In Italy, Standards of Excellence  By J. J. MARTIN nytimes.com | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Bigger. Faster. Cheaper. The pressure to produce in an increasingly competitive marketplace has led many global fashion houses to face due north and take a sharp turn toward China.

But the best of Italy’s luxury brands are ignoring the temptation and resolutely digging their heels into the traditions of their homeland. By embracing, and at times reviving, time-honored techniques, they are dedicated to the standards of excellence for which the country is known.

Here is a glimpse of some of the highest quality craftsmanship Italy has to offer:

  • Fendi - read more
  • Brunello Cucinelli
  • Ermenegildo Zegna
  • Aquilano.Rimondi
  • Etro
  • Gianvito Rossi
  • Pomellato
  • Valentino