European fashion is often held to a much higher standard than any other continent in the world. Of course, this isn’t surprising considering that three of the recognizable “Big Four” fashion capital cities of the world—Milan, Paris, London, and New York—just happen to be located in European countries. Europeans take great pride in their appearances, which is why they frequently dress well. Somehow, they manage to accomplish this without necessarily sacrificing their comfort in the process. After all, many European cities are built for walking..
Known as the City of Silk, Italy’s scenic and idyllic Lake Como is the epicenter of European silk production. About 85% of the silk used for various industries across Italy, including high fashion, is produced in Como. Seventy percent of the silk used throughout the rest of Europe is also produced there. In fact, Italy has a rich history of producing beautiful high-quality fabrics that are made to last a lifetime. That type of attention to detail and reverence for keeping tradition alive is the..
While there are a few distinct differences in American vs. European fashion, there are certainly a lot of similarities as well. It’s hard to avoid these similarities or even completely ignore them considering that most of the world’s fashion trends are created by the same large conglomerate companies. When we ask how European fashion is different from American fashion, what we’re really asking about is the differences in cultural perceptions and use of clothing. In reality, Americans and Europeans probably have a lot more in..
Fashion trends come and go, but perhaps one of the most enduring beauty accessories over the past few decades is the Italian silk scarf. Worn by such highly regarded and admired style icons like the sophisticated classic beauty Grace Kelly, the charming Audrey Hepburn, and the voluptuous and exotic Sophia Loren, the silk scarf is a timeless fashion accessory that has the versatility and power to make a bold statement through the art of style. From the classic Thelma and Louise-style headscarf to bracelets, neckwear,..
Are you looking for that extra special perfect high-end Christmas gift for dad this holiday season, but aren’t sure what to get him? What does he need? What does he want? The holidays can be stressful enough without constantly worrying about getting the most appropriate gifts for your loved ones. Choosing the right gift for your dad demonstrates that you put a lot of forethought and hard work into his gift. Of course, showing him how much you care is the most priceless gift of..
Aside from keeping your neck warm, scarves have a wide variety of uses. They can take a simple outfit and transform it from drab to exciting in an instant. When incorporated correctly into the right outfit, scarves can make great statement pieces that add a great deal of colour, texture, and flair. Europeans—specifically French and Italian women—are masters of perfectly incorporating high-quality silk scarves into their ensembles to the extent that they’re often idolized for their high fashion sense. Keep reading for great tips on..