Bucco Couture kicked off the celebration of Italian American Heritage month this week by celebrating Italian fashion with a bit of American pride. Owner Carmen Bucco wanted to reflect his Italian American heritage in the windows of his Franklin Ave men's store ahead of the annual parade on Sunday October 7. One window features a "Happy Columbus Day...

When: October 11th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 A lecture by Stefano Piaggi, President of Associazione Culturale Anna Piaggi on the extraordinary career of journalist and Fashion writer Anna Piaggi and how her brilliant creativity has served as a lifeblood for designers, photographers, illustrators and...

Versace, the iconic Italian fashion house founded by Gianni Versace 40 years ago, has reportedly been sold to U.S. clothing and handbag brand Michael Kors for 1.67 billion euros. According to Italian media reports the company's vice-president, Donatella Versace, will announce the deal this week. The sale of Versace, which is known for its Medusa...

Marni has a new address in New York. The Italian luxury fashion label has opened a shop at 822 Madison Avenue. The store, which spans over 308 square meters (3315 square feet), includes two floors which feature women’s ready-to-wear, jewelry and accessories. Handbags are displayed on concrete shelves, while small leather goods are showcased on a su...

Exclusivity is at the forefront for 10 Corso Como’s only U.S. location, which officially opens to the public on Friday. Located in New York’s historic Seaport district, consumers will get a taste of Italy and a first-hand experience of the Italian retailer’s idea of “slow shopping.” Publisher and former fashion editor Carla Sozzani opened her conce...

Milan Fashion Week kicked off on Tuesday September 18th with cutting-edge couturiers taking over the city to present their women's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2019 collections, while doffing a collective cap to the environment. Following on the high heels of New York and London fashion weeks, and ahead of the biggest of them all in Paris, Milan's c...

Euronews reporter, Ines Fressynet says, “Craftsmanship or the production of handmade objects employs no less than 50 million Europeans. You probably don’t know all of these skills, and that’s precisely the work of the Michelangelo Foundation. To showcase the best of luxury craftsmanship know-how to design professionals and the general public, thro...

The story of Salvatore Ferragamo and the eponymous fashion empire this son of Italy’s south built in the first decades of the 20th century shows you where sheer will can take you. In Salvatore’s case, and that of the close-knit clan that has since followed in his footsteps, talent and vision, energy and hard work, and a relentless drive for excelle...

All over Italy, there are thousands of picturesque, perfect towns, with Medieval stone walls and Etruscan caves banked into hilltops from which the 360-degree vistas are interrupted only by the appearance of the next picturesque, perfect town. And all over Italy, these towns are dying. According to a 2016 census, there are nearly 2,500 rural Italia...

Milan and Florence serve up the latest in Italian ready-to-wear, but Rome, Italy’s fashion capital during its dolce vita heyday in the 50s and 60s, has its own distinct style, one that manages to be both timeless and timely. “Roman fashion is very personal and not global,” says Barbara Lessona, founder and owner of Countess Concierge, a custom trav...