Barra, Adriana

Barra, Adriana. Brazilian designer. She expresses a typical tropical style in her collections. All her pieces are personalized.

Barra, Adriana. Brazilian designer. She expresses a typical tropical style in her collections. The pieces are personalized, the fluid cuts combined with creative prints and a glamorous style. The designer has a shop in Sao Paulo and also sells her pieces in England, France, Spain, Italy, Holland, the United States and the Emirates.

Adriana launched her own brand in 2002 and over the years it never stopped reinventing itself. In fact, she moved away from long dresses and gave birth to a cosmopolitan woman with accessories for every taste.

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Serre, Marine

Marine Serre (1991). French Designer. She graduated from Le Chambre in Brussels presenting a final show entitled “Radical Call For Love”.

Marine Serre (1991). French Designer. The designer was born in Brive-la – Gaillarde near Corrèze (France) on 13 December 1991. She graduated with full marks in 2016 at the École nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre (better known as Le Chambre) in Brussels, presenting a final show entitled “Radical Call For Love” which will attract the attention of buyers from The Broken Arm and Dover Street Market.

Hybridism and transformation are the central pivot of Serre Marine’s creativity: an original blend of comfort and practicality which, in any case, does not forget to also endorse the theme of femininity. A dualism that does not seem to hold up but that leads the French designer to success. Her style has been defined as “Futurewear”, that is futuristic. Supported, in her own way, also thanks to the use of upcycled items that make up her collections.

Marine Serre, before founding her eponymous brand in 2017, carried out an internship in Sarah Burton’s atelier, in Alexander McQueen and then again in Maison Margiela, in Dior at the time of Raf Simons and in Balenciaga under the guidance of Demna Gvasalia.

Awards

In June 2017, the designer won the LVMH Prize, founded in 2014 to support the new generation of Fashion Biz. A recognition that allows her to achieve an interesting notoriety. Moreover, she has the opportunity to dress women of the star system. Among them Beyoncé (who chooses a Marine Serre look for the video of the single Already), Kendall Jenner and Adele. Her debut on the Parisian catwalks took place in 2018.

In 2020 Marine receives another prestigious award, the Andam’s family fund award, the recognition assigned by the Association Nationale pour le Developpement des Arts de la Mode to encourage the growth of new Made en France fashion artists.

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Baroni

Baroni. Italian clothing manufacturer, established in Concordia, Modena, in 1966. Established to manufacture men’s and women’s knitwear.

Baroni. Italian clothing manufacturer specialized in knitwear, established in Concordia, Modena, in 1966. Established in order to manufacture men’s and women’s knitwear in a simple and traditional style, in 2003 the company entered the field of textiles.

Giancarlo and Deanna Baroni, the present leaders of the company, have put together a new team of designers in order to create a new men’s line. This also includes T-shirts and shirts.

The brand’s production is split into five fashion lines. Baroni women’s and Baroni men’s, the Deanna Baroni line, the Roberta Puccini line and Filibus line. The first two connote leisure and elegance and the Deanna Baroni line is a more glamorous line entirely dedicated to women. The Roberta Puccini (women) and Filiblu (men) lines are aimed at a young customers. Therefore they lean toward the casual style but still remain elegant.

All the lines are manufactured completely in Italy and distributed in some 1,500 points-of-sale, of which 200 are outside the country. Moreover, in 2001 the company’s turnover was €23 million and the production was 700,000 pieces.

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Barocco, Rocco

Barocco, Rocco

Barocco, Rocco (1948). Designer from Naples, active in high fashion and prêt-à-porter. He is famous for the refinement of his brocade and lamé fabrics.

Barocco, Rocco (1948). Designer from Naples, active in high fashion and prêt-à-porter. He works in Rome. Furthermore he is famous for the refinement of his brocade and lamé fabrics, and for the tiger- and leopard-spotted designs used for dresses, coats and jackets. He has always extolled a sensual, ironic and non-conformist woman.

On summer vacations in Ischia, at a very young age, he worked at Filippo. It was a boutique near the harbor where Silvana Pampanini, Gianna Maria Canale and Anna Magnani came to buy their dresses. As he recalls, he is the one who suggested to Magnani that she wear the black petticoat which soon became the symbol of her “Mediterranean” appeal. There he met Patrick de Barentzen and Monsieur Gilles, who had a famous atelier in Rome on via San Sebastianello. The two designers convinced him to move to Rome.

Barocco in Paris

In 1968 de Barentzen moved to Paris and Barocco entered into a partnership with Gilles. They set up on via Ludovisi, but fairly soon Rocco decided to open his own atelier. Success was almost immediate, thanks to well-known clients like Claudia Cardinale, Stefania Sandrelli, Ursula Andress, Sandra Milo, Liza Minnelli and Laura Antonelli. In the 1970s his Collections stand out for their optical patterns and bell-bottom trousers.

His travels to the East were a great source of inspiration. This was especially true for the search for fabrics, especailly brocades and silks. During the 1980s, though still dedicated to high fashion, the designer began to work in prêt-à-porter and became diversified. It was the start of second lines such as Fashion and RB, of men’s suits, oversized clothes, swimwear, shirts, various leather goods, foulards, gloves, umbrellas and perfumes.

From 2000 to 2010

Unconventional and joyful, and at the same time very chic: these are the clothes of Barocco. Everything is assumed, as in every self-respecting movie script. In fact, he is always at the service of a risqué sensuality and, at the same time, offers tailoring that would please even the Duchess of Windsor. He has a passion for research and the working of material. At the Milano Moda Donna for Winter 2003-2004, he enchanted everyone with his prohibitively expensive extra-smooth, diamond-embroidered mink coats, and the hand-knitted lynx coats that were like a pullover. There was a change in course, however, for the men’s Collection. After being inspired by the dandies of the past, the Winter 2004 collection looked to the simplicity of the 1950s and to the myth of James Dean. Moreover he amazes by not wishing to amaze.

For the Summer, the designer turned to jewelled costumes embellished with crystal and paste. This recalled American jewellery of the 1950s.

In contrast with many of the big names in fashion, Rocco Barocco continues to rely on licensees for the manufacture of his women’s wear. Knitwear is manufactured by Sicem, in Soliera (Modena).

Then in 2008 Rocco Barocco was appointed honorary president of the Friends of the Ballet School. He became the costume designer of all the shows of the very young people of La Scala. He took on the role covered by Anna Molinari.

Other partnerships

Thanks to a partnership with the Marquis Coccapani, Rocco Barocco strengthens the collections for men and children. It started with the spring-summer 2008 lines presented at Pitti Immagine Uomo. Meanwhile, the maison lands in the Middle East with a single-brand store in Dubai. This joined the other six already present in the world. Recently Rocco Barocco has added a line of watches and jewels to its already very rich offer.

The goal is to define a style. This is done by taking care of the details, through small jewels that complement the clothing, be it sporty or glamorous. The clean and fluid lines with precious details meet technology and precision creating many different combinations. It counts more than 170 models. Among them it is possible to find chain watches with pendants (Hanging collection), geometric steel bracelets (Surprise), inlays with many hippie colors and style (Flowers and Star Pag), chili pepper pendants, etc.

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Barleycorn

Barleycorn. Clothing brand inspired by the attitude of the explorers of the twentieth century, of which Corto Maltese is the symbol.

Barleycorn. Clothing brand inspired by the attitude of the explorers of the twentieth century, of which Corto Maltese is the symbol, the prototype of the twentieth century adventurer born from the imagination of Hugo Pratt. It proposes the theme of travel as a way of life.

Pieces with a typically contemporary taste characterize the Barleycorn collections, for both men and women. Moreover it is suitable for any occasion, whether formal or not.

Barbieri, Gianpaolo

Barnes, Jhane

Barnes Jhane. She has loved fashion ever since she was assigned the task of designing uniforms for the local gang. Since 1976 she focused on men’s fashion.

Barnes, Jhane (1954). American designer. She has adored fashion ever since, when she was very young, her school gave her the task of designing the uniforms for its music band. It was a great success and her teachers encouraged her to enroll at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. While still attending that school, she cut and sewed a pair of pants for a friend who was a model. By chance, in a restaurant, the buyer for a department store saw the model and the pants, and ordered 1,000 pairs. This was the beginning of her adventures. It was 1976. She focused on men’s clothing and accessories.

Barnes
The designer, Barnes Jhane.

Her specialty was and remains fabric designed in a photo-realism style, transferring from the computer directly to the weft. This allowed her to make original and unique combinations of designs and colors. This technique has contributed to her creativity and allowed her business to expand to furnishings with a line of fabrics for upholstery and carpets.

More of Barnes Jhane’s career

Her second fabric collection, in which she experimented with the photo-realism technique, wins two NeoCon awards, a Gold Award for Textiles, and a Most Innovative award. In that same year she also won four Good Design awards from the Museum of Architecture and Design in Chicago for the upholstery she created for Collins & Aikman.

She then opened her fourth shop in Las Vegas, in the Alladin Hotel, selling men’s wear, accessories, carpets and fabric.

Later on in her career Bernhardt asks her to create a line of items for the home. Among the most important pieces in the collection is an absolutely minimalist cocktail table in steel and aluminium. Her business partner Eddie Di Russo, a reliable tailor and a friend since the beginning of her career, dies.

She also launched Frequency, a new line of men’s casual clothing, and of Oceania, for the carpet division of Collins & Aikman.

John Lennon, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, and John Oates of Hall & Oates were some of Jhane’s first clients.

In 1978 Jhane Barnes bought her first loom that allows her to produce ever new fabrics and to make herself known by an ever-growing clientele. In 1980, Jhane won the COTY Award and began to take an interest in the world of interior design. Her latest fashion collection is from 2013. After 35 years designing fabrics for the sector, Jhane is totally dedicated to the interior market.

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Barleycorn

Barleycorn .Line of casual shoes that is part of Fornari. Started with a single men’s item in the mid 1990s, it soon added more items.

Barleycorn. Line of casual shoes that is part of Fornari. Forrnari is one of the most important Italian companies for young fashion, with its brands Fornarina, Nose, and Brain. Started with a single men’s item in the mid 1990s, it soon added more items. Moreover within two years it entered the women’s market. The element which makes the brand recognizable is the rubber stripe on the side that wraps around the shoe’s entire upper giving the idea of great craftsmanship.

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Barentzen (de), Patrick

Barentzen (de), Patrick (1932). French designer. Born in Paris to a noble family of Danish origin, at the age of 18 he began as a draftsman for Dessés.

Barentzen (de), Patrick (1932). French designer. Born in Paris to a noble family of Danish origin, at the age of 18 he began as a draftsman for Dessés, then worked as a model maker for Jacques Fath until that designer’s death. In 1956 he arrived in Italy. In Milan he worked with Fercioni, Jole Veneziani, and Rina Modelli. Along with Monsieur Gilles, he designed hats for Projetti. In Rome, he worked for several fashion houses. His sketches are found in the archives of Schuberth, the Fontana sisters, Antonelli, Fabiani and Simonetta. He designed two collections for Luciani and Falconetto.

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Barentzen Patrick with the model Natalie Wood. Picture taken in 1965 by Angelo Frontoni.

He decided to open his own tailor shop on via San Sebastianello in 1958. Barentzen did so with the valued cooperation of Monsieur Gilles, the famous milliner and creator of astonishing hats. In 1960 he made his début on the runway in Florence of Palazzo Pitti‘s Sala Bianca. His French origin is particularly evident in his stylistic references to Balenciaga. In 1966 he started a line of prêt-à-porter. His association with Monsieur Gilles came to a halt when Gilles decided to open an atelier with Rocco Muscariello, the assistant of De Barentzen known by the name Rocco Barocco. In 1972 he shut down his business and left Italy, never to return.

Barentzen’s 2000s

In November 2000 he is among the participants in an exhibit that Malta dedicated to Italian fashion of the period 1950-1970. The show moved to the Aldobrandini stables in Frascati a month later. Barentzen was of course also involved in the tribute that the most important boutiques on via Borgognona in Rome paid to Monsieur Gilles, showing the hats of that milliner with whom the Danish designer had been professionally linked throughout the 1950s.

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Barnes, Emma

Barnes, Emma. English knitwear designer. After a degree in Fashion Knitwear at the Royal College of Art, she won the Way In Harrods Competition prize.

Barnes, Emma. English knitwear designer. She earned a master’s degree in Fashion Knitwear at the Royal College of Art. Then in 2001 she won the Way In Harrods Competition prize. She has designed for Alexander McQueen. Barnes Emma’s knitwear collection for fall-winter 2001-2002 was inspired by Mexico. The natural and synthetic fabrics, all printed by hand, with their lace and ribbons, reproduced the eclectic atmosphere of the messages found on the altars of old Mexican churches. In fact they are often covered with flowers, ribbons and photographs. Mexican clothing, on the other hand, with its sharp contrasts of bright colors, inspired her to match knitwear with other materials. In fact she mostly used materials like chiffon and cotton.

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Baccarat

Baccarat. In 1764 King Louis XV of France gave the Bishop of Montmorency-Laval of Metz permission to found a house that produced glass and crystal.

Baccarat. In 1764, King Louis XV of France gave the Bishop of Montmorency-Laval of Metz the permission to found a house.  The house produced glass and crystal in Baccarat, in eastern France.

Baccarat is famous for its crystal creations made especially for the home.

The brand itself managed to survive until 1993. When it launched the first line of jewelry with two collections a year. Baccarat’s creations have achieved great success thanks to the work of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, the greatest French artists and craftsmen.

The Baccarat collections

The collections offer both replicas of antique pieces and new elements created by young designers. These include Jean-Marie Massaud, Caroline Bouzinac and Jean Oddes.

In 2001, a line of crystal jewels embellished with semiprecious and precious stones called Les Précieux was launched. Then the following year, in 2003, the Palais Baccarat was inaugurated in Paris, a former patrician residence completely redesigned by Philippe Starck. The splendid residence, which is located in an elegant square in the 16th arrondissement, houses the boutique, the museum and one of the most exclusive restaurants in the French capital. Place of great charm is open to the public.

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