WWD reports that Consuelo Castiglioni, the Italian genius who cofounded the label Marni with her husband in 1994, will leave the house as creative director. Her replacement is Francesco Risso, who worked at Anna Molinari, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, and Malo before landing at Prada for special projects. He is the latest…
Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2017 runway presentation in Milan, as seen from an elaborate livestream, was over-the-top from the start. The crowd filtered into a huge mirrored room filled with smoke (get it?) and just barely lit with rose-colored light; the runway was one long, carpeted trademark Gucci stripe.
The thesis of Versace’s Spring 2016 line, shown in Milan this week, was explicit before the lights even turned on. “This song is dedicated to women everywhere, regardless of color, religion, sexuality or what sex they were born with,” intoned a voice over the soundsystem. “Make it happen.”
Pizza lovers, prepare yourselves for a beautiful sight. At Milan’s Expo 2015 World’s Fair, over 60 of Italy’s best pizza chefs joined forces to create the world’s longest pizza. An official Guinness Worlds Records judge was on hand to witness the finished product, which measured out to over 1.5 kilometers, or almost a…
There's been a lot of soul-searching in recent years about what a fashion show even means in the internet era, and whether we even need them. This video from the ever reliable Elle España makes a compelling argument pro: there's something intangible about a designer's intent with her clothes that's missing when you…
MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 20: Grace Jones performs at the amfAR Milano 2014 - Gala Dinner and Auction as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 20, 2014 in Milan, Italy.
Always so cheeky, those
Italians people who like sex. The sex toy company MySecretCase ERECTED a Christmas tree decorated with the classiest of vibrators and dildos for one of Milan's classiest streets. And the locals were so displeased they made them take them down.
Thanks to the prurient imagination of Donatella Versace, the world can today enjoy lots of dramatic photos featuring the lace-swaddled testicles of male models walking Saturday night in Milan for Versace's autumn/winter 2013 collection. Alliterative Telegraph fashion chronicler Luke Leitch described the male lingerie…
MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 22: Dean Caten; Sharon Stone and Dan Caten attend the amfAR Milano 2012 Dinner during Milan Fashion Week at La Permanente on September 22, 2012 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
When you think "Giorgio Armani," do you think high contrast black and white? Do you think giant flower corsages? Do you think 1920s cloches and boaters? No? Well that's what he presented in Milan yesterday as part of his spring 2012 collection. Theere was an absence of color, but the clothes were super crisp, very…
Today's collection was classic Alberta Ferretti: floaty and feminine and romantic — well, with a dash of mod.
The latest allegations against Silvio Berlusconi have spawned a number of protests — including one in which women will apparently throw their undergarments at his house.
If you like your fashion full of color and whimsy (looking at you, Mondo from Project Runway) then you'll dig the duds Prada showed in Milan today. Grab your favorite star-bellied Sneetch and check out the gallery!
So what did the Kaiser give us? Color, sophistication, and some really odd suiting. Naturally, this being Fendi, shoes and bags were kind of the stars. For good and bad...
Frida Giannini, Gucci's creative director, described the Spring collection as being for "modern amazons; an intellectual tribe of exotic women, seen through an urban lens." What this translates to, apparently, is "tribal" detailing, equestrian styles, and lots of color.
For Fall 2010, Donatella wants you to get ouuuut… and go dancing to Italo Disco. Acid bright gowns for the bold, chain-smoking, male model-collecting diva in you, after the jump.
Gianfranco Ferré died in 2007, but his label — where the clothes are strong, architectural and never trendy — lives on. Fall 2010 at Ferré is clearly for the tough-as-nails, bad-ass Alpha Woman: Nothing delicate or flowery here!
The Blumarine fall 2010 show in Milan today was black and white and fringed all over. Hello '80s, hello zebra, hello mullet dress!
At best, the Ferretti show in Milan today was beribboned and romantic. At worst, it was somber, bedraggled and a little old.