Net-A-Porter has just launched an edit celebrating Italian brands and designers, to celebrate the country's fashion heritage, as well as benefiting the Italian Red Cross.
The Italian Collective features a curation of brands and 11 exclusive capsule collections from the likes of Aquazurra, Giuliva Heritage, Blaze Milano, Gianvito Rossi, Rosantica, Golden Goose, Rene Caovilla, Bea Bongiasca, Of Rare Origin and Tods, spanning RTW, shoes, accessories, jewellery and sneakers.
These include timeless blazers from Blaze Milano, lace-trimmed midi dresses from Miu Miu and strappy heeled sandals from Gucci, amongst the 100+ items that symbolise the glamourous Italian style.
For each sale of products marked 'exclusive', 20% of the profits will go to supporting the Italian Red Cross (Associazione della Croce Rossa Italiana -Organizzazione di Volontariato) and its work on the front line of the global pandemic, which the country is still recovering from.
Elizabeth von der Goltz, Global Buying Director NET-A-PORTER, says, 'Italian style is renowned for being chic, glamourous and the ultimate in luxury. During this challenging time, we hope to highlight the creativity, craftsmanship and quality of Italian brands, while at the same time, bring the allure of an Italian summer to our customers. We are honored to be donating 20% of the profits to the Italian Red Cross'.
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Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.
Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).
Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.
However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.
Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.
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