At the same time as the Art Dubai days, the "Hair" exhibition opens on February 28th at the Oblong Contemporary Art Gallery - Dubai with a selection of the latest works by Flavio Lucchini, artist and founder of Superstudio, who lived also in Dubai. A welcome return after his 2020 "The Vogue Lesson" Solo Show which inaugurated the gallery itself. This time the protagonist of his art is not fashion but the woman through a hundred faces invaded by color where it is the hair that speaks to us of contemporaneity. The testimony is Flavio Lucchini himself. In FlavioLucchiniArt in Milan the entire collection of Hair portraits and the other 600 artworks.


A tie that dates back to the 1960s unites Giorgio Armani and Flavio Lucchini when the former was a promising assistant at Nino Cerruti's Hitman and the latter already the art director who had created the most prestigious Italian fashion magazines from Amica to Vogue Italia to L'Uomo Vogue to which many others would follow. The recent book "Per Amore" to which "The King" gave the most important moments of his life and career were an opportunity for Lucchini to rethink this extraordinary friendship. A story that began in the glossy pages of his monthly magazines and continued with the physical proximity of Superstudio's first two hubs, Superstudio 13 and Superstudio Più, which frame the Armani Teatro and Armani Silos on Via Bergognone in Milan's Tortona Fashion & Design District. The memories of Armani, a reserved and rigorous person, start from his childhood and come to the present day, a unique example of how to build a planetary success without smearing.


Colors that pierce you, disturbing eyes that scrutinize you, fantastic faces poised between joy and amazement, naive traits and imperious brush strokes. Fabio Bellotti, creative of the fabric that has made his imagination since the 70s on the most beautiful Italian silks, in maturity has made a generational leap found youth and a liveliness never tamed. "In Your Eyes", his little, very intense, amazing exhibition at the Galleria Jannone gathered his friends ever and new fans. Flavio Lucchini, who has been and is a great admirer from the golden times of the first Vogue Italia and the L’Uomo Vogue he himself created, so he recalls the man and the genius who contributed to the update of Italian fashion.


The 60th anniversary of Amica, coinciding a new revival under the direction of editor Danda Santini, is also an opportunity for a remembrance of the birth of the innovative women's weekly, as Corriere della Sera also pointed out (Wednesday, Nov. 30). Flavio Lucchini, president of Superstudio Group and artist, is the art director who created the original graphic design and set the revolutionary image of the magazine that, after a long incubation, saw the light in 1962. So in his book "Il Destino - dovevo fare il contadino ma ho incontrato la moda," Gedi edition (request at Superstudio or on amazon), Lucchini traces the start of that publishing adventure.


“Richard Avedon: Relationships” is the extraordinary exhibition promoted by the Municipality of Milan in collaboration with Skira which opens on 22 September at Palazzo Reale in Milan and celebrates perhaps the most legendary fashion photographer in the world. From his fashion images that have accompanied the success of Vogue America for many years to the extraordinary campaigns for Versace in the 80s to the portraits of the major protagonists of the century, this exhibition was born that speaks to us of absolute beauty. Flavio Lucchini with Avedon had to deal from the beginning ...


Laura Dimitrio has recently published her latest work entitled NON SOLO KIMONO. Edited by Skira this book has been written by a very committed scholar into the study of fashion. A major text with numerous reference points and sources to understand how traditional and then contemporary garments have influenced Italian fashion...

In the 60/70s, I was the Art Director of Vogue Italia, always aiming for the next level, even beyond the fashion world. I was always present at the fashion shows in Rome, Milan, Paris, mainly. In almost every case, I experienced and saw the beginning of and the journey to success of the stylists who later became icons for the fashion of the time. In Paris, I had been following Kenzo, Issey Miyake, Yoshi Yamamoto since their debut on the fashion catwalks. Then, I also became friends with them.
Only after Kenzo hosted me and Giella in Hiseij...


The book-catalogue of Skira published on the occasion of the exhibition 1000 Vases curated by Francesco Pirrello at Superstudio Più in September, is the proof of how much creativity is a transversal language throughout the world. The variety of proposals around a single object is of great interest for what it shows and what it implies.

One thousand vases. How not to smile and at the same time feel pleasure in seeing that in the world there are always moltitudes of creatives who devote so much of their time to make something that their imagination induces them or compels them to do?  The “vase” theme already seems to limit the field a lot. The book 1000 vases curated by Pierpaolo Pitacco seems to me an excellent opportunity to reflect on the art and artists of today and yesterday...


Before starting the regeneration labors of that old abandoned factory, that later would become Superstudio Maxi, Luca Gilli had already asked to follow its path with his camera. In silence and in solitude, in the frost or under the scorching sun, in the chaos of the construction site every now and then he appeared and took pictures. This resulted in works of great beauty and sensitivity where space is abstracted and becomes a work of art that will be exhibited during the Inauguration Days at Superstudio Maxi in the personal exhibition  “Passaggi di Stato”, curated by Paola Sosio Contemporary Art.

I didn’t know Luca Gilli, a photographer born in 1965 and who lives in Cavriano (Reggio Emilia). I was struck by his request to photograph Superstudio Maxi when it wasn’t there yet. It was just a building of broken glass and rusty sheet metal, partly abandoned for about 20 years. His idea was to follow its transformation without even having seen the project...


A well-known art dealer who is also an artist, writer, producer, musician, videomaker and Reiki and Tai Chi master. A graphic designer, illustrator, art-director, versatile conceptual and 3D artist, who was also lucky enough to meet Flavio Lucchini in his youth and become artistic director of his cult Mondo Uomo magazine and others. Authors experiment together with the relationship between image and word. Maurizio Zorat designs robots, Giorgio Cardazzo contrasts mirror short stories, which maybe have something to do with them or maybe not. Published by GArt Edizioni Milano, Mind Blown is part of a numbered art books collection.

In these days I received the latest book from a dear friend of mine, who was also my student in the editorial office. The title is: Mind Blown. Authors are two. Tales by Giorgio Cardazzo. Works by Maurizio Zorat. A volume different from the usual ones, which brings together two opposite and complementary feelings...


Kenzo’s passing is not only that of Covid last known victim, but of a man who, since the ‘70s, has really brought fashion towards a more intercultural, free and democratic horizon. Flavio Lucchini knew him then and so in his autobiographical book IL DESTINO he tells us about him behind the scenes. In the chapter dedicated to him the memory of a collaboration and a friendship that has left its mark.

I’m in Dubai, it’s January 2018 but it’s less hot than expected. My daughter who has been living here for four years has done me a kindness. She gave me a black cardigan because it gets chilly at night. The cardigan is designed by Kenzo, she knew I would like it. My mind went backwards and in a flash I saw and lived again many years back, starting from when I met him in 1970 in Paris...