The Italian famous fashion entrepreneur Brunello Cucinelli has just been given the Community and Social Justice Award during the Green Carpet event, organized by the  Italian Chamber of Fashion in Milan at the end of September. The prize acknowledges those business who embrace sustainable production and the reduction of environmental footprint. Cuc...

Salvatore Ferragamo – founder of the today well known fashion house – was a cobbler who moved to the United States to start his new business in the early 1900s. He first started in Santa Barbara (California), opening up a shop called the “Hollywood Boot Shop”. It was a time of great development of the cinema industry in loco and Salvatore soon beca...

Le invenzioni del gruppo, dalla camicia button down a quella che non si stira (no iron), sono diventate marchio di fabbrica quando non pezzi da museo (il MoMa di New York le ha inserite nella lista dei 111 «Modern item» della moda, assieme, fra gli altri, ai Levi’s 501, la coppola, i capri pants e lo Speedo). Ora l’ex negozio nato Brooks Clothing s...

The Fermo-Macerata Shoemaking District is based in Sant’Elpidio a Mare, in the heart of the Marche region, the home of famous brands that represent Italian style throughout the world. The district has its origins in the 15th century with the workshops of shoemakers that produced footwear for town markets. The municipal statutes and those of the tra...

Queens College Professor Eugenia Paulicelli curates a multimedia Made in Italy Festival and Exhibition at Queens College that explores the art of making and craft in a globalized, digital world and why it matters. Made in Italy. The art of making. Local craft. In a globalized, digital world? Happily, the Made in Italy “brand” – with its tradition o...

La buona notizia è che il valore del «brand Italia» nel suo complesso è aumentato rispetto allo scorso anno, con una crescita record di 513 miliardi di dollari (+34%), superando i 2mila miliardi di dollari. La notizia cattiva è che l’immagine di tale brand si è indebolito, con un rating sceso da AA- ad A+. La “pagella” arriva, come ogni anno, da Br...

The Fabric of Cultures: Systems in the Making. A Multimedia Exhibition curated by Eugenia Paulicelli. October 5–December 15. Opening Reception: Thursday, October 12 at 5:30 pm. Queens College Art Center Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, 6th Floor 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Queens, NY 11367 The Fabric of Cultures: Systems in the Making brings together artists...

The Committee Maestro Pietro Mascagni is pleased to launch the PIETRO MASCAGNI Capsule Collection - Timeless Heritage for Fall /Winter Season 2017-2018. Pietro Mascagni has been a composer and a conductor, well known throughout the world for his beauty and his sophisticated and original style. According to popular legends Mascagni was identified wi...

The US will become Italy’s top market for footwear exports by 2022, according to Confidustria, the General Confederation of Italian Industry, reports Leatherbiz. It is currently the fourth biggest in terms of exports, but these are predicted to grow 43% in value to €1.7 billion in five years. “The US has always been an important but complex market,...

TIT FOR TAT: “Is Milan relevant in fashion? Our answer is yes,” stated Italy’s Corriere della Sera this week, reacting to a New York Times article that questioned the focus and importance of Italian designers. “No, we don’t agree [with the accusations],” said the Corriere. “Who says that quality does not mean creativity? The first cannot exclude th...