Italian Fashion and Logomania

Whether viewed as “an ironic subversion of consumerist society, or disregarded as an epitome of ‘bad taste,'” logos were (and remain) a significant factor in fashion. In a new exhibition at Milan’s Palazzo Reale, this culture—in Italian fashion design specifically—is explored in a cohesive and fascinating manner by two guest curators, critic Maria Luisa Frisa and W Magazine editor Stefano Tonchi. The show “ITALIANA: L’Italia Vista Dalla Moda 1971-2001” traces logomania from its beginnings through to Versace’s Medusa, Moschino’s smiley faces in the ’90s, the Gucci snake and more. Read more at AnOther.