Spurred by their ability to transform ideas into coveted merch, Italian brands continue to develop their reputations and labor-intensive artisanal traditions.
But just because there is a wealth of heritage in Italian artistry, it doesn’t mean the techniques are all old-school. Concealed rather than revealed, many of these novelty techniques look ahead, adding value to each piece with hundreds of hours of work, surgical precision, months of testing and studying, executed with fine handwork.
Alberta Ferretti's "Rainbow Week" sweaters are back. The designer closed her #MFW show with a few day-of-the-week sweaters, which first debuted on the catwalk last January as part of the pre-fall 2017 collection. #wwdfashion (📷: @delphineachard)