• Fortuny Introduces Micromondo Collection

    Fortuny is pleased to introduce its new W/S 2016 collection, Micromondo. With 112 SKUs available in 10 patterns and up to 20 color ways, the collection presents a refreshed interpretation and modernized adaptation of Fortuny’s distinguished prints, in addition to new velvets, wools, linens and sheers. While continuing the legacy of a refined color palette [...] Continue Reading
  • Sectile 1729

    Fortuny announces its collaboration with Venetian Heritage creating a collection inspired by the Gesuiti Church in Venice, known for its elaborate marble, sculpted and inlaid to look like draped fabric. The collection, titled Sectile 1729, draws inspiration from the “fabric” patterns. These 6 newly designed pat- terns will be released as part of the W/S [...] Continue Reading
  • A Fascination with Greece: The Palace of Knossos

    A lot can be learned from the sketchbook of a master. A scrap from 1906 gives us a glimpse into Fortuny's the process and influence. In 1905, Sir Arthur Evans' completed his historic archeological dig of the palace of Knossos in Greece -- this is Fortuny's sketch of the discovered pieces.  It seems Fortuny, a known Grecophile, was [...] Continue Reading
  • When Venice is too Far Away: A Meditation

    Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker, recently published an entertaining piece called “The Anatomy of a Cartoon,” in which he chronicles the inception and development of one of Joe Dator’s iconic drawings. His example depicts a couple sitting in a gondola while stuck in the middle of a classic Manhattan traffic jam. Naturally, […]

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  • The Timelessness of the Pleats

    No matter the city, whether it be New York, Milan or Paris, in every season surrounding the flurry of Fashion Week, there is an inevitable shift in the "It" crowd–new models arrive on the scene, new designers have their first shows, and new trends make their debuts. However, among all the new, one can often [...] Continue Reading
  • Milton Gendel’s Portrait of the Countess

    Those that have had the honor of meeting or knowing Countess Elsie Lee Gozzi can attest to her larger-than-life persona, a fitting description for the woman responsible for bringing Fortuny’s textiles out of the churches, museums and theater and into people’s homes. Her relationship with Fortuny began in 1927 and continued until her death in [...] Continue Reading
  • Bill Cunningham’s “Facades”

    Bill Cunningham's series "Facades" is on view at the New York Historical Society through this Sunday, June 15.  In his project, which spanned from the late sixties to early seventies, Cunningham shot portraits of Italian-American photographer Editta Sherman in front of landmark buildings around Manhattan, dressed and posed in styles contemporary with the architecture of [...] Continue Reading
  • Happy Birthday, Mariano, and Happy Mother’s Day, Cecilia!

    As most of us have figured out by now, this Sunday is Mother's day. Also, this Sunday is Mariano Fortuny's 143rd birthday (May 11th).  We will be celebrating, and we hope you all take a moment to toast the incredible artist, inventor and founder of our company, without whom our homes, cathedrals, dimmer switches and theater [...] Continue Reading