I'm thrilled to have been invited to a private viewing of Italian fashion designers at Somerset House in London to commemorate Italy's 150 years as a unified nation! The photographic exhibition entitled the Masters of Style, curated by the talented Colin McDowell and the indomitable Peroni Nastro Azzurro, documents the personal stories and journey of Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Missoni, Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo.
The Italian sense of style is so deeply inbedded in their culture, that they understand perfectly that well tailored stylish clothing can change how we feel, help us evolve through out the diffent phases of our life and that fashion is ultimately an expression of character which can empower us all.
Curator of the exhibition, esteemed fashion journalist Colin McDowell, says:
“The expression ‘Made in Italy’ has become a global codeword for an embodiment
of style, conveying Italy’s position at the forefront of international trends, inspiring
and influencing the designers of tomorrow as it has done for over half a century.
When it comes to self expression, effortless style and flair, nobody does it better
or more naturally than the Italians.”
Masters of Style will run from 1st July- 14th August 2011 in the Embankment Galleries, Somerset House. Open daily from 10.00 to 18.00, Late night openings until 21.00 on Thursdays. Cost £6, £5 concessions don't miss it!