The Grand Canal Hotel Aman was chosen by George Clooney and his future wife, Amal Alamuddin to host the grand celebrations organized for their wedding. According to leaked these days, in fact, the program provides that the bride accommodation in the luxurious resort while Clooney will spend the night at Cipriani Hotel that located on the island of Giudecca. The great feast that the bride and groom will give the eve of the wedding will be held in the luxurious rooms of the hotel Amal, all overlooking the Grand Canal. The Aman hotel is located in Palazzo Papadopoli, built in the sixteenth century by order of Coccina, wealthy merchant family from Bergamo, who only later sold it to Papadopoli. The present owners, the family of noble Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga, decided in the mid-2000s renting the building because there arose a luxury hotel, the first seven-star hotel in Italy
The theme of the Ermanno Scervino collection for next spring-summer 2015 is the glamor that defined the days of this woman extremely refined and elegant. Look researched and interesting, both in tissues and in the stylistic details. The jackets are over, the high-waisted skirts are paired with micro top. The long dresses enhance the feminine silhouette gliding sensually on the body……Bravo !!!!
It was a blur of accordion pleats, bright patterns and glossy python on the Roberto Cavalli catwalk on Saturday. The fast paced show looked to be going for instant impact rather than reposed reflection.
But isn’t that exactly what women go to Cavalli for- outfits that demand attention?
If the models had ever slowed down enough for more then a passing glance, guest would have been able to spot – and more fully appreciated- the designer’s attention to details and talent for complex embellishments. They surely would have welcomed a closer look at the flirty beaded halter dresses, the pleated skirts, crafted from strips of of sheer organza and the worn-in denim pieces with their strategically placed tears, backed by shimmering jacquard fabrics.
As it was, the show’s message of clothing inspired by travel to distant sunny locations was lost in the rush. Instead the collection felt more like a mishmash of different designs that Cavalli has honed and refined over the years. More a well curated wardrobe of ensembles that one could
For many seasons, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been milking their native Sicily for inspiration to their glorious fantasies. Not so long ago, they even staged that fairy tale on a grandiose scale in Capri. Today, although this had tenuous links to Sicily, Spain provided the same passionate Mediterranean woman archetype, and this was embodied in the fighting spirit of bullfighting and flamenco. From the heavily encrusted waist clinchers, to the blood red of carnations embroidered on lace dresses, and the ruffles and polka dots of flamenco dresses, it was pleasingly theatrical.
The embroideries on tight bolero jackets were pleasingly transcribed from the original, completed with puffy shorts in lieu of skin-tight trousers (it’s summer after all). So were the fringes of dancer shawls, swinging prettily from the summer’s cape, a shape they seem to love perennially. Quirky, and sure to please the snap-happy front row crowd, was a painterly print of bullfighting wrapping around a skirt. Collectors’ appetites will have been whetted by the dolls encased in their windowed carry-cases, figuring the archetypal Dolce & Gabbana women. Somewhere in between there were variations on their corseted black widows, and some decidedly younger transparent black camisoles worn with rhinestone heavy jeans.
As gently romantic they appear, their strength is that of a wounded bull. That contrast has always been at the heart of the Dolce & Gabbana vision of femininity, and comes back to their roots. Everywhere, silhouettes were femininely encased in either curve-enhancing (or revealing) get-ups. As always, their narrative is enriched by the superb work on fabrics and adornment, gilding any idea with the scintillating edge of fantasy. For the finale, the cadre of toreador glamazons paraded on the catwalk, offering the empowered vision of women ready to stand and grab any bull by the horns in the arena of life.