RE-STYLING YOUR SPACE
Milan Design Week. Alberto Guardiani in collaboration with Ossigeno presents OFFICINE OPUS.| 13/04/2017
Milan Design Week 2017.
On the occasion of Milan Design Week, the time of the Year when the whole city of Milan celebrates Design through exhibitions, presentations and events, Alberto Guardiani's flagship store of Corso Venezia 6 hosted, from April 4th to 9th RE-STYLING YOUR SPACE: the presentation of Officine Opus by Ossigeno, a functional, yet highly creative product made out of natural materials, such as wood, terracotta and lime, blend by colours. An innovative and ecofriendly solution able to re-define surfaces. Design details, able to re-think the setting, with a soft, yet modern touch of a timeless allure, details able to re-project the style of a space, as much shoes can re-invent an entire look.
Milano Design Week 2017.
OUIIII... C'EST LA CHERIE!18/05/2015
Cherie, the jewel slip-on from Guardiani, is a capsule collection preview for fall/winter 2015-16 "blended" in five vitaminic colours, available in monobrand stores, online store and selected shops.
LILY ALLEN WEARING LIPSTICK HEEL 11530/06/2014
Loved by all the celebs, our It-Shoe has also conquered the Pop Star Lily Allen.
Oliver & Oliver14/04/2014
It’s now online “Oliver & Oliver ", the new video project made in collaboration with TheThreeF.com
Alberto Guardiani & Wallpaper* present: "IN PARENTHESIS"
Milan Design Week 7/13 April 2014. Yesterday night for the Milan Design Week, we celebrated the new partnership with the famous magazine of design Wallpaper*, presenting a sculpture of the British artist Robert Storey at our boutique.
Milan Design Week 7/13 April 2014
Yesterday night for the Milan Design Week, we celebrated the new partnership with the famous magazine of design Wallpaper*, presenting a sculpture of the British artist Robert Storey at our boutique.
After three years, three collections of shoes and a collection of travel accessories, the installation inspired by our logo "brace", with a contemporary and modern design, has attracted a lot of international guests of fashion and design field. Fashion met design with the sculptures of Storey that also embellished our windows, like a frame for the shoes, especially for the new super high and elegant "Lipstick Heel 115".
Among the guests, the beautiful Eleonora Carisi whose sensuality represented our Lipstick Heel in a sophisticated and intriguing video.
There were also some other bloggers like Filippo Cirulli and Filippo Fiora, fresh from a special project that will be launched soon: stay tuned!
An evening of fun to celebrate the style and creativity of Alberto Guardiani and Wallpaper* that have honoured art thanks to their common passion and inspiration for design! A cocktail party where several guests were enchanted by an easy chic, sparkling and funny atmosphere.
LIPSTICK HEEL 11507/04/2014
Ladies and gentlemen,
Here is the new Lipstick Heel 115.
New shape, new height and new allure.
PACK YOUR BAGS IN SARTORIAL STYLE17/10/2013
Set out to discover the world, or just spend a relaxing weekend in the countryside, but don’t sacrifice tailored tradition or the design’s eye.
TAKE YOUR SNEAKERS TO THE STREET15/10/2013
Where streetstyle is concerned, you can pretty much do anything you like.
FLUTTERBY LIKE A BUTTERFLY11/10/2013
Step into a fantasy world right from your urban front door in this season's newest Flutterby Shoe in black and white...
ALBERTO GUARDIANI & WALLPAPER* WITH SELFRIDGES INSTALLATION
Alberto Guardiani and Wallpaper*, the international design magazine, have joined forces to create a special installation at celebrated London department store Selfridges this summer.| 04/07/2013
The installation will showcase the shoe collection created in collaboration between the two brands. To mark the 30th anniversary of the fashion brand’s menswear adventure in 2011, a range of loafers and lace-ups in suede and technical fabrics by Schoeller Textiles was produced in conjunction with former Wallpaper* fashion director SébastienClivaz (now at Christian Dior) and London bespoke tailors Thom Sweeney, while graphic designers Revenge is Sweet created a distinctive shoe box. The collection was followed a season later by more shoes in adventurous colour ways and a specially commissioned belt by Lausanne-based industrial designer Xavier Perrenoud. A travel capsule collection by German designer André Klauser followed in 2013. The installation, designed by Wallpaper* editor-at-large Leila Latchin, takes its inspiration from a series of films documenting the collaboration between Wallpaper*, Alberto Guardiani, Thom Sweeney and Revenge is Sweet. “I wanted the onlooker to see the craftsmanship, materials and tools used from the inception of the design up to the finished shoe, to appreciate the processes involved in creating a handmade product,” says Latchin. Split across two bays, one for the Wallpaper*collection and one for the must- have shoes of Alberto Guardiani’s FW collection, which is inspired by a romantic rock in an urban style with hybrid constructions and a formal imprint, the installation is connected visually through a theme of the negative and the positive, where two designs mirror each other in outline and positioning. As for the capsule collection we Alberto Guardiani realized realised with Wallpaper* magazine, the fil-rouge of our their creation is always a great balance between Italian craftsmanship and passion for detail and innovation, delivering contemporary and sophisticated products. “The capsule collection required a design that protected the pieces, to be admired rather than touched,” explains Latchin. “Here I drew inspiration from the display cases that have traditionally been used in museums whilst adding a tilt and twist to give a more contemporary, angular appearance. Alberto Guardiani's A/W collection in the second bay called for a more open presentation, offering to be held and admired, so it followed to reverse the design of the former, openly placing the shoes onto a series of solid cubes.” The installation will be in place at Selfridges from 22nd July to 1st September. Both footwear collections from Alberto Guardiani will be available to purchase at Selfridges.
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ALBERTO GUARDIANI LAUNCHES A LUGGAGE RANGE WITH WALLPAPER*
Milan Design Week is the front runner for unparalleled creativity, where a brand’s identity is exquisitely package wrapped in the range of design pieces it proposes. In true style, Alberto Guardiani stepped up to the plate with a unique luggage range designed by André Klauser in collaboration with Wallpaper* Magazine, exemplifying what Design Week is all about while staying true to the Brand’s fashion identity.| 16/04/2013
Launched in the Milan flagship store, the event hosted the capsule collection on a series of wooden pedestals and peg boards, the ideal backdrop for an expression of modern sartorial-ism. Of the range, André Klauser says: ‘The central piece of the collection is the travel bag. It is dimensioned to fit the essentials for a short trip and small enough to take on board a plane as hand luggage… A simple document sleeve, a tablet and a laptop cover, all referencing postal envelopes, add to the collection.’
The luggage range launch hosted a non-stop flux of national and international journalists, stylists, celebrities and trendsetters, all mingling to the backdrop of recent tunes while sipping bubbles and munching on chocolate truffles.
Take a trip from New York City’s Garment District through to Chelsea and stop in at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where the exhibition Shoe Obsession is taking place. For avid shoe lovers worldwide, whether men or women, this exhibition is not to be missed.
We’ve seen the likes of the Lipstick Heel in its classic black and red patent leather pump version and the d’orsay sandal in nude pink on Katy Perry, or black suede on Lana Del Rey, but as summer draws near and sexy, designer sandals take center stage, Jessica Alba goes “All Black,” wearing the patent version of the open toe sandal with a tonal black lipstick.
LANA DEL REY WEARING THE LIPSTICK HEEL21/05/2012
Lana Del Rey, new American starlet at the top of the charts is currently one of the hottest and most controversial names in US music. Sultry, sexy and stripped down, she was photographed by i-D Magazine in Alberto Guardiani’s Lipstick Heel.
CELEBRATING LONDON'S BIG YEAR IN 2012 WITH A LIMITED EDITION
The Summer Olympic Games, the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and the reopening of the Tate Gallery are just three of the major events that will put London centre stage of the world map in 2012.| 17/05/2012
The Summer Olympic Games, the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and the reopening of the Tate Gallery are just three of the major events that will put London centre stage of the world map in 2012.
Alberto Guardiani has chosen to join in the celebrative moment by dedicating to Brit style and the UK capital city an original revisitation of one of its all-time hit products: the TOKI sneaker.
Toki London 2012 is the highlight of the SS 12 Guardiani Sport collection. It offers a fresh slant on the distinctive silhouette that has made the shoe a winner year after year. Other new features include the use of a soft white calf leather with suede inserts.
The mark of superior Italian craftsmanship comes in the Union Jack colours. Painted by hand with a pictorial flourish, they serve as the backdrop for a city skyline where famous landmarks like the London Eye and 30 St Mary Axe figure prominently.
Meanwhile, the five iconic rings that form the Olympic symbol make for fun multicolour grommets.
Quality materials, inventive details, unique working processes: that’s how Alberto Guardiani celebrates London, international capital of style in 2012.
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Katy Perry, young American singer at the top of the charts around the world, has chosen the Lipstick Heel, iconic shoe from Alberto Guardiani, yet again.
Cinderthriller: THE 3 FINALIST06/03/2012
1. Name/ Age - LADY SAN PEDRO
ALBERTO GUARDIANI AND i-D UNVEIL THE NEW IT-SHOE AT THE CINDERTHRILLER FINALE DURING MILAN FASHION WEEK
The walk through Corso Como in Milan is a conundrum of confusion in this period. The skylight, enveloped by construction cranes and silhouettes of budding skyscrapers in preparation for the 2015 EXPO evoke a sense of modern, technological wonder. But as we approach 10 Corso Como by foot, the emotions of the evening begin to sing a very different tune.| 01/03/2012
It’s always a curious sensation to come to 10 Corso Como with guests who have never been and see their initial reaction, but this time was special. The 3 guests, the finalists of the CINDERTHRILLER international design contest hosted by ALBERTO GUARDIANI & i-D MAGAZINE, had never visited the concept store considered one of the top trendsetters in the Western World. The ohs and ahs from the 3 finalists, Lady San Pedro, Alex Noble and Azadeh Zandi were audible as we walked through the vine-enveloped courtyard entrance.
The Cinderthriller Finale, a celebration of the new “IT-SHOE”, The Flutterby Shoe, designed by Lady San Pedro for the competition, was perfectly staged in the backdrop of 10 Corso Como’s picturesque location. Maxi-screens played the 5th Cinderthriller trailer video to set the mood while ipads on pedestals showing off around 800 contest designs were scattered throughout the courtyard and the store to view. Guests and journalists mingled under the wrought-iron canopy, awaiting the arrival of the finalists, while The Flutterby Shoe was displayed inside the concept store, turning gracefully on a vintage record player encased in a voluminous glass dome.
The dj set kicked off, by dj Marcelo Burlon while guests began to file in, but this didn’t stop journalists and fashion trendsetters from interviewing the finalists or the Cinderthriller judges headed by Terry Jones, creator of i-D and Rubina Guardiani, daughter of the brand’s founder.
The Flutterby Shoe, to be sold in 10 Corso Como in Milan and Colette in Paris for the FW12-13 collection is designed as a detailed butterfly wing heel on a sensual bright red pump.The winning design was created by Lady San Pedro, a 28-year-old designer from the Philippines who works in advertising and makes her home in Barcelona. It’s an iconic shoe that captures an unconventional sense of femininity reflecting San Pedro’s personal philosophy of life: “spontaneity, and being able to ‘wing it’, can only come from a woman of intelligence and experience”.
CINDERTHRILLER: JUDGES HOUSE10/12/2011
What are you looking for in the entries? New blood for us, old vampires
"CINDERTHRILLER PARTY" VIDEO AND PICTURES
In Milan, 24th September 2011, the hunt for the new It-Shoe began, promoted by Alberto Guardiani together with the international magazine i-D. The exclusive party, titled “Cinderthriller”, launched the contest dedicated to the world-wide search for the new iconic shoe capable of matching the success of the Lipstick Heel.| 04/12/2011
In Milan, 24th September 2011, the hunt for the new It-Shoe began, promoted by Alberto Guardiani together with the international magazine i-D. The exclusive party, titled “Cinderthriller”, launched the contest dedicated to the world-wide search for the new iconic shoe capable of matching the success of the Lipstick Heel.
An evening enveloped in international glamour, was made one-of-a-kind by creative director Terry Jones and music by deejays Matthew Stone, Princess Julia and Dorian Gray. Nine hundred guests were present, including such fashion and entertainment names as Malika Ayane, Anna dello Russo, and Carla Sozzani with emerging designers Marco de Vincenzo, Andrea Incontri, Fleet Ilya and Andrea Pompilio.
During the party the first trailer of 5 videos was presented, created by world-famous photographers and filmmakers to tell the story of this compelling global style hunt. The unmistakably original atmosphere, the music and the video will have guaranteed inspiration for all present designers. We can only hold our breath in anticipation while waiting to see what sketches are proposed for the new It-Shoe.
ALBERTO GUARDIANI WALLPAPER* LIMITED EDITION
WORLD PREMIERE, FLORENCE 14 TH JUNE
Announced last January to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Alberto Guardiani men’s line, the Alberto Guardiani Wallpaper* Limited Edition has been presented in Florence last 14th of June, during the 80th edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo.| 03/12/2011
Announced last January to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Alberto Guardiani men’s line, the Alberto Guardiani Wallpaper* Limited Edition has been presented in Florence last 14th of June, during the 80th edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo.
The capsule collection has been the star attraction at an exclusive cocktail party, held on against the evocative backdrop of Palazzo Gianfigliazzi overlooking the Arno river.
During the event it’s been launched the fifth and last episode of the video reportage, created and produced by Wallpaper* – available at wallpaper.com and albertoguardiani.com – describing all the steps of this project.
Sartorial elegance and high-tech performance, tradition and innovation are the main features of an international capsule collection destined to leave its mark.
i-D and Alberto Guardiani are searching high and low for the next big shoe designer.
"CINDERTHRILLER"A STORY OF SHOES & FASHION28/09/2011
Milan, September 2011 – Alberto Guardiani - a leading name in Italian footwear - and i-D - the influential British fashion and culture magazine, are proud to announce the launch of the exciting and unique ‘Cinderthriller’ competition.
ALBERTO GUARDIANI & WALLPAPER* EPISODE 528/06/2011
Il quinto video riassume l’intero percorso che ha portato alla nascita della capsule collection. A partire dall’incontro tra Alberto Guardiani e Sébastien Clivaz, Fashion Director della testata internazionale, sotto la cui direzione creativa si sono susseguiti i contributi dei vari protagonisti, ognuno documentato da una delle puntate del video reportage, on air nei mesi scorsi:
ALBERTO GUARDIANI & WALLPAPER* EPISODE 411/05/2011
In the final instalment of the making of the Wallpaper*/Alberto Guardiani capsule collection, we turn to graphic design duo Revenge is Sweet to wrap things up.
Alberto Guardiani & Wallpaper* Episode 301/04/2011
After the first video, introduced during the last edition of Pitti, that tells the history of the brand and announces the collaboration plan, the second video, launched last month, contains the testimony of the pair, Thom Sweeney, and their participation in the planning of the “perfect shoe”.
Alberto Guardiani e Wallpaper*: Episode 202/03/2011
A capsule collection composed of 4 man shoes styles and developed together with London magazine Wallpaper has been created to celebrate the 30-years’ anniversary of Alberto Guardiani main Line.
Alberto Guardiani’s LIPSTICK HEEL - a pump with a lipstickshaped heel – is both a shoe and an icon that draws inspiration from the great stars of the past and the present. It plays with the glamorous and provocative atmosphere of La Dolce Vita, symbolised by Anita Ekberg’s sensual ruby lips.
2011 is the year of the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of Alberto Guardiani men’s formal shoe collection.
30 years of excellence that will be celebrated with a special collaboration with Wallpaper*. Wallpaper* and Alberto Guardiani will co-produce a Limited edition Capsule Collection.
Katy Perry chooses the LIPSTICK HEEL
Courtesy of http://theglamsideoflife.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/katy-perry-indossa-le-lipstick-heel-di-alberto-guardiani/| 21/09/2010
Ironical, sensual, feminine and fun the LIPSTICK HEEL – shoes icon of Alberto Guardiani’s AW 10 collection – seduce celebrities.