February 14–April 26, 2020. Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77005. This exhibition examines Italy’s postwar explosion of disruptive design. Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985 presents furniture, lighting design, architectural models, paintings, and other objects drawn from the landmark collection of Dennis Freedman. The first U.S...

Valentine’s Day in Italy does not resemble anything at all like in Canada. The traditions of Valentine’s Day in Italy have a long history – long before Hallmark existed. I hope that you have a lovely Valentine’s Day with your better half and loved ones Valentine’s Day is an ancient  tradition from the Roman Empire. Taking place on February 14, Vale...

Once again, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is bringing a host of chic Italian labels to the Coterie trade show, giving New York fashion insiders an exclusive chance to see the best of Italian fashion. To coincide with the event, the ITA has crafted an interactive digital magazine, Italian Style, highlighting the country’s vast and influential fashi...

GQ, the world’s leading men’s lifestyle brand, has awarded the title of ‘Electric Hypercar of the Year’ to the new Automobili Pininfarina Battista at a star-studded Car of the Year (GQ Coty) ceremony in central London. The prestigious award coincides with the start of the 90th anniversary celebrations of Pininfarina, the legendary design house and...

Italian-born artist Claudio Orso first made his way to the U.S. in the 1990s, following a stint working in Mexico. He walked across the border then with little concern from customs officials. A couple of decades later, Orso, now an American citizen, works with immigrant students from Cleveland's Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy. "I...

Tonino Lamborghini, in partnership with Desire Fragrances Inc., will open the first Tonino Lamborghini mono-brand store in the U.S. at the iconic Caesars Palace Las Vegas. The brand, identified with its legendary bull icon, will usher in the New Year by opening doors to an all-new retail space at Caesars Palace in partnership with Desire Fragrances...

Lavinia Biagiotti Cigna ha portato la sua storia imprenditoriale di successo a Philadelphia. Biagiotti, presidente e ceo della casa di moda romana, è stata invitata infatti a tenere una lecture alla Thomas Jefferson University di Philadelphia, una delle più prestigiose università degli Stati Uniti. Qui, di fronte alle autorità locali, al presidente...

Florence is a city that is absolutely renowned for its leather tradition. If you are searching for a Made in Italy handbag or leather jacket to take home, Firenze is the place to get it. However, this fame for leather means that you will find shops peddling counterfeit or imported goods in every corner of the city. Luckily, Scuola del Cuoio – the F...

Italy is famous for its wonderful food and wine, its luxurious sports cars (Lamborghini, Ferrari), its innovative artists (Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Marinetti), its sophisticated fashion (Armani, Gucci), its poetry and music and, let’s not forget, beautiful cities like Florence, Venice, Pisa, Rome, and Milan, no wonder there are millions of ...

Nearly 48 years ago, an Italian immigrant named Paul Cento came to the Circle City to pursue the American dream. In Italy, he was already known as a famous shoemaker who had made shoes for the likes of Sophia Loren and Pope Pius XII. But here in Indianapolis, he simply became known as the go-to man for all things shoe-related. And although he has s...