YOU'VE HEARD OF extreme sports? Well, on Wednesday evening, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino brought the fashion equivalent — extreme designing — to New York.   The triple-collection punch of this time of year (pre-fall in December/January, men's wear in January and women's wear in February) usually keeps designers hun...

This summer, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will offer a lineup of exciting public programs in conjunction with the presentation of Italian Style: Fashion since 1945, an exhibition that chronicles the birth and growth of the Italian fashion industry from the post–World War II recovery years to the present day. Program highlights include a con...

Kreoo, luxury marble furniture brand to debut new designs at ICFF 2015. Luxury marble-furnishings brand Kreoo (USA) -- parent company, Decormarmi (ITALY) will debut two brand new marble furniture designs at the 2015 ICFF.   The new designs are a compliment to Kreoo's lauded Pavè Collection which has been featured in exclusive design eve...

By Giovanni Corbelletta If you love Italian cars, then the place to be was the Concorso Italiano, the annual all-Italian car show that has become one of the main events of the Monterey Car Week. This year saw a new location for the event at the Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside California.   With the Monterey Bay in the background, the new...

Maserati North America, Inc. today reports its strongest sales results yet of (1,367 units) sold this September. This record number reflects a 241 percent increase compared to the same month last year and a 300 percent year-over-year increase.   Such an extended streak marks the twentieth consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth for...

The United States team that will compete in the World Team Chess Championship next month in Armenia stands no real chance of winning. It is not sending its three best players, and even if it were, it would not have enough talent to compete with the stacked teams from Russia and China.   But one does not have to be born in a country to repres...

How has Italy influenced the world of Jewelry? Join us for a special lecture on the art of Italian Jewelry led by Italian designer Pascal Fusco of Angelo Fusco Jewelry and the exhibition of Mrs. B Collection by Cathy Borlenghi Italian Handcrafted Jewelry.   Special discounts of Mrs.B Collection fo...

by Valerio J Farris   My Italian-American boyfriend and his Brooklyn family seemed to have an aversion to that final vowel sound that gave the Italian language its operatic cadence. Around their table, mozzarella became mozzarell', prosciutto became prosciutt' and ricotta became ricott'.   As the son of an Italian immigrant to the Uni...

Internum Houston is very pleased to share an important acknowledgment of Italian furniture maker Poltrona Frau's international success by now offering the Grantorino sofa. The Grantorino sofa was designed in 2013 by Poltrona Frau and French designer Jean-Marie Massaud and was one of the winners of the 2014 Wallpaper* Design Awards for the cate...

Little-known fact: Italian aristocrat and fashion designer Emilio Pucci, famous for his kaleidoscopic patterns, studied agriculture at the University of Georgia in 1935. This month, a costume exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art, Emilio Pucci in America, brings his work back to Athens.   According to curator Mary Koon, Pucci long maintain...