THE EDGE MAGAZINE
The Summer 2022 print issue
The Californian beauty Larsen Thompson, both sportive and romantic, combined with the impeccable style of Giorgio Armani and Valentino… That hot Pink PP, initials of Pierpaolo Piccioli, the creative director of the House, ready to become a Pantone color, opens strongly, like a surprising and lucky kite, under the sky of Cannes during the International Film Festival. It’s the first time on La Croisette for Larsen, a highly versatile artist who started as a dancer to become a model and actress. A regular occurrence, however, for the two fashion houses that have dressed international stars and supported their careers through the years. Giorgio Armani has always been passionate about cinema. Whether with well-known celebrities or the youngest talents, he has always been close to the film world. A debut and two amazing established stories thus inspire the first cover of The Edge Mag, our new magazine, bringing together professionals from the worlds of fashion, art, cinema, and photography. Through this experience, they channeled their passions into their work. The project, strongly desired by a group of friends, was born to create a bridge between Italy and France to cultivate beauty and to tell stories of small or great protagonists united by refined creativity. The hope is to welcome, page after page and issue after issue, some stories, visions, and emotions made of words and images.
Every amazing journey starts from a small step. Ours begins here, today, accompanied by Larsen’s contagious strength and surprising energy. I wish the best for our entire passionate, visionary, romantic, and solid dream team of The Edge Mag.
As a writer, a curator, and the founder of both the first fashion blog in Feb 2005 and the first fashion film festival in 2006, the foundation of my work is my strong desire to support creativity in all its forms. For the first print edition of the EDGE, I bring you two creators whose careers I’ve followed over the years, Jules Kim and Miguel Villalobos. I discovered Jules Kim, aka Bijules, in 2010 when I met her in her Paris showroom at the JOYCE Gallery. I’ve followed her career ever since. I also met Miguel Villalobos, a true renaissance man, in Paris around the same time or even earlier. He is an artist, a photographer, a sculptor, and I’m trying to convince him to make animated films. The EDGE exists as a new platform for discovery. We hope you will enjoy our first print edition as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you.