Famous for its denim, the Italian retail clothing company Diesel hopes to make its name in real estate as well. The company announced Nov. 29 that it has partnered with Bel Invest Group, an international real estate investment company based in Vincenza, Italy, on a new Miami-area project. The development will be built on a 1-acre lot in the Wynwood...

The world-renowned Italian luxury brand Max Mara will serve as the presenting sponsor of feminist art pioneer Judy Chicago’s exhibition Judy Chicago: A Reckoning at the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. A Reckoning connects work produced by Chicago between the 1960s and 1990s, including historic and lesser-known pieces that will be on public vie...

PARTY MODE: The inaugural edition of Prada Mode is setting up shop inside the easygoing hostel-hotel Freehand Miami for the Art Basel Miami Beach crowd. The club will serve as a cultural gathering ahead of the fair’s official opening Dec. 4 to 6, offering guests and Prada Mode members a packed schedule, as well as plenty of late-night music and dan...

In honor of Fendi’s 10th anniversary with Design Miami and of its Peekaboo bag, the Italian fashion house tapped Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis to create a series of sculptures that portray Fendi's identity. Marcelis’s luminous works in glass and resin have earned her many admirers in the fashion community; she’s also created installations for Repo...

Borsalino has created a new fedora style inspired by one of the brand’s most famous customers: Humphrey Bogart. As part of the strategy to relaunch the Alessandra-based hat maker under the guidance of its new owner — private equity group Haeres Equita — Borsalino has partnered with the Humphrey Bogart estate on the creation of an exclusive fedora s...

Last month, Versace revealed plans to introduce its Pre-Fall 2019 collection in New York, choosing to give the Big Apple the honor of being the first American city to experience an exclusive Versace runway presentation. Now, as promised, the collection has been unveiled via a high-profile showcase. “I am very excited to present Versace for the very...

When Wanda Ferragamo brought two of her sons, Massimo and Leonardo, to the United States for the first time in 1970, she wanted to make sure it was a trip to remember. She set out with them from Italy on a boat, the same way her late husband — the legendary Salvatore Ferragamo — traveled when he emigrated to America in 1914. “She wanted us to exper...

Tre giorni che segnano l’inizio ufficiale della stagione invernale, un fine settimana in cui si accendono i riflettori sulla regina delle Dolomiti. Dal 6 all’8 dicembre si svolgerà il “Cortina Fashion Weekend 2018”, l’appuntamento che fonde glamour e sport, dove si parla di eccellenze del Made in Italy e nuove prospettive per le aziende italiane al...

A cold Corona sits atop an antique Singer sewing machine, as John Montefusco unwinds after a long day repairing shoes. The 100-year-old machine is a reminder of a circuitous journey that started with him working on a farm and making wine as a young man in Naples, Italy. There, he also repaired shoes on the side. Montefusco's travels stretched to Ne...

Italian lifestyle sportswear brand ellesse announces its re-entry into the North American market with a special Fall 2018 release. The company’s first collection in the U.S. includes footwear and apparel styles for both men and women. “Winning with style has always been the hallmark of the ellesse brand,” says Robert Dundon, SVP of Sales and Market...