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  • Giorgio Armani Embraces Protection of Animals and Use of Fur-Free Designs | Italia Living
    fur with many groups putting their message across with protests investigations and online petitions Speaking of this decision Armani 81 said I am pleased to announce that the Armani Group has made a firm commitment to abolish the use of animal fur in its collections Armani shared in a press statement Technological progress made over the years allows us to have valid alternatives at our disposition that render the use of cruel practices unnecessary as regards to animals Adding Pursuing the positive process undertaken long ago my company is now taking a major step ahead reflecting our attention to the critical issues of protecting and caring for the environment and animals With Armani on board the Fur Free Alliance a collation of 40 animal protection organizations fighting to end the killing of animals for their fur is hoping more high end fashion labels will follow suit Armani s fur free announcement makes it clear that designers and consumers can have creative freedom and luxury all without supporting animal cruelty Joh Vinding chairman of the Alliance said Mr Armani has been a trendsetter in the fashion world for decades and this latest announcement is proof that compassion and innovation are the

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  • Renovated Palazzo Fendi to Reopen on 10th March in Rome | Italia Living
    Japanese award winning restaurant cofounded by Rainer Becker Zuma Rome will also feature a roof terrace overlooking the city Established in London in 2002 this will be Zuma s 10th venue following locations in cities ranging from New York to Hong Kong Of all the cities we have opened so far Rome offers a history and romance different to everywhere else I am very much looking forward to welcoming such an elegant dining clientele to Zuma and am delighted to have found the perfect home said Becker Rome has a unique magnificence The city itself will certainly be an integral part of the Zuma offering at Palazzo Fendi The renovated Palazzo Fendi the Italian fashion label s headquarters located in Rome s central Tridente the trident area has been given a new lease of life featuring a renovated store Fendi s largest in the world a suite for VIP customers called Palazzo Privé a 7 suite boutique hotel and the Zuma Japanese restaurant The palace is a historic building strategically located facing Via Condotti and will also host Fendi s furrier studio On re opening day Silvia Venturini Fendi and the brand s Chairman and CEO Pietro Beccari will welcome

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  • Luxury Market in Europe is Boosted by Italy | Italia Living
    the world with spending in the European fashion sector linked to tourism Compared to other markets Europe wins out in terms of exports and attractiveness for foreigners to visit and to shop while visiting Studies have shown that Europe s strong financial structure is to the fashion industry and by the market growth of Italian luxury The survey finds that the personal luxury goods sector generates 264 billion in revenue a 2 percent increase from 2013 At the heart of the industry is Europe with 83 billion and the Americans with 79 billion Although many in the luxury space spend ample time positioning their brands in Asia Pacific the market places third with only 51 billion Likewise Japan spends 19 billion on luxury goods This difference in market revenue when compared to Europe and the Americas is connected to consumers from these regions preferring to shop abroad to escape import taxes and higher prices within their home country Tax free travel retail is expected to increase by 26 percent and 19 percent in Europe and Italy respectively As expected e commerce is continuing to grow with online sales increasing 40 percent in 2015 In regards to luxury the industry is estimated to grow by two percentage points over its current value of 5 percent Brands within the top 15 saw a 12 3 percent increase in their earnings before interest and tax EBIT margin compared to mass fashion companies based in Italy Likewise the top 15 have a return on equity ROE that is greater than their mass peers Additionally the survey found that the top 15 brands saw the most substantial growth Progress was marked by a 30 8 percent increase from 23 4 billion in 2010 to 30 6 billion in 2014 R S Mediobanca cites Prada as a case study as the apparel and accessories house saw the fastest growth of the top 15 with a 73 5 percent increase since 2010 R S Mediobanca found that Prada saw the fastest growth of the top 15 brands with a 73 5 percent increase since 2010 Prada was followed by Ferragamo which grew 70 8 percent in the same time frame Eyewear manufacturer Luxottica came out above its top 15 peers with 8 428 million in revenue for 2014 Luxottica s earnings puts it above Prada with 3 911 million and Armani at 2 791 million The foreign market accounted for 60 1 percent of the Italian fashion sector s total turnover in 2014 This was further accentuated by the brands found in the top 15 grouping mainly those dealing in eyewear and leather goods The eyewear and leather goods category accounted for 90 2 percent and 70 1 percent of turnover respectively Luxury brands are struggling to lure talent that is qualified to work in its workshops as the traditional jobs associated with high end goods craftsman from watches to leather goods is no longer appealing to the younger generations While talent retention has become a problem

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  • Arts of Italy Archives | Italia Living
    Home About Us Article Categories Arts Auto Yacht Celebrity Spotlight Fashion Finance Food Wine Home Garden Lifestyle Luxury Products Travel Wellness Featured Contributors Pietro s Italy Notable Merchants Links Arts of Italy Fashion Capsule by OVS Celebrates Italian Masterpieces April 2016 By Italia Living The Arts of Italy capsule collection celebrates some of Italy s cultural treasures Filed Under Fashion Featured Tagged With Arts of Italy Italian masterpieces OVS Ways

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  • Italian masterpieces Archives | Italia Living
    Home About Us Article Categories Arts Auto Yacht Celebrity Spotlight Fashion Finance Food Wine Home Garden Lifestyle Luxury Products Travel Wellness Featured Contributors Pietro s Italy Notable Merchants Links Arts of Italy Fashion Capsule by OVS Celebrates Italian Masterpieces April 2016 By Italia Living The Arts of Italy capsule collection celebrates some of Italy s cultural treasures Filed Under Fashion Featured Tagged With Arts of Italy Italian masterpieces OVS Ways

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  • OVS Archives | Italia Living
    Home About Us Article Categories Arts Auto Yacht Celebrity Spotlight Fashion Finance Food Wine Home Garden Lifestyle Luxury Products Travel Wellness Featured Contributors Pietro s Italy Notable Merchants Links Arts of Italy Fashion Capsule by OVS Celebrates Italian Masterpieces April 2016 By Italia Living The Arts of Italy capsule collection celebrates some of Italy s cultural treasures Filed Under Fashion Featured Tagged With Arts of Italy Italian masterpieces OVS Ways

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  • Sergio Porrini, Author at Italia Living
    Arts Featured Tagged With Florence Medici Renaissance Manifesto the Ferrari of the Future January 2016 By Sergio Porrini The Top Design School Challenge was established in order to choose the Ferrari design for the future Filed Under Auto Yacht Featured Tagged With Ferrari Manifesto Ferrari Top Design School Challenge Social Media in the Renaissance Florence December 2015 By Sergio Porrini Before technology there was art Filed Under Arts Tagged With Magi Renaissance Florence Exploring Rome s Secrets November 2015 By Sergio Porrini Hidden landmarks not to be missed when walking Rome s famous cobblestone roads Filed Under Featured Travel Tagged With rome Networking in the Renaissance Florence September 2015 By Sergio Porrini Frescoes conveyed the closeness of friends allies and relatives Filed Under Arts Featured Tagged With Medici Renaissance Florence Expo Milano 2015 Italian Pavilion Palazzo Italia September 2015 By Sergio Porrini Showcasing Italy s excellence in the world Filed Under Featured Travel Tagged With EXPO Milano 2015 Italian Pavilion Palazzo Italia Tree of Life A Look Into Expo Milano 2015 Pavilion Zero September 2015 By Sergio Porrini An exclusive Virtual Reality tour Filed Under Featured Travel Tagged With EXPO Milano 2015 Pavilion Zero Leadership in the Renaissance Florence August

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  • “Manifesto”, the Ferrari of the Future | Italia Living
    the design of the Ferraris of 2040 The jury included designers engineers drivers and even famous collectors Nicola Boari Franco Cimatti Aldo Colonnetti Rodolfo Gaffino Rossi Jay Kay Flavio Manzoni Nick Mason Andrea Militello Paolo Pininfarina and SebastianVettel On January 15th 2016 in Maranello the Winners of Top Design School were unveiled The jury members all agreed on the winner of the First Prize the Gran PremioAssoluto was awarded to the Manifesto an amazing design by six students from the ISD Rubika at Valenciennes France Frenchmen Michael Barthly Grimaud Gervex and Jean Baptiste Epinat and Belgians Michael Kalyvianakis Stanislas Oleksiak and William Stock The jury was won over by the completeness of the Manifesto design as well asthe students ability to create a coherent overall vision of the car spanning its exterior cabin and running gear The spectacular door opening mechanism also highlights the evolution of the interior functions using future forward technologies Two other prizes were also awarded A special mention was given to the FL project by Roman Egorov the only design that was devoted to the cabin The jury said that the Russian student from the Hochschule Pforzheim in Germany very successfully applied a highly unconventional design language to the car interior integrating and rethinking the human machine interface in the process He also partnered luxury noble materials rather opting than for the typical carbon leather combination of today demonstrating his ability to look well beyond accepted convention Finally the Premio Speciale decided by an online ballot was awarded to the de Esfera the work of three students from Hongik University in Seoul Korea Chae wook Lee Ha kyoung Yeom and Woo jin Jung Written by Sergio Porrini Next Generation Virtual Reality Expert Luxury Hotels Museums Exhibitions International Sponsorship Projects ItaliaLiving com contributor The Shanghai Italian Center

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