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Viva Italia

photography
Richie Talboy
art direction
Camilo Gonzalez
shopping edit
Shini Park
Tempo di ricominciare: The verve and charisma of Italian design keeps the rest of the world watching and waiting for more: more originality, daring and finesse.
Casa Laporte, Via benedetto brin 12, Milan, 1935-36, GIO PONTI


Winning at art-level fashion, furniture and cars since Brunelleschi was a lad, Italians absolutely do it better. It’s the small things – Bottega’s signature intrecciato woven details – plus the big things (Marni’s sense of colour, Prada’s serious intent) and the sheer swagger that rule. Even the craziest-seeming ideas end up as classics: Memphis Studios’ postmodernism, Mario Bellini’s voluptuous 1970s sofas for B&B Italia. And to balance out the quirky Fornasetti, here comes the soothing, expensive understatement of Armani, Armani, ah ah Armani…

photography RICHIE TALBOY
art direction CAMILO GONZALEZ
styling ADRI LACAITA
makeup KATE TIGHE
hair ELVIRE ROUX
production CUBE COLLECTIVE
project management ANNA HOLMFELD

writer SOPHIE DENING
assist SABINA WESTON
layout CAMILO GONZALEZ
retouch ALE JIMENEZ

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