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Boys Don’t Cry by Andrea Branzi

TREES… Boys don’t cry! Trees never dieWhen birch tree forests are pruned or agricultural cultivations of fruit trees are picked, they are dispersed or burned. I have always been fascinated by these parts of nature, that continue to give off a grand expressive force, more powerful when theyare...
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Text by Andrea Branzi
Photography curated by TLmag (curation)

TREES… Boys don’t cry! Trees never die

When birch tree forests are pruned or agricultural cultivations of fruit trees are picked, they are dispersed or burned. I have always been fascinated by these parts of nature, that continue to give off a grand expressive force, more powerful when they
are combined with modern, perfect and industrial materials. They become mysterious, always diverse, unique, unrepeatable and somewhat sacred presences.

Trees, trunks and branches are part of our ancient culture but also of actual culture, because in the age of globalization, design searches to trace recognizable ‘anthropological’ platforms. The collection, ‘Trees’ consists to place simple, everyday objects, books, and images next to the strange presence of branches and trunks, like in the reality of the world.

Art direction and photography Gilbert François – stylist Yoshiko Tange

Andrea Branzi photographed by Francesco Brigida

hair: Luciano Corcovado / assistant photographer: Claire Dorn / assistant stylist: Mickael Carpin / model: Pierre-Harold @ Success / thanks to Aurélie Julien @ Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris / all items by Andrea Branzi: courtesy Carpenters Workshop Gallery / all other items: courtesy Galerie de France / all photos: courtesy Yumikoto Paris

yellow gold cotton cupro jacket and coat-LANVIN, trouwers-DSQUARED2, shoes-PLIMS BY NDC
white poplin cotton shirt, tie - DRIES VAN NOTEN, green linene jacket with beige suede elbow patches - SMALTO, blue and white striped cotton shorts - POLO RALPH LAUREN, moccassins - ACNE / objects: tree 2 - ANDREA BRANZI, the heron - MARTIAL RAYSSE, japanese ritual object
beige cotton poplin shirt small collar stand and ring button - DIOR HOMME, knitted cardigan and rust-coloured jeans - MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA, calibre pink gold and steel watch - CARTIER, moccasins - ACNE / objects: tree9 - ANDREA BRANZI, blue and gold vase - CARLO SCARPA, plastic flower oatflakes - MERET OPPENHEIM, treatise on painting - LEONARDO DA VINCI
slate openwork cotton tank top, slate wool and leather cardigan, technical cotton gabardine cigarette trousers - HERMÈS, sneakers - RIVIERA
shirt - ACNE, blue blazer - BOTTEGA VENETA, tapered light grey linen and serge cotton trousers - KRIS VAN ASSCHE
orange shirt, orange cashmere cardigan - BOTTEGA VENETA, grass green single pocket pleated trousers - CHRISTOPHE LEMAIRE, calfskin leather sandals - HERMÈS / objects: tree 8 - ANDREA BRANZI, transparent glassware & rectangular bowl - CARLO SCARPA
t-shirt with zip - ACNE, bermuda shorts - WOO YOUNG MI, moccasins - ACNE / objects: tree 4 - ANDREA BRANZI, indestructible object - MAN RAY, glass recipient and magnifying glass - CARLO SCARPA, idol - BRASSAÏ, i remeber - GEORGES PEREC
rust coloured knitted jumper - DRIES VAN NOTEN, bermuda shorts - WOO YOUNG MI, calfskin leather sandals - HERMÈS
rust coloured knitted jumper - DRIES VAN NOTEN
tree 1 - ANDREA BRANZI, bowl - ALAIN VERNIS, petite demeure - ETIENNE-MARTIN, grotesque head - ULBALDO GANDOLFI
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