Fiat, Italy's largest manufacturer and a symbol of the country's struggle to adapt to globalization, is leaving home after 115 years.   The controlling Agnelli family and other investors met Friday in Turin for the last time to seal the end of Fiat as an Italian company after it merges with Chrysler. Created by Italian-Canadian Chief Executi...

by Andrew Cotto   You would have a hard time finding a better representative of Old Brooklyn than Frank Codispoti. A barber who immigrated to New York when he was 18 from the town of Sant'Andrea in the southern Italian region of Calabria, Mr. Codispoti has cut hair in Brooklyn for more than 40 years.   So it might seem somewhat jarrin...

When I was a child, I had the privilege to shake Enzo Ferrari's hand. I didn't know who that old man was, but my father, who was born very close to Maranello, seemed to be very fond of him, and so I knew that he was somebody important. When I told this to Albert DeLauro, the Chairman of the Board of the Ferrari Club of America, he probably felt the...

The 24th Floor Rooftop at the Hudson was host to the official launch event for the new luxury Fashion Company on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014. Hudson was filled with joyful exuberance and energy, and the space reflected a passion for life, which was in the collective spirit of the M. Bottiglieri brand. Owned by the Morgan's Hotel Group, Hudson's rooft...

Olivia Palermo was born on this day, February 28, in 1986. Born in Manhattan’s ritzy Upper East Side, Olivia shot to stardom after being cast on MTV’s ‘The City’ and has since turned from reality TV star to a widely admired fashion and style guru.   Olivia spent her early years growing up in between Greenwich, C...

The windows at 160 Greenwich Ave. are popping with color, as the name Leggiadro -- Italian for "light and airy" -- was recently painted in a cheerful pink, heralding a new women's clothing store known for its bright colors.   The store, which is set to open in early May, marks the 14th Leggiadro location in the country, and will be swiftly f...

  WTI Magazine #59    2015 May, 1Author : Living Adamis      Translation by:   A thousand and one ways to say "I love you" to the most important person in your life: it's what Nomination found creating a special edition of its Composable bracelet, able to let you express all your love for the dearest woman in t...

by Lorenzo Sorrentino   Investments in Italian fashion houses are back in vogue among international private equity firms.   In fact, following, on the one hand, a 15-year steady growth of the global luxury goods market and, on the other hand, the positive externalities brought about by the recent devaluation of the Euro to Italian and...

Italian beauty companies experienced a significant growth in their economic systems in the first half of the year. According to data provided by the National Institute for Statistics (ISTAT), a supplier of official statistical information in Italy, beauty exports were up by 11.3 percent in the first six months, despite a decline of 30.3 percen...

by Noah Joseph   There's a rather happy-looking individual in Palm Beach today. And well he should be. After all, he just took delivery of the very first Ferrari F60 America.   Can't remember the F60 America? We can hardly blame you, seeing as how it has been well over a year since Ferrari first unveiled it in Beverly Hills back in Oc...