Does Italian style have a color?


When you think of Italian racing your mind automatically goes to Ferrari red.  When you think of Italian cocktails perhaps you thirst for the bright red of Campari.  When you think of Italian cinema it’s possible you remember the title of Michelango Antonioni’s Red Desert.  Then there’s the three colors of the Italian flag – red, white and green.

Red has long been associated with Italy, it was after all unified just over 150 years ago by Giuseppe Garibaldi’s Red Shirts (Camicie rosse), but Italy’s success in the fashion world hasn’t come only in red.  The rainbow of colors associated with Italy’s leading designers starts with the shocking pink of the legendary Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli.

We’ve tried to bring the hues of Italian fashion together in the following list.  Are there any you think we’ve left out?


Pink by Schiaparelli

Elsa Schiaparelli's Shocking Pink


Emerald green by Bulgari

An emerald green Bulgari clutch


Blue by Renato Balestra

Renato Balestra's Blue Logo


Capri blue by Pucci

Special Pucci Capri Blue edition of Guerlain makeup


Greige  by  Giorgio Armani

A model wearing Armani's Greige Makeup Collection


Beige by Alberta Ferretti

An embellished white and beige Alberta Ferretti dress on the catwalk and in detail



White by Laura Biagiotti

White | Laura Biagiotti


Green and red by Gucci

A green and red Gucci scarf


Red by Valentino


A red Valentino purse