A three-hour drive from Rome, through rolling hills and nestled between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea, lies the region of Le Marche. With neither the Renaissance legend of Tuscany nor the dense forests of Umbria, Le Marche is quiet and rural, stretching nearly 4,000 square miles across Italy's sandy eastern coast. However unassuming L...

“Via Montenapoleone, il salotto di  Milano, ritrovo delle signore dell'élite della città.” It was 1954 when Dutch born singer Peter Van Wood sang his ode to the beating heart of Milan, the  spine of what was already the centre of the city’s fashion district, the “quadrilatero della moda.”  If we want to  be historically accurate, we should say that...

Milan mayor thanks Armani for helping Coronavirus-hit city. Giorgio Armani, the legendary Italian fashion designer, has moved the location of his next show from Paris to Milan to help the local economy recover from the covid-19 crisis, reports news agency ANSA. Milan mayor Giuseppe Sala expressed his gratitude to Armani who has already played a maj...

The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (the National Chamber of Italian Fashion) has announced the organization of the first-ever entirely digital Milan Fashion Week. The new-format event, which is set to run July 14 -17, will focus on 2021 collections and pre-collections for both men and women. Hot on the heels of news that London Fashion Week w...

Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana has launched Amore for Scientific Research, a campaign that will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of its Devotion handbag collection to Humanitas University, a private international school dedicated to medical sciences. The collaboration with Humanitas will fund global health research to fight the co...

In this time of virus-imposed isolation, it’s comforting to sift through old possessions in forgotten drawers. I recently came across two neatly folded women’s Borsalino hats my mother had bought in Rome in the early 1950s. Still unblocked, but well-preserved for future shaping, they inspired a look into the history and current state of the legenda...

I am writing this open letter to WWD, and in particular to Miles Socha and his collaborators Samantha Conti, Alessandra Turra and Luisa Zargani, in relation to the excellent piece “Will Flood of Collections Yield to Slower Fashion?” published yesterday, April 2nd. Congratulations: The reflection on how absurd the current state of things is, with th...

The Italian footwear designer Sergio Rossi has died at the age of 84. Having been admitted to hospital a few days ago in Cesena, a city in Emilia-Romagna, one of the regions hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, it is being reported that he may have died from the disease. Announcing news of the designer’s death on Friday morning, the brand’s chi...

“Could you imagine American Gigolo without the Armani costumes? What would the devil wear if it were not Prada? How could you listen to your fave old school Hip Hop without having Moschino and Gucci name-checked in the lyrics?!” Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott is talking about what Italian fashion has brought to the world, and one thing is...

Italian entrepreneur Michael Scarpellini, the founder of Happiness Brand, is pleased to announce that his clothing items are now being made available in the U.S. Founded in 2007, the brand was created by Michael and his wife Eiman, who first met when they were both fashion students at school in Los Angeles. The couple has recently moved with their...