By  on April 23, 2019

MILAN — Remember 1994? In South Africa, Nelson Mandela was the first man of color to be elected the country’s president, while in the U.S., O.J. Simpson was arrested and charged with two counts of murder after the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and a waiter, Ronald Lyle Goldman. Playstation was launched and the Internet got real with the founding of both Yahoo and Amazon.

More than 5,200 miles away from the West Coast of the U.S., in the Italian city of Turin, a visionary entrepreneur named Marco Boglione launched the world’s first fashion marketplace, BasicNet, the company that currently controls a range of labels, including Kappa, K-Way, Superga and Sebago, among others.

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