7 June – 23 November 2014
The Marisfrolg headquarters, under construction in Shenzhen, are regarded as a futuristic architectural complex covering over 120,000 square metres, and many of the buildings on this 12-hectare site are interconnected. It houses design studios, a boutique hotel, restaurants, fashion services and runways for shows, as well as the general management offices. All inside a 4.8-hectare garden. The building project intends to transmit a sensation of being firmly rooted in the earth and light, at one and the same time. Seen from above, in fact, it has the shape of a wonderful bird in flight. Nature as a source of inspiration can also be found in the different materials used, such as stone, recycled bricks and roof tiles.
The project was commissioned to Architecture van Brandenburg, headed by the New Zealander Fred van Brandenburg.
KRIZIA NOW. LOOKING BACK. GOING FORWARD
19 September 2014, Palazzo Litta-Milan
Looking to the past to build the future. KRIZIA NOW. LOOKING BACK. GOING FORWARD celebrated a virtual handover by the historic past of Krizia to its present. A change that heads in the new direction of continuity. Four prestigious women’s magazines helped to pay tribute to this handover. AMICA, ELLE, D LA REPUBBLICA and FLAIR each chose different approaches, in collaboration with internationally famous talents. Unique photographs taken by prestigious photographers; clothes from the archives reworked by young designers; multimedia installations providing the backdrop for historic garments and a gigantic nest, by the English artist FAYE TOOGOOD, representing the start of a new life.
DINNER AT KRIZIA’S
Thirty important guests in a historic, familiar location frequented for years: Spazio Krizia. “DINNER AT KRIZIA’S” is an intellectual short film featuring a tableful of internationally famous literati, illustrious representatives from the world of design and architecture, art critics and important fashion journalists, brought together to remember and talk about Krizia, expressing the wish that the future of the brand be filled with the splendour of its glorious past.
Ironic moderator for the event is Giovanni Gastel, the photographer who has always been the name behind for the Krizia image. Gillo Dorfles, Mariuccia Casadio, Aldo Colonetti and Flavio Caroli provide a verbal miscellany of ideas… aesthetics, decency, vision, passion, friendship and vintage taste. From Piero Pinto, architect, creator and designer of this multi-faceted Spazio Krizia, and from Ico Migliore and Jacopo Foggini, come thoughts about this first real “fuori-salone”, which hosted works by Ingo Maurer and Ron Arad. Renata Molho also makes a contribution, who here found Ingo Maurer and Ron Arad playing ping pong in a corner, while the Ladies of publishing, Laura Lepetit from La Tartaruga and Annamaria Gandini from Milano Libri, add the names of top writes, actors, authors and Nobel prize winners who frequented this location: Vargas LLosa, Sting, Jane Fonda, Shirley MacLaine, the Labecque sisters, Alice Walker and Michael Ende, David Leavitt, Ian McInerney, plus Gino Paoli and Umberto Eco, who came here with Arthur Miller. Andrèe Shammah, artistic director of the Franco Parenti Theatre, suggests that Spazio Krizia should be given new life and turned into a venue dedicated to art. Overall, an interesting mix of shared principles, basically “guaranteed” by the presence of the most esteemed institutions in Italian fashion, Beppe Modenese, Mario Boselli and Carlo Capasa, who tell of the intelligence in this location.
The guests who took part in DINNER AT KRIZIA’S: Mario Boselli, Carlo Capasa, Flavio Caroli, Mariuccia Casadio, Aldo Colonetti, Gillo Dorfles, Tiziana Fausti, Angelo Flaccavento, Jacopo Foggini, Barnaba Fornasetti, Anna Maria Gandini, Giovanni Gastel, Michela Gattermayer, Daniela Hamaui, Laura Lepetit, Michele Lupi, Antonio Mancinelli, Ico Migliore, Beppe Modenese, Renata Molho, Helen Nonini, Piero Pinto, Anna Riva, Donata Sartorio, Anna Maria Sbisà, Andrée Ruth Shammah, Orio Vergani, Olimpia Zagnoli.
Krizia now. Looking back. Going forward