The Italian eyewear manufacturer and the American brand under the The Gap Inc. umbrella have decided to renew their global eyewear licensing agreement for the exclusive design, development, production and distribution of the label’s ophthalmic and sunglass collections. The deal marks the third in a row signed by the two companies and will run until...

When: Thursday, October 4, 6:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - A reception will follow. The history of the birth of an icon, the Borsalino hat. From the factory where it was conceived in a small Italian town, to the glamorous world of Hollywood. Starring Robert Redford, Richard Bohringer, Piero Tosi, Deborah Nadoolman. This doc...

Vincent Tropepe Fashions (VTF) made their debut at Brooklyn Borough Hall in Brooklyn, New York recently. Vincent Tropepe known as an award winning chef veered into fashion after a project presenting itself to him to design chef footwear, when Tropepe evolved the project into more mainstream footwear for everyone as well as designing handbags, walle...

Two of Salvatore and Maria Castronovo’s children were exceptionally talented musicians – Sam played the violin and Rose played and taught piano. So, it was only natural that the parents wanted Frances to follow in her sibling’s musical footsteps. But she had other ideas. She wanted to design fashions and open a dress shop. With $750 in seed money,...

Last August, when Gabriele Monti was co-curating the “Italiana: Italy Through the Lens of Fashion 1971-2001”exhibition in Milan, his first port of call was a 19th-century former hosiery factory. The building in Reggio Emilia, a small city about two hours’ drive southeast of Milan, is rarely visited by outsiders and almost never discussed, even by f...

We are glad to inform you that O bag has celebrated the restyling of its store in Miami. The store is located at 608 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, and it is run By Ms. Escuret and Mr. Piombino. O bag is an Italian company based in Padua, which entered the international fashion design market in 2009, creating products from innovative materials and offe...

Bucco Couture kicked off the celebration of Italian American Heritage month this week by celebrating Italian fashion with a bit of American pride. Owner Carmen Bucco wanted to reflect his Italian American heritage in the windows of his Franklin Ave men's store ahead of the annual parade on Sunday October 7. One window features a "Happy Columbus Day...

When: October 11th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 A lecture by Stefano Piaggi, President of Associazione Culturale Anna Piaggi on the extraordinary career of journalist and Fashion writer Anna Piaggi and how her brilliant creativity has served as a lifeblood for designers, photographers, illustrators and...

Versace, the iconic Italian fashion house founded by Gianni Versace 40 years ago, has reportedly been sold to U.S. clothing and handbag brand Michael Kors for 1.67 billion euros. According to Italian media reports the company's vice-president, Donatella Versace, will announce the deal this week. The sale of Versace, which is known for its Medusa...

Marni has a new address in New York. The Italian luxury fashion label has opened a shop at 822 Madison Avenue. The store, which spans over 308 square meters (3315 square feet), includes two floors which feature women’s ready-to-wear, jewelry and accessories. Handbags are displayed on concrete shelves, while small leather goods are showcased on a su...