Leave it to “The Simpsons” to make something cool again. The infamous Prada Marfa art installation— the West Texas brainchild of Scandinavian artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset —has been an attraction for art and fashion lovers ever since it popped up in 2005. While its popularity has had ups and downs over the ensuing years, Prada Marfa is...

The iconic FIAT 500, symbol of Italy’s post war economic renaissance, became part of MoMA’s permanent collection last year, but 2019 brings even more lustre to the tiny Italian four-wheels, as it will be one of the centrepieces of The Value of Good Design exhibition. The kermess will take place from the 10th of February to the 27th of May and will...

What suggests Old World tradition more than a maker of leather goods? Chris Bosca—the CEO of the top-end leather company Bosca—doesn’t disagree. “The Bosca brand is over 100 years old now,” says Bosca, whose grandfather, Italian-born Hugo, founded the Springfield-based company as a maker of handbags in 1911. “A product like ours plays by a little b...

A line-up of Ferraris will be among the headline offerings at the Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2019 auction, scheduled for January 18-19 during Arizona Auction Week. The 275 GTB Prototype that raced in the 1966 Monte Carlo Rally, a late-production Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, a single-louver Tour de France and a Vignale-bodied 250 MM will be pr...

Living legend Alex Zanardi will be competing at the 24 hours of Daytona race in January aboard the BMW M8 GTE. The Italian driver has already completed a set of tests aboard his specially modified car and he declared himself satisfied with the way things turned out. This will be his first race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and his...

Italian jewelry designs and trends for the new year will be the focus of the VicenzaOro jewelry trade fair, being held January 18 – 23 in Vicenza, Italy. The city and surrounding area is one the three main manufacturing centers in Italy for gold and silver jewelry (the others being Valenza and Arezzo). VicenzaOro, held twice per year, is the larges...

RM Sotheby’s forthcoming Arizona sale on January 17-18 will feature a one-of-a-kind Ferrari with a genuinely royal provenance. Leading the auction is a unique, custom-built 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale which was delivered new to Princess Lilian de Réthy of Belgium. Featuring its original matching-numbers engine, and exclusive Pinin Farina cou...

Orange-hued marble and pebble-dashed stone provide the setting for displays of leather handbags, clutches and purses in this boutique in Miami, which was designed by American studio Aranda\Lasch.  Aranda\Lasch outfitted the Miami Valextra store to reference the heritage and craftsmanship of the luxury leather label, which was founded in Milan in 19...

I specifically enjoy telling stories of the good in the fashion world. It is rewarding to find hope and light in change in the midst of darkness and cynicism. I especially love reporting on fashion sustainability stories. At this point in time, social good (philanthropic cause and charitable actions) fashion companies can successfully use the power...

As part of an effort to contextualize and conceptualize the field that is Fashion Studies, we will be interviewing notable figures in the discipline and sharing their insights in an ongoing series.  Our first subject is Dr. Eugenia Paulicelli, the founder and director of the Fashion Studies program at The Graduate Center at The City University of N...