Foto Michele Miglionico.4 (rid)Haute Couture creation always have something sacral in the concept. This specific Dignity that only passionate professionals and can raise on their arms. This is not only excellent craftsmanship, skills and experience but true passion, talent and pure concept in artist’s mind. (more…)


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Natural and artistic beauties in Matera and Basilicata inspire fashion designer  Michele Miglionico to support with his Haute Couture clothes the Candidacy of Matera as European Capital of Culture 2019.

Basilicata (Italy) born designer  Michele Miglionico while attending the event Fashion Award Città dei Sassi 2014,  that took place in the wonderful Piazza San Francesco d’Assisi in Matera (Italy), supported “Matera European Candidate as Capital of Culture 2019” showing three outfits inspired by three of the Madonnas venerated in his region:  Black Madonna of Viggiano, Madonna of Bruna and Madonna of Carmine.

The Orchestra Amitiés made of fourty-three musicians and directed by Matera born  Grazia Giusto performed a new song arranged by the composer and director of the orchestra Luigi Lombardi d’Aquino to highlight the lyricism and the drama of the performance.

 Michele Miglionico imagined, in a blaze of organzas rounded by valencienne laces,  crochets covered by tulle point d’esprit, brocades and taffettas in silk, his woman-madonna hanging on the balance between sacred and profane but always romantic and sensual.

Those three outfits are made with the designer’s favourite couture colours: white black and scarlet red.

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During the performance the couturier remembered the movie “Il Vangelo secondo Matteo” ( the Gospel according to St.Matthew) of director Piero Paolo Pasolini, as the very first movie with Christian subject shot in the City of the Sassi fifty years ago and just now restored showing some of the images from the film.

The models’ look has been completed with the sculptured jewels from Monies collection, by the hair stylist Paola Cancelliere  and her Staff –Wella Official Partner of  Fashion Award Città dei Sassi –  and by make up artist  Pablo Gil Cagnè and his Staff.

 An innovative and original view of Matera that with the language of Italian Haute Couture is ready to present new suggestions and emotions.

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Fashion Designer: Claudia Danna – “Visions between the end and the beginning”.

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Inspirations taken from natural world and animal ancestry enriched with tribal mystery,  symbolism and alchemy are the substratum of Claudia Danna‘s vision of fashion. The collection entitled “Visions between the end and the beginning” is the transition between two dark frontiers – the darkness of vanishing and the darkness that preludes the new beginning like the metamorphosis of a chrysalis. From one side we are introduced into the dark concept of death with the dark accents and taxonomic influences. From another side the vivid accents of palette ensure us about the darkness of rebirth like the end of one stage moves to beautiful transformation of a butterfly.  The dresses illustrate the armor constructions encapsulating the ethereal silk and lightweight chiffon, rigid rubber and arthropod designs outlining the mystical experience between the closing and initial point.

The collection “Visions between the end and the beginning” for Autumn/ Winter 2013-2014 was presented during the fashion week Altaroma Haute Couture . Thanks to the collection, the designer Claudia Andrea Danna became a winner of the “ Fashion Award Altieri – Best Talented Designer”.

Images are the courtesy of fashion designer Claudia Danna

Photo credits:

Photographer Maddalena Scutigliani
All clothing and styling Claudia Danna
Model Margarita

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FashBack: Iris Strubegger by Alexi Lubomirski for Vogue Germany September 2011

Vogue Germany September 2011
Model  Iris Strubegger
Photography by Alexi Lubomirski 
styled by Christiane Arp 
Haute Couture collections of  Elie Saab, Chanel, Dior & others