Claudia Volpi throws down a friendly ultimatum: "I challenge you to find an Italian who doesn't own a pair of Superga shoes." And she's hoping the sporty "People's Shoes of Italy" will soon become common footfare for Fillmore residents as well, now that the doors to her new boutique are open at 2326 Fillmore Street.   The shoes — slip-o...

by Pia Capelli   Building a map of the contemporary Italian fashion scene is not an easy task. La Triennale in Milan is endeavoring to do so with an exhibition titled "The New Vocabulary of Italian Fashion." The show's time frame starts with 1998, the year of the beginning of the Digital Era (with the birth of Google and the launch of t...

Italian builder Otam announced that Florida-based Denison Yacht Sales will represent the yacht line in the United States.   "We are honored to represent the Otam brand here in the U.S. and we are sure that we will have a successful future together," Denison CEO Bob Denison said in a statement at the recent Miami International Boat Show. "Wit...

March 24, 2014: Mionetto USA has officially launched its revamped Luxury Collection of sparkling wines, news of which SND first reported March 4. Mionetto's new Luxury Collection—now available nationwide—includes Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, Cuvée Sergio 1887 and Cuvée Sergio 1887 Rosé, all retailing around $19 a bottle.   A fourth...

Ben di senso è privo, chi ti conosce, Italia, e non t'adora, scrisse Vincenzo Monti. Se è vero che l'arte degli italiani sta nella bellezza, l'America è in cerca di "prove", per raccontare oltreoceano le meraviglie del Bel Paese, scrigno di arte, cultura, storia, natura. Superando gli stereotipi e mettendo da parte i cliché che spesso ne imprigiona...

  WTI Magazine #57    2015 April, 3Author : Elda Buonanno Foley      Translation by:   The poet and cultural critic Matthew Arnold stated "Have something to say and say it as clearly as you can. This is the only secret to style". Think about Italian style, the way we move and clothe ourselves, and you can under...

by Ashley Brozic & Alejandra Torres Mention to your man that he has to wear a blazer in August, and expect a grunt of despair. Now mention to him that you know of a blazer that's light enough to inhibit sweat and masculine enough to elicit the respect of everyone in the room, and you might just get him to perk up a bit.   Enter Casa de...

"Certo, è una grossa cifra, ma faccio finta che non esista: non è da lì che arriva il business". Dario Snaidero sorride e prova a minimizzare. E con qualche ragione. Perché in effetti non capita ogni giorno di ricevere una commessa da 450mila dollari per una cucina, l'equivalente in Italia del costo di un paio di appartamenti.    Il mil...

by Claudia Astarita   Claudio Cutuli has definitely created alternative scarves. He uses fabrics such as cashmere, silk, bamboo and beech pulp, but the innovative element of his accessories concerns their colour. In fact, it is drawn out pomegranate, walnuts hull, nettle and karkadé.   The success of this initiative was confirmed by t...

By Moira Macdonald   Ideally, one would travel to Portland Art Museum's new exhibit "Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945" on the back of a Vespa motor scooter piloted by Gregory Peck. But Amtrak works just fine, too.   The exhibit, featuring dozens of elegant garments from the likes of Valentino, Prada, Armani and Pucci (who, it turns o...