The one thousand five hundred models on display at the Footwear Museum in Stra (Venice) tell a story that is almost 70 years long. The extraordinary collection put together in 1995 by Luigino Rossi, president of Calzaturificio Rossimoda, is made up of models the company manufactured from 1947 to the present: fine women's shoes signed by some o...

by Guy Trebay   "I hate the word elegant," Nino Cerruti, arguably among the more elegant men of the 20th century and, at 84, perhaps also the 21st, said Tuesday morning. "It's artificial." Mr. Cerruti, a stylist and businessman whose name has long been synonymous with Italian fashion at its highest end, snuffed out a cigarette and turne...

by Lisa Petrillo   Art Basel put Miami on the map in the art world. Now there's a push to do the same in the fashion world. Some of the biggest name designers are coming to Miami to meet their fans face to face. Edguardo Osoro, designer of Aquazzura shoes, is responsible for creating what he calls the 12-hour fashionable heel. &nb...

Vespa is the Harley-Davidson of scooters. Sixty-eight years old and counting, it is the oldest continuous-production scooter maker, the most iconic and the most likely to raid its brand heritage and push it forward with new models that recall vehicles of generations past.   Take the new 2015 Vespa Sprint. The smallest and sportiest small-bod...

  WTI Magazine #62    2015 June, 12Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   In the summer of 1325, the process for the canonisation of St. Nicholas of Tolentino took place in some towns in the Marche. 371 witnesses from various socila backgrounds were invited to testify in the presence of the papal legates,...

In the modern age of design, where even the most basic object is studied and rendered beautiful by industrial designers who have reached celebrity status, (orange squeezer or usb key anyone?), it seems that almost anything can become "cult".   The rise of the hipster has done nothing to help this saturation of everyday things gaining an aest...

Italian eyewear group Luxottica Group has entered an asset purchase agreement to acquire glasses.com, a web site owned by health care provider WellPoint Inc.   According to fashionunited.com, the acquisition is part of the eyewear groups plans to expand its digital offering in the US, which it states is estimated to be a 35.5 billion US doll...

By Marti Gacioch Shoppers seeking antique Italian home furnishings need not journey to Europe to find high-quality pieces. Bellini's Antique Italia in the Solana Beach Design District showcases elegant antique furniture and decorative accessories for all rooms of the home, including living room, dining room, kitchen and bedroom. Owner Jacopo Bell...

When it comes to lavish rooms and ornate interiors, the more-is-more approach taken by the designers of this home has made for an extra-unique property.   Now on the market for just under $2.5 million, 24 Atlantic Avenue in Cohasset is a Tuscan-style villa designed by Henry Pennell, whose works include the Nave at Trinity Church, and Boston'...

His heels top every woman's lust-list, and his sneakers have become a must-have staple amongst every self-respecting hip hop artist. Giuseppe Zanotti, the San Mauro Pascoli-born Italian creative, whose sexy heels and gold plated sneaks, find their way to the red carpet, just as easily as they find their way to the street. I meet with Zanotti in the...