Vogue Living July/August 2020

Vogue Living tells stories that engage, fascinate and excite, weaving together a myriad of influences that inspire our lives, be it cultural trends, arts and architecture, a new secret find around the corner, a far flung destination, or a privileged glimpse into a private and compelling world. Interiors, spaces and places, here or there, come vividly to life through their inhabitants and the lens of the camera. Beauty is paramount.

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Emanuele Farneti EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Emanuele Farneti, the editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, is well versed in the world of design and interiors having been editor of the Italian edition of Architectural Digest — not long after launching GQ Italia. In addition to Vogue Italia, Farneti currently heads up Casa Vogue and menswear title l’Uomo Vogue from the sleek Condé Nast headquarters in Milan. In this Italian-themed issue, Farneti pens a heartfelt tribute to his country’s resilience during the coronavirus pandemic (page 33). “At this unique period of time I’m inspired by the generosity of all the doctors and nurses that are risking their lives to help and support us every day,” he says. “In general, I’m inspired by people doing their job with passion, and people who care — no matter what their job…

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take the tour

Sipping spritzes from a lounger in POSITANO, floating in the glass-clear water off SARDINIA and tasting fresh burrata at a masseria in PUGLIA… the reasons to visit Italy are never-ending. And while we may not be heading there anytime soon, it doesn’t hurt to dream. We’ve rounded up all our favourite ITALIAN ESCAPES for the ultimate bucket list — from the dreamiest spots to slurp down pasta to the medieval towns with the world’s best wineries, it’s all covered. Visit VOGUELIVING.COM.AU for our full TRAVEL GUIDE to ITALY. Vogue Living @vogueliving Vogue Living @VogueLiving vogueliving.com.au…

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editor’s letter

Restrictions are starting to be lifted all over the globe as we slowly ease back into life after lockdown — to a new world, a new reality, a new normal. Traditionally the July/August issue of Vogue Living has always been a celebration of Italy and our coverage of Salone del Mobile. It’s usually a busy time where our team returns exhausted but invigorated by our annual trip to Milan, newly inspired after experiencing the latest installations and creations from the creative world’s most innovative designers and companies. This year is different. Our hearts broke as we watched from afar the devastation that COVID-19 wreaked upon Italy. I reached out to Emanuele Farneti, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, to write our opening essay (page 33) — a heartfelt tribute to his home country. He…

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with love, from italy

There are two stories that I’d like to mention here as they can help you understand my country. These two stories certainly don’t deny Italy’s many problems, or liberate us Italians from the more or less merited clichés: our delays, red tape, corruption, political instability, individualism and cynicism. However, these stories do illustrate our ability to rise up when everything, or nearly everything, seems lost. The first story tells of a road, and the second of a trade fair. In May 1956, Italy was still in ruins, devastated by Fascism and the bombs of World War II. Huge numbers of Italians emigrated to Germany and Belgium, only to perish in the mines, and to North and South America. Centuries of history divided Italy’s industrial North from its agricultural South, with thousands…

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fresh threads

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elements of fine art shop