It may be hard to keep up with his many milestones and accolades after a lifelong career, but Valentino Garavani is marking yet another celebratory moment on Wednesday, turning 90 years old. The city of Voghera, Italy, where the couturier was born, is paying tribute to him with an exhibition of 50 of his storied designs, running from Wednesday to J...

Meta’s founder and chief executive met with several fashion power players in Milan, as seen on Instagram, reported Business of Fashion. Zuckerberg is taking large strides in bringing is metaverse into the mainstream by meeting with makers of luxury accessories and Italian luxury conglomerates to partner with. On Wednesday, Zuckerberg posted an imag...

The history of the brand Sergio Tacchini is closely linked to that tennis, its namesake creator is in fact the five-time Italian champion of doubles. Sergio Tacchini, retired from racing at the age of 28, founded in 1966 in Piedmont, in Bellinzago Novarese, Sandys S.p.A. which will then take the name of Sergio Tacchini S.p.A. The biggest innovation...

The Italian high-end fashion label Gucci has announced it will begin accepting cryptocurrency payments by the end of the month in five of its United States stores, with plans to extend the service to all of its 111 stores in North America. Gucci will accept 12 cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ether (ETH), Wrapped Bitcoi...

Filigree is magic: gold or silver threads, twisted together to create ephemeral shapes and delicate patterns. There is something so incredibly alluring in filigree jewelry, perhaps because it is such an ancient tradition and one so strongly tied to our peninsula, too.  However, today, the art of filigree has almost disappeared, and only one center...

“The Buccellati story is an Italian story of beauty,” says Alba Cappellieri, who curated the Assouline book Buccellati: A Century of Timeless Beauty, celebrating the 100 years of the house’s history. “More specifically, it is a Milanese story, one that symbolizes the city’s creativity, its craft smanship, its traditions and its adventurous, innovat...

What a movie, Casablanca. The cinematography, the aesthetics, the music, the actors, of course. Who doesn’t have in mind Humphrey Bogart, dark and handsome, with his fedora hat and trench coat, in the famous airport scene where he says goodbye to Ilsa, interpreted by Ingrid Bergman? That hat, that fedora, was a Borsalino.  Borsalino: a name that be...

When you’re craving a European escape, rest assured that you don’t have to dig out your passport and hop on a plane. Nevada is home to its very own little slice of Italy hiding among the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip. The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian is a premier shopping experience that’ll make you feel as if you’ve been transported...

A group of companies in the Italian textile industry, headed by RadiciGroup, has created the first spacesuit for analogue simulation fully designed and engineered in Italy for the Space Medicine Operations (SMOPS) Mars mission. This endeavour was promoted and organized by Mars Planet — the Italian chapter of the Mars Society headquartered in the pr...

The environmental impact of the fashion industry, due to the ever-growing world population and the consequent demand for products, is a much-discussed issue in the textile industry. A solution for what is considered one of the most polluting sectors in the world could come from the introduction and use of vegetable leathers, in particular a new eco...