When you’re craving a European escape, rest assured that you don’t have to dig out your passport and hop on a plane. Nevada is home to its very own little slice of Italy hiding among the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip. The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian is a premier shopping experience that’ll make you feel as if you’ve been transported...

A group of companies in the Italian textile industry, headed by RadiciGroup, has created the first spacesuit for analogue simulation fully designed and engineered in Italy for the Space Medicine Operations (SMOPS) Mars mission. This endeavour was promoted and organized by Mars Planet — the Italian chapter of the Mars Society headquartered in the pr...

The environmental impact of the fashion industry, due to the ever-growing world population and the consequent demand for products, is a much-discussed issue in the textile industry. A solution for what is considered one of the most polluting sectors in the world could come from the introduction and use of vegetable leathers, in particular a new eco...

Renzo Rosso makes his first trousers at the age of 15 and begins to sell the jeans made to his friends, immediately showing his entrepreneurial attitude. His first work experience takes place in the laboratory of one of the leading jeans manufacturers of the time, the one of Adriano Goldschmied; After two years, in 1978, Renzo Rosso founded, togeth...

In the 12th century, tapestries and tablecloths were woven in the Umbria area using the French “bird’s eye” motif technique. These embroideries were created primarily on fabrics, often for use in a liturgical setting, and featured geometric shapes or stylized animals and people. Over the following centuries, tablecloths from Perugia were used throu...

If Made in Italy is a fundamental aspect of the Italian presence in America, not only from a commercial point of view but also from a diplomatic and cultural one, it is ICE (the Italian Trade Agency) that is mainly responsible for following the system of promotion and distribution of Italian products in the United States. ICE is present in America...

Monday, March 7 | 6:00 PM ET. REGISTER. Zoom link will be sent via email to all registrants. Any savvy consumer knows that Italian products are synonymous with fine design, and magnificent craftsmanship. Join NIAF and Friends of Bocconi for a panel discussion with experts in Italy's fashion and design industry for their insight into trends in moder...

Wednesday, March 2, 2022. 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM CET. Online event. LINK TO WEBINAR.  The Department of Italian and the Italian Cultural Society of Washington DC invite you for a talk with international business correspondent and bestselling writer Sara Gay Forden, in conversation with Donatella Melucci, Teaching Professor and Nicoletta Pireddu, Profe...

How do you give a visual makeover to a classic tale that's centered around appearances? That was the question facing award-winning costume designer Massimo Cantini Parrini when he began work on the latest screen adaptation of Edmond Rostand's 1897 play "Cyrano de Bergerac," and he had 26 days to figure it out. "Because of the schedule and the pande...

When Alice Etro was a little girl, she used to spend after-school hours with her father, Kean Etro, creative director of Etro men’s wear, playing with fabric samples in the design studio of the fashion brand that her grandfather Gimmo started in 1968. She’d create garments from off-cuts for her dolls and play with the tubes from the rolls of cloth....