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Fashion on Paper

Posted on Jan 31, 2010 | 7 comments

In celebration of Rome Fashion Week, the Fashion on Paper event is yet again being held inside the Temple of Hadrian in Piazza della Pietra. As I went last year and it met my requirements of being free and in a cool space, with free drinks to boot…I decided to make the trip downtown again this year with friends to check out the second night. The concept behind Fashion on Paper is to bring together independent publishers on fashion through roundtable discussions and performances. I wanted to go this evening to check out the book signing by photographer Esteven Oriol, whose LA Woman book was just published by urban art publisher Drago Libri (who are based in Rome- yea!). If you are interested in photography or urban culture, I highly recommend this beautifully shot book. Of course, as usual, I was so busy taking photos that by the time I bought the book and went to get it signed, he’d already finished and left the stage. The second picture is an overview in the Temple of Hadrian and the boxes are the back of the stage. The photographs you see on the boxes are shots by Oriol. We stayed just until after the performance art performance by Stefano Errighi shown in the third shot. Don’t really have much to say about that because, to be honest, I just didn’t get it.

In the end it was a worthwhile trip to pick up the book, get some cool free independent publications (since normally I’d have to pay for them), and have a couple of free glasses of beer with friends. The bookstore run upstairs for the event is stocked with amazing fashion, photography, and urban culture books. Check out the full list of events for the rest of Fashion on Paper, which runs until February 2.


  1. Great pictures of what sounds like a wonderful evening.

  2. Im an American living in the French Alps now but I lived in Italy for 3 years (1998-2001), one of those years in Rome. I won't tell my French husband, but my heart still belongs to Italy and the Italian people. I just found you blog by accident and love it. I'll be back. Wonderful photos. Cynthia in the French Alps

  3. I have to check it out. Last year they held an exhibit of old Vogue covers from when Vreeland was editor.

  4. That's indeed a "cool space"!

  5. I love fashion week in Rome. Best time to be in the city.

  6. So, that woman is a guy? He pulls it off very convincingly! 🙂

  7. Cynthina – Glad you found the blog and don't worry, I won't tell your husband 😉

    Paris – Nothing compares to Paris Fashion Week though…

    Saretta – Haha no! This is a woman who was part of the performance. He was building some weird sculpture out of clothes behind her.

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