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Italian Fashion Week in Dallas _ a collaboration between Italian Expo.us, which puts on trade and consumer events in the U.S., and the Italian American Chamber of Commerce-Midwest _ was designed to introduce area industry professionals to a variety of Italian designers. At one reception during the festivities, the chamber recognized Venturini Fendi for excellence in ethical business.

Maurizio Muzzetta, president of Italian Expo.us, said that Venturini Fendi is “an example of how fashion can be.”

This is the second year that the Italian fashion festivities have been held in Dallas, and they expect to continue for at least the next five years. Fulvio Calcinardi, executive director of the Italian American Chamber of Commerce-Midwest, said that many Italian companies have focused on New York and Los Angeles, but that these events helps promote the designers in a new market.