Testimonies, statements, anxieties and secrets of some of the most important makers of contemporary fashion.
The leading figures of fashion reveal themselves in a completely new and original manner. This volume presents meetings with the most important stylists and the most recent generation of fashion designers (Stephan Janson, Liza Bruce, Ann Demeulemeester, Alexander McQueen, Anna Molinari and Helen Storey): a collection of conversations, protraits, images, close encounters with everything that has been created by the world of fashion, scandals, enthusiasm, excitement, participation, what has been constructed and deconstructed from our bodies and identity starting from our “clothing” and its relationship with the other contemporary languages.The works and clothes of a mutating identity, confines within which fashion creates projects of bodies where art questions anatomy and identity, through works that resembles clothes. A compass for navigation through the panorama of the new trends of fashion.
Francesca Alfano Miglietti (FAM), studies the theory of mutations connected with visual languages, and teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. She curates exhibitions, edits reviews and organises conferences. Among other volumes, she has published: Orizzonti Verticali (1986), Arte degli ambienti (1987), Arte in Italia 60/85 (1988), Arte Pericolosa (1991), Orlan (1996) and Identità Mutanti (1997). For Costa & Nolan she was editor of the series of monographs Estensioni, Contaminazioni di Inizio Millennio. She has been chief editor of the review "VIRUS Mutations" and has invented new scenarios and places within the imagery of mutation.