Christopher Kane’s summer collection 2010 turned good girls bad,
drawing inspiration from the movie “Lolita”.
Pastel coloured and puffed-sleeve gingham dresses, bra-style contouring
and glimpses of nude chiffon underskirts gently subvert the sweetness of these clever creations.
From Friday 30th April to Sunday 9th May
to create awareness and appreciation for the Earth and its environment.
It’s now celebrated in almost 200 countries. Every year this day advances mindfulness about climate policy,
energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs,
involving people to make personal commitments to sustainability.
A pivotal opportunity for individuals, corporations and governments to join together
and create a global green economy – promoting green building,
organic agriculture and responsible environmental practices.
This year the core event for celebrating
the Earth Day takes place at the National Mall in Washington DC :
a massive climate rally with notable speakers and live music.
Earth Day will continue on Sunday 25th
in London, New York, Rome and in other major capital cities around the world.
There will be more than 40 open events, amongst concerts and panels.
Montreux Jazz Festival
Created by Claude Nobs in 1967,
the Montreux Jazz Festival is the most important international event for music in the world.
In 43 years its stages have been graced by the biggest names of music, amongst them:
Bill Evans Miles Davis, Ray Charles, David Bowie, Gato Barbieri, Aretha Franklin,
Dizzy Gillespie, Nina Simone, Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, Quincy Jones and Massive Attack.
The Montreux Jazz Festival runs for two weeks from 2nd to 17th July.
On the occasion of the 44th edition of the Festival a limited edition book
by Claude Nobs has been published: a very special cased edition containing four books,
celebrating 40 years of the Festival and the story behind its creation.
On sale at 10 Corso Como bookshop starting 20th May.
Kris Ruhs Jewellery
Kris Ruhs has over the years built up a sizable body of work; each piece is hammered,
shaped and composed in a way that echoes the artist’s larger sculptures.
Ruhs’s artistic curiosity is reflected in mediums
as diverse as rope, wood, silver, brass and gold.
The organic elements individually fashioned in these materials,
when joined together, lead the eye into seeing increasingly complex relationships
between the simple shapes he chooses to fashion.
On view are a series of necklaces, brooches, pendants and body ornaments
that echo Ruhs’s larger and earlier projects, expanding
from his first exhibitions in New York City in the 1980’s to the present.
Galleria Carla Sozzani
Corso Como 10, 20154 Milan, Italy
Enamels 1958 by Ettore Sottsass
The years between 1957 and 1961 were crucial for Ettore Sottsass.
It was a prolific period during which his formal language
was brought to a maturity asserted by a firm consciousness.
His enamel works, designed at the end of 1958, belong to this period.
Sottsass’s background – having been educated at the school of rationalism and Jugendstil -
evidently influenced his repertoire of simple geometric patterns, grids,
circles, lines, rectangles – all repeated and organized in sequences governed by colour.
Historically, Sottsass’s architectural use of colour in those years
holds a distinct yet peculiar position.
“Differently from words, colour is not an artificial invention but it is the cosmos itself.
Colour is «attached» to the cosmos, to the nature of our planet” (E. Sottsass).
“The Maison in a room” – Maison Martin Margiela
Maison Martin Margiela has created a one of a kind installation at 10 Corso Como:
a single room re-designed and decorated by Maison Martin Margiela where
all non-fashion lines of the Maison are displayed:
home objects (line 13), fragrances (line 3), sunglasses (line 8)
and jewellery pieces (line 12).
The atmosphere of the room draws on the prolific and iconographic use of black and white
in furniture, objects, fabrics and textures – old and new.
Trompe l’oeil walls of a Parisian apartment show a fireplace,
where safes are half hidden behind classical paintings
to display jewellery while sunglasses are presented on surrealistic dolls’ eyes cabinets.
Michael Nyman “Cine Opera”
“Cine Opera” is an attempt to capture living cultures
and forgotten traditions in a format that illustrates a diaristic study of modern-day life.
Although an obvious parallel can be made
to the current reality TV phenomena in pop culture,
Nyman’s intentions go beyond the act of simple observation
and the criticism of continuous scrutiny and voyeurism in contemporary societies.
“Cine Opera” appropriates visual content from everyday life
and delivers a quirky yet brutally truthful view of the world in which we live.
The series emerges as a thorough study of our uneasy times
and attempts to reflect on the human condition in our century.
M·A·C give me Liberty of London
M∙A∙C GIVE ME LIBERTY OF LONDON LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION
M·A·C has joined forces with Liberty of London for
a seasonally stylish spring line of make up:
a collection of cool compacts, lipsticks, eye shadows, powder, blush and nail lacquers,
all with a floral motif inspired by the coloured, boho-chic femininity of Liberty of London prints.
All products are in limited edition, with decorated packaging exclusive for
the M∙A∙C Give Me Liberty of London collection.
The decorative patterns for M∙A∙C Give Me Liberty of London
are inspired from “Strawberry Thief”: an original print created by William Morris in 1883.