Antonio Marras does not define himself as a fashion designer. “I don’t walk around with that concept of myself because it is a restrictive and reductive definition. I cannot stand it,” he says from his home in Alghero, Sardinia, facing the blue Mediterranean Sea.  The very sui generis designer, 62, is more like an artist-experimenter. Besides creat...

Pamela Quinzi, a renowned fashion designer, and entrepreneur, was born and raised in Rome, Italy. Known for her exquisite creativity and craftsmanship, Pamela’s aesthetic eye for color, fabric, and detail has enabled her to work at the highest levels of the international fashion industry. She has a long history of developing clothing lines, accesso...

Italian brands are taking the U.S. market by storm this summer. The Italian Trade Agency, in collaboration with Confindustria and Confindustria Moda, the main association representing manufacturing and service companies in Italy, will be bringing 30 brands to the Cabana Show in Miami in early July as part of a nationwide intiative called Inspr Ital...

Since the end of 2022, the luxury sector continues to demonstrate remarkable strength and resilience, with many stocks in the sector performing better than other sectors, pushing up all major Old Continent listings. This performance of the luxury sector is also well observed by the Msci Europe Luxury, the index summarizing the performance of luxury...

When I first heard about a “Shoe Museum” in small-town Italy, I wasn’t exactly brimming with enthusiasm. “But it has a fascinating collection of women’s footwear from the 1940s to the present day!” argued its proponents. I politely replied with an “Oh, cool. But I’m not really sure that’s my thing.” Guys and girls, sometimes in life you have to adm...

In honor of its 125th birthday, adidas and the Italian Football Federation are introducing its first-ever commemorative kit to celebrate. The new uniforms will make their grand debut as Italy's national football team will be donning the special attire at this year's UEFA Nations League Finals on June 18. Looking to history for inspiration, the desi...

What do late former US president George H. W. Bush, ’60s muse Jane Birkin and rapper Wiz Khalifa all have in common? Despite their vastly differing personal styles and occupations, they have all been spotted in a pair of Gucci horsebit loafers. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the distinctive shoe, recognizable by its metal snaffle flourish,...

Armani has chosen World Environment Day to announce the start of the Apulia Regenerative Cotton Project, an initiative aimed at reintroducing cotton cultivation in the region of Puglia, in southern Italy, using an environmentally friendly agroforestry system. To launch this experimental initiative, the Italian fashion group has partnered with the S...

An elegant dinner to celebrate our hometown luxury department store bestowing their Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion to esteemed designer Brunello Cucinelli, who established his namesake line in Italy in 1978.  The prestigious award was established by Carrie Marcus Neiman and Stanley Marcus 85 years ago and has...

Technical textiles are utilised in a plethora of fields, although they are still relatively unrecognised and not very visible. Yet they are playing an increasingly important role in fashion, especially in the luxury sector, always keen on innovation. European consumption of technical textiles has grown from a value of €8 billion in 1995 to almost €...