Italian brand of New York fashion. Created in 1997, when two Italian stylists decided to transport the colors, silks and cashmeres of India, modified in accordance with Mediterranean tastes, to America’s fashion capital. Malatesta accessories (shawls, sarongs, and bags), designs by Cristina Gitti are now on sale in some of the most prestigious shops and department stores around the world, including Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Harvey Nichols in London, and Joyce in Taipei.