PITTI UOMO 95: the highlights of an edition full of eventsand anniversaries

In less than a month, men’s fashion will move to Florence, which will host, as usual, Pitti Uomo 95 from 8 to 11 January 2019. An international point of reference for menswear and lifestyle, the Pitti trade show will bring more than a thousand Italian and foreign brands to the Fortezza, covering 60.000 square meters. There also will be new expositive layouts: projects that reflect the contemporary essence of an historic company born in 50’s, that has always promoted fashion and design since the very first catwalks featured at the Sala Bianca of Pitti Palace in the Tuscan town.

Christmas Season is settled, and we need to get into the groove!

Christmas is a magical season, and what’s even more magical is the Vintage Christmas Markets. Excellence Magazine has selected the best ones in Europe, so you can plan the days off and visite them!

Nel Segno di Caravaggio: the new book of Stefano Zucchi printed by Skira

Painter and murderer on the solemn background of the Rome of the early seventeenth century, Caravaggio (1571-1610) is one of the most passionate and powerfully expressive artists: protagonist of a real Mediterranean Odyssey, but at the same time capable of revolutionizing the course of European painting

Elaldrea+ the 49 meter superyacht by Benetti

Benetti has delivered the 49-meter full custom mega yacht M/Y “Elaldrea+” to her owner. Sleek, streamlined exterior lines designed by Argentinian architect Horacio Bozzo are matched by exquisite interiors decorated by the Benetti Style Department

Alti & Bassi: the Italian band celebrates its 24th anniversary with a new album

Alti & Bassi, 24 years together. The Italian band celebrates its 24th anniversary with a new album featuring entirely original, unreleased songs

The state of Fashion: McKinsey and BOF expectations and trends for 2019

The value will be driven primarily by realities with very strong propositions, which will overcome the mid-market players. The growth of luxury will instead be driven by the rapidly growing economies of the Asia-Pacific and the travel boom in the world.

Pantone Announces Living Coral As The Colour of The Year 2019 

After 2018’s Ultra Violet, Pantone announced that the Colour of The Year 2019 is 16-1546 Living Coral.  For 20 years, Pantone’s Colour of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product, packaging, and graphic design.

Acqualina Resort Luxury hotel in Miami

There’s only been one city in my life that I have thought of as physically beautiful. As extremely sensual. If you stop and think about it, in fact… How can a city ever be sensual? Miami is. With its miles of beachfront, the sun, the sand and the luxury. Miami can be considered the epitome of the luxury lifestyle and a true luxury destination not to miss. That is why it was not easy to pin down my favorite luxury hotel in Miami. But I did. And I honestly believe that Acqualina Resort & Spa is the best luxury hotel in Miami

Dubai: The Italian Way Product Design Award

To celebrate the timeless essence of Italian design with budding and established designers of the United Arab Emirates, Peroni Nastro Azzuro organized the second edition of The Italian Way Product Design Award.

Tramontana: the new supercar

As many of us know, the wing of an airplane and the spoiler of a car work in accordance with the same principle, although both perform the exact opposite objectives. The wing of an airplane allows it take flight, while the spoiler on a car keeps it grounded

Primo Piano Fitness & Cattleya Wellness: a new project by Elisabetta de Strobel

Primo Piano Fitness & Cattleya Wellness, a new project by interior designer Elisabetta de Strobel, has been officially opened in Verona. Spread over two floors, the facility comprises an entrance area measuring around 60 sq.m., a 320-sq.m. gym, a lounge area with a corner bar covering 43 sq.m., a room for courses (71 sq.m.) and a wellness area totalling 190 sq.m., made up of a swimming pool and spa.

Best Urban Hotel 2018 – The Middle East Shortlist

The shortlist of  Best Urban Hotel 2018 has been announced last week with 4 Middle East finalists. The winners will be announced only in December 2018 meanwhile Design Contract leads the way and shows you the hotels that figure in The Middle East Shortlist.

Printed editions

Extraordinary images of a timeless icon

Milan celebrated one of the greatest icons of timeless style and elegance thanks to Ron Galella’s photos.
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Elegance in a Tie

In 1948, Mario Ulturale opened his tailor’s workshop; it was only natural then, when his son was growing up, that he would want to follow in his father’s footsteps, working in the shop and producing bespoke tailored ties.

Femmininity and Elegance: a family story

Interview with Nicoletta Spagnoli, who heads the company founded in 1928 by her great grandmother: an example of extraordinary entrepreneurial vision who represents the ideal of a new elegant and emancipated woman.