timelessfresh asked: what, in your opinion, is the essence of Italian Style? That is, what is it all about and what are the core principles that define it and distinguish it from other styles?
Italian style in a nutshell is all about sprezzatura. Italian style is characterized by infinite quality (quality of craftsmanship, quality of materials, etc…) and a bit of panache, just a touch of fine dandyism. It’s like a recipe you know, a bit of this a bit of that, but never overdone it or you ruin everything. You have to wear your clothes and accessories with “nonchalance”, like there’s no effort at all in put together the outfit. I can go on and on and on on this argument but this is quite the main thing. If you want specific answer feel free to ask.