FORCE OF NATURE
From 26 January 2017, the luxury headquarters of Fendi in Rome’s Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana will play host to Giuseppe Penone’s latest exhibition, Matrice. The award-winning sculptor, who has also previously been invited to show his works at the Palace of Versailles, will be showing an array of his nature-inspired pieces at this historic building, as well as new works created speciﬁcally with the building of the headquarters in mind.
Clear your coffee table and make room for the latest collection of travel photography books from Louis Vuitton. The Fashion Eye collection features the works of ﬁve famous fashion photographers who have each given their own refreshing take on a country or city. It celebrates Guy Bourdin’s shots of Miami, Henry Clarke’s work in India, Jeanloup Sieff’s images of Paris, Kourtney Roy’s view of California and Wing Shya’s look at Shanghai. Priced about $76 each. A limited edition boxset is also available for about $532 at Louis Vuitton stores.
Olivier Debre’s flamboyant “Signes” series of paintings inspired a ballet, and now that ballet has in turn inspired a collection by Repetto. Both the artworks and the ballet focused on how a life event can be kickstarted with a single smile. Repetto has interpreted these moods into a spring/ summer collection that features bold brights, harmonious pastels and monochromatic- chic pieces.
Kooky shoes and caped evening dresses may have stolen the show at Céline, but before the looks hit the runway, all eyes were on the undulating glass wall created by American artist Dan Graham. Phoebe Philo had asked Graham to create an S-shaped glass pavilion for her spring/summer 2017 show, creating numerous complex reﬂections. Philo wanted to show the complexities of everyday life—and thanks to Graham, she was able to do so.
Miuccia Prada’s love for art and ﬁlm was on full display at her spring/summer 2017 show in Milan. As Prada’s colourful array of fur-trimmed PJs swished down the runway, the front row was treated to a surreal silent dreamscape by Silver Linings Playbook director David O Russell. The cinematic piece shown on large screens that stretched along the catwalk proved to be a snippet of a full short ﬁlm, which you can now view at http://www.prada.com