His heels top every woman's lust-list, and his sneakers have become a must-have staple amongst every self-respecting hip hop artist. Giuseppe Zanotti, the San Mauro Pascoli-born Italian creative, whose sexy heels and gold plated sneaks, find their way to the red carpet, just as easily as they find their way to the street. I meet with Zanotti in the...

The world's largest eyeglass maker has signed a deal with the U.S. department store chain Macy's to open up to 500 LensCrafters optical retail centres inside Macy's. Macy's and Luxottica already have a deal that has put 670 Sunglass Hut's in Macy's department stores, with the number tripling in the last six years.   The companies said i...

Benvenuto, Battistoni. The high-end Italian purveyor of luxury clothing for men and women is opening its first U.S. flagship in Beverly Hills when it opens its doors on March 16 at 9536 Wilshire Blvd.   The Italian brand started in Rome as a men's shirt label in 1946 when Guglielmo Battistoni started out as a shirt maker in a secluded ateli...

Pensateci un attimo. Avete mai visto un film o una fiction americani in cui se si cita con ammirazione un capo di abbigliamento, sia esso maschile o femminile, questo non sia italiano? Non lo troverete. Nell'immaginario collettivo americano, non c'è abbinamento più di classe, di qualità e del quale andare fieri, di quello che unisce il settore dell...

Gabriella Forte, a longtime board member of David Yurman, has been named the company's chief executive officer. The appointment is effective immediately. She reports to cofounders David and Sybil Yurman.   David Yurman has been serving as ceo since February 2014 when Glen Senk exited the jewelry and timepiece firm. "We have long wa...

By Lisa Petrillo   "Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968" is an entire exhibit dedicated to the rise of high fashion in Italy, and you can find it all at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. More than 90 designer garments are on display, including high fashions gowns that lit up the grand ballrooms, red carpets and theaters of...

The order came from the Sultan of Brunei's nephew. It was 1994, and Prince Abdul Hakeem, then 20 years old, had inherited two things: access to a $40 billion fortune, and his family's penchant for spending it.   In the '80s and '90s, the monarchs of this tiny, oil-rich nation in the South China Sea bankrolled a fleet of special custom vehicl...

by Valentina Zannoni   So you're heading to Italy for your summer holiday and you've got almost everything prepared. Flights, location, hotel, sights to catch, and beaches to visit, restaurants to try, and even Google mapped the tiny local gelateria where they make the best gelato.   You're sorted it seams, but no, there's one last th...

A new men's clothing store called Lord Midas opened in downtown Des Moines recently. "Everything is made in Italy, exclusively made in Italy," Max Stanco said. Stanco was born in New York and raised in Italy. He opened his first clothing store in Des Moines at Sixth and Locust streets. Men's suits are priced from $1,000 to $3,000, bu...

By Generoso d'Agnese e Angela Di Nardo When he died in 1960, everyone feared that his immense artistic and entrepreneurial patrimony would be dispersed among family disputes and economic claims. Instead, this did not happen.   The label founded by Salvatore Ferragamo survived by his ancestors and gained new energy from his wife Wanda and th...