The Italian Touch
Sutor Mantellassi’s artisan-made shoes are synonymous with chic style, with admirers all over the world. Famous fans have included American poet Ezra Pound and Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni, who wore a pair of Sutor shoes when creating his Hollywood Walk of Fame footprints in 1965.
Craftsmanship and creativity come together in Etro’s unique collections. Made from fine fabrics and natural materials, its innovative designs and colours are inspired by a love for travel. Among the famous followers of the brand is Lina Wertmüller, the first female film director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director in 1977, who was dressed head-to-toe in Etro when she collected her honorary Academy Award in 2019.
With its name borrowed from Da Vinci’s iconic masterpiece, Monnalisa strives to create an aesthetic of perfection and grace in its collections. The brand’s pieces are produced in the heart of Tuscany, from natural and mainly organic ingredients, and is popular among stars including model Alessandra Ambrosio, singer Lola Ponce and actress Elisabetta Canalis, whose little ones have previously been seen in Monnalisa pieces.
Founded in 1939, Boggi Milano offers high-quality Italian-made collections for the contemporary, cosmopolitan businessman. The brand’s clothing collections – with styles suitable for all occasions, from formal to smart casual – is complemented by its range of made-in-Italy accessories.
Family-run fashion brand Ermenegildo Zegna is an icon of the Italian creative industry. Using natural fibres, precious materials and traditional Italian craftsmanship, Zegna provides quality clothing for men for every occasion. For a truly unique and personalised guest experience, discover the Zegna on-demand virtual personal shopper service in the Fidenza Village boutique.
The Bridge offers collections of leather bags and accessories crafted using quality materials and skilled workmanship. Telling a story of the Tuscan way of life, which is ingrained in each of the brand’s leather pieces, The Bridge captures the natural and timeless elegance of full-grain vegetable-tanned Italian leather.
Italian brand Gallo is renowned for its artisan processes, quality fabrics and family heritage. Although most famous for its socks, the brand also produces ties, underwear, sweaters, scarves and bags for men, women and children. Made exclusively in Italy, Gallo accessories are characterised by comfort, high-quality workmanship and bright colours that add a touch of boldness to any outfit.
Sergio Rossi shoes are a perfect example of authentic femininity and the artisan mastery that characterises Italian craftmanship. Elegant pumps, moccasins and boots with geometric motifs and contemporary embellishments are signatures of the Sergio Rossi style. The sr1 collection, currently available in the Fidenza Village boutique, features iconic footwear styles from sophisticated pumps to minimalist slippers.
In addition to being the founder of her eponymous Italian brand, Luisa Spagnoli was one of the most influential female figures of the early twentieth century in Italy. The brand’s super soft garments are made using traditional Italian artisan techniques and are worn by many women today as well as by the stars of the time, including Sophia Loren, Anna Magnani and Esther Williams.
Each Parosh item boasts luxury tailoring with fine fabrics, embroidery and handmade inlays, all used to create a complete contemporary look while maintaining a vintage feel – an intrinsic part of the brand’s heritage. The brand enjoys an extensive celebrity following which includes the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
Sourcing materials from the best Italian tanneries and developing its models in-house, Coccinelle is a brand for women designed by women, celebrating their natural femininity, self-confidence and zest for life.
Since 1969 Aspesi has been renowned for its use of exclusive and avant-garde fabrics in its pieces. A fundamentally Italian love of art is manifested in all of Aspesi’s boutiques, with works on display from Italian artists including Mimmo Paladino, Remo Salvadori, Pier Paolo Calzolari and Giulio Paolini.
Founded in 1994, Le Silla is famous for the care and craftsmanship involved in the creation of every pair of its shoes, all handmade in Italy by artisans. Le Silla footwear can also be entirely customised to ensure clients receive a truly unique and personalised pair of shoes.
Founded in 1954, Italian lingerie brand La Perla has redefined lingerie as a fashion accessory, with collections including swimwear, nightwear, prêt-à-porter and its iconic corsets. With a large celebrity following, the brand’s pieces have been worn by the likes of Victoria Beckham in the Spice Girls’ Headlines video and Beyoncé Knowles during her 2014 Grammy Awards performance.
Combining craftsmanship and contemporary aesthetics, Bolognese brand Furla has established its reputation as a leader in the accessories industry. This popular brand combines its all-Italian approach to production and futuristic vision to create a beautiful selection of bags and accessories using high quality leather.
Italian brand Pinko uses innovative technology and high-quality materials to create its exclusive womenswear pieces. The unique, eclectic, original and contemporary style of the brand has been adopted by women from around the world including Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova and Alessandra Ambrosio. Collaborations with stylists including Alessandra Facchinetti and Mark Fast add an extra contemporary feel to the designs of this exciting brand.
Synonymous with handmade and high-quality Italian footwear, Fratelli Rossetti offers its customers the ‘Su Misura Uomo’ service, which offers unique shoes handmade by a single master craftsman. The end result is footwear made to the highest standard which perfectly meets the needs of the customer. Each unique shoe carries the brand’s name on its the insole or engraved on its sole.
Known all over the world for representing elegance and Italian style, Armani products can be identified by their quality and craftsmanship. Armani’s signature jacket, for example, is no longer clearly masculine or feminine; it’s elegant, comfortable and can be worn for any occasion. Worn by celebrities including Diane Keaton and Richard Gere, Armani’s iconic pieces have contributed to making Milan the fashion capital it is today.
‘Born in Canada, Living in London, Made in Italy’ is the motto of Dsquared2. Brand founders Dean and Dan Catan are Canadian brothers of Italian origin who live in London. Infusing Canadian spirit, taking inspiration from London and using refined Italian tailoring and extreme attention to detail in every product it produces, it’s no surprise Dsquared2 has landed international celebrity fans including Rihanna, who opened a fashion show for the brand during Milan Fashion Week.
Inspired by Palazzo Zileri, an elegant, historic building in the centre of Vicenza, Pal Zileri celebrates creativity, innovation and Italian craftsmanship. The brand’s heritage of expert manufacturing knowledge is the secret to long-lasting, wearable, trend-inspired products.
Attention to detail and carefully selected high-quality materials extend through every stage of production at Fabiana Filippi. Based in the heart of Umbria, the Italian brand has reached the perfect balance between quality and style. A combination of traditional artisan manufacturing and a love for excellence makes Fabiana Filippi one of the leading womenswear brands in Italy.
Born in historical shoemaking district Emilia Romagna, Pollini combines contemporary designs with traditional craftsmanship to offer true Italian quality. With more than 135 processes involved in creating a pair of Pollini shoes, most of which are carried out by hand, the brand proudly celebrates the highly-skilled artisans of the region with every shoe it creates.
Founded in Florence in 1972, Malo is a leader in the production of high-end cashmere knitwear, offering fine 100% made-in-Italy collections. With a strong focus on craft, the brand sources the finest cashmere yarns, as well as spinning, dyeing and knitting the cashmere.
Synonymous with modern, gritty and elegant style, Castellani combines traditional Italian craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology to create high-quality garments, made in Italy.