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 forced to continue business “as per usual”, however unusual these circumstances may be. Video calls are becoming the new norm and replacing their passing small […]
If you’ve been following our monthly column, you’ll know by now that the spirit of #Together200 can be found in almost every sector and aspect of daily life. Fashion is no exception. The United States remains one of the top export markets for Tuscan fashion and leather products, and American buyers and consumers are avid […]
With the Tuscan capital submerged in a swirl of Pitti-goers—their sartorial flamboyancy dancing across monochromatic cobblestones—why does a scarcity of fashion titles continue to endure? For long-celebrated runway capitals and newcomer cities alike, there’s no doubting the print industry’s incessant flux. Take, for example, the dramatic demise and rapid re-genesis of New York’s Interview magazine, […]
Traces: Let Fashion Drive You is an eclectic show dedicated to travel and all the “packing” it requires, whether for jet-setting soirees, opera evenings or the windblown journey from here to there. Pitti’s Museum of Fashion and Costume guides the wanderer through decades of style and otherwise unseen art. Here are a few fashion-art combos […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]