Italian Fashion News

Dolce & Gabbana are looking beyond their own designs to further their vision of what Italian luxury means. And so they created Spiga2, a special space where emerging designers have an opportunity to show off their creations in the duo’s first multi-brand store. This time we see Incontri, Gatta, and Puglisi in the mix.

In the mood for something a little more edgy? Milan: mecca of the beauty world gives its cues for the season ahead, and it’s not what one might think. Punk is the mood, with heavily lined kohl eyes at Cavalli and Versace, ashen violet fur mohawks from Fendi and some British sneer behind the chic Italian veneer.

Miuccia Prada exposed all her vulnerability and power in her exceptional show of high/low contrasts for FW13. Borrowing inspiration from the Italian neo-realism cinema, notably Fellini’s Cabiria played by Giuletta Masina and Vittorio di Sica’s Marriage Italian Style starring Sophia Lauren... sat down with designer and founder of GAS Jeans, Claudio Grotto, to talk about what made him start his now global business from a little dress shop, why his Sumatra jean is such a huge hit, and how to make a great pasta al pomodoro in true Italian style.

A self-taught maker of sophisticated upcycled fashion, Marenna Davoli began as an architect who, as she puts it, recycled herself into a tailor-designer. We sat down to talk with her about becoming an independent fashion designer today in Italy and opening Qualcosa è Cambiato.

Want to be one of the influential voices in fashion? The most important fashion bloggers have several common attributes, so if you want to be a blogger who counts, think about these seven rules that put, and keep, the best bloggers on the A-list.

Now emerging in Italy are several small production bespoke watch brands much sought after by European buyers and collectors. These brands, still a bit of a secret in the US, produce small runs of some exceptional timepieces created with the utmost attention to every detail. For speciality diving, flying and racing pieces...

The Two Italian Boys brand was launched in 2011 by two young menswear designers who also happened to be long-time friends from Puglia. Their FW 2013 show impressed at Pitti Uomo, where we had a chance to talk with CEO Ruggiero Cortellino. Here is what he told us about elegance, trendy materials and precise tailoring.

If on the other hand, clubbing is your career - or at least as important - you might want to check out what Costume National is doing this SS13: just a tiny bit reminiscent of the 80s New Wave club scene, updated. For FW13 Costume National suggests some highly wearable everyday casual looks, including go-to broken block jeans.

No man is complete without at least one Borsalino in his wardrobe. For FW13 Borsalino seems to have taken at least some of its inspiration from the prohibition era. There are nice options in dove grey, including one with a baby blue grosgrain band, and if you are a Boardwalk Empire fan...