B.weiJ

B.weiJ. Brand born in 2007 and has a specific target: young girls. Moreover the brand immediately distinguished itself for a casual line.

B.weiJ. Brand born in 2007 and has a specific target: young girls. Moreover the brand immediately distinguished itself for a casual line characterized by meticulous attention to detail, a total look setting and a specialization in denim. Innovative fabrics, trendy and glamorous lines, irony and determination are the peculiarities of the collections presented.

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Arcte

Arcte Group, founded in Bologna, today includes groups such as Julipet, Argentovivo, Bacirubati and Allen Cox. Today it is part of the Operative Group srl.

Arcte. Italian leader in men’s and women’s underwear and swimwear. Established in Bologna in 1954, it manufactures and distributes, among others, the lines Argentovivo and Bacirubati. Additionally Arcte employs 230 workers.

In October 2009, the former Arcte Group was acquired by the company Operativa srl. It is also the owner of the Pompea Group.

The operation was then completed in 2011. The same year the collections returned to full capacity on the market. In this way, Gruppo Operativa srl managed to oversee even the highest segment of the range.

As for the other brands, the mid-range will continue to be presided over by Amarena. Instead, the high one will also be guaranteed for the segment by Julipet, the historic brand, and the younger brand Allen Cox.

For the woman we see Bacirubati, very trendy, and Argentovivo, more sophisticated. Precisely on the latter, the Arcte Fashion Brands group, in 2020, wanted to implement a repositioning strategy. This implied the recovery of the brand’s historical values, with a focus on refinement and beachwear clothing.

Currently the groups controlled by Arcte are six brands: Argentovivo, Azuleja and Bacirubati, Jamas, Allen Coxe Julipet.In addition, the volume of business is equal to 60 million euros per year, with 4,000 points of sale worldwide.

However, there were difficult moments, especially following the 2008 crisis. Despite this, the company was able to get up again.

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Antoni & Alison

Antoni & Alison. English brand of women’s wear. It was founded in 1987 by Antoni Burakowski and Alison Roberts to make t-shirts.

Antoni & Alison. English brand of women’s wear. It was founded in 1987 by Antoni Burakowski and Alison Roberts in order to market t-shirts carrying ironic and surreal slogans. The t-shirts quickly became a cult item and very much sought after, especially as they were vacuum-packed. Their Ccollection includes traditionally tailored clothes, in sharp contrast with the T-shirts. Among their fans we can find Nicole Kidman and the actresses of the TV programs Friends and Sex and the City. For Debenhams the designers have created a line aimed at young girls and based on jeans, knitwear and accessories. They sell to trendy boutiques all over the world.

However, the two designers, who officially started working together in 1987, actually already knew each other, having attended Central Saint Martin’s in London together.

The debut collection was in 1987 with t-shirts. The first collection, presented for the spring/summer 1988 season, entitled “Be Happy” is a real success.

Antoni & Alison
One piece presented in 2015 for the spring/summer 2016 collection.

The brand’s style is very colorful, all the garments are in fact characterized by brushstrokes and scribbles, flowers and bows. Moreover, thanks to their style they quickly became famous among young people.

Antoni & Alison tend to work the opposite way to most stylists. In fact, the creation of a collection never starts from a main theme but from a brainstorming of the two artists.

The title of their spring/summer 2020 collection, “Just Do It“, was very reminiscent of the way of working of the two designers. In fact, the title alludes to the spontaneity of the creative duo.

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Ara

Ara. French fashion house opened in Paris in 1930 by the 28 year-old Armenian tailor Ara Frenkian, who had done long apprenticeships at Cyber and at Jenny.

Ara. French fashion house opened in Paris in 1930 by the 28 year-old Armenian tailor Ara Frenkian, who had done long apprenticeships at Cyber and at Jenny. He withdrew from business during W.W. II and the Nazi occupation, and resumed her activity only after Liberation. Fifteen years later, she retired. In 1988 she published his autobiography, Ara, un artisan de la haute couture.

Ara
Ara’s autobiography.

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Anteprima

Anteprima. Brand born in 1993 from the creativity of the Chinese designer Izumi Ogino. Sensitive to timeless beauty, it is an intuitive and elegant fashion.

Anteprima. Italian brand of prêt-à-porter fashion, born in 1993 by Chinese designer Izumi Ogino. The image of a woman proposed by Anteprima is that of an ideal work of art in constant change and evolution. The style created by Ogino has a timeless face.

Brand identity

Sensitive to classical beauty, which goes beyond epochs and resists fashion, Anteprima fashion is intuitive and elegant, to be appreciated in any situation. Suitable for a versatile and refined, intelligent, feminine and joyful woman.

Anteprima

The high-level quality proposed by the brand is inspired by the personal experiences of the designer, determined the success of the brand in the most glamorous and lively cities in the world.

Since the beginning, the brand has created elegant collections that fully complement the worldly and creative inclinations of women who look to the brand. Additionally the attention to luxury and beauty refuse to be pigeonholed into artificial cultural boundaries.

Anteprima is part of Sidefame Italia, a company belonging to the Fenix Group in Hong Kong. All the collections are coordinated by the Japanese designer Izumi Ogino. It sells 60% of its production in the Far East, where it has 26 single-brand stores. Furthermore in Europe, it has shops in Paris and Milan.

History of Anteprima

In 2000 the brand opened a single-brand store in Milan, in Corso Como, 9. Anteprima entered the new century paying particular attention to accessories. Its top product is the wirebag line, unique bags made of PVC. Moreover the iconic bag is a timeless object that accompanies the Anteprima woman at any time of the day. A bag that attracts attention and manages to remain discreet in its elegance. Additionally the bag uses only precious materials of undisputed quality; with a wide range of colors that give shine and brilliance to the must-have accessory.

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Wirebag by Anteprima.

In 2003 the Far Eastern market was consolidated. with three cities having a total of 15 Anteprima points of sale: 7 shops in Tokyo, 5 in Hong Kong, 3 in Taipei.

It was 2004 when the fashion house established a licensing agreement for scarves and hats (Aurora). Then the following year it did the same for umbrellas.

Furthermore in 2008 it established other licensing agreements for leggings and socks (Atsugi), gloves (SUN-ACE), shoes (Moda Clea).

From 2010 to 2020

2010 is also the year of the launch of the first mobile phone “F-02C ANTEPRIMA GOLD (by Fujitsu)” in collaboration with NTT docomo. The body of the device reproduces the romantic and feminine aura of the brand, with stylized flowers in gold and pink tones.

Then in 2013, on the occasion of the holiday season, WIREBAG Preview launches the “999 Pure Silver Collection”. It is a capsule that combines cutting-edge technology and 20 years of extraordinary craftsmanship to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the brand. Additionally the models, proposed in the silver and gold versions, are made with a silver and 18-karat gold handle.

Anteprima
Anteprima, the silver collection.

Then in 2014 the brand collaborated, through a licensing agreement with Noritake Company Limited, in the creation of tableware for an elegant mise en place.

Then after the successful Frozen themed capsule of the Fall Winter 2019 collection, in 2020 Anteprima started its collaboration with Disney. Minnie and Mickey Mouse were at the center of the collection.

The goal was to create a magical environment full of joy that is perfectly in line with the values of the brand, in order to stimulate the imagination.

Anteprima
Anteprima x Disney.

As of today, there are 80 ANTEPRIMA, ANTEPRIMA WIREBAG and ANTEPRIMA MISTO boutiques worldwide.

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Antichi Telai

153 / 5000Translation resultsAntichi Telai was born in Rome in 1894 and is recognized for its sartorial skills. There are currently 3 stores in Rome.

Antichi Telai. Tailoring shop in Rome. Since 1894 it has created men’s suits and accessories with the most perfect and craftsman-like tailoring.

Antichi Telai has an impeccable style and made-to-measure manufacturing characterize the suits, the ties, the shirts with personalized buttons, cuffs, and collars, and the English fabrics, such as woolens from Dormeuil and Holland & Sherry.

Antichi Telai has an exclusive for clothes of pashmina, shared in Italy only with Brioni. While the style clothing is mainly classic in inspiration. In contrary the accessories offer original and more fanciful details, like the breast-pocket handkerchief manufactured according to the cloth and pattern chosen by the client, and the inlay tie, consisting of two ties of different size, color and pattern, sewn one upon the other with silk thread.

The brand has two ateliers, one in via Silla and one in via Alessandri.

Antichi Telai recently

Currently their stores deal with formal, wedding and handmade men’s suits. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, they also chose to partially convert their production to create masks.

While waiting for the website, the most important information of the brand can be found on their Facebook page.Furthermore, in their policies, they prefer meetings by appointment at their offices in order to follow the customer in a more personal way.

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Anselmo Dionisio

Anselmo Dionisio. Tie factory founded in 1953 by Vittorio Dionisio. It was originally called Diony’s. In 1977 Vittorio’s son Anselmo took over the company.

Anselmo Dionisio. Tie factory founded in 1953 by Vittorio Dionisio. It was originally called Diony’s. In 1977 Vittorio’s son Anselmo took over from his father and added his own name to the business. Current production, which includes ties, bow ties, scarves and foulards for both men and women, totals 250,000 pieces a year.

Anselmo Dionisio
Anselmo Dionisio’s tie.

After manufacturing for Versace, Cacharel, Fath and Ginocchietti, Anselmo Dionisio now produces exclusively for its own brand. The annual turnover is about 6 billion liras and the factory employs 33 workers in-house plus 40 outside workers. It exports everywhere in Europe, to the U.S., and Japan. Its premises are in Origgio, Novara.

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Anna Rachele

Anna Rachele. Brand of women’s prêt-à-porter produced by the Sintesi Group of Carpi (Modena). The brand made its début in 1991.

Anna Rachele. Brand of women’s prêt-à-porter produced by the Sintesi Group of Carpi (Modena). The brand made its début in 1991 as a knitwear line and was named after Anna Rachele Bedetti, the company’s founder. The firm is today directed by her son, Andrea Sacchetti. Active on the foreign market as well as in Italy, today it explores fashion trends by means of a “total look” with a modern slant, and plans to develop an accessories division. For several years it has been supported by BST Milano, a younger and more casual line.

The label has since expanded. It now includes skirts, pants, tops and jackets, as well as a resort collection and diffusion line, Anna Rachele Jeans.

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Annex

Annex. Brand of prêt-à-porter clothes launched in 1986 by the Swiss designer Dorothee Vogel with her business partner Urs Kunz.

Annex. Brand of prêt-à-porter clothes launched in 1986 by the Swiss designer Dorothee Vogel with her business partner Urs Kunz. Their collections accentuate femininity and often recall the creativity of artists such as Bill Viola and Angela Bullock. Then Annex extended its market to the United States.

Annex remained the leading Swiss brand of women’s wear, together with Hanro, Ida Gut and Divina of Switzerland. These companies are good exporters, contrary to the rest of the industry in Switzerland, which, in the last decade has suffered a pronounced decline due to competition from Middle and Eastern Europe.

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