Italian fashion retailer Calzedonia will open an outpost of its Intimissimi lingerie brand in the Flatiron District, Commercial Observer has learned. Calzedonia signed a 10-year lease for 5,500 square feet — 2,500 square feet on the ground floor and 3,000 square feet in the basement — at 97 Fifth Avenue, according to a source with knowledge of the...

When Judy Garland sang “Over The Rainbow” in 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, she could have been referring to a pair of custom-made Salvatore Ferragamo wedges. Ferragamo – then known as the “shoemaker to the stars” – crafted the 8.5cm rainbow-coloured platforms for Garland in 1938, in what would become one of the defining designs of his career. Though...

What’s old is new at Gucci. In celebration of the Italian luxury brand’s centennial anniversary, nine North American cities were tapped to receive a surprise drop of exclusive merchandise dedicated to Gucci 100 last Friday. Fortunately for Houston shoppers, the Galleria made the cut. Space City is in good company. New York, Miami, Beverly Hills, Co...

Angela Missoni, president of Missoni and its creative director from 1997 until last May, did not see the Italian label’s Spring 2022 collection until she went backstage before the runway show last week. In 2018, the Missoni family sold a 41 per cent stake to private equity investors — and this year the non-family management asked her to step aside...

Promuovere la lingua italiana all’estero sta alla base della promozione del sistema Italia. Infatti, non si può concepire la diffusione della cultura, delle arti e del Made in Italy senza lavorare attivamente alla diffusione della lingua. La lingua e la cultura nelle loro valenze e multiple declinazioni sono strettamente collegate. Questo è lo scop...

At a time when we're valuing togetherness over dissonance, and support over anything more self-serving, two heritage Italian brands came together in one history-making catwalk event, as Fendi and Versace closed out Milan Fashion Week in exceptional style. The two storied fashion houses collaborated on a show - named 'Fendace' - which saw Donatella...

Velasca Milano, the Italian brand that offers high-quality Made in Italy shoes at fair prices, opens today in New York City, with their first Bottega located at 250 Elizabeth St. With a business model that aims at creating a direct-to-consumer channel that allows to fill the gap in the market for reasonably priced handcrafted shoes, the store's pur...

Along with joyful anticipation, when packing for a trip to Italy, panic may ensue. Here are Ten Tips to bring back the fun. 1. Pack light. Dragging a heavy suitcase through an airport or up train steps drags down your trip. Choose versatile clothes within a color scheme to easily mix and match, stick to travel size toiletries, and load books, guide...

As the pandemic ground the usual glitz and glamour of the fashion industry to a halt, even designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana got tired of looking at the same old furnishings in their homes. Pivoting their attention to decor, the duo produced what must be some of the boldest and most cheerful home objects ever created. Unveiled at their A...

Fans of the storied and lavish fashion house Gucci: rejoice. The iconic brand has just unveiled a new lifestyle line for those who can’t get enough GG in their life. The new collection will be released on September 10 at the Houston Galleria location. Offerings include satin silk pajamas featuring different Gucci House prints; these come in a print...