BACON truly fashionable performance wear made in Italy baconclothing.com
Blue Area is the answer for shoppers who want their coveted cashmere with a more fashion-focused edge. Blue Area prints classic cashmere with timeless photographs and artwork for a fun but not too trend-led end product. The 2009 fall/winter collection featured the works of Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Yves Klein, Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and photographs of legends from the worlds of film and musicóboth passions of the brand's creator, Enrico Colombo, who founded the label in 1996. www.bluearea.it.
Botto Giuseppe has supplied fabric for all the top designers and accessories firms for years. With an understanding of the need for value in this ever-demanding market, Botto is launching a proprietary fashion scarf and accessories line made of the finest 100% cashmere, linen and silk jerseys in exclusive knits and dyes. Botto Giuseppe has made Italian fashion what it is today and what it will be for the future. The collection holds even newer and cooler styles, which clients are going crazy for. www.bottogiuseppe.com
In 1970, YSL created the rich hippie look and turned couture and fashion upside down. Marco Campomaggi is an artist and sculptor pays homage to this fashion genre with his collection of handmade, bohemian bags and accessories; all produced by Tuscan artisans. www.campomaggi.it
DUKES finest vintage artisan is an Austrian based company that utilizes repurposed army and military leather goods to produce unique modern belts through traditional hand painting and embossing methods.
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ESSE UT ESSE comes from the Latin for "being to be," a footwear project that comes to us borne from two young italian minds with one idea- a new venture based on forever bringing the past into the future. Presented through raw materials and the obsession with the paradoxes of fashion and change, these shoes are for traveling time and not space. With every trip they carry signs of historical awareness. Boots that now can stan on their own two feet - and can now contribute to the heritage they so preciously care for.
FEATHERED SOUL BY MARGANNE TOWN organic, raw stone and silk woven handmade jewel collection from famed healer and raw foodie from Venice, CA based stone healer...www.featheredsoul.com
GPblue came about after a reiki session and many talks about being a raw vegan, two things important to Jenny and Gregory. Jenny has many Gregory Parkinson outfits in her closet and has been a longtime supporter of Gregory's work as well as being a friend. It was a natural evolution and conversation that produced this cashmere capsule collection, colorful and painterly, items to posses and keep for years.
Marin, a former fashion director at Elle, and the daughter of the late actor/director Dennis Hopper and author Brooke Hayward, was inspired by the glamorous life and lifestyle of her maternal grandfather, the Hollywood agent-turned-producer Leland Hayward. Hayward famously represented Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck, Jimmy Stewart, Judy Garland and Fred Astaire among others. Marin's imagination was really sparked when she first saw a watch-fob chain her grandfather designed and had cast in the 1930s at Cartier (now worn by her mother as a necklace). This watch design has become her logo and hardware for her collection of bags that are inspired by her family and their friend's chic casual elegance.
For almost a century, Italians have known where to go to get the best shirts on the planet. Now, Lorenzini is a global company with over 3,000 of the most luxurious fabrics for you to choose from. www.lorenzini.it
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in addition to producing leather for some of the most famous names in fashion, MPD uses selective materials and hand-made treatments to create vintage details. The repurposed leathers and washes make each piece seem like a second
Inspired world traveler and daughter of a famous Milanese tailor, Miki Thumb introduces her handcrafted eclectic collection of liberty printed shirts, t- shirts, dresses, and multi-stripe and floral printed leather and canvas bags. www.mikithumb.com
LA fashionista and consultant for Hogan and TODs design consultant Natalie Martin introduces her eponymous dress collection, made in luscious washed silk Balinese prints and hand embroideries.
The most original (one of kind) and largest collection of printed scarves and wraps realized in modal silk and cashmere silk. This collaboration of textiles designers from Venice and weavers from Prato is already a hit in Italy. www.ottotredici.com
introduces a greatly expanded product line of stretch, fine gauge, open stitch, hand knit, stripe cashmere and double knit, jersey, rib and metallic tees at incredible prices, with a limited edition knit benefiting the spiralfoundation.org. www.parkerbluecollection.com
Former Ralph Lauren designer Samantha Sung is now producing a new collection in Italy. Samantha Sung's brand is Asian inspired and sophisticated with an urban edge. Sung's innovative designs reflect an artistry of indigenous, exotic, and rich colored prints. Her silhouettes are modern-classic, while retaining a fun, relaxed, and free-spirited vibe. Can be seen in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and on Sarah Jessica Parker in her feature film 'I Don't Know How She Does It' www.samanthasung.com
Roberto Monti, founder and creator of Piazza Sempione, introduced Thinple (Think Simple) to the European Mens market one year ago. The Modernist minimal collection, produced soley from exclusive fabrics from his own textile mill Mr. Monti built to supply his new brand, was an instant sensation. After producing a very successful collection for women for Fall 12, Thinple is sure to be the new standard for component dressing. www.thinple.org
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Former partner of 120 Lino and children collection developed an illness and travelled the world in search of truth. He has teamed with designer of Henry Beguelin and Antonio Marras and together their visionary knitwear is truly inspired by their travels.
The two designers behind the label, Zhor and Nema, were born in Fez in Morocco, where they grew up, before moving to Paris to study design. Soon they became a noticed label in the French fashion scene. Both Zhor and Nema have worked for several famous designers as: Chloe, NinaRicci and Ungaro. Zhor & Nema now lay their hands to knitwear and have created a collection of edgy knits that combine fur, cashmere and exotic skins.