WTI Magazine #23    2014 Mar, 28Author : Maria Teresa Squillaci      Translation by:   What is love in the fashion world, if not that staple of everyday accessories: the bag? Season in, season out, we are presented with can't-live-without companions - envelope clutches, slouchy hobos, structured totes, neon backpacks, perspex box bags, origami...

Marking the first time that a fashion icon has expanded his portfolio into a comprehensive branded luxury lifestyle destination, designer Domenico Vacca has announced the $20m renovation of The Domenico Vacca opening September 2015.   The impressive 12-story luxury space, located on 55th Street just off Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, wil...

By Benjamin Zhang After a two-decade absence, Alfa Romeo returned to the US last year with the pint-sized 4C sports car. Now, the legendary Italian brand is ready to offer something a bit more mainstream with the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan. It's an important vehicle Fiat Chrysler Automobiles —Alfa's parent company — as the company seeks to...

As it has every year since 1961, Milan once again confirms itself as the undisputed Capital of design.The Salone Internazionale del Mobile (International Furniture Salon) runs this year from April 9-14. The Salone del Mobile is the global point of reference for anything and everything to do with the Home Furnishings sector, and is an extraordinary...

By Max Paradiso   Silk is usually made from the cocoons spun by silkworms - but there is another, much rarer, cloth known as sea silk or byssus, which comes from a clam. Chiara Vigo is thought to be the only person left who can harvest it, spin it and make it shine like gold. Villagers stare as I knock on the door of Chiara Vigo's studio, o...

by Claudia Astarita   According to the American magazine Drive, Brunello Cucinelli is "the greatest person on the planet to work for". Why? Very simple to answer: "the king of Italian cashmere makes his employees take a 90-minute break every day at 1 P.M., when many of them eat a subsidized lunch in the company cafeteria.   (And this...

Una qualsiasi parete anonima può trasformarsi nella 'tela' di un'opera d'arte dai caratteri unici. È ciò che abbiamo imparato nel nostro viaggio attraverso le tue passioni. Ti ricordi per esempio di quella chiesa abbandonata in Marocco trasformata in una fantastica opera di street art?   O del progetto Audubon Mural Project che ha prodotto c...

The reigning Missoni royalty—creative director Angela, her daughter and brand ambassador Margherita, and founder and matriarch Rosita—visited San Francisco's Academy of Art last week to attend the graduation fashion show, and the school's fashion students were giddy in the presence these Italian style icons.   But at a symposium and luncheon...

DetailsWHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue ROOM: 1218: Segal Theatre WHEN: February 27, 2015: 2:30 PM-5:00 PM CONTACT INFO: http://www.womensstudies/ ADMISSION: Free   DescriptionA celebration of the special issue of The Journal of Modern Italian Studies on Italian Fashion. There will be a Roundtabl...

by Silvia Pieraccini   Welcome to the future of men's fashion fairs. A future in which demand and supply – and therefore retail buyers on one side and manufacturing companies on the other - are hunting around for new ways to present brands and new formulas that are able to highlight their value.   They are looking for hybrid solutions...