Milan Fashion Week opened Wednesday on an optimistic note, despite the shadows cast by the soaring cost of energy. Almost 70 catwalk shows and 110 presentations are scheduled over the next six days, featuring the giants of Italian fashion, from Gucci to Prada, Versace, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Bottega Veneta.  The return of a mostly full live pr...

When it comes to fashion, the phrase “MADE IN ITALY” evokes excellence in every step of the process.  From the world’s most luxurious textiles to cutting-edge technologies in manufacturing, to the unparalleled sense of design that Italy has shared with the world for millennia, every aspect of the clothes we wear is defined by Italian ingenuity and...

SCENES shines a spotlight on youth around the world that are breaking down barriers and creating change. The character-driven short films will inspire and amaze, as these young change-makers tell their remarkable stories. At the 2021 Milan Fashion Week, Emilia Torcini presented a collection that challenged the stigma surrounding people with disabil...

When: Mon, 10/03/2022 at 6:30pm - Where: Casa Italiana Zerilli - Marimò - RSVP is mandatory to attend in person. The event will also be streamed live on our Facebook, YouTube, and website. Interested in the history and development of the most renowned Italian brands? Eager to discover new upcoming designers? Curious to check out the greatest fashio...

The story of Salvatore Ferragamo dates back to Bonito, Italy, where he was the eleventh child in a family of fourteen siblings. While many people are unsure about their career paths, Ferragamo knew he wanted to become a shoemaker when he was a child. Despite his father's reluctance, the young boy would visit the local craftsman daily to understand...

ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES, Italian high jewellery is on the menu, with a side of history of course. We’re in the mood for a degustation of tantalising treasures representing a culture of art and craftsmanship that has existed since the Renaissance, long before even. From Bulgari’s juicy gemstones to indulgent alta gioielleria masterpieces by Gucci and D...

“In 2022, we are going to reach and even exceed the level of sales generated before the 2008 crisis, recording the [Italian] fashion industry’s highest revenue in the last 20 years,” said Carlo Capasa, president of the Italian Fashion Chamber, speaking on Wednesday at the presentation of the forthcoming Milan Fashion Week Women. Of course, Capasa c...

Like in most countries, luxury labels don't operate a lot of standalone flagship stores outside of the major metropolises. So, when a brand as big as Gucci becomes one of the first international fashion houses to set up shop in Detroit, Michigan, it's gotta say something about the Motor City. Or at least its downtown area, which has experienced imp...

Love it or hate it Milan is, with Rome, the most important city in the country. For many, it is the real capital of Italy, because it is its main economic and commercial center. Milan is also, needless to say, the trendiest city we have because it’s our capitale della moda, as well as one of the fashion capitals of the world. But how did it gain th...

Founded in Sorrento, Italy in 1890 by Cataldo Aprea, Fratelli Aprea has been hand-crafting the infamous Gozzo Sorrentino for six generations. As Fratelli Aprea launches in the U.S., the prowess and performance inherent to these beautiful vessels can only come from respecting the past. Fratelli Aprea has stayed true to its roots of simple elegance b...