Latest Milan News

Fendi lets sun shine on post-Lagerfeld era, glancing back

Sep. 19, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A naïve streak is running through the collections on preview during Milan Fashion Week — with a return to simpler times, yesteryear prints and patterns and unfussy silhouettes. Checked gingham is making a comeback, while crushed velvet is making inroads into the summertime wardrobe...

Milan: Less is more at Prada, Arbesser keeps it personal

Sep. 18, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Sustainability is coming into even sharper focus at Milan Fashion Week. The industry is seeking to show its mettle in big and small ways after 32 leading fashion companies signed off on a set of shared goals presented to the leaders of Group of 7 industrial nations. That can mean experimental...

Benetton makes a splash on the eve of Milan Fashion Week

Sep. 17, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Benetton has long made waves off the runway with its provocative advertising campaigns. But the storied family-owned knitwear brand is seeking to make waves inside the world of Italian fashion under the artistic guidance of French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. United Colors of Benetton...

Italy's Conte forms new coalition of populists and Democrats

Sep. 4, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte forged a new coalition government Wednesday that teams up the populist 5-Star Movement and center-left Democrats in an unusual alliance of rivals to banish for now the specter of early election that likely could have seen the triumph of Italy's fast-rising...

Inter fans say monkey chants not meant to be racist

Sep. 4, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A group of Inter Milan "ultra" fans have written a social media post saying monkey chants at soccer matches are not meant to be racist. The group posted a statement on its Facebook page after Cagliari supporters racially abused Inter striker Romelu Lukaku. "We understand that it could have...

Serie A judge: More evidence needed to rule on racist chants

Sep. 3, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Italian league's disciplinary judge says he needs more evidence before deciding if Cagliari should be punished for the racist chants aimed at Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku. League judge Gerardo Mastrandrea did not even mention the word "racist" in his weekly report, referring only to...

Van Dijk, Ronaldo, Messi finalists for FIFA player award

Sep. 2, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk has joined five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the three finalists for the FIFA best player award. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award. The announcement of the final three in each category —...

Inter's 2-1 win at Cagliari marred by racist abuse

Sep. 1, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan's 2-1 win at Cagliari was marred by another racist incident at the Sardegna Arena in their Italian league game on Sunday. Romelu Lukaku converted Inter's winning penalty kick in the 72nd minute and then glared at home fans behind the goal as they had been racially abusing the...

Correction: Placido Domingo-Europe story

Aug. 24, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — In a story Aug. 23 about Placido Domingo, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Caterina Bolognese, the head of the gender equality division at the Council of Europe, said Domingo should apologize. She said Domingo should apologize if he committed the sexual harassment that nine women...

International warrant for Kosovo ethnic Serb minority leader

Aug. 23, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's justice minister says an international arrest warrant has been issued for a leading ethnic Serb minority leader suspected of involvement in the killing of a moderate Serb politician a year ago. Abelard Tahiri said Friday that the warrant was issued for Milan Radoicic, a...