If you have not already heard his name, chances are that luxury wear is not something that attracts much of your attention. For the fame of Brunello Cucinelli, who lives in a remote village in Italy, has spread far and wide. He is also a favourite designer of many of our contemporary tech titans. In fact, a delegation from the Silicon Valley, inclu...

This past weekend, my husband, Dan, and I attended Mass at St. James Cathedral in Seattle. Fr. Mike Ryan and his amazing team create a beautiful Mass experience in that grand structure.  When the notes of the monumental brass organ at one end combine with the soaring voices of the choir at the other, we folks in the middle are quite simply transpor...

  Family business dynasties abound in the luxury Italian fashion sector. There are the Zegnas, the Ferragamos, the Versaces, the Della Valles, the Benettons and others, but the Fendi dynasty – including the five Fendi sisters – has been a nearly all-female-run operation from the start. An enduring brand That makes Fendi stand out. The Sorelle Font...

Luisa Cevese is a self-taught designer interested in both textile and art. Since1984 she has designed textiles for fashion and interior designers, textile firms and interior and accessories brands such as De Padova, Diego Della Valle, Dolce&Gabbana, Romeo Gigli, Hermès, Chanel, e Comme des Garçons. In 1996 she founded Luisa Cevese Riedizioni, the b...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm. Studio M, 10 Arkansas Street, #M, San Francisco. A Happy Hour for the Collaborative Creative. Hosted by Studio M in the garden with wine, music and a workshop. Organized by SF Design Week. Admission $10. Buy Tickets   Serena Clizia, architect, interior / furniture / consumer products & fashion designer, will pr...

If you’ve been following our monthly column, you’ll know by now that the spirit of #Together200 can be found in almost every sector and aspect of daily life. Fashion is no exception. The United States remains one of the top export markets for Tuscan fashion and leather products, and American buyers and consumers are avid attendees of Pitti Immagine...

Gucci is to fund a two-year 1.6 million euro restoration of the Tarpeian Rock, the cliff ancient Romans threw traitors off. The fashion house on Thursday unveiled the partnership with the Capitoline Superintendency, entitled 'Tarpeian Rock, Between Legend and Future'. It is the latest such partnership in the Eternal City, where Fendi funded the res...

Last night 300 people gathered in Soho at the Moncler boutique to celebrate the latest “Moncler Genius” project with Palm Angels and Francesco Ragazzi, who joins the retail experiment following the creative capsule collections by a range of designers including Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino, Simone Rocha and Craig Green. Ragazzi’s collection is ai...

Designer Domenica Vacca has found himself in a very unfashionable place: on the curb. After a months-long legal battle with his landlord in Manhattan, Vacca closed his 3-year-old flagship store at 15 W. 55th St. over the holiday weekend. A sign in the front window of the swanky store, which sold $3,700 smoking jackets, $580 suede loafers and $1,950...

The Gucci Garden was inaugurated in Florence, for the 90-year anniversary of the birth of the brand, a new space designed specifically to give visibility and prominence to the eclectic production of the fashion house. Among Italian luxury brands, Gucci is certainly one of the most important and all time internationally famous. The Maison founded in...