Valentino: Re-Signify, art and fashion in Shanghai

Valentino: Re-Signify, art and fashion in Shanghai

Andrea Tuzio · 2 weeks ago · Style

The first chapter of the re-signification of the Valentino Maison by creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli begins in Shanghai.
Valentino: Re-Signify Part One Shanghai is a conceptual and pragmatic process through which Piccioli wants to redefine the symbols of the Maison in a contemporary key, reinforcing its identity.

On December 19th, at Power Station of Arts in Shanghai, began Valentino: Re-Signify Part One Shanghai, a brand experience that mixes art and fashion, a multimedia event and a physical experience curated by Mariuccia Casadio and Jacopo Bedussi with an installation created by Kennedy London.

The one in Shanghai, from December 19 to January 17, is the first chapter in which Valentino’s themes come out of the archives to be grafted onto new areas and observed in a different way.

Resignification implies a link to the memory of a documented experience, an archive of data. It is a citation, recovery of signs, colors, pre-existing motifs. But not only.

It is also fundamentally appropriation, a personal way of interpreting them, elaborating them, recontextualizing them in our present, revisiting proportions and priorities, aesthetics, techniques and functions. And then, on the basis of these premises, the risk of projecting those signs towards the outside.

It’s not a fashion show or a presentation and it’s not even an exhibition but rather an experience designed to arouse doubt and curiosity that aims not to provide answers, which makes Valentino: Re-Signify Part One Shanghai an open system that pushes the viewer to develop different and personal interpretations.

Valentino’s past and present interact with the recent and contemporary history of artistic and visual research, from video art to underground cinema, and from photography to computer graphics. Brought to coexist and confront each other in a space that includes a variety of places, trajectories and meeting points.

A multiple and possible world in which we find illusory architectures, Maison’s garments from the remote or recent past, shoes and accessories from the Valentino Garavani Rockstud and Atelier collections, the oversized dresses from the Couture of Grace and Light, together with works by artists Jacopo Benassi, Cao Fei, Jonas Mekas, Stanley Mouse, Robby Müller, Quayola, Anna Ridler, Rachel Rose, Sølve Sundsbø, Natália Trejbalová and Weirdcore.

Explorations ranging from scientific research to fantasies that link the imaginary to nature and the urban environment, a possible world in which to think, experiment, wonder and have fun. 

An exhortation to the pleasure of discovery, research, loss and finding oneself in a flow that mixes fashion, art, traditions, evolutions and mutations of a style and its link with time.

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Ugur Kayan, NSFW and provocative photographs

Ugur Kayan, NSFW and provocative photographs

Collater.al Contributors · 2 days ago · Photography

Ugur Kayan is a Turkish freelance photographer based in Istanbul that produces intense and exuberant NSFW shots. In his work the woman’s body and its expressive potential are the central focus, they are the subjects and protagonists of the photographs.
His style and aesthetics unashamedly reveal the sensual aspect of bodies, they are disturbing, allusive and provocative images that lay bare both the performer and the viewer.

His works are exuberant, lively and disorienting, part of a broad and sexualized view of the world and a primal expression of creativity.
Ugur Kayan plays with reflections, contrasts, colors, the seduction of sight unseen and explores the intense contention between light and shadow. Ugur is the founder of White Magazine, an online magazine on NSFW photography.

See a selection of his work here and follow him on Instagram.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 2 days ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs. 
For this InstHunt collection of this week, we have selected your 10 best proposals: @carla_sutera_sardo, @kevin.ponzuoli, @kickxiia, @kryvoruchkoelen, @impolite___, @samros___, @_slightlyoutoffocus_, @wonmin.9, @zero.source, @romins.tears.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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Giangiacomo Pepe’s erotic intense shots

Giangiacomo Pepe’s erotic intense shots

Buddy · 2 days ago · Photography

Giangiacomo Pepe is a Genoese photographer who loves to take black and white photographs of explicit nudes with a strong visual impact. Natural shots and provocative cuts discover, under the light captured by his camera, the daily and intimate gestures of each woman, showing us how sometimes provocations are behind simple gestures.

Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
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The hypnotic photographic portraits by Jake Wangner

The hypnotic photographic portraits by Jake Wangner

Collater.al Contributors · 1 day ago · Photography

Jake Wangner is a young American photographer who creates hypnotic analogue portraits. His career began in 2010, at the age of fourteen, and has not stopped since. This is his only certainty.

“In 2010 I had my first pay day. I took photos and video of a graduation at the high school my mom taught at in Keller, Texas. I sold DVD’s to the parents and made enough money to convince my 14-year old self that this was my lifetime career.”

Jake Wangner is a creative, original and thoughtful photographer who produces beautifully crafted analogue shots. Playing with colour, light, timing and double exposure, he creates powerful, dynamic and sensitive images.

Colour plays a fundamental role in his work, the choice of one shade rather than another has a consequence on the whole result of the shot. Colours convey different energies, emotions and moods and each combination produces a unique effect. His photographs are a mirror in which to look at oneself, prompting the viewer to confrontation and self-analysis.

Jake Wangner has also recently published a book of photography and poetry entitled alone, together, which can be purchased on his personal website.
See a selection of his shots here, follow him on Instagram and visit his website.

Words by Federica Cimorelli

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