A few years ago, an electronic supplies company launched an extremely interesting advertisement campaign, whose claim was "optimism is the scent of life". The man behind the company who presented itself to the public with such a powerful statement was Oscar Farinetti, a serial entrepreneur that soon after launched Eataly.   When he thought to bri...

Becoming an octogenarian is something to celebrate whatever your line of work – but to turn 80 in fashion, and still be a household name worn on underpants, watches and accessories around the world, is a bit special. Such is the happy fate of Giorgio Armani, who reaches his ninth decade on Friday. Here are eight things you might not know about the...

"Il Made in Italy, anche nel settore dell'oreficeria, è la nostra forza e valorizzarlo per noi è essenziale". E' il vice Ministro allo sviluppo economico Carlo Calenda a sottolineare ancora una volta l'importanza di provenienza e confezione dei prodotti dell'eccellenza italiana.   L'occasione quella offerta dal convegno della Federorafi di...

Officine Panerai opened its first ever flagship store in the Americas this month. The boutique of the Italian quality sports watchmaker is situated in the heart of the Miami Design District, an area of the city which has recently been transformed into an exclusive luxury shopping destination. The boutique features the new retail design concept...

By Justin Fenner   No offense to your boss, but Brunello Cucinelli sounds like the greatest person on the planet to work for. To wit: 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 isn't your standard break...

In Italy, an incredible arts heritage and the ancient handicraft tradition converge into a unique collection of contemporary jewels. Orodautore features over 300 unique pieces designed by worldly renowned artists, architects and designers, and produced by expert goldsmiths. The project was launched in 1987 by Arezzo Fiere e Congressi to promote the...

All of a sudden, at the beginning of October 2014 Seattle has turned into the center of the communications in and about the Italian American community. What happened in the north western city that was so important to cause this? The Seattle city council voted to transform Columbus Day in Indigenous Day. We are glad to be able to talk about this, a...

Sarà il fatto di essere cresciuta nell'era dei giochi transformer ad averla condizionata. Alexandra Alberta Chiolo, 27enne torinese con occhi grandi e dolci ha studiato scienze della comunicazione come molte delle sue coetanee ma poi non ha resistito all'idea di realizzare quello che le balenava in mente: scarpe da moderna principessa tutte componi...

by Laura Cavestri   Italian exports of "beautiful and well-made"products (in Italian "Bello e Ben Fatto" or BBF) to 30 main new markets is expected to increase by 45% over the next six years. Imports of BBF products from Italy by new markets are expected to be worth €16 billion in 2020 from €11 billion in 2014.   By 2020 this group of...

Putting their best "jeweled" foot forward, Capri Girl Sandals is bringing sleek and chic back, unapologetically putting glamour back in sandals this summer. On Saturday, July 19th through Tuesday, July 22nd amidst the pure energy that is Miami Fashion Week, Capri Girl Sandals will debut their Italian handmade Jeweled Sandal Collection at the Miami...