Quantcast
Italy UK

 
Past Forward

  Past Forward
image
The Waiting is Over.
image
one-of-a-kind Swishes
image
Invasion à la Française
image
“one-of-a-kind Street”
image
Design Inside Out 2016
image
THE WALK
image
Upscale Spots Dance
image
PATTI SMITH | JUST KIDS. The high priestess of rock retraces the steps that took her from her childhood in Chicago to New York. It was there that she met the extreme photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, who forged a path of art, devotion and initiation together with her.
Sant Ambroeus Milano
, the historical and refined pastry shop symbol of the Milanese sweetness,  kicked off its 80th anniversary festivities with a cocktail party for the book “Sant Ambroeus
”.
Ermenegildo Zegna unveiled “Zegna Couture Bespoke Atelier”: from made-to-measure (a made-to-measure suit costs upwards of €1,000) to bespoke (a bespoke suit goes from €5,000 to €10,000), from slow luxury (you need to wait for eight weeks) to very slow luxury (the tailors need at least three months).
Italy UK
Via Monte Napoleone, Milan



:.

PATTI SMITH | JUST KIDS
by Matt Dowson
 
 

brought to you by



film & photos credits: Patti Smith, Sant Ambroeus, Ermenegildo Zegna

Film Interview:.
PATTI SMITH | JUST KIDS
director / Matt Dowson
starring / Patti Smith
libretto /
Patti Smith,Todd Bartholomew
music / Patti Smith, Ann Hell





Via Montenapoleone's site, is powered by 100% wind energy. That means the servers, data centers and offices supporting our site are powered by renewable energy.



PAST FORWARD
Patti Smith, JUST KIDS | Sant Ambroeus. Milan’s sweetest parlour | Zegna Bespoke Atelier




PATTI SMITH | JUST KIDS. The high priestess of rock retraces the steps that took her from her childhood in Chicago to New York. It was there that she met the extreme photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, who forged a path of art, devotion and initiation together with her. One day Patti and Robert were walking together, enjoying the Indian summer in the city. They came across an elderly couple, who stopped and gazed at them, entranced. “Take their picture, said the woman. “Why?” said the husband, “they’re just kids. 


courtesy of  Patti Smith, 1986                                 
                                                                              

My first meeting with Robert was very simple..I was looking for some friends in Brooklyn..I was twenty, I had left home and was looking for my friends, as I needed a floor to crash on..but they had moved….I didn’t know what to do….there was this guy there who said…“go and ask my roommate….maybe he knows where they’ve gone”…I walked into the room, there was a small iron bed…it was very hot..it was summer..and there was a boy sleeping..with masses of dark curls….I stood there and looked at him…..suddenly he opened his eyes and smiled….that’s how I met Robert. Ever since, my first image of Robert has been of him smiling.” Thus begins Matt Dowson’s interview film PATTI SMITH | JUST KIDS..


Patti Smith, 1976
Patti Smith is a good autobiographer and she does it without sparing herself, with the composed exuberance of an artist who has scaled the peaks of success and of her art, and with the objective passion of one who through her fame has learned to handle both bright and profoundly dark moments. The high priestess of rock retraces the steps that took her from her childhood in Chicago to New York.
There she met the extreme photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, who forged a path of art, devotion and initiation alongside her. Together they discovered that rock, politics and sex are the essential ingredients of the future revolution. The real bond between Patti and Robert is one of friendship. A rare, pure and precious friendship. An explicit bond of mutual support based on shared dreams, visions and ideas. And art. Just Kids is the confession of one of the towering female figures of American rock, an original poet, a muse and a woman who has made her home on the edge of convention.

Todd Bartholomew




Sant Ambroeus. Milan’s sweetest parlour

Luciano Vismara (pastry chef) and Simonetta Langé Festorazzi

Sant Ambroeus Milano, the historical and refined pastry shop symbol of the Milanese sweetness,  kicked off its 80th anniversary festivities with a cocktail party for the book “Sant Ambroeus. Il dolce salotto di Milano” (Sant Ambroeus. Milan’s sweetest parlour), by Maria Canella, the costume and fashion historian that celebrates a Milanese myth. Playing host was Simonetta Langé Festorazzi, whose family had taken over the locale in 1986. “As a tribute to the elegant and “sweeter” side of Milan,” says Simonetta Langé Festorazzi “this book is made up of texts and images recalling the eighty year experience of Sant Ambroeus, but also, and in particular, the last thirty years ever since my father Franco Festorazzi and my husband Paolo Langé decided to change the destiny of this icon of Milanese history, when it was about to fall into foreign hands.
The book is moved by a desire is to make the reader of these pages feel like any customer entering our venue, that is to say part of a shared past, of a tradition based on good taste and creativity in a cosy and refined atmosphere, the selfsame characteristics of the “Milano” brand which for centuries has expressed an idea of luxury that acts as the driving force behind a variegated manufacturing system of unrivalled aesthetic and craftmanship.
As Maria Canella has written, the secret ingredient of this inimitable mix is the “intimate beauty” of Milan, so different from the “great beauty” of Rome, since it is not reflected in luscious landscapes or splendid buildings but encapsulated in the unmistakable elegance and subtle charm of Milanese women, to whom these pages are dedicated.

The clientele of Sant Ambroeus seeks product quality, aestethic appeal and an excellent service, accompained by the prestige and attraction of actually being in the rooms of one of the chicest venues of Milan.

Contemporary Heritage à la Milanese. In March 2015 Simonetta Langé Festorazzi rejected an offer made by a pool of restaurant entrepreneurs headed by Illy Group. Rumors say they offer amounted to just under 15 million Euros, but for Simonetta Langé it was not about the right price tag but a question of the heart. Instead of selling she gave new impetus to the activity by hiring Raffaele Longo who boasted a 20-year experience at the Hotel Principe di Savoia. But nobody ever thought of replacing Luciano Vismara, the pastry chef famous for his cake-sculptures who has been running pastry operation since 1959.

Sant Ambroeus has been Milan’s sweetest parlour since 1936 when its founder Teresa Cattaneo and two master pastry chefs who had honed their art in Offellerie of Paris and Milan, decided to open a bakery just a few steps from the Opera “Teatro alla Scala” in Milan. Thus, during the “Belle Epoque” which was the cradle of art and creativity, a fertile period, comes the pastry Sant Ambroeus, dedicated to the great Bishop, patron saint of Milan.
Top notch service and high quality products make this historical café a landmark of the respectable and prosperous city of Milan, a mandatory stop and one of the exclusive social gathering places in town, also for the ritualistic evening aperitif, when tasty appetizers are served in line with the flavour of the day (oysters, salmon, Pata negra ham, Dop cheeses). The management of Simonetta Langé Festorazzi has introduced hot cooked dishes to the launch-time menu, famous for its risotto with tiny chops, a style which is “Made in Milan” to withstand passing trends and seasons.





Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Bespoke Atelier
Himn to very slow luxury


The view from Ermenegildo Zegna's Atelier: a terrace on Via Montenapoleone. The Atelier has been set up in the mood of a private apartment, referencing a Milan bourgeoisie style of Mid-Century flair, to emphasize a personal moment of style conversation. Photos courtesy Ermenegildo Zegna

Ermenegildo Zegna unveiled “Zegna Couture Bespoke Atelier”: from made-to-measure (a made-to-measure suit costs upwards of €1,000) to bespoke (a bespoke suit goes from €5,000 to €10,000), from slow luxury (you need to wait for eight weeks) to very slow luxury (the tailors need at least three months. A suit requires 200 steps of custom tailoring and 150 pieces are assembled over a minimum of 75 hours. The fabric itself can be customized: the client can either choose one from Ermenegildo Zegna’s immense archive or bring his own sample.
Zegna Couture Bespoke: the highest level of services within the Zegna offering.  It will allow the client the full personalization according to his desires and style preferences: not only tailored suits and shirts, but also sportswear, leather pieces, knitwear, footwear and every fashion show piece can be made on purpose. Every garment will be Made entirely by hand.

Housed on the top floor of its Via Montenapoleone flagship  the Zegna Couture Bespoke Atelier operates separately from the main store on the floors below. When a client arrives, a valet will escort him to the elevator which will take him to the “apartment cum workshop.”  Ermenegildo Zegna’s Couture Bespoke Atelier deals with consumers to create one-off menswear for the ultimate expression of luxury service. “This is the ideal venue,” said Gildo Zegna, CEO of the family-owned company, opening the doors of the sophisticated location, which covers 107-square meter, and is decorated with  modern and vintage pieces that recall the elegance of the 1950s and reflect the brand’s heritage: a Pietro Russo console; armchairs and a large wooden table by Ignazio Gardella; a metal armoire by Massimiliano Locatelli; lamps by Fontana Arte, and a rug inspired by Giò Ponti. Geometric decors pay homage to the storied Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan and the interiors. “Lightness, attention to detail, elasticity and flexibility define these works of art instilled with craft, humanity and soul,” Ermenegildo Zegna said in a brand statement.
 
During the first Bespoke Atelier appointment, clients will meet with Zegna’s master tailor Angelo Pecora who will listen to the consumer’s ideas and desires. The master tailor will then translated these wishes into wearable pieces. The first appointment also includes measurements and the creation of an individualized canvas. Clients are fitted during the second appointment and during the third visit the jacket is brought out for a fitting without collar or sleeves. Three months later the client visits Bespoke Atelier for the final time to receive the completed pieces and express any last minute alterations.

As part of the COUTURE line, it will be positioned as the highest level of services within the Zegna offering and it will allow the client the full personalization according to his desires and style preferences. Not only tailored suits and shirts, but also sportswear, leather pieces, knitwear, footwear and EVERY FASHION SHOW PIECE can be made on purpose. Every garment will be Made entirely by hand. The process includes the style and material selection including the creation of personal fabrics, cotton fit toile, material and fit adjustment fittings as well as a final appointment for the last fit and delivery.” Last but not least, Ermenegildo Zegna also offers clients the option to customize their footwear but the service is available exclusively at the New Bond Street boutique in London ;-(



 
  
Italy UK
Copyright © 2017 YWC