Latest Milan News

Rice fields dry up as Italy's drought lingers on

Jun. 29, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

MORTARA, Italy (AP) — The worst drought Italy has faced in 70 years is thirsting paddy fields in the river Po valley and jeopardizing the harvest of the premium rice used for risotto. Italy's largest river is turning into a long stretch of sand due to the lack of rain, leaving the...

Luxottica eyewear empire founder Leonardo Del Vecchio dies

Jun. 27, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Leonardo Del Vecchio, who founded eyewear empire Luxottica in a trailer and turned an everyday object into a global fashion item, becoming one of Italy's richest men in the process, died on Monday, the eyeglass company said. He was 87. “EssilorLuxottica announces with...

Milan to turn off fountain spigots as drought bakes Italy

Jun. 25, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The mayor of Milan signed an ordinance Saturday turning off the spigots of public decorative fountains and the city's archbishop prayed for rain in a tour of churches as northern Italy endures one of its worst droughts in decades. The city ordinance follows the...

Gucci unveils 'HaHaHa' collaboration with Harry Styles

Jun. 20, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — By Monday's fourth and final day of Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next spring and summer, designers seemed to have understood the assignment. Looks appeared more weather appropriate than on the weekend, as soaring temperatures provided a reminder that...

Prada mixes nostalgia and grunge for summer 2023 menswear

Jun. 19, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Reconciling unusually high temperatures with the looks for next summer on Milan Fashion Week runways is becoming an exercise in cognitive dissonance. While nodding to sustainability, designers are nonetheless proposing looks that don’t jibe with longer summer heat...

Milan designers invoke joy, nostalgia in menswear

Jun. 18, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Denim, fringe and chunky rubber sliders. These are the elements of next year’s summer wardrobe emerging from the second day Saturday of Milan Fashion Week menswear previews. Temperatures in Milan were unusually high and the fashion crowd scooted from show to show...

Olympian Marcell Jacobs takes fashion break with Dsquared2

Jun. 17, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Caught between the pandemic and war in Europe, Milan luxury fashion designers on Friday open four days of mostly menswear previews for next spring and summer in a challenging economic climate. Runway shows have mostly returned to live format with pre-pandemic tight...

Crowds returned to Milan Furniture Fair after 2-year hiatus

Jun. 16, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s furniture and design industry embraced the Milan Furniture Fair after a two-year pandemic delay with unapologetic, over-the-top statement pieces, multi-purpose furnishings adapted to small spaces, and sustainable creations by young designers pushing the industry toward a...

Shimabukuro inks another 4 years as US speedskating coach

Jun. 14, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

Fresh off the best Olympic showing by the U.S. speedskating team in a dozen years, Ryan Shimabukuro is staying on for another four years as coach of the American squad. Shimabukuro posted a picture on his Facebook page Tuesday showing him signing his new contract at the Utah Olympic...

Ukraine fears a long war might cause West to lose interest

Jun. 10, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine grinds into its fourth month, officials in Kyiv have expressed fears that the specter of “war fatigue” could erode the West's resolve to help the country push back Moscow's aggression. The U.S. and its allies have given...