www.ivomilan.it

   IVO MILAN – Radical Fashion Blog

Archive
Various

Photo by Pascal Maucuit

Photo by Pascal Maucuit

On a rainy Saturday morning in Paris, with the town still sleeping, we run to the venue hosting the parade of Junya Watanabe: the faculty of pharmacology at Rue de l’Observatoire, exactly at the opposite end of the metro stop to which we have to go in the evening also for Comme des Garçons.

The rain, the time and the hurry to look for the fastest way to reach our destination do not favor the good humor, until, once into the mighty faculty salon, we are not awakened by a loud rock. The rhythm spurs for attention, the fierce gait of the models drags the present into an inevitable, and personal, reflection on fashion, on its utility or emptiness, and above all, it generates a real, widespread and more than ever palpable perception of uncontrollable enthusiasm.

Junya Watanabe Fall/Winter 2017-2018

As if the world suddenly recapture each potential, the possible silhouettes projected on Junya Watanabe‘s future Fall/Winter incite that desire for change that is the vulnus itself of fashion and the radicalism with which the Japanese designer staggers it is thrilling.

Faithful to his own ‘cyber’ vision of contemporaneity, Watanabe assembles materials with his typical origami form, which on this occasion we can recognize in the circle: calf hair, black leather, leopard spots, all strictly in synthetic leather, studs and pailletes re-compose patch-works of cultures and epochs of costume history of the most experimental forms. Excess is the guiding thread of deformed decorative elements, which not only outline unusual aesthetics, but also become part of and modify the human physical structure. Caps like sculptures, multicolored textile wigs, lacking any romantic poetics and built to defend any hypothetical attack, tunics that amplify the circularity of the chakras, coats shaped around the feminine figure with asymmetrical spheres, possible ultra-modern armors against the advancement of the creative nothing.

Junya Watanabe Fall/Winter 2017-2018

Junya Watanabe Fall/Winter 2017-2018

Junya Watanabe Fall/Winter 2017-2018

Junya Watanabe Fall/Winter 2017-2018

Junya Watanabe Fall/Winter 2017-2018

Junya Watanabe Fall/Winter 2017-2018

But the excess is finally cleaned, made accessible in the showroom choices, revealing how far it can go and how it can be traced back to the hectic daily life but still it remains a visionary exercise of pure and extraordinary contemporary textile art.

Read More

Junya-Watanabe-F_W-2017-'18-detail-2.JPG

Before deepening the contents of the different collections for next Fall/Winter 2017-’18, we expect that the deliveries make us understand the full development of the Season. However, it’s already possible to immerse us in the Y’s Yohji Yamamoto‘s fiber shadows or in the brush strokes’ blocks of the gauzes and in the Daniela Gregis‘ cashmere made by the loom, or in the experimental tartan and in the synthetic leather of Junya Watanabe, with the muffled and futuristic padding by Comme Des Garçons.

Y'S-Yohji-Yamamoto-F_W-2017-'18-detail-1.JPG

Y'S-Yohji-Yamamoto-F_W-2017-'18-detail.JPG

Daniela-Gregis-F_W-2017-'18-detail-1

Daniela-Gregis-F_W-2017-'18-detail.JPG

Junya-Watanabe-F_W-2017-'18-detail-1.JPG

Junya-Watanabe-F_W-2017-'18-detail

Comme-des-Garçons-F_W-2017-'18-detail-1

Comme-des-Garçons-F_W-2017-'18-detail

A very close tour dedicated to who, in the middle of this August, want to be distracted by a dive to the sea or a walk in the mountains…

 

Find online the new collection on our website

 

 

Read More

Daniela Gregis F/W 2017-'18

Like every year, when the summer becomes more torrid and the cities become open spaces kissed by the lion sun, silent and suspended in the vacancy leave of its inhabitants, the life of the shop intensifies with an unstoppable frenzy from winter deliveries.

Contrary to the outdoor sunny quietness, the internal rhythm is marked by the recurrence of well-established practices: opening the boxes, controlling and settling, thinking about the outfits and of we go with full-frame shooting. Punctual as always, indifferent to every reasonable and human contrast between what is happening inside and the outside immobility, between those who still work and those who leave for holidays, re-emerges the sentiment of sentiments: the enthusiasm!

Junya Watanabe F/W 2017-'18

Junya Watanabe F/W 2017-'18

Daniela Gregis F/W 2017-'18

Seing reappear, after months that have passed, the choices made during the shopping campaign, ponder upon serviceable items and marvel at those that will soon be celebrated in contemporary art museums, challenging the sultriness by putting on wool and cashmere, fabrics of the great cold, with terrible sandals on…

Daniela Gregis New Arrivals

 Comme des Garçons F/W 2017-'18

A game that repeats season after season, which reincarnates and affirms wonder and amazement, invites you to renew yourself, change your skin or simply change your dress!

Daniela Gregis F/W 2017-'18

Daniela Gregis F/W 2017-'18

Daniela Gregis F/W 2017-'18

Daniela Gregis F/W 2017-'18

Y'S Yohji Yamamoto F/W 2017-'18

Find online the new arrivals: http://www.ivomilan.com/en/nuove_collezioni-1/e-shop.htm

 

 

Read More

Photo by http://www.yohjiyamamoto.co.jp/ys/

The vast assortment that characterizes Y’s, the line with which Yohji Yamamoto began in 1977, is now presented in two different moments of the year and also subdivided, without any theoretical fracture, in pre-collection and collection.

We have the pleasure to show you, with our customary video, the Spring/Summer 2017 in its original setting, the Rue Saint Martin showroom in Paris, which assembles the two phases in an easily recognizable stylistic continuum for those familiar with the famous Japanese Maison.

Frequent asymmetries and overlays, hospitable volumes as complex as possible are some of the most recurring codes. The collection with which Yohji expresses his everyday life interpretation reserves, however, minor immediacy merits. The use of color, for example, even if it is a small polka dot, a melange note or apparently a print, is always accompanied by in-depth collaborations between textile exceptionalities and that reservoir of remote traditions represented by unique local dyers, the latest depository of ancient knowledge, involved not only to give the public rare aesthetic suggestions but also to keep that precious handicraft heritage alive.

In the extraordinary combination of modernity and tradition, can be admire indefinable shades of gray on flamed linen, irregular vertical shades created by the morphology of wooden boards on which tencel and cotton cloths are laid, or in the linen, for stretching the chromatic blends that will then be absorbed and altered by the wood base. Or again in the casual paths of the salt lying on the rayon, powered by manual punctures to favor its absorption, and then distributed not by methodical human action but by the whimsical wind direction in a natural and abstract design reflected by shadows and cosmic light spots.

It is impossible to narrate all the knowledge accumulated in a line, Y’s, which, with grace and obstinacy, in the formal balances of each chapter, in the wisdom of fit, insists on respecting the contexts, seasons and complexity of contemporary living.

Find online all collections of Y’s Yohji Yamamoto

 

Read More

Tracking shots, views and zooms … suggestions for Christmas gifts, but also for reviewing the matches of the season in his approach to the winter solstice!

Wide sweater Daniela Gregis in stockinette stitch cashmere

Calf-length A punto B skirt in bicolor soft wool and linen cloth

Large Daniela Gregis cashmere gauze scarf with vertical colour contrast blocks

‘Classic Trippen’ MASCHA ankle boot in soft cowhide leather

Long Plantation – Tokyo overcoat cupro lined wool chevron

Hip-length Yohji Yamamoto sweater in yak cloth

Long and asymmetrical Y’S Yohji Yamamoto cotton skirt in floral tapestry knit

Hat Altalen felt 100% wool

LILA ankle boot Trippen in smooth cowhide leather

Knee-length Forme D’Expression coat in cotton, wool, nylon and polyamide crêpe with raw cut fringed extremities

Calf-length Aodress – Japan dress in wool gauze with sewed squares of different shades of color and dimensions

Hat Altalen felt 100% wool

Large knitted Daniela Gregis wool scarf, brushed wool on one side and plain knit on the other

‘Classic Trippen’ MASCHA ankle boot in soft cowhide leather

Knee-length padded Daniela Gregis coat in wool crêpe with the inner side in cashmere muslin

Dungarees Comme des Garçons dress in polyester, rayon, acrylic and nylon cloth worked with floral tapestry

Short A punto B sweater in cashmere cloth

SLOW Trippen ankle boot in smooth matt cowhide leather

 

…and whether it’s a gift or a personal concession to finally see yourselves different, your choices will still be wrapped in the handcrafted treasure chests of HeartBox.

 

Read More