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Albini, Walter

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Walter Albini (1941–1983) was born Gualtiero Angleo Albini in Busto Arsizio, Lombardy, in northern Italy. In 1957 he interrupted his study of the classics, which his family had encouraged him to pursue, and enrolled in the Istituto d’Arte...

Milan as a Fashion City

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

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...The importance of the city of Milan in the history of modern fashion is linked to the success of a particular model of production and consumption: fashion designers’ prêt à porter. Milanese prêt-à-porter, appearing in the 1970s and peaking...

Italy

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

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...If we use the expression Italian fashion to indicate the production of garments and accessories that are marked by distinctive and unique features universally associated with Italian culture and identity, then such a phenomenon appears only...