Italians are the "fashion superpower"!
That story began on February 25, 1951 when Count Giorgini staged a fashion show for an international audience at his own home, Villa Torrigiani, in Florence.
Giorgini's invitation drew an elite band of US retailers, which then galvanized other Italian designers such as Sorelle Fontana and Simonetta Fabiani.
The fashion happening was repeated in the following years in ever-greater numbers until Milan asserted itself as Italy's fashion showplace in the early 1980s.
After Milan became a fashion hub, "Made in Italy" reached its height with the triumph of prt-a-porter - or ready-to-wear - fashions that continue through to current trends inspired by avant-garde art and cultural movements.
As a result, the Italian fashion business has left an enduring mark.
Luxury brands have developed a unique identity that is synonymous with quality and high-end fashion - Ferragamo, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Armani, Gucci, Versace - brands well-known all over the world.
Today, the Italians are still the "fashion super power, but new designers are emerging globally! At Ketteys, we are searching the globe and will be bringing you the latest designers which posses a different kind of flair- GLOBAL. Stay Tuned!
Be sure to check out our International Jewelry as well!
First up- Lucky Mahogany Tree Beads from Ghana! Tree Beads- Earthy elegance in every strand of lightweight wood beads, rich in color and texture. Blend with other wood bead bracelets.