From Fashion Network “It’s been a tough year, weighed down by an unfavourable international environment. Next year, we hope to return to the growth rates we are used to”, Carlo Capasa, chairman of Italy’s National Fashion Chamber, said on Thursday. No. Hope is not enough. The Italian #fashionindustry sees around 75% of its revenues made outside the Italian borders. … Leggi tutto

Once upon a time there were Italian regions mastering the art of wine-making. Tuscan was one of them. Chianti was the Place. And Sangiovese was the grape. But Rebels break the rules. And a bunch of Rebels established a new way of producing Tuscan wine: – different grapes instead of pure Sangiovese or blend – … Leggi tutto

Ermenegildo Zegna Men’s show in Milan. Unforgettable. The choice of Oscar Niemeyer Palazzo Mondadori unexpected and spot on. The sunset lights were perfect. The collection by Alessandro Sartori developed around the lightness concept very interesting with a beautiful color palette. The open air show was majestic and simple at the same time. Italy at its … Leggi tutto

When it comes to saints, sacred images and holy themes there is no discussion. Dolce and Gabbana take it all. Since the beginning of their own history their inspiration came from the island of Sicily, its traditions and its rituals. From the black guepière dress to the ex-voto embroideries, Dolce and Gabbana created collections genuinely … Leggi tutto

While Hermès is getting inspiration from the Italian craftmanship districts, the New Yorker just released a very interesting article on the dark side of them. Can we still talk – in most cases –  of Made in Italy as the epithome of the Italians savoir faire and know how? Or shall we admit that … Leggi tutto

With a newly appointed CEO, Serge Brunschwig, Fendi starts a brand new chapter of its life. Since LVMH acquisition the brand has been very successfully relaunched thanks to Michael Burke efforts in the turnaround and the Pietro Beccari smart touch. The new chapter at Fendi will certainly involve an amount of natural risk that Brunshwig, … Leggi tutto

Luciano Benetton, one of the founders of the eponymous knitwear brand, criticized the last management years of the company and the said he was going to take back the reins of it. Benetton is an iconic brand of the ’80s, renown for its colorful collections and polarizing advertising campaign shot by Oliviero Toscani and part … Leggi tutto

Rosita Missoni is one of those fashion ladies who set the example for women (and men) in the industry. She founded a legendary brand with husband Ottavio which meant strong family values, passion for beauty and unique style. Rosita spread simple style and elegance through her public and private life. She received the Italian Republic … Leggi tutto

Coach group was recently renamed as Tapestry. The new fashion entity regrouping Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman is very active on the creation of a united New York front to conquer the hearts and wallets of many Europeans and Asian customers. There is a lot of energy on that side of the pond, thanks … Leggi tutto

I recently read very interesting articles. – V. Friedman on NYT “Is Milan out of focus?” and the answer of Stefano Gabbana on the Corriere della Sera – A. Elkann interview to Christopher Niquet on La Stampa – B. Severgnini interview to Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri Some interesting insights – there is a political debate … Leggi tutto