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...

I buoni auspici per il settore del tessile italiano arrivano dall'estero. Ma, a differenza degli ultimi anni quando era l'area extra europea a infondere barlumi di speranza, ora a ridare fiducia a tutto il mondo a monte della filiera della moda made in Italy c'è un risveglio da parte della locomotiva europea, degli Stati Uniti e del Giappone. &nbs...

WTI Magazine #25    2014 Apr, 11Author : by Nadiah Ahmad Shukri for PoisonDrops.com      Translation by:   Tribute to GeorgiaGeorgia, the home of soul food, warm sunny days and cozy southern hospitality was Susanna Liso's inspiration for her Spring Summer 2014 collection.     Liso, designer of Le Tartarughe, executed a collection of deliciousl...

by Beatrice Bondi Il lusso nella società odierna: tra eccellenza ed eccesso. Questo il tema del dibattito che si è tenuto sabato pomeriggio al MAD, il Museum of Arts and Design che si trova a Columbus Circle, nel cuore pulsante di Manhattan. L'evento, organizzato in collaborazione con La Fondazione NY e moderato dalla corrispondente fashion e lux...

Alfa Romeo sure took its time in getting back to us, but after driving the 4C sports car, we're in a pretty forgiving mood.   With a wildly curvaceous body that looks like a shrunken Ferrari, the mid-engine 4C is bristling with drama and bravado. At a glance, you'd think it cost two or three times its starting price of $55,195 (including des...

Vhernier, the Italian jewelry brand, has chosen Miami's Design District to open its second location in the United States.   The new store, at 140 Northeast 39th Street, in the Palm Court Plaza, opens Tuesday. Vhernier is leasing its 600-square-foot space from Craig Robin's Dacra, the development firm that is spearheading the transformation o...

Design, cibo, moda: quando si parla di Italia, e di genio italiano, la triade resta questa, ma non è una colpa e neanche un limite. L'attualità di certe soluzioni e la bellezza senza tempo di diverse proposte, soprattutto nell'ambito del design industriale, grazie anche a un tumultuoso per quanto tardivo sviluppo industriale nel secolo scorso, è la...

"Ten years ago we decided to discontinue our menswear line in order to concentrate on womenswear which was developing more at the time," recounts Piero Cividini, who currently runs the knitwear company with his daughter Anita.   "We founded the company at the end of the 80s and for a long time it was easy to grow in Italy as well as internat...

La casa automobilistica di vetture sportive Ferrari ospita alcune lezioni di italiano, in collaborazione con l'Italian American Committee on Education (IACE). Allievi delle scuole medie superiori che studiano l'italiano in una delle scuole sostenute dallo IACE nei tre stati di New York, New Jersey e Connecticut avranno l'opportunità di imparare che...