An increased attention to younger designers and a hype on sustainability and craftsmanship will chararcterise the next edition of Milan Fashion Week Women’s Collections, scheduled from February 21 to 27, 2023.
The event will host 165 appointments, of whose 59 fashion shows (including four digital shows), 70 presentations, seven presentations by appointment and 29 events.
This edition of the Fashion Week marks the debut of runway shows of Japanese designer Tomo Koizumi, supported by Dolce & Gabbana, and other brands including Avavav and Alabama Muse, which are part of the calendar with a digital show.
Also confirming their presence on the Milan runways are the three independent brands that are beneficiaries of the Camera Moda Fashion Trust Grant 2022: Act N°1, Cormio and Vitelli.
Debuting on the presentations' calendar there will be: Add, Boyy, Lara Chamandi, Maison Laponte, Mantù, Max&Co With Anna Dello Russo, Pianegonda, Spaccio Alta Maglieria, Viviers, Weekend Max Mara with Kate Phelan, Wolford, Yali and Zineb Hazim & Karim Daoudi.
The calendar of events will also come alive thanks to Rene Caovilla, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic Cleo shoe at its showroom on February 24th through the exhibition “The Art of Making People Dream. Cleo, a style icon for 50 years.”
On February 24th at 8 p.m., they will hold the Black Carpet Awards “celebrating all stories” at the Meet - Digital Culture Center, where diversity and inclusion within the global community will be celebrated.
The Italian Fashion Chamber confirms its ongoing commitment to young designers by hosting and supporting emerging talents by presenting a selection of young who are expressing qualities like experimentation, innovation, craftsmanship, sustainability and education at best.
Part of this commitment will also be displayed through various projects for this edition.
As part of these initiatives, The Designers For The Planet project, for instance, will feature the collections of nine brands selected for their focus on sustainability by a panel of technical experts including Sabrina Scarpellini (co-founder & Fashion Director Massimo Bonini), Beppe Angiolini (owner, Sugar), Paolo Naldini (general director Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto Onlus) and Paola Arosio (head of New Brands & Sustainability Projects, CNMI). The panel of judges chose the brands Pairi Daeza, Sake, Be-Nina, Ilaria Bellomo, Cavia, Spaccio, Ascend Beyond, Oh Carla And Endelea.
MFW Forward is another project for designers who are particularly focused on research, innovation and experimentation and capable of combining these aspects with new trends and cultural changes. The brands featured by the project are Froy, Acbc, Vision Of Super, Lessico Familiare, Ara Lumiere, Florania, Gentile Catone, San Andres Milano, Apnoea and Marcello Pipitone, and they will be presenting their collections at Fashion Hub, in sequence, for the entire duration of Fashion Week.
Milan Fashion Week will close this season’s kermesse on the evening of February 26th with the preview of the new documentary film, “Milano: The Inside Story of Italian Fashion”, scheduled at the Odeon Space Theatre at 8 pm.
The film is directed by Emmy Award winner John Maggio and produced by Alan Friedman, who, along with the film’s executive producer Giuseppe Pedersoli, also co-wrote it. The documentary will, be officially released later this year.
“This season, once again, we offer a rich program of activities that confirm Milan’s leading role in the global fashion scene. Attention to young people, sustainability and issues of diversity, equity, inclusion remain essential foundations that allow us to build a schedule of activities of great cultural value,” commented Carlo Capasa, Chairman of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana.
“The year 2023 presents itself as a year characterized by a series of complexities that our industry will be able to transform into opportunities with synergic work for growth and change. I believe that Milano Fashion Week will be able to best amplify the positive energy of our great brands,” he added.