Colin’s Column | Italy’s Cultural, Creative and Intellectual Continuum

Valentino and models near the Trevi Fountain, 1967 | Source: The Art Archive/Mondadori Portfolio/Marisa Rastellini

As London’s Victoria and Albert Museum unveils “The Glamour of Italian Fashion,” Colin McDowell explores the country’s rich fashion history.

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Italy’s Chinese secret, Fairtrade fashion, Sir Philip Green’s plans, Balanciaga retrospective, Master plumassière

Lisa B for Fairtrade | Source: Telegraph

Made in little Wenzhou, Italy: the latest label from Tuscany (Guardian) “Pronto moda involves importing cheap fabric, usually from China, and getting it made up to order at breakneck speeds into high-fashion garments that are then sold with ‘made in Italy’ labels.” Fairtrade goes fashion (Telegraph) “The bods at Fairtrade have upped the fashion ante for Fairtrade cotton’s fifth anniversary this

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