Cultural superpower Italy has long been an epicentre of art, architecture and design. From the domes and arches of ancient Rome, to the 20th century maisonsthat dominate Milan Fashion Week, ‘la bella figura’, or‘good appearance’, is part of the national DNA – an aesthetic history that Fendi seeks to champion and sustain. The Roman brand has engaged...

In its latest celebration of Italian culture, Tod's launches Aria d’Italia, a series of eight portraitures of young artists, businesspeople, and craftsmen like Aldo and Francesco Sersale (owners of Le Sirenuse) and Germma Richard (owner of La Foleira). Each interview showcases how the subject represents the spirit and energy of Italy while also emb...

In Duccio Mazzanti’s workshop, feathers run the show. Colourful plumes of every size and shape imaginable adorn the walls, decorate mannequins, overflow from boxes and closets, even litter the floor. This space, dubbed the “laboratory,” is where feathers are transformed into just about anything. “Feathers can be placed anywhere,” Mazzanti says. “Th...

It may be hard to keep up with his many milestones and accolades after a lifelong career, but Valentino Garavani is marking yet another celebratory moment on Wednesday, turning 90 years old. The city of Voghera, Italy, where the couturier was born, is paying tribute to him with an exhibition of 50 of his storied designs, running from Wednesday to J...

Meta’s founder and chief executive met with several fashion power players in Milan, as seen on Instagram, reported Business of Fashion. Zuckerberg is taking large strides in bringing is metaverse into the mainstream by meeting with makers of luxury accessories and Italian luxury conglomerates to partner with. On Wednesday, Zuckerberg posted an imag...

The history of the brand Sergio Tacchini is closely linked to that tennis, its namesake creator is in fact the five-time Italian champion of doubles. Sergio Tacchini, retired from racing at the age of 28, founded in 1966 in Piedmont, in Bellinzago Novarese, Sandys S.p.A. which will then take the name of Sergio Tacchini S.p.A. The biggest innovation...

The Italian high-end fashion label Gucci has announced it will begin accepting cryptocurrency payments by the end of the month in five of its United States stores, with plans to extend the service to all of its 111 stores in North America. Gucci will accept 12 cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ether (ETH), Wrapped Bitcoi...

Filigree is magic: gold or silver threads, twisted together to create ephemeral shapes and delicate patterns. There is something so incredibly alluring in filigree jewelry, perhaps because it is such an ancient tradition and one so strongly tied to our peninsula, too.  However, today, the art of filigree has almost disappeared, and only one center...

“The Buccellati story is an Italian story of beauty,” says Alba Cappellieri, who curated the Assouline book Buccellati: A Century of Timeless Beauty, celebrating the 100 years of the house’s history. “More specifically, it is a Milanese story, one that symbolizes the city’s creativity, its craft smanship, its traditions and its adventurous, innovat...

What a movie, Casablanca. The cinematography, the aesthetics, the music, the actors, of course. Who doesn’t have in mind Humphrey Bogart, dark and handsome, with his fedora hat and trench coat, in the famous airport scene where he says goodbye to Ilsa, interpreted by Ingrid Bergman? That hat, that fedora, was a Borsalino.  Borsalino: a name that be...