INTRODUCING SUNNEI CANVAS
One year after Bianco Sunnei, Loris Messina and Simone Rizzo set the brand into a new space that merges reality with the virtual world.
Coming as the first part of the Spring Summer 2021 collection to be presented, SUNNEI Canvas is composed by a selection of the brand’s signature pieces in total white: just like plain canvases, these items are conceived to be customised and developed with selected stores worldwide.
An online platform - accessible through password only - is the virtual space hosting the collection thanks to 3D engineering and a refined customisation technology. Features such as shapes, fits and fabrics can be modified digitally while on screen the appearance of clothing and accessories changes according to the visitors’ choices. Working on the juxtaposition between real life and virtual experience, the brand developed - in collaboration with the Milan based studio PEZZO DI STUDIO - male and female avatars with human- like features and a 100% SUNNEI aesthetic.
This latest project aims to become an on-going, parallel side of the brand’s world whose first step is SUNNEI CANVAS. The namesake collection will be launched on the 15th of July - as part of Milan Digital Fashion Week - day when the buyers’ platform will go online as well. In September, a second part of the collection will follow: being its complementary side this section will focus on experimentation and art.
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SUNNEI AND LEONARDINO
DRIVEN BY THE SPECIAL CONNECTION BETWEEN THE BRAND AND ITS WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY, WE TEAMED UP WITH ITALIAN BIOTECH COMPANY LEONARDINO TO PRODUCE 500 PRAESIDIUM MASKS.
OUR LATEST COLLABORATION AIMS TO SPREAD OUR SPIRIT THROUGH THE MOST DIVERSE FORMS, BEYOND FASHION TRADITIONAL SCHEMES.
NOW PART OF EVERYBODY’S DAILY LIVES, THESE MASKS COME AS THE MEETING POINT BETWEEN INDUSTRY EXPERTS DEVELOPING CERTIFIED MEDICAL DEVICES AND OUR SIGNATURE STYLE.
UPCYCLED STRIPED POPLIN AND PLAIN KNIT SERVE AS THE BASIS OF HIGH FUNCTIONING PIECES WITH INSIDE POCKETS FOR TRIPLE-LAYER, DISPOSABLE FILTERS.
MASKS COME WITH EXTRA FILTERS AND ARE DONATED TO ALL E-STORE CLIENTS AND MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY.
100 % TNT IN POLYPROPYLENE & LATEX FREE FILTER RECYCLABLE
UPCYCLED COTTON WASHABLE
MADE IN ITALY
100 % SUNNEI
LAUNCHING ON JUNE 1ST: SUNNEI + VALEXTRA
On June 1st 2020, the SUNNEI + VALEXTRA capsule collection finally hits store floors and becomes available on Valextra’s e-commerce platform and through a selection of VALEXTRA’s flagship stores along with SUNNEI.IT where a limited edition of one piece per style will be purchasable.
The launch of EXTRA MILANO is celebrated into VALEXTRA Milanese store in Via Manzoni through a SUNNEI corner where the SUNNEI + VALEXTRA bags and wallet are exhibited using an ad-hoc display which also features the sci-fi robot unveiled in February 2020 during the presentation of the whole project.
As a way to enrich the team spirit of EXTRA MILANO, the corner includes a special selection of menswear and womenswear SUNNEI Spring Summer 2020 pieces matched with a series of Valextra bags in their signature off-white Pergamena version selected for the occasion by SUNNEI founders Loris Messina and Simone Rizzo.
SUNNEI Features RONNI CAMPANA
SUNNEI introduces SUNNEI Features: a new series of transmedia projects developed by the brand’s network of creative people who will represent key elements of SUNNEI’s world through their artistic practices.
For its first chapter SUNNEI invited Ronni Campana who gave his interpretation of the SS20 DREAMY shoes through a collection of photographic images.
Discover more on the project in the new section of SUNNEI.IT
ARTISTS GATHERING / SUNNEI DAILY LIVE
SUNNEI + VALEXTRA
ON THE OCCASION OF EXTRA MILANO, SUNNEI TEAMS UP WITH VALEXTRA FOR A SPECIAL COLLABORATION THAT FINDS ITS MEANING IN SEEKING THE PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN EXPERTISE AND CREATIVITY.
THE PRESENTATION OF THE WHOLE CO-WORKING PROJECT TAKES PLACE DURING FEBRUARY 2020 MILAN’S FASHION WEEK FOLLOWED BY A CELEBRATIVE PRIVATE COCKTAIL EVENT INTO VALEXTRA’S FLAGSHIP STORE IN MILAN. HOWEVER, THE COLLABORATION WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM JUNE 2020.
AS THE STARTING POINT OF THE DESIGN PROCESS, LORIS MESSINA AND SIMONE RIZZO SELECTED THE VALEXTRA PASSEPARTOUT BAG TO DEVELOP SUNNEI’S INTERPRETATION.
VALEXTRA ITSELF HAD ORIGINALLY DEVELOPED THIS SPECIFIC DESIGN IN FOUR SIZES WHICH SUGGESTED THE TWO SUNNEI CO-FOUNDERS THE IDEA OF A MATRYOSHKA DOLL. FROM HERE, THE INTENTION TO CREATE A FIFTH VERSION OF PASSEPARTOUT BAG, BIGGER THAN THE OTHERS, PLUS A WALLET AS THE SMALLEST ITEM OF THE MATRYOSHKA.
IN CONTRAST TO THE ELEGANCE OF THE BAGS’ COLLECTION IT HAS BEEN CONCEIVED AN INSTALLATION WHERE THE CLASSICAL, LUXURY AND CHIC ALLURE OF VALEXTRA GETS DISRUPTED BY THE PRESENCE OF A SCI-FI ROBOT.
INDEED THE TIMELESS ELEGANCE OF THESE BAGS HAS BEEN COMBINED WITH A CLEAN, FUTURISTIC MECHANICAL ARM. THE FIVE BAGS ARE POSITIONED IN A WAY WHICH RECALLS THE MATRYOSHKA DOLL THAT ORIGINALLY INSPIRED THE CAPSULE COLLECTION. THE MACHINES’S MECHANISM LIFTS THEM UP SHOWING EACH OF THE SIX MODELS.
THE POTENTIAL OF THIS COLLABORATION STANDS IN THE POWER OF THESE BAGS - EMERGED FROM AN UNEXPECTED ENCOUNTER - TO ENHANCE AND CELEBRATE MUTUAL VALUES AND CREATE TIMELESS LUXURY.
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SPRING SUMMER 2020 CAMPAIGN BY ANDREA ARTEMISIO
On occasion of the launch of its Spring Summer 2020 collection, SUNNEI carries on its long-term collaboration with Italian photographer Andrea Artemisio to present a brand new special project.
Artemisio’s signature style of storytelling and sculptural approach has been taken to a new narrative level bringing to real life the 45 looks that last June strolled down the runway.
Artists, creatives, musicians, journalists and friends - among others - have come together to corroborate their belonging to the well-established brand’s community, this way reflecting the brand’s organic and multidisciplinary approach.
This time, the photographer’s take to subjects as objects of anthropological study gets subverted by a new sense of lightness captured by a kaleidoscopic crew of people embodying each look’s attitude and aesthetic.
Far from the traditional approach of advertising pictures, these images are rather the way in which the brand aims to freeze its aesthetic vision, sense of community and authentic interests through a photographic project with multi-layered significances.
Photography Andrea Artemisio
Styling Francesca Izzi
Casting Polly Paola Ruta
Make up Claudia Malavasi
Hair Marco Steri
BEATRÌZ CORTESÃO PRIVATE PERFORMANCE AT SUNNEI
The newborn grey room inside SUNNEI Milanese store was the designated stage for a private performance in which hosts not only listened but also visually indulged in the harmonious sounds played by Portaguese harpist Beatrìz Cortesão.
Subverting the rather traditional notion of a safe area separating the artist from her public, the aim was to establish a more authentic connection between the two through carefully selected tracks and the intimacy of the space.
Known to the international scene for her talent playing classical music, Beatrìz uncovered her individual voice and more intimate side in occasion of the night’s performance.
The artist interpreted the following tracks:
Preludio Do Maggiore, J. S. Bach
La Source, Hasselmans
Moon River, Henry Mancini
Mirage, from the book “Five Poetical Studies”, C. Salzedo - Gymnopedie, E. Satie
TEMPORARY ART AT SUNNEI BY ANATOMIE FLEUR
ANATOMIE FLEUR - BERLIN BASED DUO COMPOSED BY AMANDINE CHEVEAU AND JEAN CHRISTIAN PULLIN - TOOK OVER THE BLUE SPACE OF SUNNEI STORE TO DELIVER A SURREAL ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE.
JUST LIKE AN IMAGINARY CREATURE RISING UP FROM THE FLOOR, THE INSTALLATION FEATURED A WIDE SELECTION OF DYED FLOWERS* RECALLING THE COBALT SHADE OF THE SPACE.
IN CONTRAST TO IT, A SELECTION OF YELLOW FLOWERS WAS OFFERED TO GUESTS AS THEIR OCCASION TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE PIECE BY INSERTING THEM INTO THE ARTISTS’ COMPOSITION.
THIS WAY THE DUO WENT BEYOND THE CONCEPT OF FLORAL INSTALLATION AS DECORATIVE OBJECT, GIVING SPACE TO A MUTUAL EXCHANGE AND TO AN EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR VIEWERS.
THEREFORE, THE PERSONAL TOUCH GIVEN BY EACH AND EVERY GUEST WAS THEY KEY THAT LED TO THE FINAL PIECE.
PALE BLUE DELPHINUS
THE RENOVATED SUNNEI STORE IN MILANO
On October 25th SUNNEI unveiled the renovated store, revealing the “grey room”, the brand’s latest addition hosting the Menswear and Womenswear range of accessories.
Now featuring three areas marked by tones, the store reiterates its value of unique retail space and its purpose for daily visitors and clients to join the brand’s world when stepping in.
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