by Benedetta Cicconi   The story of Valentina Socci, a well-established fashion photographer, who left her beloved city of Milan, Italy, to devote herself to a successful career in Hollywood, reminds of a beautiful modern tale. Over the last few years, she has achieved very good results and all of her efforts have been rewarded. Valentina S...

The Hoboken Italian Festival, Tatiana Petersen and Dana Marchionne are preparing to bring Italy to Hoboken in an event never before seen in this thriving city. Hoboken Fashion Night is a city wide celebration of Hoboken's unique fashion and retail community and its wide array of creative genius.   The program will consist entirely of Ho...

Inizierà il prossimo 13 gennaio a New York, nella nuova sede Pier 92, l'edizione 2015 di "Première Vision", la più importante manifestazione in calendario negli Stati Uniti dedicata a tessuti ed accessori per l'industria dell'abbigliamento di alto livello.   "Première Vision New York" è una fiera di piccole dimensioni, ma di elevato contenut...

Cinematic sweep was the backdrop for Jeep, a century of wisdom for Dodge and risque humor for Fiat - the three Super Bowl commercials from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S. unit.   They were among a small but strong group of auto ads during the big game. "I'm surprised how well the auto ads did compared to the competition," said Mike Berna...

Bracelet, ring, necklace, earring, jewel, gem, pearl... these are the protagonists of some beautiful tales in Vicenza's Jewelry Museum. The word "jewel" itself has an interesting story to tell: some say it comes from the Latin 'gaudium', joy, others 'iocus', jest... two equally promising etymologies with a beautiful happy ending.   The curat...

by Abby White   Five years ago, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts hosted the only U.S. presentation of the Victoria and Albert Museum's superb The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947–1957, which chronicled a celebrated era of fashion marked by the debut of Christian Dior's groundbreaking "new look" and a subsequent burst of cre...

By Anthony De Marco   "Code" is a word used often by luxury watch brands. It pertains to historical, cultural and other significant signs (maybe even myth and legend) that are identifiable with a particular company. The various ways these codes are protected and expressed by the brands vary.   For some it's paid lip service while for...

by Jill Papworth   Masseria Bianca, dating back to the late 1800s, is a rather splendid example of a restored Italian multi-roomed house composed of a series of "trulli". A trullo is a traditional dry stone building with a conical roof, unique to the Itria valley in Puglia.   Dating back centuries in some cases, trulli were generall...

  WTI Magazine #19    2014 Feb, 28Author : Francesca Favotto      Translation by:   A rigorous approach and strong shapes for the Quattromani's Fall Winter collection 2014/15, presented on 26th January 2014 in official AltaRoma AltaModa calendar. The Sardinian duo focuses on clean cuts and unexpected combinations of unusual materials, following...

by Tim McKeough   Gaetano Pesce is no stranger to working with flexible resin. The Italian-born, New York–based architect, who has been producing provocative furniture and buildings for nearly half a century, has molded the material into vases that appear to be melting, off-kilter tabletop pieces, and asymmetrical chairs and tables with a so...