Fashion

Solomeo, work and beauty

Solomeo is a lovely, small medieval town in the province of Perugia and the home of Brunello Cucinelli Spa, one of the most important...

Gucci ArtLab: a celebration of business success and creativity

On April 19th 2018, Gucci inaugurated a new 37,000-square-meter center for 800 of their employees working in Scandicci: the Gucci ArtLab is the new...

The Fendi Caffè and the beauty of details

The beautiful Fendi Caffè – which recently opened in Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana in Rome – is an ironic complement to the famous inscription...

Maison Cilento in Naples: tailoring and tradition

Maison Cilento is one of the icons of Neapolitan tailoring’s ancient tradition, which proudly faced the “prêt-à-porter” fashion that swept Europe from the late...

Chianti Cashmere, from Asia to Tuscany with love

Nora Kravis is the founder of Chianti Cashmere, headquartered in Radda in Chianti, in the province of Siena, where she has been raising goats...

“I vestiti dei sogni”, dreamy costumes in Rome

The clothes that populate our dreams have materialized for an exhibition in Rome’s Palazzo Braschi, ending on March 22. They are the film costumes...

Rubinacci: bespoke tailoring in the modern world

by Ron Miriello Since viewing the John Turturro 2010 film Passione, I have been intrigued by the contradictions of Naples and, since seeing the 2011...

Mario Celestino fine fabric: fashion that is never out of fashion

Real fashion is timeless, and starts with the best quality fabrics. Like the ones made in Longobucco, in the province of Cosenza, by Bottega...

Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti and the music of looms

Giuditta Brozzetti (1877-1975), director of Perugia’s elementary schools, probably thought the noise made by looms was pure music. She heard it every time she...

SuperDuper hats: passion for shape

An old hat block: one of those small wooden sculptures used in millinery... that is the origin of SuperDuper. It was a small hat block,...

Eight thousand kilometers of history: Antico Setificio Fiorentino

Antico Setificio Fiorentino is one of the many tesserae that make up the ancient Silk Road. The 8,000-kilometer historic route allowed the “woolly substance”...

Cappelleria Bacca and crazy Futurist headgear

About twenty years before Filippo Tommaso Marinetti published his “Futurist Manifesto of the Italian Hat” in 1933, the young Fortunato Depero created the two Caryatids that...

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Rococo luxury at the Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi

The Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi, near Turin, was designed by Filippo Juvarra and built in 1729; between the 18th and 19th...

Pietro Piffetti: the king of fine cabinetry

by Barbara Palladino His creations sum up every magnificence of 18th-century Baroque style: Pietro Piffetti was one of the most famous and...

Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli Affari di Stato: a triumph of decorative art

by Barbara Palladino Inside Turin’s Royal Palace is one of the gems of 18th-century Baroque art: the Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli...

Antonio Stradivari: the legend and myth of perfect sound

by Barbara Palladino The Stradivarius violin is renowned as the perfect musical instrument. Playing one is a dream come true for any...