Fabio Quaranta, who was the 2010 winner in the men's section of Who Is On Next, the scouting project conceived and organized by AltaRoma and Italian Vogue, showed an autumn collection of mostly somber menswear in Rome last week. A squadron of muses, "often controversial voices and strong identities" were summoned, from William S. Burroughs and Marcel Duchamp to Michael Gira and the Little Annie, to inform his sartorial adventures.
Diane and I were asked to be on the jury for the second edition of “Be Blue Be Balestra,” an homage to Renato Balestra in collaboration with AltaRoma and the Talents 2014 of the Accademia Costume & Moda (where my dear friend Paola Balzano studied before she went on to establish her now-thriving fashion brand). Master Roman couturier Renato Balestra offered the time-honored experience of his fashion house to the young graduates of the academia and also to a new generation of students enrolled in a course on fashion communication.
#theoppositehouse #boutiquehotel #design #beijing #fashion #asvof #tsinguha_university #china it is great to discover a hotel where the architect/designer actually understands needs and desires if the traveller. Love the bath, there is not a flood when you use the sink, the rooms are spacious well designed every electrical outlet you might need is there. Bath products delightful ASVOF stamp of approval if you happen to travel to Beijing
After many detours in Paris due to the Tour du France I arrived at the airport and we all had to vacate because of a bomb scare. 45 minutes later bag was not exploded boarded Air France smooth flight and a serene and beautiful hotel with lovely people with genuine smiles. Now to enjoy the bath and yes Beijing is hot and humid.
Alta Roma is always a madcap whirl of runway shows, exhibitions and cocktail parties, where one minute you're watching looks by a young designer on a catwalk in a 12th-century hospital or a faded Fascist hall and the next you're enjoying endless glasses of prosecco and arancini di riso canapes in the courtyard of a formidable palazzo.