Stephen Peng In Florence the first personal exhibition in Italy

In June, Stephen Peng will arrive in Florence with a personal exhibition, the first one in Italy and Europe that will be hosted in the prestigious halls of the ALL Space in Palazzo Capponi Canigiani. After a long, successful career as an established designer for major fashion houses such as Cerutti, Guess, Diesel, Calvin Klein Jeans, Levi’s and United Colors of Benetton, Stephen Peng has restarted at full speed his artistic, exhibition activity. His latest successes in the exhibits held at Singapore and Taipei, where due to the vibrant freshness of his works and have found the attentive interest of collectors and art curators.

Pitti Immagine Uomo 88 The fashion fair will take place between June 16 and June 19

Italy has always been an icon in the world of fashion and Florence has seen the blooming of a large number of world renowned fashion designers such as Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Patrizia Pepe, Emilio Pucci, Ermanno Scervino and many more. Some say that Florence is the birthplace and earliest center of the modern fashion industry in Italy. Among important fashion events going on year round in the city, Pitti Immagine is one of the most abundant in events and innovation. Pitti Uomo 88 that will take place between June 16 and June 19 is the world’s most important platform for men’s clothing and accessory collections and for launching new projects in men’s fashion.

The language of flowers The exhibition at the Gucci Museum

“The language of flowers” exhibit, held at the Gucci Museum from March 13 until September 20 is a reference to one of the iconic motifs of Maison Gucci: Flora. The curator of this exhibit is Martin Bethenod, director of the Palazzo Grassi-Punta della Dogana in Venice, who granted special attention when selecting the works of artists with distinct styles, in order to show how flowers relate to both beauty and memory. The exhibit reunites art works realized between 1967 and 2012 by four different artists, works that play with the iconography of flowers. The four artists involved are South African born painter Marlene Dumas, American photographer Irving Penn, Moroccan artist Latifa Echakhch and French photographer Valérie Belin, with pieces including Belin’s Phlox New Hybrid (with Dahlia Redskin), Dumas’ Einder, and Penn’s Single Oriental Poppy.

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