Italian Fashion Night

Jul 1, 2024 | Fashion Stories, Store News

A Celebration Of Italian Style.

In any conversation measuring ‘influence on the world of fashion’, there are two countries that punch well above their weight. And while France has long been recognized as the home of style and “haute couture”, it is only since the Second World War that Italy has earned global acclaim both in the realm of fashion design and for its long-standing culture of artisanship and expert craftsmanship. 

In the 80-or-so years since V-E Day and the end of the Second World War, fashion houses with names like Armani, Gucci, Versace, Missoni, Prada, Fendi and Moschino have captured our attentions and shaped the way we dress.

To pay attention to the stories of these designers is, in some measure, to watch how a nation rebuilt after a devastating war, to learn art history, and mythology, and geography, to chart advances in the technology of fashion, to witness the political, cultural, and counter-cultural moments that defined the 20th century, and understand the dynamics at play in the fashion industry today.

Two weeks ago, we turned the store into a shop-able museum celebrating Italian fashion, and all of these stories. We welcomed vendors offering Italian treats from wine to pistachio cream and cannoli-inspired cake, and we stocked our shelves with pasta, olive oil, and, of course, plenty of beautiful, pre-loved Italian designer fashion. 

A very very big GRAZIE MILLE to our vendors, consignors, and everyone who attended the event. We had a blast! Please scroll on to see some shots from the event.


Pistakio (instagram: @eatpistakio)

Bubblegum Bakery (instagram: @bubblegumbakerypdx)

Kobrand Wine & Spirits / Michele Chiarlo Wines (instagram: @kobrandwines / @michelechiarlo)

Deli items by Sebastiano’s (instagram: @sebastianospdx