Pierre Cardin, who during his more than seven decades in fashion brought geometric shapes to haute couture and put his name on everything from clothing to furniture to perfume to pens, died Tuesday. He was 98. "The members of the Academy of Fine Arts announce with great sadness the death of their fellow member Pierre Cardin," the elite French arts...

Today, Loro Piana opened the doors to its bonafide store space in New York’s Meatpacking District. The nearly century-old Italian label tested the bricks-and-mortar water with a pop-up shop last year but ultimately decided to make the 3 9th Avenue location their permanent home. The serene, modern interiors were designed by the architect Vincent Van...

Italian luxury brand La Perla has recently opened a new retail concept store at the heart of SoHo, New York. The 1000-square foot space, dubbed the Retail Lab (LP Lab for short), features the label’s latest Fall/Winter 2020 collections, including its underwear, loungewear and beachwear offerings, as well as its signature “Maison” and “Petit Macramè...

At a time when many of his peers preferred an austere minimalism, Gianni Versace stayed true to himself. The brilliant designer’s flashy signature looks set him apart from anyone else in the fashion world. With bondage-inspired gowns, brilliant prints, and metallic mini-skirts, Gianni and his namesake label pushed the boundaries of fashion. An inno...

TECHNOGYM is excited to announce the opening of its brand-new retail store in Los Angeles, California. The two-floor space, located at 131 North Robertson Boulevard in the heart of the West Hollywood Design District, totals over 3,500 square feet, and has been designed to offer a real Wellness lifestyle experience and allow people to discover the b...

In the lead-up to the upcoming opening of its new Meatpacking District store, Loro Piana is launching a charity initiative in the U.S. and Canada to benefit Save the Children. With every purchase made from Nov. 27 through Christmas Eve, a newly woven, repurposed blanket will be donated by the brand to the North American branch of the organization.

Since 2016, Calzedonia, the Italian fashion group that has more than 4,800 stores worldwide, has been trying to conquer the U.S. retail scene, as well, pandemic be damned. When the pandemic hit in March, Calzedonia had 43 stores across the U.S. Since, that number has jumped to 49.  The bulk of Calzedonia’s new stores are in California, but two of t...

Emmy-winning U.S. director and producer John Maggio is taking pictures “Milano,” a high-profile doc on the rise of the Italian style business that’s anticipated to characteristic lots of Italy’s most iconic style designers. Maggio, who most just lately directed HBO doc “The Good Weapon,” based mostly on the best-selling e-book by David E. Sanger co...

The town of Trapani has always been characterized by coral fishing, but also by the artisans who, daily, worked coral making it precious jewelry. The origin of the coral manufacturing process in Trapani dates back to the 12th century, according to the words of the geographer Al-Idrisi, who praised the precious quality of the coral of Trapani.  The...

In May, in an open letter called “Notes from the Silence,” Alessandro Michele announced he would be doing things differently, and proof he is sticking to this goal is GucciFest. The digital festival of fashion and cinema presents a mini-series, a first in the industry, featuring the forthcoming collection from the Italian luxury house’s Creative Di...