If we take a step back in time, it is immediately clear to us that sunglasses have always played an important role in the history of fashion. Sunglasses are the accessory that identifies us par excellence and gives us a mysterious charm.Among the different lenses produced all over the world, Italian glasses stand out for their high quality and attention to detail based on the Made in Italy artisan tradition.
Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (1871 to 1949) was considered the "Magician of Venice" during his lifetime. Born in Spain, scion of a family of artists, he was a universal genius and achieved world fame with his fabrics, his light installations and his pleated dresses, which were admired by Marcel Proust and many other artists and celebrities of the time. With his textile factory, which is still producing today, he left a unique legacy, not only to the Venetians.
Comfortable luxury, unconventional elegance, authentic beauty that changes over time: the style of Il Bisonte is the accessory for those who want high quality leather bags and accessories, love the excellence of Made in Italy. Il Bisonte is a brand of high Florentine leather craftsmanship founded in 1970 by Wanny Di Filippo. Il Bisonte bags, a product of Tuscan excellence, are loved all over the world, for its timeless beauty and for its high quality leathers made in their artisan workshops.
Regardless which hemisphere you reside in, this is the time to take a vacation - whether to escape from freezing temperatures and rain or while in the middle of your summer. Gucci has pre-empted this by launching their Resort collection or "Towards the Sun" collection. A collection with a curated selection of flowy dresses, floral shirts, sandals, travel accessories and bags made from straw-effect fabric embodies the warm weather spirit. Get ready for your holiday!
Sandals with laces are ideal for hot temperatures, elegant - ideal to wear at aperitifs, dinners and summer parties. The most trendy accessory that fastens around the ankle. Perfect to combine with Bermuda shorts and midi skirts during the hottest days of the coming seaons. There are key Italian brands offering the most stylish sandals with laces - in vibrant shades of red such as from Alessandra Milano or Armani; green from Gianvito Rossi; in yellow from Casadei or in blue from Aquazzurra.
Summer is sabot. Flat or with heel, the alternative to sandals. Comfortable and light, these shoes are also versatile. Closed or open at the back, the most elegant women's sabots are designed as pointed models and either flat or with a stiletto heel to combine with elegant dresses and daytime outfits. Cool and snobbish at the same time, a valid alternative to sandals, sabots are worn with elegant clothes or with smart casual looks - from Gucci to Aquazzura, or Alberta Ferretti or Valentino.
The most amazing stage for a Fashion Show - the Spanish Steps in Rome, as a location for the latest Valentino Fall/Winter 22/23 show. In this show the creative director for Valentino Pierpaolo Piccioli reinforces an essential stitch in his stylistic planning: the link with Rome. Rome the mother city and cradle of the maison that in 1959 a very young Valentino Garavani founded for the love of high fashion. Piccioli welcomed at the fashion show a number of celebrities dressed all in Valentino.
A football jersey is much more than a functional piece of fabric that dresses an athlete's body. Many will recall the iconic blue shirts that gave the name to the Italian “Squadra Azzurra”. Very few will think of Venezia FC, even though their players wear what are believed to be the most beautiful jerseys in the world. The Club promoted the new jersey design with a model in the famous Caffè Florian wearing the chic black shirt. A picture that went viral, with the result them being sold out!
Murano glass jewellery has been produced since the 13th century. Whereas the average tourist may have purchased in the past a fairly simple beat necklace or bracelet; nowadays a number of ateliers on Murano have specialized in glamorous Murano glass statement costume jewellery with stunning designs. A few of those ateliers are highlighted here; such as La Linea Italia; MadeMurano Glass Jewellery; Franco Schiavon Glass Factory Murano; Manuela Zanvettori Murano or Davide Pensa Atelier Murano.
The lush gardens of the Gulbenkian Museum and the Art Library in Lisabon are the setting for the Max Mara Resort 2023 fashion show. Among the Foundation’s treasures is a painting by Nikias Skapinakis of the poet Natália Correia: she is the muse of the Resort collection. With this collection, Max Mara pays homage to Portuguese culture - from the haunting melodies of fado, music of love and passion to the Lenços de namorados do Minho, "handkerchiefs of lovers".