Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, Workshop 3:30 pm., Exhibition 63:30 pm. The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (Just south of 118th Street). WELCOMING REMARKS: Barbara Faedda (Italian Academy) INTRODUCTION: Barbara Faedda and Lynda Dematteo. Q&A MODERATED BY: Barbara Carnevali. CLOSING REMARKS: Emanuele Coccia. This workshop brings t...

No stranger to breaking the mould, Mantua-raised Carla Sozzani launched her 50-year career in fashion amidst the political unrest of 1968 in Italy, when a friend of her mother’s provided a job at a magazine while completing her studies at Bocconi University. In the years that followed, Sozzani spent 19 years in editorial roles, which included becom...

A debate on whether a man in a suit generates appeal might last a minute or two. The same debate on a man in an Italian suit would be over before I finished typing this sentence. Given the fact that Italy is known for its superior products, both hedonistic and cultural, is it surprising that the world’s sexiest suit is also Italian? Suave, sophisti...

Si è conclusa martedì al Jacob Javits Center di New York la fiera di abbigliamento femminile Coterie, una delle principali manifestazioni internazionali del settore abbigliamento ed accessori donna che ha raccolto proposte di moda per la prossima primavera-estate presentate da aziende provenienti da ogni angolo del mondo. Con delle credenziali di q...

Of the “Big Four” fashion cities, Milan stands apart in one crucial way: among the powerful quartet of style hubs, it’s the only one that isn’t a capital. And that curious fact has history. Remaining an assembly of independent city states until unification in 1891, for many centuries fashion in Italy only existed on a local level, with a long legac...

Having a conversation with designer Joseph Abboud is a bit like taking a master class where the syllabus combines men’s style, business management, and consumer psychology. His fall 2019 collection, which debuted on a chilly night last February, was shown at New York City’s South Street Seaport. The venue was chosen to reflect the city’s rich migra...

The man who buys a $25,000 handmade Stefano Ricci suit doesn’t really need a suit. He doesn’t need a $26,000 crocodile leather briefcase or $1,000 custom-tailored silk shirt. He can do with one less $500 tie. He already has everything he needs and can satisfy his sartorial cravings anywhere he chooses. Except that he actually buys these luxuries at...

This season the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is bringing an exceptional group of Italian brands to show at COTERIE, EDIT, @DESTINATION, and Footwear@COTERIE from September 15 to 17. This season ITA is also premiering an interactive digital magazine, Italian Style, highlighting the 50 brands in the Italian group. This shareable, interactive magazine i...

Marina Schiano, the fiery model, photographer, muse, and jewelry designer, has died. She was 71. Schiano was one of those rangy, long-haired beauties who traipsed through the pages of Vogue in its jet-setting Diana Vreeland days. In 1968 she appeared in an extravagant 28-page feature photographed in Mexico by Henry Clarke. In a blog entry, lensman...

Knowing New York Fashion Week is all about the search for the latest and the greatest, 10 Corso Como founder Carla Sozzani decided to showcase the finery of five Italian designers Saturday night at its downtown store. With the support of Carlo Capasa, chairman of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, and Maurizio Forte of the Italian Trade Commissi...