imaginary of symbols and subjects, in a mutual exchange that culminated in “The Paladins of Dreams.”
The nature of the project, co-funded by the European Commission-European Regional Development Fund and developed by the City of Milan, ActionAid Italy, Milan Polytechnic Foundation, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, and ABCittà Cooperative, is to define the needs and dreams of an active community, whose dreams must be represented by the context that surrounds them and by figures that are totems of hope, just like the paladins represented in the work.
After the mural created in 2021 by Mister Thoms in the Comasina-Bruzzano neighborhood, Wish Mi 2022 returns to reinterpret the role of Milan and the young generations that inhabit it through public art. A wall that will be the backdrop to the walks of an entire neighborhood, it will be the background and starting point of stories yet to be written and dreamed. 

Wish Mi | Collater.al
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