There are two words that truly define the essence of Italian Carnevale: the  first is maschera, or mask; the second is — of course — Venezia.  While every corner of the country celebrates this time of the year with parades, masquerades and floats, there  is no denying that, even when considering the  most famous, the most historically interesting C...

Dolce&Gabbana has become the first Italian fashion house to bring its beauty division in-house, a move that the CEO said Tuesday would strengthen the link between beauty and fashion and help build inroads with younger consumers. CEO Alfonso Dolce said developing products with a new team at the Milan headquarters will allow more creative tie-ins wit...

Elegance, Nino Cerruti once said, got on his nerves. It was the sort of remark you can afford to toss off when you are easily the most elegant man in the room. And Mr. Cerruti, who died last month at age 91, embodied that attribute, a quality seldom encountered yet unmistakable when you are in its presence. “It can be learned, but you have to have...

The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) has been gearing up for Chicago Collective, Feb 6-8, in a BIG WAY… Boasting 54 brands, ITA’s presence will be larger than ever, offering retailers the finest in tailored clothing, sportswear, outerwear, denim, footwear & accessories. We’ve put together the following preview presentation to give you a glimpse of what y...

Rome is working to bring fashion shows at Colosseum and the Roman and Imperial Fora, according to Mariano Angelucci, chair of the Roman committee for tourism, fashion and international relations. "We are working to bring back as soon as possible, in Rome's piazzas and the most evocative places in our city, initiatives dedicated to high fashion," he...

Is there anything more quintessentially Venetian than a gondola? Well yes, perhaps: a gondoliere, or gondolier, to say it in English. We all know these colorful figures, so familiar to all those who visited La Serenissima at least once in their life, with their black pants, straw hats, and striped shirts:  but have you ever wondered why they are dr...

There’s something special about Italian menswear that’s hard to put into words. In English, the closest description might be “studied nonchalance”—making one’s fashion choices seem effortless when in fact much thought goes into creating the desired look. In a broader sense, consider the definition of the Italian word sprezzatura:“the art of making...

Dolce&Gabbana will cease using animal fur in its collections, the Italian fashion house announced on Monday. “Dolce&Gabbana has chosen to discontinue the use of animal fur in all its Collections starting in 2022,” the fashion house wrote on Twitter.    Dolce&Gabbana said it is working with master furriers to create “eco-fur garments and accessories...

Easton Town Center has announced Italian luxury fashion house Gucci will be coming to the shopping center's North District this spring. It will be the brand's only freestanding Gucci location in the state. The 5,000-square-foot storefront, most recently home to Henri Bendel, is adjacent to luxury brands Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. at 4120 The S...

Paris, London, New York - sure they're all great sartorially speaking, but aren't you a little tired of the same old style tropes? If you're on the hunt for wardrobe inspiration bursting with color, class and flair, look no further than the romantic streets of Rome. And more specifically, the brilliant voyeuristic Instagram account Romans In Rome....