A new men's clothing store called Lord Midas opened in downtown Des Moines recently. "Everything is made in Italy, exclusively made in Italy," Max Stanco said. Stanco was born in New York and raised in Italy. He opened his first clothing store in Des Moines at Sixth and Locust streets. Men's suits are priced from $1,000 to $3,000, bu...

By Generoso d'Agnese e Angela Di Nardo When he died in 1960, everyone feared that his immense artistic and entrepreneurial patrimony would be dispersed among family disputes and economic claims. Instead, this did not happen.   The label founded by Salvatore Ferragamo survived by his ancestors and gained new energy from his wife Wanda and th...

  WTI Magazine #11    2014 Jan, 3Author : Nadiah Ahmad Shukri for PoisonDrops.com      Translation by:   The Timeless CapeFew pieces of clothing are as timeless as the cape. It traced the footsteps of the medieval traveller, found its way to the wardrobes of the most elegant Venetian dames, draped the shoulders of the mysterious dandy, and of co...

by J.J.Martin   WHEN AMERICAN MENSWEAR editors and retailers come to Milan for the biannual fashion shows, they get a double feature. The main event is on the runways, and the second act is found right on the city's cobblestone streets, where Milanese men put on their own display. Ever since Italians have been zipping home from the office or...

Two more luxury retailers from Europe are debuting stores in South Florida: apparel maker Billionaire Italian Couture and Spain's footwear purveyor Pretty Ballerinas.   Billionaire Italian Couture opened its first U.S. East Coast flagship store on Dec. 3 at 4000 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami's design district. The nearly 800-square-foot space sells...

by Patt Johnson Max Stanco wants to bring a bit of Italy to Des Moines. The New York businessman is opening an upscale Italian boutique in downtown Des Moines that will feature clothing, shoes and accessories, mostly for men. He has rented street-level space in the Des Moines Building, 513 Locust St., and will open a modern boutique that...

The shop windows of Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, two of the main roads of the Fashion District (also known with the Italian words Quadrilatero della Moda), usually have "London – New York - Paris" written just under the brand logos. It's not surprising that the same brands, in those places quoted on the shop windows, have MILAN written a...

Plans announced this week for a new condominium project would carry a 118-year-old Italian furniture maker's name and will emulate the look of art galleries, boutiques and restaurants abroad that carry the luxury brand. Giorgetti, a renowned furniture maker that has worked on hotels, yachts and royal palaces around the world with its unique shapes...

Italian luxury house Bottega Veneta (Kering Group) is opening a new flagship store in New York at 740 Madison Avenue in New York. The new store covers 24,000 square feet and is made up of 3 buildings. Bottega Veneta has been operating a flagship store on Fifth Avenue, with the other two smaller stores likely to merge into the new larger flagship st...

  WTI Magazine #33    2014 June, 4Author : Maria Teresa Squillaci      Translation by:   Katy Perry's Prismatic world has started. The singer had been counting down the days by posting a different outfit sketch on Instagram every day - and now we've seen her tour wardrobe on the stage.