A Trip to the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

By Cassandra Pintro, FFE 2015-16

Today I went on a little field trip with my introduction to fashion class to… wait for it… THE FERRAGAMO MUSEO in Florence. The museum is located directly below the store in the Ferragamo palace. We enter and the first thing you see are all the walls of shoes and more shoes from top to bottom. They’re from the feet of royals, Audrey Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe to today’s Angelina Jolie and Michael Jordan.

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Milan Fashion Week Adventures

By Cassandra Pintro, FFE 2015-16

Last week a close friend of mine inquired about taking a weekend trip to Milan Fashion Week. Of course, who am I to say no to that? We planned and planned and finally worked out the details and our trip was booked! Friday the 26th we departed from Florence and made our way to Milan but didn’t reach the city until the evening. We prepped ourselves for the days to come without a single thing planned. We woke up, made a breakfast of champions, got dressed, and headed into the city!

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Vintage and Outlet Shopping in Florence

By Rosanna Sumera, MA 2014-15

Who doesn’t love shopping? Many will admit to standing outside the Louis Vuitton and Prada window displays with secret desires to purchase every item in stock. That being said, unfortunately at every turn in Florence there are luxury brand stores clearly out of any student’s budget.

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The Charity Shop

by Lisa Marie Davis, Marist Italy MA 2013-14 Love shopping? Me too! One of my favorite things about living in Italy is observing Italian fashion. I use the word observing because I am, like most of you, a student, which means that my funds are extremely limited. I spend my days browsing Via de’ Tornabuoni to admire the latest fashion trends to then go to … Continue reading The Charity Shop

A Glimpse into the Gucci Empire

By Harineta Rigatos, MA 2012-13

This past week the MA program visited the Gucci Museum with their very own private tour of Guccio Gucci’s empire! Why tour this museum? Well, of course we had to go drool over the original Jackie bags, the GG suitcases and the famous white GG bicycle. Through exposing the MA students to this contemporary museum located in the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia, we got a glimpse of how the space was utilized as well as how inviting and informative the museum is.

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