Schola Italica, in collaborazione con l’Università degli Studi di Milano, sta selezionando laureandi, laureati e professionisti per partecipare alla Summer School "Made in Italy / Made by Italics. Italic Culture in Art, Music, Fashion, Design and Gastronomy". Si tratta di un percorso formativo residenziale finalizzato ad approfondire le peculiarità...

When you think of luxurious European cosmetics, I think we’d all look at the French beauty industry. It’s hard not to. With the likes of L’Oréal, LVMH, L’Occitane and Clinique all hailing from the country, it’s clearly a mecca for successful cosmetic powerhouses. However, there seems to be a rumble in the jungle of late, with the Italian government...

For a certain rung of the world, sneakers and t-shirts might be covetable, but they aren’t the rarest thing within reach. The ultimate grail might be an emerald green sequin Valentino cape, a rose-print silk-chiffon gown trimmed outrageously with white ostrich feathers dipped in rose pink and leaf green, or the iconic Chanel skirt suit in “painted...

The Italian textile company has a seven-year-old partnership with Hermès. By David Moin on June 27, 2018 With the opening of its showroom in Manhattan’s D&D Building, Dedar, a 42-year-old Italian textile design firm rooted in home fabrics and wallpaper, expresses an open-minded approach. “Our textiles are conceived and created for interiors, though...

Cosmetica Italia è l’associazione nazionale delle imprese cosmetiche che dal 1967 riunisce oltre 500 aziende – dalle PMI alle multinazionali – rappresentative del 95% del fatturato del settore, vicino agli 11 miliardi di euro.  Un settore di eccellenza del Made in Italy ma che nell’immaginario collettivo viene spesso collocato in coda ad altri comp...

Pasquale Giacobbe, 31 anni, barbiere da quando ne aveva 13. Una grande tenacia e una gran voglia di farcela che lo ha portato fin dall’altro lato dell’oceano. Dalla sua Napoli sbarca negli Stati Uniti 8 anni fa. Prima un anno a Miami e poi, finalmente, New York. Una valigia ed un sogno: aprire una barberia italiana. Sogno che oggi ha un nome e un c...

Luxury Italian lifestyle brand Bruno Magli is setting up shop in New York. On Sept. 1, the company will unveil a location in the city’s trendy Soho neighborhood. It’s the second store opening in the U.S. since new owner, Marquee Brands, acquired the brand in 2015. The 2,000-square-foot store will be located in a shopping area that boasts designer b...

The lambent new tower of art galleries Rem Koolhaas and his Rotterdam-based firm, OMA, have designed for the Prada Foundation is a chameleon. From the east, the elevation presents a slim, unadorned, milk-white concrete block, nine stories high, punctured by loggias — a signpost, like the traditional village bell tower, rising above a low, scruffy n...

The weaving of plant fibres is one of humanity’s most ancient activities, and takes inspiration from nature and has been used over time to create a wide variety of containers and hats that protect against the sun’s glare. In Signa in 1714, Domenico Michelacci, known as Bolognino, began to cultivate 'grano marzuolo', a variety of wheat with small ea...

Ermenegildo Zegna is a powerhouse in Italian luxury menswear. Superb textiles, impeccable tailoring, and inspired management have propelled the privately held 108-year-old firm to the head of its league, making it not only a global force with approximately 7,000 employees and 500 retail outposts in more than 60 countries but one of the best express...