DOUBLING UP: Tod’s is twice as nice in Miami, its sole U.S. city with two stores. The Italian brand wanted to follow up its longtime Bal Harbour, Fla., boutique with something special for its new location in the Miami Design District. The neighborhood provided an obvious art platform, expressed through mobile wall panels that connect to form a 60-f...

On the occasion of the Italian Design Day in 100 locations around the world, 100 “ambassadors” of Italian culture (designers, entrepreneurs, journalists, critics, communicators, teachers...) will illustrate the concept of excellence. ICI presents world-famous Italian architect/designer Michele de Lucchi in conversazion with Mario Milana, Matteo Mil...

Fabrizio Nestola, 44 years old, is a Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Padua. He has worked hard not only for his academic career but also to carry on his research on diamonds. Prof Nestola’s aim is the one of finding out what lays behind the diamonds, even studying the super-giant ones (3000 carats), the super-deep and rare ones to be f...

U.S.-based entrepreneur Amanda Carye id building a bridge between Italian shoemakers and American customers. When she spent six months in Italy for a business course, Ms. Carye met artisans who could make a beautiful shoe out of any material, including furlane, which was very popular not a long time ago. Amanda Carye found furlane shoes “highly fun...

Qual è l’anima del “fare italiano”? Di cosa è fatto, qual è la sua essenza, quali sono gli elementi che lo contraddistinguono e soprattutto in che modo devono essere dosati perché ne esca un perfetto “Made in Italy”? Una ricerca commissionata da Ornellaia (il fine wine italiano tra i più amati al mondo) al CENSIS, illustrata oggi a Sotheby’s Milano...

As if Lady Gaga’s halftime show on Sunday wasn’t enough, the pop singer is proving she can really do it all as she plans to enter the wine industry and launch her own brand of wine called Grigio Girls. According to TMZ, Gaga’s company filed paperwork to produce a line of wine, including wine coolers, wine cocktails, and wine punches. The wine brand...

The new CEO of the Salvatore Ferragamo luxury leather goods and fashion house said Friday that the prospect of a possible new tax on imports into the United States won't deter his growth strategy in the brand's single most important market. Eraldo Poletto told The Associated Press that any tax on imports, as floated by President Donald Trump's admi...

Tonight in New York, the Italian menswear company Ermenegildo Zegna will host a dinner to celebrate a new campaign that packs a seriously powerful casting coup: It features Robert De Niro. To secure the services of such a storied star is quite something—especially one who, his long-standing friendship with Giorgio Armani apart, is rarely spotted in...

Italy is the land of love, a romantic destination par excellence. So with Valentines Day fast approaching, it’s time to explore some of the peninsula’s most idyllic spots. Heavenly places where romance is never in short supply. We start with Verona, where Giulietta’s picturesque balcony is still selling the Shakespearian tale of eternal love. Milli...

The legendary car maker communicates very clearly that its cars are to be raced. It’s an obvious message, but one often overshadowed by the brand’s prestige. Ferrari’s legacy turns its modern cars into status symbols and its vintage vehicles into museum treasures — but speak to anyone involved with the company and you’ll learn that a Ferrari left s...