CAMP is everywhere! MERCANTEINFIERA

MERCANTEINFIERA

International trade fair of Modernism, Antiques and Collectables
Fairs of Parma – Via Rizzi, 67/a – Baganzola
Parma (PR)

4-12 October 2008
 

 

1200 international exhibitors will take part in Mercanteinfiera Autumn, the 27th edition of the most important international trade fair of modernism, antiques and collectables in Europe.
Thousands of paintings, ceramics, silverware pieces, carpets, jewels and bijoux of all styles and artistic periods will once again attract Mercanteinfiera visitors, many of them collectors, architects, designers, stage designers, antique dealers, Italian and European auction house buyers, journalists, show business people, art lovers and simply curious visitors.

 

 

…mum&I found something really campy also here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CAMP…totallyCamp: DAVID LaCHAPELLE

WHO:

David LaChapelle (born March 11, 1963 in Fairfield, Connecticut) is a photographer and director who works in the fields of fashion, advertising, and fine art photography, and is noted for his surreal, unique and often humorous style.

 

CAREER:

LaChapelle has four published books of his photographs, including LaChapelle Land and Hotel LaChapelle, both containing vivid and bizarre portraits of celebrities such as Marilyn Manson, Naomi Campbell, David Beckham, Drew Barrymore, Shirley Manson, Courtney Love, Lance Armstrong, Pamela Anderson, Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz and Uma Thurman.

LaChapelle directed singer Elton John’s show, The Red Piano at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace, which premiered in 2004. The show features extensive use of video technology on an LED screen backing the show that, when built, was promoted as the largest and brightest of all time. Several of John’s songs during the performance are accompanied by short films by LaChapelle.

He was the original director of Madonna’s video for the 2005 hit “Hung Up”, but fell apart due to creative differences with the singer.

He has directed advertisements for major brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Lavazza, Nokia, L’Oréal, Diesel and Burger King. In 2006 he directed “Romeo and Juliet,” a five-minute commercial for H&M’s new denim brand and “Tis the Season to be Gorgeous,” a humorous Christmas commercial for UK retailer Boots Group showing glamorous-looking women doing relatively mundane Christmas tasks. Also in the UK, he directed the surreal Lost trailers for Channel 4, show the cast dancing in 1920s costume among the burning wreckage on the beach; whilst the cast voice-over such phrases as “one of us is a murderer”; “one of us is a junkie” etc. In addition to this, he directed Channel 4’s promotion of Desperate Housewives season one.

LaChapelle’s works have been described as surrealist, grotesque, shocking and ironic. His use of celebrities exaggerates aspects of their personalities or their personal lives.

www.davidlachapelle.com

CAMPexplosion: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

WHO:

Dame Vivienne Westwood, (born 8 April 1941) is an English fashion designer largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream.

 

 

 

Vivienne’s first husband was Derek Westwood, with whom she had one child, Ben. Their marriage lasted three years. She then met Malcolm McLaren, later known for being the manager for punk band The Sex Pistols. The two lived in a council flat in Clapham and had a son named Joseph. Westwood continued to teach until 1971, when Malcolm decided to open a shop, Let It Rock (also known as Sex, Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die, Seditionaries) where Westwood began to sell her outrageous designs. During this period, Westwood, McLaren, and artist Jamie Reid were influenced by the Situationists. She still owns the shop, which is at 430 King’s Road, and sells her Anglomania label from there. The shop is now known as World’s End.

 

Notorious for going knicker-less, she caused a stir in 1992 when she came to collect the OBE, and twirled to reveal all. After being made a Dame in 2006 by the Prince of Wales she disclosed that she was knicker-less again.

 

 

WHO DID HE DRESSED?

The punk style began to gain notoriety when the Sex Pistols wore clothes from Westwood and McLaren’s shop at their first gig. The “punk style” included BDSM fashion, bondage gear, safety pins, razor blades, bicycle or lavatory chains on clothing and spiked dog collars that were used as jewellery, as well as outrageous make-up and hair. The inclusion of more traditional elements of British design, such as tartan fabric, amongst the more unusual elements of her style only served to make the overall effect of her designs more shocking.

 

 

 

www.seditionaries.com

http://www.viviennewestwood.co.uk/flash.php

Hanging out in Milan: 10 CORSO COMO

CITY:

Milan

 

AREA:

Porta Garibaldi area

http://maps.google.it/maps?hl=it&tab=wl

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

 

The mind behind ’10 corso como’ is a petite golden-haired woman named Carla Sozzani, she owns and is constantly reinventing her unique and ever-expanding mix of selling spaces grouped around a beautiful courtyard, which is closed off from the traffic and brouhaha outside, in the off-center neighborhood in Milan, Italy.

Customers can make a day of it in the 13,000-square-foot complex, which includes the Galleria Carla Sozzani (a photography and design gallery), a bookstore (design books from all over the world), a boutique for men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, hard-to-find imports, and must-have luxury goods. Sozzani was influenced by oriental bazaars. She was also inspired by ‘Biba’, the unforgettably atmospheric London boutique that mushroomed, briefly, into a department store on Kensington High Street in the early 1970s.

’10 corso como’ was founded in 1991.
Carla Sozzani started out with an initial investment of only $200,000. With the help of her boyfriend, Kris Ruhs, an American artist from New York City, who has designed the logo, some corners of the shop, the 10 Corso Como café and the restaurant, which opened in 1999.

Another big help comes from her look-alike sister, Franca Sozzani, who has been for more than a decade the editor-in-chief of ‘Vogue Italia’ – a magazine that has
made it to one of the most revered fashion and style forecasters in the world. A lot of fashion trends you see in the magazine
you can find at ’10 corso como’.

As it is always à la page, it allows people also to find out something very campy!

 

CLIENTELE:

Foreign people, up-to-date, rich, extravagant and people, popular ones.

Designers, music lovers.

 

SERVICE:

Monday 3.30 – 7.30

Tuesday to Friday 10 – 7.30

 

SHOP:

 

 

LAST CHECKED:

Friday, 10th October 2008

Hanging out in Milan: SANT’AMBROGIO – TIM CAMINO

CITY:

Milan

AREA:

Sant’Ambrogio area

http://maps.google.it/maps?hl=it&tab=il&q=tim%20camino%20milano

DESCRIPTION:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full and funny, the Tim Camino shop is colorful and filled by every kind of accessories.

Created by Margherita Santangelo, firstly distribuited in USA, nowadays Tim Camino brand is well known among people from 15 to 30.

CLIENTELE:

Teenagers, humouros women, homosexual male people.

( Freddie Mercury was a cartoon t-shirt lover!)

 

SERVICE:

Monday 3.30 – 7.30

Tuesday to Friday 10 – 7.30

SHOP:

http://velvet.repubblica.it/dettaglio/Fuori-dagli-schemi:-Tim-Camino-e-gli-altri/41341

 

 

 

 

LAST CHECKED:

 Friday, 10th October 2008

Hanging out in Milan: QUADRILATERO DELLA MODA

CITY:

Milan

AREA:

Quadrilatero della moda, centro

http://maps.google.it/maps?hl=it&tab=wl

DESCRIPTION:

 

 

In Milan Fashion District (Italian Quadrilatero della moda)  many well-known fashion designers have their high-end boutiques and stores.

Prices are usually high and almost everything is elegant, sophisticated and refined but few times you can also find something absolutely campy!

CLIENTELE:

 

Rich people who have a strange love for campy accessories and clothes, famous people.

SERVICE:

Monday 3.30 – 8

Tuesday to Friday 10 – 8

SHOPS:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Via_Montenapoleone

Just Cavalli, Vivienne Westwood, Alan Journo

INTERIOR DESIGN:

More is more: flamboyant fashion rooms, luxury fashion shops set with the conventional Bond Street formula of using expensive materials such as marble to denote exclusivity and expense, colorful spaces.

 

 

 

LAST CHECKED:

Friday, 10th October 2008