Shop Like an Italian at Aeronautica Militare
April 15, 2014 | Style & Beauty
A favorite among globe-trotting celebs like Adrien Brody, Aeronautica Militare chooses Miami as its first US outpost.
The Aeronautica Militare outpost on Washington Avenue.
What began in post-World War II Italy has landed in South Beach. Italian brand Aeronautica Militare opened on Washington Avenue and now counts Miami locals among its devotees. With almost 1,800 stores worldwide, the brand, which focuses on men’s, women’s, and children’s sportswear, accessories, and leather goods, strategically chose Miami for its internationalism.
“Miami is a world-class city,” says owner Maurizio Fiorini, “and [Washington Avenue] is truly up-and-coming.” The insignia on jackets, bags, and more stems from an exclusive partnership between Aeronautica Militare and the Italian government in which the symbols of the Italian air force and its acrobatic flying squadron, Frecce Tricolori, are used. The brand finds fans in celebrities such as Mischa Barton, Adrien Brody, and local brand ambassador Norris Cole, who says, “Aeronautica Militare is always on target.” 1510 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-8774
Cover shoot: Behind the scenes with Pitbull for the October 2014 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.