It will be a glittering celebration of Italian fashion and culture all in the name of charity when renowned haute couture designer and philanthropist Renato Balestra welcomes guests to the Glamour is Back gala taking place Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Miami.   Gla...

ARZANO è un piccolo paese alle porte di Napoli. Ma, oggi, è una delle capitali internazionali del lusso, anche se molti non lo sanno. Da queste parti alberga l'eccellenza italiana ed è racchiusa in una parola che la rende unica: eleganza.   Senza dubbio la scuola sartoriale partenopea è apprezzata in tutto il mondo e Ciro Paone ne è stato pe...

by Margalit Fox   Mariuccia Mandelli, an Italian fashion designer whose long list of credits includes the shortest of achievements — she was widely described as having invented hot pants — died on Sunday at her home in Milan. She was 90. In a statement, Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, paid tribute to Ms. Mandelli. Ms. Man...

The one thousand five hundred models on display at the Footwear Museum in Stra (Venice) tell a story that is almost 70 years long. The extraordinary collection put together in 1995 by Luigino Rossi, president of Calzaturificio Rossimoda, is made up of models the company manufactured from 1947 to the present: fine women's shoes signed by some o...

by Guy Trebay   "I hate the word elegant," Nino Cerruti, arguably among the more elegant men of the 20th century and, at 84, perhaps also the 21st, said Tuesday morning. "It's artificial." Mr. Cerruti, a stylist and businessman whose name has long been synonymous with Italian fashion at its highest end, snuffed out a cigarette and turne...

by Lisa Petrillo   Art Basel put Miami on the map in the art world. Now there's a push to do the same in the fashion world. Some of the biggest name designers are coming to Miami to meet their fans face to face. Edguardo Osoro, designer of Aquazzura shoes, is responsible for creating what he calls the 12-hour fashionable heel. &nb...

  WTI Magazine #62    2015 June, 12Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   In the summer of 1325, the process for the canonisation of St. Nicholas of Tolentino took place in some towns in the Marche. 371 witnesses from various socila backgrounds were invited to testify in the presence of the papal legates, who were to receive news and testim...

Italian eyewear group Luxottica Group has entered an asset purchase agreement to acquire glasses.com, a web site owned by health care provider WellPoint Inc.   According to fashionunited.com, the acquisition is part of the eyewear groups plans to expand its digital offering in the US, which it states is estimated to be a 35.5 billion US doll...

His heels top every woman's lust-list, and his sneakers have become a must-have staple amongst every self-respecting hip hop artist. Giuseppe Zanotti, the San Mauro Pascoli-born Italian creative, whose sexy heels and gold plated sneaks, find their way to the red carpet, just as easily as they find their way to the street. I meet with Zanotti in the...

The world's largest eyeglass maker has signed a deal with the U.S. department store chain Macy's to open up to 500 LensCrafters optical retail centres inside Macy's. Macy's and Luxottica already have a deal that has put 670 Sunglass Hut's in Macy's department stores, with the number tripling in the last six years.   The companies said i...