Franco Raggi, “La Tenda Rossa” (1974)

Sometime around 1954, Miles Davis walked into the Andover Shop — the quintessential go-to destination for Ivy Leaguers — and single-handedly turned the world of style upside down. A year later, when Davis appeared onstage at Newport Jazz Festival in a flamboyant seersucker sack coat, rounded club-collar shirt and bow tie, two very separate worlds instantly clashed — those of the establishment and the black jazz culture of the time — resulting in “a crashing chord of cool that obliterated the line between square and hip, sounding a fashion fortissimo that lasted several years before fading into the silence of…

Francesco Daprile

Interested in Design, Media Studies and Modern Philosophy. Bocconi alumnus recently graduated from UAL — London College of Communication

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