Italian entrepreneur Michael Scarpellini, the founder of Happiness Brand, is pleased to announce that his clothing items are now being made available in the U.S. Founded in 2007, the brand was created by Michael and his wife Eiman, who first met when they were both fashion students at school in Los Angeles. The couple has recently moved with their...

Naples boasts a very prestigious sartorial tradition, which lays its foundations back in the centuries and which we could even trace back to the year 1351, the year in which the Confraternita dei Sartori was founded. At that time, during the splendor of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Naples was a sumptuous capital city, a focal point of fashion a...

There’s no putting the work of Italian fashion designer Antonio Marras – or the designer himself for that matter – into a neat box. Marras is as eclectic as he is brilliant. He is known as one of the most intellectual of the Italian designers, adept at weaving poetry, literature, cinema, music, and the visual arts into his collections, including tr...

It is undeniable that, in the worlds of music, fashion and art, Lady Gaga has been leading the way for the 10+ years she’s been in the spotlight. Since her arrival back in 2008, she has toed the line between high concept artistry and shocking scandal. The New Yorker knows how to make a statement about herself, her fans and the disenfranchised peopl...

A funny thing happened in 1992. Italian designer Gianni Versace came to Miami to visit his sister Donatella, whose then-husband was from nearby Hollywood, Fla. With some time to sightsee, Gianni asked his cabdriver to take him “somewhere good.” He was dropped at the corner of Eighth Street and Ocean Drive. The rest is history. This past December, t...

It’s a forgotten nugget of horological history that from the 14th to the 18th century, the Italians (and also, for whatever reason, the Czechs) organized their days starting from sunset using 24-hour clocks mounted on their more illustrious city buildings, including the Duomo of Florence and the bell tower of St Mark’s Square in Venice. Driven by m...

The phrase “ladies who lunch” is as laden with cultural meaning as the Dagwood sandwiches they’re absolutely not eating. Such a woman has a Locust Valley lockjaw and a bichon in her Birkin, and in her fundamental chilly indolence she’s not an obvious fit for Patti LuPone, who has worked practically nonstop in show business since she graduated from...

Scottsdale Fashion Square has added another high-end luxury brand to its lineup: Versace. The Italian fashion company will open a 3,131-square-foot retail store inside the mall's so-called "luxury wing," near Neiman Marcus, and will be located across from Michael Kors, the mall announced in a news release on Monday. It is anticipated to open in the...

Silvia Campello didn’t set out to take over her family business. The Chief Executive Officer of the luxury, Italian intimate apparel brand, Cosabella, was an avid student who studied both business and pre-med as an undergrad (which she finished in three years), and then went on to study ballet at the Sorbonne during a gap year. “I was conflicted, s...

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln. Houston, TX Since 2000, the Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has granted over $230,000 in scholarships to college students. Each year, new scholarships are awarded via the several scholarship opportunities the ICC...