Designers We Love: Italian Fashion Designers
Ti Amo Italia!
The international fashion scene is not complete without its Italian fashion designers. Exquisite craftsmanship, luxe materials, design innovations, high-profile celebrities and rock stars are all part and parcel of the Italian fashion houses.
Bottega Veneta’s distinctive leather weave pattern, called intrecciato, can be seen on these exquisite brown loafers.
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Dolce & Gabbana’s first clothing collection was labeled "Real Women" due to the fact that their lack of funds required them to use local women as their runway models. Pieces like this dress are sure to make you feel like a runway model.
Fendi’s outstanding use of fur, and the label’s focus on shapes and contrasts will make any fashionista stand out in a crowd, especially with a design like this fur bolero.
The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence is a salute to his visionary shoe designs. His knack for innovation was passed on to his eldest daughter, the late Fiamma Ferragamo, who designed the Vara pump in 1978. This white pair is particularly molto bene!
Emilio Pucci’s geometric prints never get old and you, too, can wear a kaleidoscope of colors with this fun piece.
Versace’s status as the rock-n-roll designer makes sense given the brand’s penchant for bright colors and flashy prints. Check out this fun red and black dress.
Giuseppe Zanotti’s known for his hallmark style with a rock-n-roll vibe, using gold and jewels in his intricate designs. These gorgeous leather pants and animal print heels will give you that chic rocker look.