“Black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony” (Coco Chanel)

This is a special annual edition that describes and proffers up inspiration for special moments and moods.
The Italian Touch / White Edition is the story, in 64 pages, of modern style, elegance, and couture fashion. In hairstyling, as in fashion and culture, the inspiration we offer draws and reflects upon the most important events in our lives. Alessia Solidani’s hair fashion collections are found between reports on trends and art: the centuries-old history of Swarovski, the fabrics of the most beautiful clothes of the past 50 years, the tradition of superior craftsmanship and Italian design, and an interview with the most important flower designer in the world.

White is not, however, just a luxury magazine, because just as elegance is not dependent on money but is, instead, the antithesis of vulgarity and slovenliness, luxury is not just about cost, value or the rarity of something, but is the freedom to choose and decide upon which world to live in. Even more importantly, during ceremonies and important moments in life, as Coco Chanel was wont to say: “Style must reach the streets and daily life, otherwise it’s just fashion. And while fashion passes, style remains”. We try to explain this concept in this new publication.

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Editorial Where culture beats

The collection and articles featured in this issue are closely connected with biodiversity and environmental sustainability, core values to which Kemon has been committed ever since it began in 1959. As Oscar Farinetti, owner of Eataly, pointed out during Expo Milan, which was centred on …

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Milano Lambrate Milan’s East End with its ever-growing reputation for international design

Outside the imaginary boundary of the ring road and even beyond the railway bridges, an area that was once a separate village is now the glorious Lambrate District. Popular and animated by the time of the Innocenti workshops where the Lambretta namesake was produced: a …

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Behind the Collection Spring Summer 2017

Six months spent analysing the most important international magazines and studying fashion trend reports, and over 60 people involved, including editorial staff, designers, hairstylists, technicians, and models. The Italian Touch #21 began in September 2016 with the first meetings of the editorial staff and preparatory …

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Retro Bit

Inspired by the 1980’s tailoring lines and the sporty trend, the Retro Bit mood introduces a very contemporary digital atmosphere. Medium lengths and wavy styling provide the very latest wob styles, while the short cuts, full of character, encapsulate the essence of the new term …

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Living in the trees Comfort and design in the midst of nature

A tree house is every child’s dream: an “unreachable” refuge from adults, another world, enclosed and intimate, which represents solitude and protection. Films have shown us several examples: from the simple branch of Tarzan to the evocative suspended Ewok village in Return of the Jedi …

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ReGen Village The first beautiful and totally self-sufficient ecovillage

Summertown (Tennessee), 1971. Stephen Gaskin, a professor from San Francisco, founded The Farm, the world’s first ecovillage: an ecological and sociological experiment which, for a long time, was considered utopian as it was born from an ideal aspiration that was difficult to implement. Many years …

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Soul

A minimalism that combines refinement and comfort is the essence of the Soul mood. Flowing lines that free the body from constraints and induce well-being, while hair shines thanks to a bright, well-kept fibre. The significant lengths are given volume together with lightness, while the …

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Less but better “Good design is invisible” (Dieter Rams)

He is considered a father figure by younger designers: an innovator, an artist, and a patriarch. And just like Moses, Dieter Rams, a German born in 1932, son of a carpenter from whom he acquired his passion for building, compiled ten commandments of design that …

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Sartecnic

A mood that combines sportswear and casual tailoring: Sartecnic’s functional aesthetics and new materials add practicality to any look. For the hairstyle, finally there is also a wider range of choices for men: from the soft option, with sides and back shorter, but never shaved, …

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Hair team #21 Behind the hair fashion collections

Mauro Galzignato From Mirano (Venice), 41 years old. Married to Elisa, two daughters: “Vittoria, who is eight, and Teresa, who is three”. A loyal Juventus supporter, in 2016 he won the Italian Hairdresser of the Year award in the final organised in Turin by the …

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Contemporary Salon #21 Hair BREEN Tokyo

Omotesandō is an avenue in Tokyo that was designed as the main approach to the Meiji Shrine (the place name literally means “frontal approach”). The name now extends to an entire district, which over the years has become one of the world’s most famous shopping …

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Illustration #21 Post Typography’s

Post Typography, a design crew established in Baltimore by Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen in 2001, is primarily a studio of thinkers and artists with backgrounds in design, lettering, web development, and illustration. They have an infinite portfolio of international projects and collaborations, and are …

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Books #21 The Still Life + The Hinterland

The Still Life In Italian, “natura morta”. Originally a painting genre that was later adopted by photography, at the start of the last century it was almost preferred to portraits, as the long exposure times of the first cameras were better suited to inanimate objects. …

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Objects #21 FurNature + Fl/Y + Sofort + Pixel Vision + Mygdal / Flyte / Block

FUR NATURE Design by Sovrappensiero, Milan / sovrappensiero.com Furniture accessories deliberately left unfinished, so that they become an integral part of the style of the home where they are placed. Presented in Milan Fuorisalone 2016, the FurNature line by the Milan design studio Sovrappensiero consists …

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State of the art #21 Non solo Piero

The Resurrection by Piero della Francesca, a 15th-century fresco housed in the Civic Museum in Sansepolcro, is brought to life in a joint work by Riccardo Antonelli and Maurizio Rapiti. It is an oil painting on canvas that reflects the artists’ close ties with Sansepolcro: …