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  • From Andria, Puglia, to a luxury store on Fifth Avenue where Hollywood stars are regular customers. Italian designer Domenico Vacca is grateful to be born in a relatively small city of only 100,000 inhabitants in Southern Italy like Andria, but when you dream big like him you want to leave as soon as possible. “The first big step for me was going to Milan where I worked as a lawyer at the multinational law firm Baker McKenzie” explains the fashion designer who has dressed celebrities such as Dustin Hoffman, Daniel Day Lewis and Angela Bassett. Vacca’s family didn’t want him to work in fashion because, according to his grandmother, this business is a lot of work and not so much money. But, eventually, he followed his passion with a mission: showing Americans "how to dress the authentic Italian way." Next dream to realize? Hollywood.
  • 34 Italian shoes manufacturers participated to this August's edition of “Made in Italy,” the Italian pavilion organized by the Italian Trade Commission of New York, in collaboration with ANCI, the National Association of Italian Footwear Manufacturers, at the FFANY, the Fashion Footwear Association of New York Show.
  • The East Coast MRKET trade show for menswear and accessories just wrapped up at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. 36 Italian exhibitors representing 40 Italian brands participated in the show, thanks to the support by the Italian Trade Commission.
  • The most important trade show event for East Coast footwear and handbags retailers and professionals opened yesterday at the Hilton Hotel. i-Italy visited the Made In Italy aisle of the show with Consul General Natalia Quintavalle and Italian Trade Commissioner Aniello Musella.