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Why do Italians have such natural style?

I believe our natural flair for style in Italy stems from a deep-seated passion for fashion, art, and creativity. We Italians relish in blending diverse patterns, selecting high-quality fabrics, and accessorizing in ways that mix the formal with the casual, and the traditional with the contemporary. Our nation is famed for its impeccable design taste. Qualities like elegance, decency, and expressiveness are not just appreciated but revered in Italy. We pay attention to the minor details, understanding that these nuances contribute significantly to an overall attractive appearance.

No matter the occasion, Italians are style-conscious. In our everyday life, it's common to see people engaged in mundane activities such as cycling or grocery shopping, yet dressed in a way that exudes fashion. This innate sense of style is a testament to our artistic nature and our affinity for luxurious aesthetics.

The international prominence of Italy's fashion industry, however, didn't surge until the post-WWII era of the 20th century. Much of this rise can be attributed to the aristocratic businessman Giovanni Battista Giorgini, who brought together the finest designs from top Italian dressmakers and tailors, including names like Pucci, the Fontana sisters, and Capucci.

These collections were showcased in the opulent, chandelier-lit Sala Bianca of the Palazzo Pitti in Florence. The appeal of these designs was further enhanced by their affordability - they were about 30% cheaper than their Parisian counterparts. This price advantage led to their quick adoption by American department stores.

There's a well-known saying, "Speak English, kiss French, drive German, and wear Italian." This adage reflects the global recognition of Italian fashion since as far back as the 11th century, noted for its superior quality, impeccable tailoring, and luxurious designs.

The fashion industry is not just a vital part of Italy's economy but also a symbol of our rich tradition in craftsmanship and aesthetic excellence. The Renaissance era laid the groundwork for this long-standing passion for beauty. Today, the fashion industry represents this historical legacy and stands as a jewel in Italy's crown, akin to what the automotive industry is to Germany.

Fashion and society influence each other in Italy. It's a symbiotic relationship where personal expression through fashion is not only possible but encouraged. This notion is supported by the fact that fashion is Italy's third-largest industry, highlighting its significance. Therefore, the environment one is born into in Italy naturally shapes a sense of style. For Italians, an innate understanding and appreciation of fashion seem to be a part of our very being.

Baci, Chiara

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