Milan Fashion Week begins lavish, inclusive edition open to the city

Milan Fashion Week begins lavish, inclusive edition open to the city

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Nicola Mira

New entries, household names, entertainment and glamour: Milan Fashion Weekfashion weekDieselGlenn MartensArena

Diesel will stage a “democratic” show for 7,000 spectators – © PixelFormula

In the same spirit, the next day, the show by AnteprimaPradaLorenzo SerafiniInstagram

The calendar of this edition of Milan Fashion Week, dedicated to the Spring/Summer 2023 women’s ready-to-wear collections, includes no fewer than 210 events, as opposed to 170 in February, with 68 runway shows (seven of them in digital format), 111 presentations and some 30 parallel events. Milan’s mayor Giuseppe Sala said that “this fashion week is a breath of fresh air for Milan, certainly the city’s central event in September.”

There will also be a number of off-calendar shows and presentations, with the vast majority of events concentrated over the course of five days, from Wednesday to Sunday. In other words, a super intense programme, which is kicking off on Tuesday with a focus on young designers, with Milano Moda Graduate, a collective show by students from the top fashion schools, and with the opening of the Fashion Hub by the Italian Fashion Chamber, showcasing a selection of emerging Italian designers as well as various projects, including Black Lives Matter in Italian Fashion, Budapest Select, Designer for the Planet and Hope

All the household names of Italian fashion are featured on the calendar, with FendiRoberto CavalliMax MaraMoschinoTod’s and VersaceDolce & GabbanaTrussardiGiorgio ArmaniMarniPalm Angels
Italy’s fashion capital is instead welcoming the return of several big names, such as Antonio MarrasCalzedoniaMoncler

A still from the first campaign by Marco de Vincenzo, Etro’s newly appointed creative director – Etro

Among the highly anticipated comebacks, that of Salvatore Ferragamo

This new season is a time of creative rejuvenation for some of Italy’s long-established fashion names. Like Ferragamo, others have turned over a new leaf, putting a new generation of designers in charge. Four of these labels will be showing in Milan, like MissoniEtroHermès, GivenchyBurberryAngela MissoniMarco de Vincenzo

Rhuigi Villaseñor debuts for Bally

Another highlight will be BallyRhudeBenettonAndrea IncontriJean-Charles de Castelbajac

Among the young designers staging their maiden Milanese shows, Matty Bovan, British fashion’s rising star, who will show on Sunday backed by Dolce & Gabbana, while three new names will present their collections digitally on Monday: Durazzi Milano by designer Ilenia Durazzi, and two South African labels, MmusoMaxwell, founded in 2016 by Maxwell Boko and Mmuso Potsane, winner of the innovation award at the 2022 Woolmark Prize

This sparkling edition of Milan Fashion Week will of course feature after-show parties, gala evenings, dinners and store inaugurations, and also the opening of three photography exhibitions, dedicated to Richard AvedonMax

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