Fifty years after its founding by Elio Fiorucci in 1967, the iconic Milanese fashion label is entering a new phase of ingenuity. Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the label and the glittering unveiling of its new collection and retail stores, this book is a tribute to the history of a pioneering brand and a celebration of its colourful future. Bright, colourful, sexy, and irreverent, Fiorucci came to define more than any other brand the fashion of the 1980s. Famous for scouring the world to bring vibrant elements of global underground culture into their designs, Fiorucci is responsible for defining the extravagant palette of the post-punk era, with neon and fluorescent tones, iridescent spandex and stretch denim, bringing the influences of pop art and pop culture to bear on fashion for the first time. Now relaunched under the direction of impresarios Janie and Stephen Schaffer, Fiorucci continues to surprise, shock, and impress. In the spirit of Fiorucci itself, this delightful book is a bright and intoxicating tour through everything from the first leopard-print patterns to the new designs defining the future of this iconic brand.
'He [R. Buckminster Fuller] decided that he wanted to be an average individual who could apply himself to anything in the world. He could be brought into any situation and he could have something to contribute... The comprehensivist is an anti-specialist idea that he was trying to pick up on, and he said that it's because nature isn't about specialisation. When specialisation is dominant things don't work anymore. Extinction is the extreme outcome of specialisation'. Gavin Wade from 'upcycle this book: 26 texts by Gavin Wade & friends