Thursday, March 14, 2019. From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm. Organized by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago - 500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - Chicago, Illinois 60611. Entrance: Free. ITALY & THE ORIENT A tangled history of traders, travelers, colonists, couturiers, aristocrats & refugees. From the time of the ancient Romans, to the Renaissance Medic...

Creative footwear is an essential part of designer collections in Milan. As a shoe obsessive, I recently attended Micam, Europe’s biggest footwear trade show held at Fiera Milano Rho. The 87thedition attracted approximately 45,000 visitors throughout the three-day event. By far the largest proportion of guests were from Italy and other European cou...

When you think of Venice, typically your first thought is of the iconic gondola. These traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boats glide along the grand canal and the many quiet canals traversing the islands that make up this city. You can enjoy watching the over 400 glossy, black gondolas silently passing under the numerous bridges, occasiona...

Italian Artisan, realtà creata nel 2015 dall’allora trentenne David Clementoni, sta diventando sempre più un punto di riferimento per i marchi e gli imprenditori internazionali che vogliono realizzare i loro prodotti in Italia, entrando in contatto con le numerose imprese artigianali che rappresentano una delle ricchezze del nostro Paese. A parlare...

Rodo — which has been a mainstay in Italy since 1956 — is making a bigger play for the U.S. market. The family-owned brand will officially launch at Bergdorf Goodman this spring. It will kick things off with a two-day event on April 6 and 7 that showcases the heritage and craftsmanship of Rodo’s shoes and bags. The New York retailer has a departmen...

Il settore della moda italiana non solo è in ottimo stato ma conferma il trend di crescita che ha segnato il quinquennio 2013-2017. I dati del “Focus Moda” dell’area studi di Mediobanca parlano chiaro: il fatturato di 70,4 miliardi di euro generato lo scorso anno segna un buon incremento rispetto al 2013 (+28,9%), dovuto in buona parte alle ottime...

Hats off, Bogie. The traditional Italian hat maker Borsalino, whose fedora has defined the rough-and-tumble images of Robert Redford, Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart, has a plan to appeal more to women and millennials by pushing into high-end fashion, streetwear and even sportswear. The recent troubles of the company, which has been rescued finan...

Chris Ivery, a longtime music producer and executive, always had an affinity for Sergio Tacchini, the Italian sportswear brand started in 1966 by Italian tennis player Sergio Tacchini — it was endorsed by other tennis pros including John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Gabriela Sabatini.  Once Ivery noticed other heritage sportswear brands reemerging, h...

The spirit of Franca Sozzani permeated throughout the main floor of 10 Corso Como in South Street Seaport last Monday. Here, in the throws of New York Fashion Week, a collection of fashion heavy-hitters came to celebrate the launch of Franca: Chaos and Creation, a new tome—published by Assouline in collaboration with her son, photographer and filmm...

This season, the Italian Trade Commission is returning to Coterie with over 50 Italian brands at the show at the Javits Center. The Italian Trade Commission is the Italian government agency entrusted with the mission to facilitate contact between Italian companies and the rest of the world. In the United States, their objective is to expand relatio...