By Kristen Heinzinger   What's bringing designers Gigi Burris and Ryan Roche, the CFDA, and Italian artisans together? The designers have been tapped to experience Italian craftsmanship at its purest as part of The Fabric Program, a partnership between textile trade fair Milano Unica and the CFDA.   The initiative will give the two fi...

È stata inaugurata ieri, presso il Metropolitan Pavilion e il Palazzo Altman, la manifestazione Première Vision New York, la più importante manifestazione dedicata ai tessuti ed accessori per l'industria dell'abbigliamento di alto livello in calendario negli Stati Uniti, nata con l'obiettivo di presentare in anticipo rispetto alle due principali fi...

Homi, il salone degli stili di vita organizzato da Fiera Milano, allarga le frontiere della sua attività internazionale e, dopo il successo della prima edizione russa che si è tenuta il 14 ottobre a Mosca, presenta il 4 dicembre a Miami, alla stampa internazionale, la sua prima edizione negli Stati Uniti. L'appuntamento è dal 16 al 19 maggio 2015...

by Vivienne Decker   Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. When Ippolita Rostagno, the iconic jewelry designer behind Ippolita, realized that Italian artisans were closing their shops, she was dismayed. As a woman who had successfully launched her own jewelry company to international appeal, she was frustrated that so...

MONDAY, DEC. 1, 2014, 5:30 P.M.Cleveland Institute of Art, Russell B. Aitken Auditorium "The Art of Designing Everything: The Life and Work of Massimo Vignelli"   A lecture on the work of iconic graphic designer Massimo Vignelli. Special guest speakers Professor R. Roger Remington, Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design at the Rochester...

By Roger Baird   Italy's richest man, and the 81-year-old driving force behind the €46bn (£40bn; $49bn) merger in the glasses industry, shows no sign of slowing down. Leonardo Del Vecchio, founder of Luxottica, the world's biggest glasses maker, has agreed a merger with French lenses maker Essilor.   Luxottica owns such brands as...

by Tommaso Ebhardt   Lamborghini SpA, Volkswagen (VOW) AG's Italian supercar division, plans to start building the Urus sport-utility vehicle in three years, the brand's first model in the segment since the Rambo Lambo of the 1990s.   "The expectation" is to introduce the SUV in 2017, Lamborghini Chief Executive Officer Stephan Winkel...

VicenzaOro, to be held in Vicenza on January from 23 to 28, is the first event on the international calendar, coming as it does in a privileged moment in which to present all of the new collections and preview the trends in the jewellery world.   A workshop of ideas for operators from all over the world: a place in which to network, and a so...

by Massimo Gaia and Astrid Wendlandt Italian private equity fund Clessidra acquired control of fashion house Roberto Cavalli on Thursday for an undisclosed sum, concluding one of the longest running courtships in the luxury goods industry. Clessidra, which has invested in jeweller Buccellati, held discussions with Cavalli back in 2008 and 2009 an...

by Gaya Lynn   These days, most people answer the phone in a few ways. Either with disdain or with intense caution as if ready to say the word "No," before you even say hello. But when calling fashion designer Nadia Bozzetti, she did neither. Instead, her voice was like pure sunshine, bubbly, speaking both in English and Italian with a grace...