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ART + CULTURE

ART + CULTURE

Talking textiles in Florence: women and sustainability

Six women in Florence discuss their work with sustainable textiles, clothing and home décor in Florence and environs.

NEWS

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Italy’s first fashion show in Florence’s Sala Bianca

July 22 marks the 70th anniversary of Italy’s first fashion show, held in the Sala Bianca at Palazzo Pitti, in Florence.

NEWS

Ethical luxury footwear brand ADAR crowdfunds vegan Italian-made sneaker

New Italian ethical footwear brand ADAR launched its debut vegan and sustainable sneaker on Kickstarter on July 5. Founded by Florence-based fashion designer Willy Anne Wijnja and Zurich-based entrepreneur Luca ...

COMMUNITY

Cassandra Kane: recycling leather

New Yorker Cassandra Kane has opened Zer0lab in Scandicci in the heart of the leather accessories industrial area on the fringe of Florence.

NEWS

Coworking space for sustainable leather designers opens in Scandicci

On the fringes of Florence, Zer0lab is the first co-working space for sustainable and circular fashion.

NEWS

Accademia Italiana: TempleBar fashion event

The historic headquarters of Accademia Italiana came alive in piazza Pitti with the TempleBar fashion event, held during the week dedicated to men’s fashion in Florence.

NEWS

Pitti Uomo 102: The future of fashion at Fortezza da Basso

The heat is on at Florence’s Fortezza da Basso as the world’s change makers gather to decide the future of fashion during Pitti Uomo 102.

NEWS

Polimoda: Carpe Noctem, Final Graduation Show 2022

The creative ingenuity of Polimoda’s final-year students was in full force last night at Carpe Noctem, Final Graduation Show 2022.

NEWS

Métiers d’Art: Chanel runway show in Florence

The Chanel runway show will take place in Florence on 7 June, at Stazione Leopolda, to showcase the Métiers d'Arte 2021/22 collection.

ART + CULTURE

Florentine fashion house Gucci sponsors V&A “Fashioning Masculinities” exhibition in London

It's fitting that Gucci is sponsoring the glittering Fashioning Masculinity: The Art of Menswear exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, whose aim is to show the artistry and diversity of masculine attire and appearance.

THINGS TO DO

Levi’s Made & Crafted

On March 2, the new Levi’s® Made & Crafted line was presented exclusively at the well-known Florentine store, Société Anonyme, at via Giovan Battista Niccolini 3/F. The Florentine went along ...

ART + CULTURE

Contemporary vintage collections in Florence

Several vintage clothing shops in Florence are owned by people who have a clear vision of what they want to sell and what they want to give to museums

NEWS

Pitti Uomo winter edition resumes business

A cold wind was blowing between the spheres this morning as Pitti Uomo resumed business at the Fortezza da Basso.

ART + CULTURE

Winter looks: sustainable fashion in Florence

Photography by Marco Badiani, Valeria Raniolo + Diego De Franchis Raise your image to heaven or damn it to hell this winter with local, sustainable and devilishly enticing outfits that ...

NEWS

The scent of Pitti: interview with Raffaello Napoleone

For Destination Florence Magazine, we speak with Raffaello Napoleone, Chief Executive of Pitti Immagine, about the first Pitti Immagine trade fair to be held in Florence since the pandemic struck.   ...

ART + CULTURE

Beachwear designers from Florence

Depending on where you go this summer, wearing last year’s swimsuit might not cut the mustard as we discard our pandemic past. Here are a couple of Florentine beachwear designers ...

ART + CULTURE

Summer looks: Florence’s independent fashion designers

If Italian PM Draghi’s road map is to be believed and this summer follows last year’s tendency, over the next month we’ll be returning to some semblance of normality. It ...

ART + CULTURE

Postcards from Florence

Postcards from Florence is a digital exhibition created by the students of Polimoda, which reflects the multicultural creative minds unique to Florence.      Thirty young creatives are associated with ...

THINGS TO DO

Leisurewear meets fashion at Barberino Designer Outlet

Our style has changed over the course of the pandemic as we all seek comfort and to look after ourselves. Leisurewear is the first choice for most as we find ...

THINGS TO DO

Dapper tutto: Bernardo menswear shop

Tucked away along the quiet central street, via Porta Rossa, Bernardo is a compact men’s artisan tailoring boutique whose dapper window displays tempt passers-by.         Andrea Marchi ...

NEWS

Dolce & Gabbana in Florence

The events will be held at Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, the world’s oldest pharmacy, at Villa Bardini and at the Palazzo Vecchio

ART + CULTURE

Collaboration brings comfort in the fashion industry

The global fashion industry continues to endure a difficult season. In this time of great transition, industry professionals are adapting to these challenges, while still physically apart. Isolated, they are ...

THINGS TO DO

Pitti Uomo 97: In Pictures

Pitti Uomo is back in town from January 7 to 10.   Highlights include the opening of Polimoda’s striking third headquarters at Manifattura Tabacchi, the presentation of the Fiskars by ...

ART + CULTURE

The Fontana sisters

The Fontana sisters, Zoe, Micol and Giovanna, were pivotal in establishing the “Made in Italy” fashion brand internationally.

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