Presented by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Exhibition Dates: October 26, 2014 – January 4, 2015 The Italian Cultural Center is proud to partner with MIA for this wonderful event. This exhibition will examine Italy's rich contribution to fashion showcasing the clothes that turned "Made in Italy" into the mark of style.   From Armani to...

Ermenegildo Zegna has opened the doors of its latest outpost in the the Miami Design District, a flourishing luxury shopping destination. Architect Peter Marino designed the space for the Zegna global store in Milan and one of Zegna's in-house architects developed the design for the Miami store. The two-story 2,800 square feet retail store has dive...

Fendi's taking a road trip. The luxury brand is launching a new traveling pop-up concept dedicated to the North American market. Starting from the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, a FendiApe car, a version of the Italian iconic three-wheeled truck, will be travelling across the country with a range of the brand's most iconic products. Amo...

Borsalino hats, one of the symbols of Italian fashion, are being eyed by large foreign financial and industrial groups. The situation is still developing, and it intertwines with the legal quandary involving the apparel company's majority shareholder Marco Marenco.   Piedmont financier Marenco is currently on the run abroad after his network...

Italia Independent apre a Miami la sua seconda boutique americana, all'interno di Wynwood Block, nuovissimo mall situato nel cuore del distretto affermatosi negli ultimi anni come una delle zone più cool della città. Dopo l'apertura del flagship di New York, avvenuta a novembre, un nuovo store con il quale proseguire l'attività di consolidamento su...

by Jennifer Parker   It's a handsome holiday scene. Families play with their children underneath an atrium of glowing lanterns. Cups of hot cocoa and gourmet goodies are being sold by the fistful over gleaming market counters. Inside, champagne, foie gras and fruits de mer are being served in the upscale French bistro Beaubourg.   Out...

by Jennifer Agress   Sometimes in life, we come across those incredible individuals whose names we couldn't forget if we tried: like Italian designer Giorgio Armani. Yet, as talented as they are, even professionals at that level of success have their own team of unforgettable individuals they know their brand couldn't live without. For Arman...

Christian Dior has finally found its designer. In a move that will break up one of the most feted design teams in fashion, Maria Grazia Chiuri of Valentino is expected to be named artistic director of Dior, becoming the first woman to lead the brand in its 70-year history.   The move, which is expected to be announced next month, has th...

We interviewed Lando Simonetti, a very successful entrepreneur with never-ending anecdotes during his 30 years as CEO of La Martina and in the polo world. A visionary man down to business. Founder and president of the world's most famous fashion polo brand. We spoke with Lando in his very elegant La Martina boutique in Recoleta, Buenos Aires....

It's well known that there is a long history of bright Italian inventions, from art and architecture to food and technology. Since the Roman Empire era, the peninsula has been the perfect habitat for creativity, genius and maverick thinkers.   Many of you probably remember genius like Donatello or Leonardo Da Vinci or Galileo Galilei, but th...