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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The wondrous Gothic, medieval frescoes of the Oratory of San Pellegrino

The Oratory of San Pellegrino is located in Bominaco, a hamlet not far from Caporciano, in the province of L'Aquila. It was probably commissioned...

LUMEN: a museum of photography, 2,275 meters up high

by Barbara Palladino On the top of the Kronplatz (or Plan de Corones), near Brunico (Bolzano) – an enchanted place that only the mountains could create...

Sicilian Moor heads: a legend of universal love

by Barbara Palladino “Moor heads” or “teste di moro” are colorful, ceramic vases that represent the face of a man and a woman, with a...

A legend of love at the castle of Torrechiara, “nunc et semper”

by Barbara Palladino The Castle of Torrechiara rises next to the medieval town of the same name in Langhirano, in the province of Parma. On its...