Giorgio Armani opens new accessories store in Milan

Giorgio Armani has recently inaugurated a new flagship store in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II entirely dedicated to accessories, in a move that and confirms the brand’s intention to strengthen its accessories division. Designed by Giorgio Armani and his team of architects, the new shop occupies 220 square meters over...

Nolan Gerard Funk fronts Versace men’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign

Italian label Versace has unveiled the first images of the advertising campaign for its Spring/Summer 2014 menswear collection featuring Nolan Gerard Funk in a sequence of predominantly black and white images. The Canadian born actor (known for playing Hunter Clarington in the television series Glee) was photographed in London by...

Lady Gaga is face of Versace’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign

Italian fashion brand Versace has unveiled the first campaign images for its Spring/Summer 2014 ready-to-wear and accessories collections for women featuring Lady Gaga. The singer (who is appearing in fashion advertising images for the first time in her career) was shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott in London in...

London celebrates the glamour of Italian fashion

London’s Victoria & Albert museum has today announced its major fashion exhibition for 2014. Named The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014, the display will illustrate the roles that Italian designers and manufacturers played on the global fashion arena from the end of World War II to the present. Drawing upon...

Zaha Hadid designs new Stuart Weitzman stores

American shoe designer Stuart Weitzman is inaugurating his international flagship store in Milan, Italy, designed by architect Zaha Hadid. The new 3,000-square-foot boutique (the 100th Stuart Weitzman store worldwide) is being unveiled on 19 September 2013 during Milan Fashion Week and will mark the debut of a retail concept conceived...

Top Trends from Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014*

Following the fashion world’s recent descent upon Milan for the Spring/Summer 2014 men’s fashion week, several prominent themes and trends emerged which are set to dominate the upcoming seasons. From Prada’s heavy Hawaiian influence with bold tropical prints and florals to Versace’s loosely tailored suits and Jil Sander’s relaxed sporty...

Menswear trend for spring/summer 2014: the denim jacket

As a way to capture the spirit of the outdoors and the subversive allure of youth subcultures, menswear designers worldwide have been showing a keen interest in casual and utilitarian designs. And nowhere is this approach to sartorial inspiration more obvious than in the adoption of the denim jacket. No...

Tod’s collaborates with Nendo on Urban Trekker shoe

Japanese designer Nendo has collaborated with Italian footwear and accessories brand Tod’s to create the ‘Urban Trekker‘ men’s shoe. The model, which is being released with Tod’s autumn/winter 2013 collection, combines the functionality of a hiking boot with the sophistication of a classic formal style to make it suitable for...

Gucci unveils first European menswear flagship store

Following the opening in December 2012 of its first ever store entirely dedicated to men’s fashion, accessories and footwear in São Paulo, Italian brand Gucci has unveiled a menswear flagship store in Milan. Located in the city’s Brera district opposite Accademia di Brera, the store will have its main entrance...

Adriano Meneghetti belts: tradition and modernity made in Italy

Adriano Meneghetti is a designer of men’s accessories whose belts have caught the attention of The Style Examiner for their craft and inspirational concept. Born in Milan in 1986, Meneghetti grew up seduced by design but mindful of the importance of good-quality materials and traditional manufacturing processes. After graduating in...