By Aleese Kopf Francesco Pasta has been hand-making luxury leather sandals since he was a teenager working in his grandfather's shop on the island of Capri, Italy. He never dreamed 15 years later he'd bring the family business to the United States. When Francesco, 35, moved to Chicago with his wife Jessica, 40, in 2013 the two ran a mobile busine...

WTI Magazine #2    2013 Oct,25 Author : Annalisa Lospinuso for poisondrops.com      Translation by: The Language Institute   Yesterday, today, tomorrow: Sicily in their hearts. Even for the spring-summer 2014 collection, Dolce e Gabbana do not abandon the land that continues to be for them an inexhaustible source of inspiration. This time, howev...

Italy's Pambianco Strategie di Impresa consultancy has recently presented its study on the 50 most profitable fashion and the 15 top design companies in Italy.   The study, conducted in partnership with PwC, aims to devise the Italian companies that could potentially go public within the next 3-to-5 years.   Read more   Source:...

Nordstrom is bringing the impossibly elegant style of Italy to four lucky stores in Texas. As of March 4, the Lone Star locales boast an exclusive store-in-store arranged through the Italian Trade Commission (ITC) called Pop-In@Nordstrom Loves Italy.   At these special locations — Galleria Dallas, Houston's Galleria, Austin's Barton Creek Sq...

  WTI Magazine #55    2015 March, 6Author : Living Adamis      Translation by:   Roy Roger's, the iconic brand that since 1952 has written the history of Italian jeans, presents the new spring-summer 2015 campaign taken by photographer Philip Gay. Set in a former twentieth-century Brooklyn factory, today converted in the exclusive Wythe Hotel, t...

Giuseppe Zanotti received a high-fashion welcome to Highland Park Village when Vogue stepped in to host its recent grand opening soiree. Judging by the well-heeled attendees, it's no wonder the brand decided to open a standalone shop in Dallas.   Fashionable VIPs — including Lynn McBee, Capera Ryan, Anna-Sophia van Zweden, Elisa Summers, Hea...

The Italian landscape has always been a great attraction. The nature, the masterpieces of art, the enchanting cities. The quality of life is special. To let oneself go is only natural. And the Italians? Stereotypes depict them as outgoing and gallant. Lovers of the "Made in Italy" brand admire their creativity and know-how.   We have decided...

Master tailor Luigi Firmani and wife Norina left Italy in 1955 seeking the American Dream. Speaking on the eve of retirement after 47 years on Pleasant Street, the couple says they found it in Malden."The American Dream is good, if you are healthy, young and aggressive," he said. "You have to love to work. If you don't love to work, you'd better go...

Blackstone (BX) acquired a 20% stake in Versace on Thursday in a cash and stock deal that values the Italian designer at one billion euros ($1.37B).   The New York-based private-equity giant will inject 150 million euros of fresh capital in Versace and acquire 60 million euros worth of stock from family holding company GIVI Holding SPA. Blac...

Inizia martedì prossimo, 22 luglio, la Première Vision di New York, la più importante manifestazione dedicata ai tessuti ed accessori per l'industria dell'abbigliamento di alto livello in calendario negli Stati Uniti.   Nata con l'obiettivo di presentare in anticipo rispetto alle due principali fiere europee e mondiali, PREMIERE VISION a Par...