The National Chamber for Italian Fashion responded to an article in The New York Times on “shadow workers.” The article claimed, “thousands of low-paid homeworkers create luxury garments without contracts or insurance.” The acclaimed writer and author of “Story of the People” indicated that the Italian supply chain has been under attack for a long...

PLAYING GIORGIO ARMANI: Mediaset is filming a four-episode TV series set in the Seventies and spotlighting the development of Italy’s ready-to-wear designers who have helped build the country’s fashion industry. Called “Made in Italy,” the series will bow in the fall and Giorgio Armani will be one of the designers portrayed, played by Italian heart...

Interview with Chiara and Gloria Piscedda of ChiGlo. Tell us about the opportunity to take a fresh look at investment in Italy through fashion and the arts? There is so much in Italy that is unexplored for the global community. We see fashion as a thruway to opportunity for the country, for Sardinian tourism, for industry and certainly for the econ...

Saranno i colori e la tradizione artigianale siciliana i protagonisti della nuova collezione prêt-à-porter autunno/inverno che il brand Diego Cortez presenterà alla New York Fashion Week il 14 Febbraio presso l’Hotel Pennsylvania di New York. Un pezzo di Sicilia nel cuore della Grande Mela nella collezione intitolata “Ghigliu D’Amuri”, che in diale...

I marchi  italiani sono sempre molto amati nel mondo. Lo conferma la classifica stilata dalla piattaforma Lyst che mette in fila i brand più desiderati su scala internazionale negli ultimi tre mesi del 2018. Per stilare la top 10, il motore di ricerca leader nel mondo della moda ha analizzato il comportamento di oltre 5 milioni di utenti che ogni m...

“Ladies and gentleman, welcome, welcome; it’s show time!” announces a tux-donning gentleman on stage as fringed velvet curtains part to reveal a cast, gloriously clad in Gucci, singing and dancing in the style of classic golden-age movie musicals to the 1946 Irving Berlin song, “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” The performances conjure up t...

Once upon a frosty New York Fashion Week, Federico Marchetti, founder of Yoox and chairman and CEO of Yoox Net-a-Porter Group, got stranded in JFK with Franca Sozzani, former editor of Vogue Italia, Anna Dello Russo and Giovanna Battaglia, two larger-than-life Italian fashion editors. After 36 hours of failed attempts to fly home to Milan, the four...

When Luca Papini started selling Italian leather products in Sioux Falls, his operations were limited to the trunk of his car. Fast-forward five years and the entrepreneur and business owner is relocating Luca's Italian Leather Boutique to one of the most heavily-trafficked commerce centers in the state of South Dakota — 11th Street and Phillips Av...

Italian nylon fiber manufacturer Aquafil opened its first carpet recycling facility in the United States. The new 116,000 square feet building in Phoenix, Arizona, has the capacity to turn 36 million pounds of old carpets into raw material annually, the company says. Aquafil manufactures a polymer called Nylon 6, and operates in two main product ar...

In 2019, things are about to change which will almost invariably be seen as progress. Progress has been one of the touchstones of the decade and is used to justify a rash of change in different arenas of fashion to technology to morality. Indeed, progress has been seen not only as desirable but inevitable. Moreover, it is now being delivered to us...