WTI Magazine #35    2014 June, 18Author : Ilaria de Leonardis for PoisonDrops      Translation by:   "Then the LORD God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field [...] And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed [...]". An...

by Stephen Doig   There's nothing like a full immersion in the upper echelons of the stylish Italian jet set to make a pale Scotsman such as myself – I could wear a shroud and still burn in low cloud – long for a dash of whatever he's having.   Last week, against the backdrop of Porto Cervo, Sardinia's playground for superyacht owners...

Buy your new favorite leather jacket and fight the tyranny of retail markups in one fell swoop? Sign us up.Armadio is a new e-commerce marketplace that brings luxury Italian fashion straight from Tuscany's best craftsmen—the same ones that design and manufacture leather goods for brands such as Prada, Gucci, Max Mara, and Brunello Cucinelli, and co...

Internationally acclaimed Italian jewelry designer Marco Bicego is planning a return visit to Cincinnati, where he will greet fans and discuss his latest collections at James Free Jewelers on Friday and Saturday, November 13th and 14th.   Cincinnati is one of just three cities on his upcoming American tour, which also includes Boca Raton, Fl...

By Lauren Valenti "When I first met Gianni Versace a few decades ago, I met a man who was just as passionate about art, opera, food, and furniture design as he was fashion," Anna Wintour told WWD. "Every single Italian designer I have come to know since then has been exactly the same. Italy tends to know all about the best things in life for the s...

According to WWD, Ermenegildo Zegna is showing its commitment to the North American market by unveiling its spring couture collection at its new Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, store tonight that will also serve as the public introduction of creative director Stefano Pilati.   A cocktail party in-store will be followed by a dinner at the JF Chen...

By Kelsey Drain   Milan has been listed as the number one fashion and luxury goods shopping destination in the world, according to research by SEA — the operator of the Italian business capital's principal airports — and consulting firm Pambianco Strategie di Impresa. The research was based on a series of "qualitative interviews on a sample...

It's true that the crisis between Russia and Ukraine has been felt. It's also true that the turbulence and the geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and in African countries have hurt export figures. But the Italian jewelry market in the first part of the year has largely held thanks to the growth trend in the United States, a very important de...

Italian jeweler Marco Bicego has launched an e-commerce platform for U.S.-based consumers. Beginning this week, a newly designed interface will replace marcobicego.com, allowing shoppers to choose from the designer's full assortment. The Web site will also include a news section in order to keep fans up-to-date with brand initiatives. To mark the...

Stagnation in retail spells death, according to Domenico Vacca. "I think that every ten to 15 years —€" actually, now, it has to be faster than that," the Italian designer told us over a lengthy chat earlier this year. "It's good to reinvent yourself every five years, minimum."   To that end, Vacca has taken reinvention to the extreme at his...