Italy is home to some of the best fashion houses and design labels in the world. It is famous for producing top class talents and designs that have attained worldwide appeal and recognition. Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace are some of the Italian brands that have ruled the fashion world for years now. Italian fashion is celebrated for its uniqueness, distinguishable elegance, innovative designs and creativity setting it apart from fashion brands from other parts of the world.
Italian fashion gained worldwide prominence in the 20th century following the first ever Italian fashion show that was held in Florence. This might have been the case but the Italian art scene traces its root back to the 16th century when cities such as Milan, Venice, Palermo and Naples started producing luxury goods such as jewelry and hats for the high end market.
Following the first successful fashion show that was arranged by Count Giovanni Battista Giorgini, Italy was able to showcase its designs to the world. With the unique designs on display, Italy left a footprint in the fashion world that has remained ever since. What followed was a series of fashion shows and events in different parts of the country with the emphasis shifting from Florence to Rome and Milan.
From this point Italian fashion grew in leaps and bounds and it was able to compete with renowned French brands such as Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel in terms of quality and uniqueness of designs.
Italian fashion has never looked back ever since with the City of Milan ranked as one of the four fashion capitals in the world alongside Paris, London and New York. This is testament to the hard work, perseverance and dedication of Italian manufactures in ensuring that fashion goods manufactured in Italy are marks of quality and excellent craftsmanship.
Italians are proud people who believe in beautiful things. They portray this belief in the work of their hands and this is why Italian products are adored the world over. This has made products with the label “Made in Italy” quite popular.
The label “Made in Italy” is a mark of quality used to indicate the international uniqueness of Italian products. It has become a synonym of quality, elegance and innovation. Just like anything good, the “Made in Italy” brand has been prone to exploitation with shoddy business men looking to ride on its fame. Such businesses have their products manufactured elsewhere and then ship the products to Italy for the finishing touches so that it might be stamped with the “Made in Italy” label. This makes it easy to market the products to fashion-conscious customers who only want “Made in Italy” products. Those without a keen eye for details end up buying such products which are usually substandard as they have not been subjected to the Italian production process. Such products are not as durable as the real Italian goods and were it not for the intervention of Italian agencies and law makers, Italian fashion would have lost its significance and place in society.
A law was passed by the Italian Parliament in 2009 stating that only the products that are totally made in Italy could use the label “Made in Italy”. This means that for a product to receive this mark, the entire production process from design, planning, manufacturing and packaging has to be done in Italy. This law helped protect the integrity of Italian manufacturers and Italian products.
Italian fashion is appreciated by the high and might in the society with figures of Royalty donning Italian creations the world over. The former First Lady of the United States Jacqueline Kennedy wore a dress by Valentino at her wedding. Marylyn Monroe was a fan of Italian fashion as well and she would be spotted wearing shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo. Michael Jackson, the greatest pop star of our time, used to wear hats designed by Borsalino.
At Luca’s Boutique we are looking to continue with this culture through the excellent products that we stock at our store. We stock high quality leather goods under the Nobile Roma brand and fine sqel cashmere garments. The brand Nobile Roma was established in 1984 and since its inception this brand has been devoted to the simple task of enhancing people’s lives through fine leather products crafted with heart and soul. Our products are unique and each item has been crafted in line with Italian laws of leather production.
Our products are symbols of the Italian desire to fill the world with joy, love and laughter. They are elements of cultural significance such as the saddle bags that honor the equestrian culture.
The cashmere products in our store are made in Umbria, Italy by a small but a well-structured company known as Ti.Pi Italiani. Ti.Pi Italiani sources its cashmere from Cariaggi Fine Yarns Collection which is one of the best companies in the world in the production of yarn.
Our collaboration with all these companies ensures that the products stocked in our boutique are of the highest quality. Products that bring out your individuality and capture your sophistication and sense of style. This way we fly the Italian flag high in this part of the world and promote Italian fashion to the masses.Join us in this journey and be part of a movement. Visit or store on 8th Street Railroad Center's Sioux Falls or check our website for the best leather and cashmere products.