Valentino FW21/22, the romanticism and the sensuality of contrasts

Valentino FW21/22, the romanticism and the sensuality of contrasts

Andrea Tuzio · 1 month ago · Style

With a revolutionary gesture, almost punk in this historical period, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Valentino pay homage to the city of Milan and its cultural heritage with a digital co-ed show staged at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano founded by Giorgio Strehler and Paolo Grassi, reopened for the occasion. A declaration of intent by the Roman fashion house that offers its support to Italian theaters that have been forced to close for over a year due to the emergency caused by the COVID19 pandemic.

With Cosima‘s voice singing Sinead o’Connor’s stunning Nothing Compares 2U, accompanied by strings and piano from the Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra, Valentino presented the Women’s and Men’s Fall/Winter 2021/2022 collection entitled “Valentino Act Collection”.

A total performance, which was able to convey all the expressive and romantic power that fashion possesses through the sensual contrast between black and white, a symbol of clear-cut and breaking choices.
“In black and white I wanted to summarize all the colors, for a more evident sensuality, but all without redundancy. And for a new romanticism that I hope the new generations will like because without clich├ęs”.

All this is reflected on the clothes, abrupt and unexpected cuts like those that Lucio Fontana, mentioned by Piccioli, made famous with his works. 

A completely empty and dark theater, illuminated only by the eyes of oxen that follow the models that parade from the stalls until they reach the stage where they then stop and remain on stage.

The dualism of black and white interspersed with gold, women and men wear the same garments in what is a “shared wardrobe”, a decisive and contemporary choice: gender is eliminated becoming fluid and full of contaminations, such as men’s jackets that become capes thanks to sartorial expedients. 

The Fall/Winter 2021/2022 “Valentino Act Collection”, lays the groundwork for a new form of romanticism that feeds on contrasts and represents a re-birth for the Italian fashion house with the hope that it can involve everyone, indistinctly, as soon as possible.

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More than bodies, Rony Hernandes’ photography

More than bodies, Rony Hernandes’ photography

Claudia Fuggetti · 12 hours ago · Photography

Rony Hernandes is a model and photographer who uses body exploration as an expressive means to embark on new paths and depict characters who fully explore their sexuality without taboos. The artist tells his approach to photography as follows:

“Photography became a part of my life when I realized that I could go through what I felt and felt with the camera in hand, I express myself through self-portraits and stories.”

All images have a perfect composition and tend to highlight with great elegance body aesthetic harmony in every shape. The management of light is accurate and suggestive; nothing is left to chance, indeed, behind every shot there is a large study that contributes to a global representation of multiple moods that arouse strong emotions in the viewer.

On Rony’s Instagram profile you can find other very interesting images, in the meantime have a look at our gallery.

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Carlota Guerrero and the naked beauty of women

Carlota Guerrero and the naked beauty of women

Giulia Guido · 18 hours ago · Photography

Simple beauty without censorship. That’s exactly how you could describe the art of Carlota Guerrero.

Born in Barcelona, Carlota is a self-taught artist and has been passionate about photography since she was a teenager. Over the years, the style of her shots has proved to be perfect for high fashion editorials, working for brands like Givenchy and Dior, for artistic performances, but also for advertising campaigns like The Force Is Female for Nike.

What has made the work of Spanish photographer known and appreciated internationally are her photographs that portray the beauty of female bodies. There are no veils, nothing hides the shapes of the bodies that are immortalized by Carlota’s lens.

The women portrayed represent their freedom, freedom to show themselves and their bodies, not because they are obliged to do so, but because they are free to do so.

Discover more about Carlota on her site and Instagram profile.

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Self-Portrait, Sofia Masini delicate portraits

Self-Portrait, Sofia Masini delicate portraits

Giulia Pacciardi · 18 hours ago · Photography

From the pictorial self-portraits of the past to the self-portraits taken with a smartphone, humans have always been fascinated by the photographic representation of themselves.
In fact, to question the meaning of beauty and identity, the Milanese photographer Sofia Masini created a series of surreal nudes against the backdrop of an empty apartment.

Her portraits, which are very delicate in colours are very strong in form. Distorted nudes, faceless figures jamming into the body, in strange corners created by the same arts.

A project that, according to the words of the photographer herself, allowed her to listen to her body, look inside without filters and find a safe space where she can express her feelings without fear.

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Between reality and fiction, the photography by Ibai Acevedo

Between reality and fiction, the photography by Ibai Acevedo

Giulia Guido · 18 hours ago · Photography

Born in 1984 in Barcelona, Ibai Acevedo is a photographer who, thanks to his shots, takes us into a world on the border between dream and reality. 

The one between Ibai and photography was neither a love born as a child, nor a love at first sight: there was a time, that seems so far away in which he was a graphic designer and in which he spent the summers peacefully, without having to take pictures of anything. Then something slowly changed. 

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Today Ibai Acevedo has found in the camera the means to express emotions and states of mind. To do this he has developed a very particular style, able to capture us and never let us go. 

Through an almost exasperated and unnatural use of lights and colors, Ibai Acevedo manages to transform ordinary subjects and places, such as a bedroom or a bath in the sea, into something extraordinary and surreal. 

We recognize everything in his shots, each element seems real but at the same time impossible. 

– Read also: The natural and fleeting portraits by Nirish Shakya aka Nizzah

Ibai Acevedo’s portfolio is a journey into the oneiric, ready to dive in?

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