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VINTAGE SELECTION N.25
28 gen 2015Stazione LeopoldaFairsOpen to the public/admission chargeThink of a movie from the 1960s, filled with old clothes, things, and accessories with a sophisticated allure that you admire with a hint of nostalgia. Well, that is what VINTAGE SELECTION is all about: a workshop focused on creativity and innovation, as well as being a place where big brands, with their buyers and fashion designers have a chance to meet.

From Wednesday, 28 January to Sunday, 1 February 2015, the Leopolda – that was originally the first railroad station in Florence – will host the 25th edition of VINTAGE SELECTION, the market-fair featuring vintage fashions, accessories, miscellanea and remakes that logged over 13,500 visitors from places as near as Germany and as far as the USA and Japan at the previous winter edition.
This edition of Vintage Selection will involve both exhibitors and visitors in a full series of events to celebrate its 25th anniversary. It’s going to be a “Silver” Edition, a vintage-culture festival with entertainment, surprises and, of course, opportunities for shopping. The events on the calendar include an “SILVER NIGHT FEVER” an exhibition devoted to couture and evening dresses, that will be set up inside the Stazione Leopolda, showcasing items provided by our exhibitors.
Almost at the same time (Wednesday, 28 to Friday 30 January), as Vintage Selection, the Fortezza da Basso will be hosting Pitti Filati, the key international trade fair featuring yarns for the knitting industry staged by Pitti Immagine. For five days, the strong and unique synergy between the two fairs will transform Florence into a huge fair-event dedicated to quality yarns and vintage clothing.
Vintage Selection, open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., is also an opportunity to see yourself back in the 1960s-70s: LAMPINPOSA (meaning essentially “in a flash”) is a photo-set using special Polaroid cameras where you can be immortalized wearing vintage clothes.

The Leopolda will also be the setting for “LOGHI”, an installation by artist Giuseppe Restano. The exhibition will trace the development of the artist’s style – he is famous for a painting style characterized by surprising naturalistic textures, like kaleidoscopic mandalas – inspired by advertising, animated cartoon and movie icons. From Calimero to the Bic pen, from Susanna to the Shell Oil logo, the artist will present images that were once at the vanguard of design, milestones that influenced a world that, now, only exists in our memories. What were once “messages” with a goal are now postcards from a distant period that the artist helps put back together.

And, as always, there will be the Lounge Area, with DJ sets during the happy hour, each featuring music selected specifically for Vintage Selection. Controradio, our radio partner will be playing background music throughout the fair.
The bar/restaurant will be managed by Tuscan Excelsia, one of the top caterers in the Florence area.

The T.A.F. project (Trova, Allestisce, Fotografa - in other words, Find, Prepare, Snap) with the “Silver Collection” installation produced by the Photodesign course in cooperation with the Scuola Internazionale di Comics

Friday, 30 January, the loggia outside the Stazione Leopolda will be the setting for a special “alchemist” laboratory, curated by the T.A.F. PHOTODESIGN course, in cooperation with the Scuola Internazionale di Comics, Accademia delle Arti Figurative e Digitali, the key center in the field of visual arts. The Vintage Selection audience will be invited to participate in the project by giving the T.A.F. teaching team things to color, color silver.
The alchemical processes will transform and ennoble the items for a special installation entitled “Silver Collection” to celebrate this special edition of the fair. Following the train of “vintage logic”, the items will acquire a new value as they become part of a unique collection that will be on view at the entrance to the Stazione Leopolda for the duration of Vintage Selection.

Here are the exhibitors, the stars of VINTAGE SELECTION 25:
A.N.G.E.L.O.; AGENDA VINTAGE; ALOE&WOLF.SIENA; ALT MEANS OLD; ANNA MARIA E MARGHERITA VINTAGE; ARTE & VIAGGI - VALEGGIO (VR); BALEVIN BOUTIQUE (BOLOGNA); BETTYPAGE BOUDOIR; BIDONVILLE VINTAGE STORE; BOUTIQUE NADINE-FIRENZE; CAPPI VINTAGE; CASAVIVA ANTIQUARIATO & VINTAGE; CASTA DIVA VINTAGE; CUSTODE DEL PASSATO DI BRACALI LARA; D.G.P. èlite vintage; DEUDA VINTAGE; DI RENZO VINTAGE; DOGANA VINTAGE; DOROTEA VINTAGE PRATO; ELISA CATINI - LA MAGLIA NEL TEMPO; ELIZABETH THE FIRST TRIBAL COUTURE; EMAK-BAKIA' ; EPOCA FIRENZE; FERMATA D'AUTOBUS - SOLO VINTAGE; FOXY BROWN PADOVA; GAUDELI'S VINTAGE-FIRENZE; GAUDELI'S VINTAGE SOSTENIBILE –FIRENZE; GIGOLÉ-ABBIGLIAMENTO & DIAVOLERIE VARIE-DAL 1947; GIRATEMPO VINTAGE; GRAZIAVIAROMA – VINTAGE; GVINTAGE; HERMA'S PISTOIA; IL SECONDAMANO; INTERNATIONAL VINTAGE DELICACIES; JEWELS OF FANTASY; KIMONOFLAMINIA.COM; LAMU' VINTAGE – BOLOGNA; LAURA BOTTI X OGGETTI SMARRITI; LAURA VINTAGE; MAGNIFICA PREDA the vintage way; MAI VISTO ABITI D'EPOCA; MAUSTORE VINTAGE CLOTHING; MERCURIO VINTAGE - PRATO; MINA'S; MPL FASHION TRENDS; N.N. V.I.N.T.A.G.E.; NENTON VINTAGE; OFFICINE LI VOLSI; OLD & ANCIENT DI ELENA ORSOLINI; ONLY ONE BRESCIA; POST POST RAVENNA; PR CLUSONE (BG); PUNTI DI VISTA DI STRAMARE LUCIO; PX MILITARY VINTAGE; RBNr MILITARIA WWW.RBNR.IT; RECOLLECTION BY ALBRICI; RETRO’ SRL VINTAGE CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES; ROBERTA POLATO – TESSUTI ARREDAMENTO; SHABBY CHIC VINTAGE; SILVANA VENTURINI; STREET DOING VINTAGE COUTURE FIRENZE; TABATA' VINTAGE; VENTURINO VINTAGE SNC; VINCEFUR; VINTAGEART BOLOGNA, VIOLA VINTAGE MARCIANA MARINA; ZONO ZONO DE RIEN.

SEZIONE REMAKE
Remake is the section dedicated to companies specializing in customized vintage. The items on display will be available for purchase: each has been transformed and restored to “new life” using innovative techniques and methods. The participating exhibitors are: BLACK MARKET; BLOODY EDITH/TUTTIGUFI; BUCATO FRESCHEZZA HAND MADE; CICLO D’ OMBRA; CycleD PROJECT; FELICITA; MAISON 39 & NICO' SINGOLARE FEMMINILE; MYFI – La nuova concezione del FIFI; QUELLEDELLACOSTA BIJOUX; WYWoL + CORNJA – TEGUMENTI.

PROGRAM
Every day:
From 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.:
Fair-market featuring vintage clothing and miscellanea and remakes.
“Lampinposa” photo set
LOGHI, installation by Giuseppe Restano
“SILVER NIGHT FEVER”, an exhibition of evening dresses to celebrate the 25th edition of Vintage Selection

WORKSHOP (from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.)

Thursday, 29 January 2015:
“THE VISUAL HISTORY OF JEANSWEAR” by Angelo Caroli, proprietor of A.N.G.E.L.O. VINTAGE PALACE
Angelo Caroli will elaborate on the topic of denim by recounting the history of jeans starting from the beginning of the century with special attention to the essentials (selvedges, rivets, seams…) that made them famous, and the major brands such as Levi's, Lee e Wrangler. The workshop will include the video “Jeans History”, that will offer another look at the history of jeans with a lighter touch.

Friday, 30 January 2015:
“MODA E ACCESSORI CHE PASSIONE! Dalla nascita del Made in Italy agli anni Ottanta” – Fashion and Accessories, What a Passion! From the Birth of Made in Italy to the 1980s”, by Aurora Fiorentini
The lecture will focus mainly on accessories but will also cover fashions starting from the post-war years when thanks to the runway shows held in the Sala Bianca in Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italian fashions took off and became famous throughout the world.
The names, signatures and styles that punctuated Made in Italy’s glorious ascent to summit of fashion’s Mount Olympus, as well as a close look at the unique processes, materials and techniques that are so closely bound to the genius loci of our regions and our production chains where arts and craftsmanship come together to create the items with the inimitable aesthetics that have made our skills famous everywhere.

DJ Sets ON THE CALENDAR (from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.):

Thursday, 29 January 2015:
VJ SET produced by Stazione Leopolda
Friday, 30 January 2015:
Coqò dj is an Italian selector who is totally enamored of old vinyl and retro clothes. She will astound you with an amazing set of music from the ’fifties and ’sixties, exotic grooving, dusty – well, she will dust them off – songs and lots of refrains to sing along..
Saturday, 31 January 2015:
JddJ aka Miss Piggy Vintage on wheels: the set by the famous Florentine DJ aboard a 1972 Cinquecento L will carry you to the point-of-no-return in a whirl of sensations, vibrations and syncopated dances with Swing, Balkanika, irreverent Italiana, World music,Pop,'50s - '60s -'80s-'90s,Trash.
Sunday, 1 February 2015:
DJ Set Pito Wilson – for over twenty years he has been selecting funky/electronic beats with groovy and retro style revisitations. It’s a melting pot, an exiting mix of music and clothes.

And of course, you can take a break from intensive shopping and enjoy some ice cream or a tasty waffle at the Frullallà truck, or taste Sicilian delights (arancini, cannoli and granita) served at a Piaggio Ape that has been equipped and customized by LUBAR.
VINTAGE SELECTION is a STAZIONE LEOPOLDA srl production
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