Nervi: The Allure of the Night


The Allure of the Night



In the realm of fashion, where creativity knows no bounds, the Resort Collection 24 by Nervi emerges as a bold testament to the brand’s indomitable spirit. Set against the vibrant backdrop of the pulsating city, the collection seamlessly merges urban street style with an unwavering commitment to uncompromising elegance.


Out in May 2024, the fifteen looks of the resort collection unravels its myriad facets with an undercurrent of rock-inspired energy that reverberates through every thread. Valentina Nervi, a visionary designer with an independent soul, orchestrates a collection that transforms women into nocturnal landscapes. She gives each look a distinctive feminine name, accentuating the curves and silhouette with a masterful touch honed by her expertise in intimate apparel, evening wear, and couture. Just as a melodic symphony, the resort collection praises the charm and mystery of the night.



Designed for the confident, self-assured woman, the evening gowns in this collection serve as a vibrant expression of resolute individuality. Each piece is imbued with a commanding personality, poised to make an indelible mark wherever it graces. Meticulously crafted and adorned with exquisite details, these garments exude an air of sophistication and are enveloped in the finest fabrics, a testament to Nervi’s unwavering commitment to quality.


As Nervi navigates a transformative phase, the brand’s new image pays tribute to its history while elevating its collections to new heights. The distinct DNA remains intact – a fusion of fashion, a profound love for music, and an unyielding appreciation for the allure of the night. It is a period of metamorphosis where authenticity shines through, defining Nervi’s resolute path forward. With every stitch, every carefully curated detail, and every electrifying moment, the brand exudes an aura of authenticity that resonates long after the curtains fall. As day turns to night and fashion meets passion, Nervi’s legacy remains etched in the hearts of those who dare to embrace the allure of the extraordinary.


Text: Daniele Tancredi

Summer in Pink PP with Valentino x Mytheresa

Summer in Pink PP with Valentino x Mytheresa

An immersive Roman holiday in Pink PP celebrates the launch of Valentino x Mytheresa’s summer exclusive capsule

After a fickle weather in May with drastic temperature drop and heavier rainfall than usual, summer is finally back in Italy. Before the dog days and holiday season’s arrival, Mytheresa teamed up with the established fashion house Maison Valentino for a brilliant summer wardrobe proposal.


As one of the best-selling brands on Mytheresa, Maison Valentino is back for another collaboration with online luxury retailing tycoon and their longstanding partner Mytheresa. Switching from last year’s colorful summer escape mood, the latest capsule collection is a monochromic ode to the fashion house’s signature Pink PP color shade. Comprising maxi dress, kaftan, shorts and long skirts, the seven exclusive looks stay true to the house’s feminine and sophisticated aesthetic. Comfortable and fashionable, the feather and rose print adorn render a playful yet romantic vibe, perfect the definition of urban riviera.

Emma Brooks, Ikram Abdi, Chloe Lecareux, Jihoon Kim

Kathryn Newton

Intimate dinner at Pierluigi

To celebrate the launch of the collection, Maison Valentino and Mytheresa invited a group of talents, press and top clients to Rome for an exclusive summer experience. The guests were invited to a tour in the newly-opened private museum Spazio Musja for an in-depth exploration of the founder and entrepreneur Ovidio Jacorossi’s contemporary art collection, and a private visit to the Maison Valentino Archive discovering the timeless aesthetic of the prestigious designer Valentino Garavani and his eponymous fashion house. Guests in vibrant summer capsule collection wandered through Roma’s historic streets and corners, enjoying the eternal beauty of the mesmerizing Urbs Aeterna. The tour was consummated with a convivial aperitivo at Camponeschi, an intimate dinner at Pierluigi and a relaxing lunch at Dal Bolognese. Revel in fine dining, wine, art, luxury experience and high fashion, the guests enjoyed a pleasant and immersive sojourn under the Roman sun.


Launched globally on from May 5th from June 21st, 2023, the exclusive Valentino x Mytheresa summer capsule collection is ready to color your summer with vivacity, vibrancy, casualness and chic.

Text: Yves Tsou

Film à Sketches

Film à Sketches offers a divergent definition of visual storytelling. What propelled you to delve into the concept of an “editorial in motion”? 


The audience these days is very smart and can read the tone of a film instantly. At the same time, it is rather common to use lots of cuts and give a lot of visual information quickly. I wanted to go against this trend and slow down, focusing on the mise-en-scène and the small nuances in the performance, making the audience savour the moment. I had seemingly unconnected ideas for Film à Sketches so after some consideration I figured making a series of short snippets instead of a classic fashion film would be a natural way for the narrative to unfold. This way, it reminds of the fashion editorials where images often have different settings and are only loosely connected with the models and the tone.

What was the collaboration with the Georgian brand Situationist like? Why did they take the spotlight in your series?


It all happened very naturally. I came to Georgia for an extended holiday and then decided to shoot the project there. There are quite a few interesting local brands and a high level of local talent and craftsmanship. And from a whole lot, the style of Situationist spoke to me the most. It comprises a very unique look, impeccable tailoring and libertine spirit. When I was planning the film series, I knew that because of the very little action happening on the screen every element had to be special. Situationist’s clothing with the beautiful arrangement by Nele van Olfen, stylist on the project, gave a certain armour to our cast and united them into an ensemble of characters. 


I also wanted to achieve a look hard to pin down time-wise. Generally, when you see a fashion film, there are the cues which give you an understanding of which trend cycle/time it represents. I wanted to “confuse” the audience a little and use the cues to send mixed messages. Situationist fits this idea perfectly. Irakli Rusadze, creative director of the brand, makes garments that have a very nostalgic, but at the same time modern feeling about them. The brand is versatile and eclectic and it follows its own way. Some of the films are on a gloomy, malicious side, some are more humorous. Locations also range significantly and yet there is always a fit between the environment and the characters. The clothing connected the films together.


How did you leverage the rich landscapes of Georgia to add to the overall aesthetic and narrative of the project? 


Georgia’s nature is absolutely spectacular and diverse. You can shoot anywhere. However we wanted to try to find some less known area which would seem more neutral. We did not want to have a “Made in Georgia” cliche. We ended up shooting the outdoor scenes in the Kvemo Kartli region near the village called Assureti which was founded by 72 German families from Swabia in the beginning of 19th century. It still has a beautiful Lutheran church which is seen in two films. The water scenes were shot at the Algeti Reservoir. 

The storyboard appears intriguing. Walk us through locations you used for your editorial in motion. 


We were incredibly lucky to find those amazing locations. The fencing was shot in the gym in Vake, Tbilisi where the national team of Georgia (they are doing very well lately, especially in sabre) is training. I trained there for a month and then they were so lovely to allow us to shoot. There is no particular reason for fencing except for my personal interest. My dad was a serious fencer as well so maybe it comes from childhood. 


We shot the photo studio scene in Saburtalo, the university district of Tbilisi. I invited Roman, a 70 year old chess player whom I met in a chess federation during location scouting. He had no idea about an amazing Georgian fashion scene and yet he is now in the film which I find very cool. The woman taking pictures is Lika, local tv producer. To me, she looks a lot like Annie Leibowitz – I don’t know if anyone noticed it but that was the idea. The office scene was shot in a beautiful Architecture Bureau in the old town. I imagined a Pink Panther inspired film. These two girls are very busy working so one of the girls is so surprised to see the mysterious figure that she faints. Another one is so busy on her phone that she does not even notice him. That was probably the hardest take in the whole project as we had to make sure the tailoring looked great after each attempted fainting. 


Lastly, the 12th film is the first film featuring all models together, so it was perfect for the closure. We did think that it would be great to add some small joke into it so I asked our Sound Recordist to be in the shot. It’s a standard gag used in many films or sketches. It’s just another way to counterpoint the serious “fashion” feeling – not taking ourselves too seriously. 


Considering the visual part of the series, can you share some insights into the process of selecting and integrating sound effects and styling elements? In what way did the collaborative nature contribute to shaping the overall vision and execution of the project? 


The video material itself is very understated and subtle so the music and sound effects played a key element in shaping the tone. I wanted a diverse range of references to be used. We took a look on various crime films from 60s and 70s such as Point Blank, American Friend, Le Samuraï and etc. We also used some simple ambient sounds for shorter clips, to “fill” the atmosphere and achieve the dreamy texture. There were lots of long and enduring nights of back and forth sessions with the composer and the sound designer to create the perfect score. This department definitely took the most time. 


8 to 30 seconds seem like a limited time frame to work with. Yet, as brief as it may be, what challenges did you face while working on its post-production?


It was definitely a breeze to edit the project as it features one or two cuts in 11 films! Only the photo studio scene needed some proper editing work. Music, Sound Design and Colour Grading did take a lot of time as it was very important to find the right solutions to fit our tone. 


Maintaining a loose connection yet preserving individuality in 12 short films — how did you achieve this narrative structure? 


We shot a lot of material and we actually had a lot of different options. There were 15 films in the beginning. In the end we decided to stay on the number 12 as it’s a very symbolic number and it just felt right. The key here is that some films are just short snippets while others have a narrative. To me, this eclecticism makes the project more light hearted and interesting. 

What kind of response or impact do you hope to elicit from viewers? In your opinion, will this format gain momentum in the future?


I hope the audience will be brave and patient enough to watch and enjoy one frame lasting thirty seconds. And of course I hope the subtle content will gain momentum in the future. In the end, we have a lot of screens and something has to play on them.


What are you working on next? 


I am working on two fashion films at the moment. First one will be a dark Berlin take on the tango scene. The second one would be an homage to 60s European thrillers, we will shoot in Piemonte in Italy. 


Thanks for having me!

Video Director: Vladislaw Sinchuk (@vladislaw_sinchuk)

Cinematographer: Boris Ulitovsky (@ulitowski)

Stylist:- Nele van Olfen (@nelfenfen)

HMUA: Sofi Abuladze (@sofiabuladze)

Composer: Anatoly Volochay (@volochay_anatoly)

Sound Designer: Karina Kazaryan (@kptransmission

Cast: Mariam Atanelishvili (@nnaman0), Perry Ope (@perry_ope), Milan Lee (, Anuki Kapanadze (@anuki.kapanadze) @IC Model Management (@icmodelmanagement)


Interview by Tatev Avetisyan

All clothes from Situationist

Fearless Flowers

In the past years, South Korea has gained significant global exposure and attention. It also attracts many international talents’ attention, amongst them is Polish-British photographer Marcin T. Jozefiak.

Inspired by the social atmosphere in South Korea, Marcin T. Jozefiak’s project “Fearless Flowers” series explores gender, sexuality, gaze, and identity in South Korea. Photographed over two years with 23 different participants, the project studies one’s relationship with their own body and inner struggle with the image pressured by a conservative society, where certain beliefs and outdated standards are forces on the rapidly changing nation.

Adorned with flowers, the human body represents universal innocence, timelessness, and purity. The subject, who may convey toughness in other settings, is shown with vulnerability and humanity when photographed in a safe studio environment. Ornamented with flowers, the black garment, which represents the society uniform, is a metaphor for the fight and struggle of each subject and beyond.

The series is an attempt to capture open-mindedness: acceptance of your body and sexuality, as well as welcoming the self-created modern image of who Korean people aspire to truly be. It is creativity’s role to rebel its spirit against society’s preconceived ideas and question their relevance.

As an outsider, Marcin T. Jozefiak had the privilege to be introduced inside this personal expression of liberation, looking for meaning, looking at the beauty and identity, all while capturing the landscape of self-invented people: a true walking work of art.


be you.
be provocative.
be loud.
be present.
be patient.
be free.
be chaotic.
be passionate.
be purposeful.
be picky.
be not for everyone.

Marcin T. Jozefiak is a Polish-British photographer currently based in Seoul, passionate about people and the stories they hold. He loves discovering their unnoticed beauty. As an artist and emigrant, his work found focus in the topic of lost identity. The most recent project looks deeper into the subcultures of South Korea and their sense of belonging. The resulting images all come from a curiosity to explore the subject of identity and improving the self.


On the occasion of the opening of his upcoming solo exhibition in Seoul, CAP 74024 shared a lovely talk with Marcin T. Jozefiak on the making of this photo series, his artistic and creativity journey as well as his viewpoints in art and in life.


Hi Marcin, how are you today?

I’m good, how about you?


I’m good as well, thanks. Marcin, how long have you been based in Seoul?

I have been living in Seoul for 5 years since leaving London.


What are the subjects and topics that interests you when it comes to artistic creation?

As an artist and emigrant, my recent work found focus on the topic of lost identity. The most recent project looks deeper into the subcultures of South Korea and their sense of belonging. I have always been interested in subcultures, primarily how each one has a philosophy or just a ‘way’, and I found it a great space to be myself—or part of myself—in and capture its language. The resulting images all come from a curiosity to explore identity and improve the self.

What inspires you to create this series “Fearless Flowers”?

Although I’ve lived in Seoul for over five years, I’ve visited here a few times before, and I always approach it with curiosity, observing and analyzing my surroundings. The “Fearless Flowers” series and book attempt to capture open-mindedness: acceptance of your body and sexuality and welcoming the self-created modern image of who Korean people aspire to be.


I developed a curiosity about Korean culture and traditions, which led me to explore the perspectives of Korean individuals about their lives. As I conversed with various participants, I was exposed to unique viewpoints and became a keen listener of their diverse stories and perspectives. My inspiration often comes from the people I encounter or actively seek out, and every person I photograph leaves me in admiration of the beauty of the human form.


Before the pandemic hit, I worked on my first solo show in Seoul called “Not for Everyone.” This project sparked my interest in diversity and subcultures in this fast-paced city. I photographed each person in an outdoor location that held significance for them and in a studio setting. At the exhibition, some visitors had never encountered someone openly gay, trans, tattooed, a drag queen, or open-minded about their body. Noticing that some live their life never noticing one another and my audience’s response motivated me to dive in even deeper and continue my exploration, which led to creating my “Fearless Flowers” project and book.


Creativity is crucial in challenging society’s preconceived notions and questioning their significance. And certainly, raising awareness can change people’s perceptions of what they fear, which I hope to achieve through my work.

How do you find the persons to be shot? How do you build mutual trust with them?

Following my project in Seoul, I received requests from a few individuals to take their photographs. However, I mostly searched for potential subjects on Instagram and shared the project statement and manifesto with them. During our initial meeting, we would discuss ideas and how they relate to the project’s concept. After completing a few shoots, I would share a selection of reference photos to showcase the project’s aesthetic. Furthermore, upon sharing one or two photos online, people occasionally reach out to express interest in participating in the project. The most important thing is to create a safe space for people to open up without being pushy and overthinking the collaboration process.


What are the most impressive or memorable stories while collecting the stories of your objects and while shooting them?

It’s difficult to choose a single standout moment from my experience capturing individuals on camera. Each person was unique in their own way, and I made sure to tailor their posing and movements based on our previous conversations. I aimed to reflect a more sophisticated look into their character.


As an outsider, what are the advantages and disadvantages you have throughout the creation of this project? Or to say in a more universal aspect, what are the pros and cons as a foreigner living in South Korea?

As an outsider, I’ve had the privilege to be introduced inside this personal expression of liberation, looking for meaning, beauty, and identity while capturing the landscape of self-invented people: a true walking work of art.
My role was never to judge and search for answers but rather to be the spark which starts a conversation. As a foreigner living outside of the Western culture, understanding and, most importantly, wanting to explore the basics of Korean culture, you know you’re in no position to critique. Therefore, with my work, I am the bridge between my subject and whoever is looking and trying to discover and capture their unnoticed beauty.

What is the future direction of this project? Will it still be ongoing or has it already completed its phased task for the moment?

When I began working on this project, I didn’t anticipate the number of individuals I would meet and photograph. However, I was determined to publish it in the form of a book, which I successfully launched at this year’s Rotterdam Photo Festival. The “Fearless Flowers” can be purchased as a Limited Signed edition on my website.

The project’s second component features moving image footage captured using a super8 film camera. Conversations were recorded and will be compiled into a short film that captures more stories. I anticipate releasing it this year, you can preview a teaser on my Instagram or website. I am always passionate about people and the stories they have to share. If you are interested, I would be thrilled to collaborate and explore new and diverse aesthetics while discussing identity.


Do you plan to stay in South Korea and continue your artistic career or do you see yourself somewhere else, doing something?

When I travelled back to Europe this February for exhibitions and some other projects, I had the pleasure of staying in Berlin, and I hope it will be possible for me to be between those two cities. There is still so much for me to explore in South Korea, and there are a few projects that I’m planning to do, including another short film, which focuses more on the changing traditional landscape of Seoul.


A big part of someone’s identity is always returning to their family heritage. On the 15th of January 1943, my great-grandmother was transported with other prisoners to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp back then, occupied by Nazi Germany Poland. On her arrival at the concentration camp, her identity was simplified to five digits “28955”. And my ongoing mix-media series focuses on the archives and my family’s history. I’m hoping to finally finalize this project. Helping to connect and restore a lost identity by looking for a way to continue the dialogue between past and present.

Further information about the artist and the series “Fearless Flowers” can be found on Marcin T. Jozefiak’s website and instagram

Book and poster designed by Gute Form (@guteformseoul)

Interview by Yves Tsou

Each Man Kills the Things He Loves

Each Man Kills The Things He Loves

SAINT LAURENT Spring Summer 24 Men’s Fashion Show in Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie

Meticulously crafted ensembles flawlessly blended with the venue, as delicate silhouettes seamlessly created strong looks. Saint Laurent’s Spring/Summer 2024 menswear show was an exceptional showcase of timeless yet cutting-edge ensembles. Presented at the architectural masterpiece, the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, and under the creative direction of Anthony Vaccarello, the collection, titled “Each Man Kills the Things He Loves,” embraced an androgynous aesthetic while exuding sensuality.


Sophisticated, progressist, sexy and not afraid to show some shoulders is the Saint Laurent Man. While showing off his figure he struts confidently the runway and blurs the lines between masculinity and femininity. Showcasing figure-hugging silhouettes, the garments embody the essence of Saint Laurent, while recreating some of the mythic characters in Rainer Werner Fassbinder films, Querelle and Le Droit du Plus Fort.

The show is a harmonious balance of opposite elements. Feminine one-shoulder tops merge with masculine high-waisted pants, creating a captivating contrast. The ethereal delicacy of sheer chiffon fabric juxtaposes with the structured volume of tuxedo jackets, evoking a striking balance. Furthermore, the romantic charm of polka dot tops diverges from the audacious boldness of chunky-heeled boots. Altogether, the show was and opulent display of progressive values and subverted traditions.


Designed as an extension of the womenswear collection, the pieces draw clear inspiration from women’s silhouettes. The inclusion of high-collared shirts, tank tops with plunging décolletés, and sarongs elegantly tied around the neck add a captivating touch of sensuality. while meticulous, sharp tailoring and fluid volumes create a romantic and fresh feeling.

Exquisite textiles accentuated the opulent atmosphere of the collection. Featuring a diverse range from satin to patent leather, jersey, and mousseline, the different textures provided a visually captivating and sensory experience. Playfully adding to the allure, leopard spots adorned some of the patterns, while the iconic Saint Laurent black prevailed throughout the collection in a variety of shades.


The tailoring of the collection, characterized by broad shoulders and tapered legs, showcased Saint Laurent’s expertise, mastery of shapes, and bold fashion sensibility. Classic bow ties, traditionally associated with formalwear, received a fresh twist as they were presented in pristine white, adding a contemporary edge to this timeless accessory.

The choice of venue for the show added an extra layer of significance to the collection. designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1968, the Neue Nationalgalerie boasts a steel roof that complements the collection’s sleek and contemporary aesthetic. Temporary insertions enhanced the space with a powerful light flooding the venue, turning it into a temple of light.


Vaccarello’s approach is known to be strong and radical. The result, a collection that exuded freshness, elegance, and intrepidness—a true ode to sensuality and androgynous chic.

Text: Carolina Benjumea



top & skirt JIL SANDER

top & skirt AERON


(left) top & skirt JIL SANDER, boots BALENCIAGA  (right) blouse FILIPPA K

(left) top & skirt AERON  (right) dress stylist’s own, boots SAINT LAURENT

Photographer: Nina Raasch (@ninaraasch)

Stylist: Saskia Jung (@saskiajung_)

HMUA: Ana Buvinic (

Model: Adau (@adaugarangbior)

La Donna

crochet top CUOREMIODV6, skirt vintage DOLCE & GABBANA, gloves vintage YOHJI YAMAMOTO

body & balaclava AGUA, skirt & tights stylist’s archive, boots vintage EMANUEL UNGARO

(right) long sleeve t-shirt RICK OWENS, accessories stylist’s own

(right) tank top CUOREMIODV6, boxer, socks & sandals stylist’s archive

(left) dress AGUA, bodysuit stylist’s archive, sandals FORBITCHES

(left) dress AGUA, sandals stylist’s archive

Photography: Irene Villarroya (@villarroyairene)

Creative & Art Direction: Noemi Tombeur (@latombs)

Styling: Lorenzo Bondani (@lll012793)

Casting: Teresa Salvatrice Martelli (@teresasalvatrice)

Models: Andriana (@andriana_lunik), Francesca (@fran1_7cesca), Marwa (@justsaymarwa)



jumper JW ANDERSON, underwear DOLCE & GABBANA, necklace CASABLANCA








socks JACQUEMUS, boots CHLOÉ

jumper DSQUARED2, jeans BOTTEGA VENETA, underwear DOLCE & GABBANA, boots VTMNTS



top & shirt DSQUARED2, belt GOLEDEN GOOSE

cigarette case VETEMENTS

tank top DSQUARED2, jewelry VERSACE



Photography & Art Direction: Greg Mikrut (@gregmikrut)

Videography & Fashion: Serafin Zieliński (@serafinzielinski)

Model: Marcin Smorawiński (@smorekx) @Rebel Models (@rebel_models)

Special thanks to Krystyna Dobrzańska & VITKAC

Gilded Glow

Photographer: Freddy Persson (@studiofreddypersson)

Casting Director: Louis Labrosse (@lovis.lab)

Make-up Artist: Eloïse Bourges (@eloisebourges_) using Violette

Model: Chuol Tut (@chuol_kong)

Ca'del Bosco Sculpture Award

Ca'del Bosco Sculpture Award

The FInest Combination Between Art and Wine

Located between the southern end of Lago d’Iseo and Brescia, Franciacorta is a hilly region famous for its eponymous sparkling wine. The high-quality sparkling wine shares the same production method as champaign, and has a very strict regulations on the definition of this world class sparking wine.


Born in the Franciacorta region, Ca’del Bosco is one of the most recognizable wineries producing Franciacorta sparkling wine. Listening to the reality and complexity of Nature, Ca’del Bosco believes in the protection of organic viticulture and invests in innovation, research and technology, integrating their knowledge in wine production with the potential of the earth. Their products include the finest Franciacorta sparkling wine, white wine and red wine. The pursuit of quality is in Ca’del Bosco’s identity, and the enhancement of art and culture is their belief.

Sharing a similar pursue of preserving the excellence, Ca’del Bosco teamed up with Venetian Heritage — international non-profit organization that safeguards and preserves the legacy the Republic of Venice’s artistic beauties — for the organization of the first edition of “Ca’del Bosco Sculpture Award”. It’s the first competition in Italy reserved for large outdoor sculptures made by artists under 40 years old. With the motto of “Restoring the past, building the future”, Ca’del Bosco wished to strengthen the bond that exists between the art and the company’s philosophy, and to sponsor infinite capability and imagination of the new artistic generation.


The competition is divided into several stages: between 21 May 2023 and 15 June 2023, the competition jury will select the artist to be invited to the competition; in May 2024 (estimated), the first three classified will be awarded; and finally in October 2024 (estimated), the winning work will be inaugurated. The winning works will be placed in the Art and Wine Gallery in Ca’del Bosco’s vineyards in Erbusco, and will become the property of Ca’ del Bosco.


In celebration of the opening and the introduction of the competition, Ca’del Bosco and Venetian Heritage invited a parterre of selected guests to Venice for a series of events full of art and culture. The guests indulged themselves in an anthem concert performed by a catholic choir inside the Basilica di San Marco. Thanks to the fund that Venetian Heritage raised, the historic monument Ambone dell’Epistola of the Basilica di San Marco was newly restored. The celebration ensued with a convivial dinner hosting under the moonlight of Venice, in the city’s first official casino Antico Ridotto della Serenissima. Ca’del Bosco unveiled the Sculpture Award in this gorgeously ornate banquet room, toasting for their achievements in art and culture with the finest wine.

Text: Yves Tsou