FURLA SERIES #03 NAIRY BAGHRAMIAN. Misfits Curated by Bruna Roccasalva
Promoted by Fondazione Furla and GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan
GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan NEW DATES: May 26 – September 26, 2021
From May 26 to September 26, 2021, Fondazione Furla and GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan, will present Misfits, the first solo exhibition in an Italian institution by Nairy Baghramian, curated by Bruna Roccasalva.
Part of the Furla Series program, Misfits is a project conceived specifically for the GAM spaces that explores some key themes of the artist’s research: from her interest in intervening in spaces that mark a boundary to the relationship between the artwork and its institutional context.
Misfits began with the specific urban setting of the GAM, that is, a garden open to adults only when accompanied by children. A series of large-scale sculptures will inhabit both the museum’s interior and exterior spaces, combining the idea of play with a reflection on the aesthetic experience of inadequacy and imperfection.
Furla Series #03 – Nairy Baghramian. Misfits is the outgrowth of a partnership between Fondazione Furla and GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan, with the generous contribution of Fondazione Henraux for the production of the works in marble.
A celebration of the LA dream, Conison is an up-and-coming, high-end streetwear brand from Melbourne, Australia. Recently, we caught up with Founder and Creative Director, Connor Morton, to chat vision, inspiration and what’s in store for the year ahead.
TELL US ABOUT CONISON..
Conison is a high-end streetwear and design brand.
At the heart of Conison is a message of inspiration. I want to encourage people to express themselves, providing an avenue for them to explore their own sense of style and creative potential through fashion and design.
WHAT’S YOUR WHY?
I’ve always endeavoured to express my creativity through outlets available to me, from DJing and music, to clothing customisation and art. I think everyone deserves this opportunity and my dream is that Conison will provide that for others; an inspiration source that spreads positivity and reinforces the idea that everyone has the power to shape their reality.
WHAT’S IN STORE FOR YOUR UPCOMING COLLECTION?
Collection 2 Rise & Fall is a two-part capsule. This collection celebrates an ascension to your highest self and the fall of negative energy. These ideas are expressed in my messaging and I’ve catered to both the NZ/Aus and US/Euro markets, with different materials and designs.
WHO/WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
There are countless brands and creators that fuel my fire. Designers like Reese Cooper and Heron Preston, brands like Riot Hill and photographers like Kyle Caulfield to name just a few.
HOW DO YOU STAY MOTIVATED?
I believe motivation is something you have to seek constantly. This can be challenging at times and the interruptions of this year have been a prime example.
Regularly contacting my mentors, listening to podcasts, and painting have kept me in the zone this year. There’s always motivation to be found if you look hard enough.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?
Every day is different but I start and end them in the same way. I usually wake up with a warm/cold soak to get focused, then have breakfast while watching motivational content on YouTube. From then I work ‘til i’ve felt i’ve done enough, which means late nights a lot of the time. I also work other jobs and fit in time at the gym or some form of exercise each day. I end the day with business content on YouTube to get inspired for the day ahead.
WHAT’S THE BIGGEST FINANCIAL STRAIN WHEN RUNNING YOUR OWN BRAND?
Being a one-man band with no backing at 22 has been a struggle. There are definitely financial challenges and they’ve taken a lot of practice, help from mentors and learning to overcome. In saying that, I’m feeling confident in the belief that now is the time to be bold, take risks and bet on myself. When you believe in your brand and the message you’re trying to share, anything is possible.
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
My mentor sent me a message a few weeks back. I think it’s spot on and something I struggle with at times. “Your art is not about how many people like your work, your art is about if your heart likes your work, if your soul likes your work, it’s how honest you are with yourself”. I try to follow this ethos daily and remind myself of this at times I’m questioning my vision and creative direction. I’ve implemented this into my work daily and it’s become more authentic as a result.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR CONISON?
The sky’s the limit. I want to push creative boundaries, not just with Conison but in the global fashion and lifestyle brand space. This means everything from painting collections and exclusive pieces to furniture. Most importantly, I want to continue telling the Conison story in an authentic way. Giving people a story to truly connect with is what drives me and the best way to keep people engaged and on-board for the journey.
I’m learning and growing every day and Conison will continue to evolve with me. I can’t wait to share it with everyone.
LEAVE US WITH A FAVOURITE QUOTE..
I’ve got a few. ‘Ignore the boos, they usually come from the cheap seats’. This one has been really important to me. As a young person, you often face a lot of negativity and doubt from others about your ability to step outside the norm and succeed. I’ve learnt not to take this to heart and stay true to myself, which is something I think we should all strive to do.
Another favourite is, ‘an arrow can only be shot forward by pulling it backward’. This one’s all about resilience to me, and the idea that on the other side of struggle and hardship is success, fortune and prosperity. I try to remember this with every minor setback and keep a positive mindset no matter the circumstances. When you do, nothing can discourage you from achieving your dreams. This is what Conison is all about.
Oakley has just released the Fall/ Winter 2020 DEFINITION Collection, which places an emphasis on urban exploration and freedom of movement by fusing technology and nature. The result is a range of dynamic looks for every day and every place.
Oakley, Inc. based in California is a subsidiary of the Italian corporate giant Luxottica based in Milan. Found in 1975, it began in the garage of James Jannard with an initial investment of just $300. The company designs, develops, and manufactures sports performance equipment as well as lifestyle pieces, with the Fall/Winter 2020 DEFINITION Collection falling into the category of the latter.
The collection includes eyewear, apparel and accessories that feature dark tones and technical fabrics with reflective details, matching futuristic design concepts with simplistic performance-driven aesthetics. The collection is thus the ultimate combination of form and function, with the ability to be worn for sports performance or street style, depending on the occasion.
While the DEFINITION Project has continued to evolve, each collection can be traced back to the simple belief that technology can be (and should be) elevated to an artform. Oakley has explored this concept since the early ‘90s while staying true to its roots, transforming a passion for performance into a new type of visual expression at the forefront of design.
Most famous for their sunglasses, Oakley also counts sports visors, ski/snowboard goggles, watches, apparel, backpacks, shoes, optical frames, and other accessories. A vast majority of the designs are completed in house, with Oakley currently holding an impressive number of patents, over 850.
The new Oakley DEFINITION collection will be available at Oakley.com, flagship Oakley Stores and selected retailers worldwide in Fall/Winter 2020 season.
From 9 July to 22 September, the luxury design brand Gaggenau and Cramum present in Milan the solo exhibition Impossible Skies by Davide Tranchina, curated by Sabino Maria Frassà. The works on display are mostly unpublished and are made with the off-camera technique for which the artist is famous.
The “distance” is the key concept to get closer to understanding the world of Davide Tranchina. Human beings have always been driven to look from the earth to the sky and the horizon. From such contemplation arise unsolvable ontological doubts that move mankind to act for better or for worse. But what the viewer sees, as often in Tranchina’s work, in reality does not exist and has never existed, so what we see today are deliberately “Impossible Skies”. The artist triggers a sensory short-circuit between perceived figuration and recorded reality that provokes a vertigo not only because of the distance between us and the sky, but also because of the ambiguity of the image itself. For Tranchina, art and photography do not record what we perceive, but rather an ontological reality, that is, they provide the elements to see what the human eye – a mere organ – alone cannot grasp.
My beloved @LensCrafters@Luxottica how can you have the audacity to allow employees and customers come to your retail space during a pandemic? According to the @NYSOA, you should be vigilant and close your stores over the next 2 weeks so we can avoid what happened in #ITALY #coronavirus #NYC
According to S&P Global Luxottica suspends production × logistics as Italy’s virus toll grows.
Some people mistakenly assume that fashion is about conforming to the crowd. Believing that style is something shared by the masses, they shy away, writing it off as shallow, frivolous, and unimportant. Anyone who has ever had a flair for it, however, knows that this is not the case. Art made (quite literally) material, it is a way to express oneself, to make a bright and unashamed mark on the vibrant world around you.
The catwalks are, of course, where fashion is done best. Providing a glimpse into the minds of the most talented and fantastical designers, their shows are a source of inspiration – one that all of us can sip from. Sharing sartorial delights and chic ideas, here are a few of the looks you might want to add to your own wardrobe in spring/summer 2020.
Observers often ask themselves what the season’s key color is, but for spring/summer 2020, there isn’t one single shade to steal the limelight. Instead, it’s a certain palette that’s proven popular: neon. With an explosion of eye-catching color seen on catwalks ranging from Christopher Kane to Valentino, this a trend that’s bright, vibrant, and unashamed of making a statement. While the head-to-toe look might not be quite as easy to carry off in a more everyday environment, add a few key pieces to your wardrobe this spring to bring it up to speed.
Elegant and ethereal
Sometimes a fashion is not easily defined as a simple color or style: it’s more about an aesthetic. Elegant and ethereal is one of them, with diaphanous white dresses proving all the rage for spring 2020. We saw this everywhere from Alexander McQueen to Miu Miu, with ivory and porcelain outfits helping to bring a dreamy and romantic vibe to the stage. It’s not only about choosing the correct shade, however; lace, satin, and a delicate drape are essential to nailing the look this summer season.
Astrology and the occult
Another trend we saw repeated was intricate, zodiac-inspired outfits. The models’ garments were based on the occult and supernatural elements celebrated by those who believe in divination and destiny. The popularity of psychic readings has held a steady course for many years, helping people to find a clarity that might otherwise elude them in their daily lives. TheCircle suggests this might be because we have all at some point felt like we had something of a sixth sense. Now it seems the fashion world wishes to capture that sphere, with the astrological symbols and star-spangled constellations that typically accompany it and flowing navy and black silhouettes dotted with rich silver and gold detailing.
If you can’t stretch to such material masterpieces with your own meager budget, one way to incorporate the look into your wardrobe this summer is to pair long, dark dresses and/or leather skirts and trousers with richly detailed jewelry, such as extravagant earrings and arm bangles. Think witch meets fortune teller, and you’ll have got the look to a tee.
When it comes to updating your look this summer, a number of new and exciting styles are set to dominate in clothes stores and on the catwalks. Their diversity is key, as it allows you to find a fashion to match your preferred aesthetic, giving you the ability to remain on-trend while still expressing exactly who you are.
Air Italy offers up to 25% discount on flights to entire network with unique Black Friday promotion
Air Italy has unveiled a spectacular range of offers across its entire network lasting a full six days to celebrate “Black Friday”.
Until December 2nd, the airline is offering up to 25% discount off all flights operated from the United States and Canada to Italy from December 5th 2019 to October 24th 2020.
Dream destinations are just a click away, offering all travelers the chance to discover new and unexpected destinations at great prices from New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Toronto such as Milan, Rome, Naples Palermo and Catania (Sicily), Cagliari and Olbia (Sardinia) and Lamezia Terme (Calabria).
All Air Italy flights from North America are operated by Airbus A330-200, equipped with 24 seats in the exclusive Business Class cabin, which allows you to fly with maximum comfort on fully reclining seats, accompanied by the excellent hospitality of the cabin crew and an exclusive service with typical Italian menus and wines, Wi-Fi service and a wide programme of in-flight entertainment.
The 228-seat Economy Class cabin offers Air Italy’s guests a very comfortable flight, highly personalised service, a new in-flight menu with the recently launched and dedicated “Le Delizie” brand, Wi-Fi service and a wide choice of movies and music.
The Forever 21 x DC Comics collection includes an array of men’s and women’s product from edgy superhero sweatshirts to caped crusader ensembles, that will make anyone feel like a crime-fighting action star.
These heroic styles offer ordinary people the chance to be SUPER and dress up like their all-time favorite heroes, even if it isn’t quite Halloween yet. Showcasing heroic designs that relate to Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, these fierce clothing items will surely make anyone who wears them feel like they can do the impossible.
We are beyond excited to partner with DC Comics to celebrate 80 years of Batman. The concept and design for this collection was inspired by everything from abstract comic book prints seen on the runway to bold, trendy streetwear. The collection is a mix of fashion-forward silhouettes paired with DC’s iconic retro comic book art. Also included within the assortment is our own version of cosplay – with a twist. We designed into some of our best selling bodysuits and sets for a fun, but, wearable take on the spooky season. – Forever 21
The #F21xDCComics collection will be available online and at Forever 21 stores nationwide retailing from $14.99 to $49.99 on October 3rd, 2019.
Many people who live in the midst of a city crave the company of a dog. Living in built-up urban areas can sometimes be a lonely existence, and sometimes a dog is a soothing and comforting housemate that will keep you sane during rough times. However, when you live in such a busy area, it is important to do this responsibly. You want to make sure your pet is happy and contented in their surroundings before you shell out on such a big responsibility.
Check with your landlord Before you head down to the pet store, double-check that your landlord actually allows pets in your property. You could cause real problems for your lease if you suddenly show up with an unexpected animal. If your landlord is reluctant, then have a clear and open chat about what type of dog you will be keeping and how you will look after it. If the landlord explicitly states that an animal is a no-go, then you may have to move.
Choose a breed that’s right for the area Want to own a racing hound when you live on the 16th floor of an apartment block? That might be a bad idea. However, if you’re lucky enough to live in a house with a garden, and live near plenty of parks, you should be fine for more energetic breeds, such as labradors. Visiting a dog expert like Snowy Pines White Labradors will help you know if a lab is right for your family. If you decide a labrador is right for your family, then make sure you have plenty of room, and wide open spaces nearby to take them for runs. You need to give your dog what it needs and in this case, it is bigger space.
Be aware of the summer months The warmer months can be incredibly tough on dogs. The sun not only makes it uncomfortable for them to exercise and move around, but it also dehydrates them. One extra consideration to make is how hot the pavement will get in direct heat. This could really hurt your dog’s paws, and so you may need to consider getting little covers for your dog’s feet. If in doubt, stick to shaded areas, and always bring water with you to keep your pet hydrated while the weather is intense.
Research daycare Unless you happen to have inherited tonnes of wealth, your reasons for living in the city are likely to be a regular job. This means you will be away from your apartment and indeed your dog. If your employer doesn’t let you bring your dog to work, then you will need to research some daycare options. It’s not fair on your dog to leave them in a confined apartment or house while you go to work, especially in smaller city abodes.
There is an extra level of responsibility to consider when adopting a pet in the city. You have to be mindful of how you will exercise it and whether it will be truly happy in your living conditions. However, if you have the means to take it on regular walks, provide daycare and treat it with undying love, then you might just be ready for the adoption forms.
THE WORLD’S 50 BEST BARS RELEASES ITS EXTENDED 51-100 LIST 2019 AS A PREVIEW TO NEXT WEEK’S BIG AWARDS
The World’s 50 Best Bars has just unveiled the 2019 list of bars ranked from 51 to 100, ahead of its annual awards, which is taking place next week on 3rd October in London.
14 bars that didn’t appear last year feature in the extended list
The list includes bars from 26 cities across 20 countries
USA leads with 9 bars, of which four are located in New York
Asia is represented by 11 bars across six countries
Highest new entry in the 51-100 list is Tayēr + Elementary (No.52) in London
South and Central America are represented by four bars across three countries
The UK is represented by seven bars – six in London and one in Edinburgh
The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019 51-100 list showcases bars from 26 cities across 20 different countries and this year contains 14 new entries from around the globe. One of these bars will be named the Campari One To Watch, which tips a bar likely to break into the list in the future, at next week’s ceremony.
The USA leads the 51-100 list with nine bars featured; four are based in New York City, two in San Francisco and Chicago and one in Miami. Big Apple favourite The Clover Club is a new entry at No.100 on the highly coveted ranking.
The list features 11 establishments from Asia, with Hong Kong and Japan leading the way with three bars each. Thailand and Singapore both have two bars on the list, and South Korea’s Charles H also features at No.83.
Among the 14 new bars to enter the 51-100 list, the UK’s Tayēr + Elementary debuts highest at No.52 with other prominent new entries including London’s Scarfes Bar (No.55) and Siete Negronis (No.69) in Santiago, Chile.
Among the seven inclusions from the UK, six are based in London, including Oriole (No.64), Satan’s Whiskers (No.78), Donovan Bar (No.87) and The Gibson (No.97), while Edinburgh’s Panda & Sons completes the UK’s offering at No.77.
Representative of the growing cocktail scenes in both Spain and Latin America, five bars in these regions feature in the 51-100 list. Spain’s second city, Barcelona, boasts two bars including Two Schmucks (No.57) and the well-established Dry Martini (No.74). The list also features two bars from São Paulo, Brazil: SubAstor (No.51) and Frank Bar (No.96); while Mexico City’s Hanky Panky places at No.65.
Australia has four bars on the 51-100 list this year with Bulletin Place leading the pack at No.66, while Black Pearl (No.80) places as Melbourne’s only entry.
Baccano leads Italy’s entries at No.70 ahead of fellow Rome bar Drink Kong (No.82) and Milan’s Nottingham Forest (No.86).
William Drew, Group Editor of The World’s 50 Best Bars, said: “Ahead of The World’s 50 Best Bars awards ceremony returning to London’s Roundhouse on 3rd October, we’re excited to be able to share the 51-100 list. It is a true reflection of some of the key emerging trends in the industry, as well as the extraordinary talent of the bartenders. This year’s 51-100 list includes a number of returning favourites, but it is also great to see a wide range of new entries from across the globe. It really showcases the diversity and ever evolving quality of the world’s leading bars.”