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Italian designers for women are channeling the romance and mystery of the historic country in their newest collections.

If Italy is known for one thing, it is its beauty. For centuries, the country has boasted unparalleled landscapes coupled with renown architecture. It is no wonder why Italian designers for women create garments with the same beauty. Their clothing feature details inspired by the color of Italy’s historic buildings, and soft and serene textures that mimic the waves of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a certain kind of romance that only Italian designers can channel; a passion that feeds the modern woman. The former home of Gianni Versace brings a piece of Italy to the beachside city of Miami. The two environments blend together to create a place where women feel youthful and sexy at the same time.

Ruffles are a signature feminine style. The layered frills are a statement of delicate womanhood as it conjures up imagery of Victorian royalty to old Hollywood. The Altuzarra Tiered Sleeve Cropped Jacket gives you an enviable voluminous shape. Pair your ruffles with even more flounce, but add a sultry open-slit detail with the Attico Long Ruffled Skirt . Offset your sweet look with contemporary, artful earrings. Marni is known for its large, statement jewelry. The blue resin and brass Marni oversized drop earrings creates an impactful juxtaposition alongside the romantic dress. Add a matching Marni Pearl Pendant Necklace to create a subtle and subversive touch.

Valentino is one of the leading Italian designers for women. After the brand’s formation, his Renaissance-style quickly became a favorite for the world’s best dressed women. Valentino’s knack for elongating the women’s body, creating a statuesque, modern form is very popular today. This is most notably seen in the Valentino Two-Tone Hammered Silk-Satin Gown . The blush and rose-colored silk creates a whimsical silhouette that sweeps to the floor. Layer Celine chain-link and knotted gold necklaces for an edgy touch to the elegant style. The details of Italy’s storied past are seen in the playfulness of a woman’s accessories. Alessandro Michele’s newfound imaginary exuberance has created a cult following. The Gucci Evening Broadway Bag includes embellishments, such as an enamel cat face and pink studs. The same energetic whimsy takes an understated approach in Delfina Delettrez'Eyes On Me Piercing' Earring . The single earring features an emerald and pearl earring with an eye motif; the perfect subtle statement piece. Mixing and matching styles is the Italian way. Ciao!

In collaboration with the Italian Trade Commission