Made in Italy


Claudia Schiffer for Aquazzura

Parisian Fashion Week is over since more than ten days but it does not cease to draw our attention. On September 28, the party for the launching of the capsule collection Claudia Schiffer X Aquazzura has taken place in the sumptuous setting of the Hôtel d’Évreux located at 19, Place Vendôme. For this occasion, a sneak-peek of eight models of shoes were carefully displayed in a room decorated with clouds – a wink to the top model’s nickname, Cloudy – with the attendance of the German top model,

The 84th edition of the international exhibition dedicated to the world of footwear The MICAM (Mostra Internazionale Calzature Accessori Macchinari) took place in Milan in the Fiera Milano from 17th to 20th September. 1441, 799 of which were Italian and 644 international, were the exhibitors who participated in this tradeshow that is for sure the leader among the other exhibitions in this field worldwide. A living and flourishing exhibition that represents the highest expression of creativity and quality

La Famiglia Rive Gauche

Welcome to Italy! The Bon Marche celebrates the beauty of the Peninsula with its exhibition from September the 6th to October the 22th. This year, the most chic Parisian department store has chosen the Italian country as guest of honour. From Fashion to beauty, from design to gastronomy, all the delights of the Boot are gathered under the Dome of the rue de Sèvres. On this occasion, the young sculptor Edoardo Tresoldi has imagined two monumental mesh and steel domes that are suspended under the glazed ceilings of the store.

Gucci Loves Printemps

From 26 August to 14 October, the Italian brand Gucci is the guest of honour at the department store Printemps Haussmann. Five windows converted into projection rooms as well as the Atrium host the creations of the talented Artistic Director of the Florentine company Alessandro Michele, on the underlying theme of cinema. For seven weeks, this Parisian temple of Fashion is turned into an imaginary cinema whose source of inspiration, historical but also cultural, remains Paris.

Giuseppe For Jennifer Lopez

Fans of fashion and sparkling shoes, are you ready? After the success of the capsule collection “Giuseppe X Jennifer Lopez” launched last winter, the famous Italian shoe-designer Giuseppe Zanotti renewed his collaboration with singer Jennifer Lopez. An almost essential option, as the designer stated, given that “Jennifer Lopez is an icon and has an innate sense of style. My shoes are made for strong women who want to feel fabulous, and Jennifer is the epitome of that.

When your own initials are enough

Luxury like discretion and uniqueness: this is the corollary that explains the motto of one of the Italian houses at the top of the excellence in luxury worldwide, Bottega Veneta. “When your own initials are enough” it means that there’s no need of logo nor initials to put forward the brand that everyone is wearing but it’s rather our style that is going to be enhanced and sublimated by this brand. 

The high-end of Altagamma

Altagamma (High-end) it’s the name of the Italian Foundation that gathers the companies of the cultural and creative high industry in order to promote in the world the excellence of the Italian craftsmanship and style. Its mission? Highlighting the Italian contemporary essence that can be translated with the saying “the beautiful, the good and the well-made”. Founded in 1992 in Milan by Santo Versace, Gianni Versace’s brother and chaired by Andrea Illy, the CEO of Illy Caffè, Altagamma has been celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Re Giorgio

How being in the Italian capital of Fashion and not benefit to find the inspiration for my next article? Walking down the most renowned street of the famous “Quadrilatero della moda”, via Montenapoleone, during my visit to Milan my eye was attracted/hit by the numerous brands of the luxury stores and their wonderful windows. A choice had yet to be made but it was a very complicated task.

A Brazilian in Milan

Today, let’s talk about my latest crush: the Italian-Brazilian accessory designer Paula Cademartori. The designer, originating from Porto Alegre, has left Brazil to reach Italy in 2005: after graduating in Fashion Accessories Master of the Istituto Marangoni of Milan and being certified as Young Designer of the SDA Bocconi University, she started with a collaboration as head of the accessories for Versace.

Blumarine’s 40 candles

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Italian brand Blumarine, the publishing house Rizzoli has just published “Blumarine: Anna Molinari”. To the book that tells the story of the designer Anna Molinari, echoes the special project “Blumarine Stories” which has planned the realisation of six movies, matching the six chapters of the volume. But before diving into the backstage of these short-movies, let’s go back to the main stages of the Italian company.