The deaths of Wanda Ferragamo and Gilberto Benetton this month highlighted a challenge for some of Italy’s most well-known family businesses: With the post-war entrepreneurs who built the companies leaving the stage, they need to ensure that members of the next generation, or trusted outsiders, are ready to step up to fill the void. Some families,...

Designated by Forbes as the richest woman in Italy in 2013, Miuccia Prada is one of the great symbols of Italian fashion. Her name, famous throughout the world, is one of the more refined and renowned brand in the international market.

“In a moment historically where there are regimes all over — why not analyse a regime?” these are the words, quoted by Hannah McGivern in The Art Newspaper, that curator Germano Celant used to explain the purpose of his current exhibition Post Zang Tumb Tuuum. Art Life Politics: Italia 1918–1943, currently on view at Fondazione Prada. The title is...

The lambent new tower of art galleries Rem Koolhaas and his Rotterdam-based firm, OMA, have designed for the Prada Foundation is a chameleon. From the east, the elevation presents a slim, unadorned, milk-white concrete block, nine stories high, punctured by loggias — a signpost, like the traditional village bell tower, rising above a low, scruffy n...

With its glamour, energy, innovation and style, the 2018 Milan Fashion Week ended on February 26th, leaving its audience with curiosity and excitement for what Fall and Winter fashion will bring. Every year Milan welcomes more than 170 fashion shows during this important week, gathering passionate professionals and spectators to see the Made in Ita...

It’s been almost a year since Prada debuted its “Prada365” initiative, an ambitious multi-channel attempt to remodel the company’s public identity, across everything from print media to Instagram to retail.  One of the qualities that has made Miuccia Prada such a force in fashion is her quickfire curiosity, leaping from one idea to the next. At the...

by Meg Miller   Italy's fashion houses are legendary, from Dolce Vita to Prada, Versace to Valentino. The country has always been known for its meticulous craftsmanship and luxury materials, but it was only after Word War II that Italy emerged as a fashion destination.   "Before the war, Italian fashion was always following the direct...

More than 300 ballet fans turned out Tuesday night at the newly refurbished downtown San Francisco Prada boutique to honor the San Francisco Ballet School. As reported by wwd, pretty ballet students, perfectly poised, traded tutus for the newest Prada styles. "This is a fantastic celebration of young talent at the San Francisco Ballet School, and a...

Prada will open a store in the Miami Design District on Dec. 6, in conjunction with the Art Basel Miami fair. The one-story unit, designed by the brand's go-to architect Roberto Baciocchi, covers 3,890 square feet and carries women's ready-to-wear, leather goods, accessories and footwear.

by Allison P. Davis What could make Prada, mustachioed race car drivers, and spaghetti even more Italian? Taking all of those things and running them through Wes Anderson's retro-sophisticate whimsy-cam. For its latest Prada Classics short film, Castello Cavalcanti, the Italian house commissioned the auteur to transport us to a trippy, neon-colore...