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.
"You start one way as a baby, but why shouldn't you be able to choose your own path as opposed to culturally people telling you which way to go?" - Thom Browne at his men's spring 2018 show, where he celebrated gender fluidity. #pfw #wwdmens (📷: @delphineachard)
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)