Monday, June 21, 2010
Everything about this guy is truly old-school Italian: his stare, his gait, and his impeccably tailored suit. Unfortunately, upon every occasion of me raising my camera to take his portrait he would lower his head and walk away.
On my last day in Milan, I could no longer settle with sneaky shots from behind and I thought I should try one more time. I took a risk and tried to get his attention by giving a startling shout behind him in hopes that he would turn around and I could get what I needed and face the consequences. Much to my surprise, when I did capture the fortunate snap above he gave a slow wink,turned, and strolled off.
Posted by The Catorialist at 1:51 AM
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
This week I'm in Milano, and it's already full-on summer here.
I spotted this gentlemen last summer but never got a chance to shoot him. I caught him in the late afternoon looking bit worn out from work and he was not about to let me take his photograph. After begging him in my poor Italian he finally looked me up and down and gave a simple nod. He looked just as comfortable last time wearing the same perfect blazer and crisp white shirt during the most unbearable heat. (Does he wear it everyday?)
Posted by The Catorialist at 1:10 AM
Sunday, April 11, 2010
So, what do we think of this years shows? Are you as disappointed as I am?
While some designers continue to take risks in the recession, many are still holding back in fear of alienating their customers (and stockists). We should be seeing more reasons to fall in love with a collection and less conservative market-driven decisions.
Punk sensibility in a tailored camel's hair coat are what make Paris worthwhile.
I love his pairing of the vintage bell, snap collar (reflective!), and his austere tag. Masculine, but still playful.
Posted by The Catorialist at 11:54 PM