Entries by MFM Flavia Caroppo - NY


Palazzo Reale: Italian art in costume jewelry

For Fashion Week, Milan celebrates Italian finesse in craftsmanship with an exhibit at Palazzo Reale – curated by Alba Cappellieri and Lino Raggio – which retraces the history of costume jewelry from the economic boom years to the end of the millennium.   Promoted by the City Council, Fiera Milano and Homi, this exhibition is divided […]

Milan celebrate Symbolism

After “ Alfons Mucha and the Art Nouveau Atmospheres ”, from February 3rd Palazzo Reale in Milan inaugurates “Symbolism. European Art from the Belle Époque to the Great War”, a major exhibition in tone with the museum program dedicated to art between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Promoted by the City Council and […]

Tonda 1950 Tourbillon: Parmigiani Fleurier challenges gravity

It is the world’s thinnest tourbillon integrated in a 3,4 millimeter caliber, a Swiss Parmigiani Fleurier brand victory after two full years of research and product development. This iconic Parmigiani Fleurier timepiece seems to trick gravity thanks to his flying tourbillon – the absence of an upper tourbillon bridge allowing for the shaving off of additional […]

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Valentine’s Day gifts: Stefan Hafner

What could be more romantic than receiving a ring on Valentine’s Day? Italian high couture jewelry brand Stefan Hafner proposal centers on the idea of Promise, the iconic heart- cut central stone jewel, rendered in a new version – four, actually. Suitable for different tastes and styles, the precious stones and plethora of colors included are the […]

LaGare Hotel in Milan: contemporary comfort

Located at 20 Pirelli street, in the well connected and most modern Porta Nuova Milan’s district, LaGare Hotel offers 141 rooms with an enviable view of the Skyline from his fabulous rooftop. The rooms are divided between wellness, junior with private hammam, deluxe and superior suites, all furnished in contemporary style and with large windows […]

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Gucci Creative director since January 2015, Alessandro Michele is creating the new image for this famous brand, operating a deep transformation in the world of fashion, one that has not recent recollections. Recently presented at Milan’s men Fashion week, the new Winter men collection 2016/17 is not easy to define- perhaps “genderless” would be appropriate. Gucci’s […]

Energetic Sophistication : Marco Corso

Known to a niche of cultured people -with particular tastes- while still emerging in the fashion industry, Italian (Calabria born) designer Marco Corso, after extensive training at Milan based -English- fashion designer Neil Barrett, debut with “Cose A Tre” in 2010. From there, the jump a solo with his “Next Generation” victory, a competition from […]

T’a Milano: Alemagna’s first bistro

In the earth of Milan, within the almost palpable Palazzo Clerici’s scent of history, you can find T’a Milano Store & Bistrot, opened by Italians Tancredi and Alberto Alemagna’s brothers and located in Via Clerici 1. This bistro is also a coffee house where the artisan petit four renders memorable experiences to fancy palates. The […]

The new postcard mood: Dolce & Gabbana

Summer flowers, fruit, pasta, pizza and –of course- a good espresso, the chosen settings-ambience for this Spring/Summer 2016 collection from Dolce & Gabbana is a typical Italian village. Beautiful girls finally vacationing in the Bel Paese, taking pictures, enjoying the artistic beauties, dancing, eating and playing cards with the locals: the successful fashion duo brief spot […]

Paula Cademartori’s New Summer Collection

Reminiscing rich, luxuriant Italian’s summer gardens, the Heritage and Radical lines of fashion designer Paula Cademartori’s pre- summer bag collections are an ode to nature, in her most exotic expressions, with floral and geometric prints. The Heritage “Secret Garden” line theme sports exotic, embroidered birds in bright colors, with tortoiseshell Plexiglas studs and buckles. All bags are […]

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Azimut 72 Fly, the revolution runs on water

First double tech model from Flybridge collection, Azimut 72 Fly sports body and deck in fuse fiberglass while deckhouse and fly are entirely laminated in carbon fiber. A real jewel – 22,60 meters long and 5,60 meters large – designed by Stefano Righini, who also created the Azimut 80 two years ago. The Azimut 72Fly […]

Pedrali brand reaches the sky

Three stops to reach the sky: the new Mont Blanc cableway is a truly great engineering work which, in just 19 minutes, takes you up to 3466 meters (above the sea level), just a step away from heaven. The interiors design, realized by architect Carlo Cillara Rossi, is implemented with furnishing pieces from Italian Pedrali […]

Villa Crespi: Lake Orta’s fairy tale

A fairy tale embedded into reality -could be this Resort’s slogan, too- Villa Crespi seats on a hill from which it dominates Lake Orta, in the Piedmont region. Built in 1879, now part of the Relais et Chateaux group, the abode’s Moorish style architecture and gardens -dropping down to the lake’s shores- particularly contribute in […]

Bugatti: “Niniette” line countdown

In collaboration with world’s largest motor yacht-builder Palmer Johnson, Bugatti’s design will soon make another splash on seas. Niniette – Lidia Bugatti’s nickname, whose father Ettore built racing boats and yachts as well as cars back in the ‘30s – will be available in three models, ranging from 42 feet to 88 feet, with price […]

Gabriele Basilico and his Milan

Not just a tribute to one of the most famous among Milanese photographers – Gabriele Basilico, deceased in 2013 – and to his passion for urban realities, but also a testimonial of the massive re-qualification of the“Porta Nuova”- ex “Varesine” – Milanese neighborhood: Unicredit Pavillon, located in Gae Aulenti Square, presents :“Gabriele Basilico – Ascolto […]

Gedebe It’s time to sparkle!

Gedebe brand was born in 2010 from talented 28 years old founder Giuseppe Della Badia, a neapolitan designer with a vibrant passion and expertise in both artisanship and fashion couture. The initial idea combined leather and skins with crystals and stones to create high couture accessories. In time, the original production developed into the current – […]

Meritalia : exclusive design made in Italy

Synonymous of exclusive quality design since 1987, Meritalia entrusts prestigious international designers Doriana & Massimiliano Fuksas, Alessandro Mendini, Marc Newson, Gaetano Pesce, Karim Rashid, Italo Rota– to name just a few- with the creation of ideas for stylish, highly functional objects and furniture rendered in a -possibly timeless- contemporary style. With constant diligence, Meritalia stays on […]