If you were ever in doubt about the importance of Italy in shaping fashion today, a new exhibition - which opens in Milan this week - puts it into perspective. ITALIANA, Italy Through the Lens of Fashion 1971-2001, raises the curtain of Milan Fashion Week and celebrates the influence of Italian design, creativity and manufacturing prowess. Jointly...

ITALIAN DESIGN DAY, this year in its second edition, is a worldwide initiative created by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as part of "Vivere ALL'Italiana" a campaign that promotes Italy's culture and economy. The 2018 edition highlights the relationship between Design and Sustainability, investigating the contribution...

Countless people have made a fortune working in the TV and film industry. Individuals like legendary stuntman and coordinator Gary Davis and television’s Jay Leno have both spent untold sums of money amassing impressive collections of classic cars and motorcycles. Another successful figure in the Hollywood scene who has garnered a massive stable of...

The traditional activity of the hat district is concentrated around the Marche region and more specifically in the towns of Montappone and Massa Fermana.It began in 1300 when hats were used exclusively for farming activities. Grain harvesting produced straw, which was then braided to be used as a raw material for making “straw hats”.

Fashion is best understood in terms of its broad social, cultural, economic, and aesthetic contexts. That is the core message of the Fabric of Cultures project, a research and pedagogic initiative spearheaded by Eugenia Paulicelli, Director of the Fashion Studies program at City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center and Professor of Italian...

In non-New York Fashion Week news, FN paid a visit to Micam, Europe’s biggest footwear trade show in Milan (look for our in-depth coverage in the Feb. 19 issue). Last year saw a push from the fair’s Luxury Hall with 10 brands, including Zegna, Tod’s, Gucci, Fendi and Ferragamo, all taking a stand to support a made-in-Italy campaign. For 2018, Cesar...

“Il Made in Italy, per aumentare l’export e consolidare il suo ruolo di leadership a livello globale, deve muoversi con una logica di sistema che punti su Design, Innovazione, Tecnologia e che sfrutti la naturale capacità di aggregazione delle nostre PMI”. E’ il commento di Fabio De Furia, Presidente della Miami Scientific Italian Community (MSIC),...

Se il palcoscenico è il mondo, non sempre le persone sono protagoniste. In un giardino botanico, ad esempio, lo sono i fiori, le piante, gli alberi eccezionali, le foglie dalle forme più svariate, i profumi di tutti i generi e i semi. Sì, i semi, come mette in evidenza, attraverso la sua arte eccezionale, Laura Fantini, artista Bolognese pluripremi...

Oggi alla Farnesina l’evento di presentazione della Giornata del Design Italiano nel Mondo - Italian Design Day 2018, aperto dal Segretario Generale del Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, Amb. Elisabetta Belloni. L’edizione di quest’anno dell’Italian Design Day si svolgerà il prossimo 1°marzo in 100 città nel mondo e...

To put a little more pep in the 2018 Fiat 500 lineup's step, the Italian announced Thursday at the Chicago auto show that it is making a more powerful turbocharged engine standard equipment. The new 1.4-liter turbo-4 engine represents a 33 percent increase in horsepower over last year's non-turbo engine. For 2019, the Fiat 500 delivers 135 hp and 1...