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Chloe Sevigny joined Renzo Rosso for the opening of his largest Diesel Planet store to date on Tuesday night, as men’s fashion week in Milan wound down.

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ITC REACHES OUT: It’s not all doom and gloom at the Rainbow Room. Last week, in Cipriani’s Pegasus Suite at 30 Rockefeller, the Italian Trade Commission hosted the presentation of Spring 2010 textile trends for Moda In, Ideacomo and Prato Expo, all promoters of Italy’s textile trade fair Milano Unica. “Italian manufacturers are still appealing to customers, even in this economic climate,” said Aniello Musella, executive director of the ITC’s American office. “We are still leaders in the market.” And indeed the trends cooked up by Milano Unica’s creative director Angelo Uslenghi and his team reflect this strength. From a trend toward quirky simplicity to implementing biological research in textile development, it is obvious that Italian mills are eager to innovate. “The words ‘trend’ and ‘fashion’ can sounds so flaky,” Uslenghi said. “We give the mills suggestions and a bit of direction. Where they take the ideas is what keeps the Italian textile industry so vibrant.”
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