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September 14, 2018

The four fashion types you’ll meet in Florence

While first-time travellers to the Tuscan capital may expect a city awash with colourfully clad locals, in reality most Florence dwellers don’t look as if they were plucked straight from a Benetton photoshoot. An innate desire to value function over form, accessorized with a penchant for neutral colour palettes, characterizes the locals’ clothing choices, adapted […]
June 12, 2018

Fashion through the ages in Florence

My expectations about Florence, style-wise, were nonexistent before boarding the plane to come here: past visits to the city were as a tourist, not a fashion student. I knew that there were mid- to high-level stores and brands, but I wasn’t expecting every single person to be so fashionable, all the time. Children, adults, elders, […]
May 14, 2018

Met Gala fashion and Florentine embroidery

A key part of "Heavenly Bodies" explores the influence of Catholicism on fashion over the years, and while this may, partly, manifest in the Met through jewel-encrusted crosses adorning racy dresses, the Church played a crucial role in the flourishing textile trade of Renaissance Florence.
April 26, 2018

Fashion Business master at IED Firenze

Riccardo Bresciani coordinates and supervises the entire master area at IED Florence. His job is to oversee the formats, special projects, experiences and development of IED Florence’s master programs as a high-end educational and training offering for postgraduate and young professional profiles. The Florentine spoke with Riccardo about his role and responsibilities.     What’s […]
April 3, 2018

Fashion Revolution Fair 2018

Fashion activism movement Fashion Revolution is preparing for another year of their namesake fair, and Prato-based Lottozero / textile laboratories has answered the call. On Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, the creativity hub and start-up will open its doors in a part-showroom/part-exhibition event that brings together Prato’s main textile stockists, tailors and dressmakers […]
March 30, 2018

The Fashion Grand Tour

First of all, let me introduce myself. I was born in Havana and after working as a model in Milan for over 10 years, I decided to move to Tuscany with my family. I became a personal shopper because of my love of Italian fashion and style. It started out as a hobby while imparting […]
January 10, 2018

Florence’s fashion shows

It’s that time of the year when we keenly observe that twice-yearly migratory breed bound to ruffle the odd feather: The Pitti People. But Florence and its environs has always had a penchant for fashion, long before the trailblazing runway that shook Parisian couture to its core was held at Villa Torrigiani in February 1951. […]
July 10, 2017

A Florentine fashion revolution

Florence’s intrinsic ties to slow design make it an optimum base for sustainable fashion makers. Whether you consider yourself a fast-fashion aficionado or a trend-following neophyte, even the briefest of news-feed browsing will prove that sustainable fashion is on a rapid ascent to mainstream popularity. Yet despite its newfound omnipresence on social media channels, the […]
July 7, 2017

The different flavors of Firenze fashion

Italy may be the land of love, but let’s be real: it’s the food and the fashion that speak straight to our souls. Firenze is home to as many different flavors of style as it is gelato. Like the artistry of mixing flavors in the back kitchen of the gelato shop, Florentine fashion is about […]
June 14, 2017

The Ephemeral Museum of Fashion: a review

In “The Ephemeral Museum of Fashion” exhibition at Palazzo Pitti, the substance stands up to the fifteenth-century setting in a way that charms the visitor, fashionista or not.