MILAN — Milan Fashion Week, working from Feb. 24 to March 1, will kick off with a tribute to Beppe Modenese, the late honorary chairman of the Italian Style Chamber, who died at age 92 on Nov. 21. A brief film, filmed by Beniamino Barrese, shall be streamed on the Digicam Nazionale della Moda Italiana’s digital platform the primary day of trend week at 10 a.m.
Modenese, dubbed by WWD’s legendary writer John B. Fairchild in 1983 as “the Prime Minister of Style,” was a key determine in Italy’s trend trade for many years, contributing to the creation of the Italian trend chamber itself.
The upcoming trend week, which is able to primarily happen digitally, will embody 61 runway exhibits and 57 shows. In response to the style affiliation’s president Carlo Capasa, “clear pointers to forestall COVID-19 infections have been launched and we said, in collaboration with well being authorities, that exhibits and occasions should be hosted with out the general public, apart from a restricted variety of professionals, together with journalists and consumers, in accordance with the capability limits of every location.”
Nevertheless, it appears that almost all of runway exhibits shall be filmed behind closed doorways, together with Prada, which is able to showcase the second ladies’s assortment designed by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons on Feb. 25, and Giorgio Armani, scheduled on Feb. 27. Reached on Thursday, Valentino mentioned whether or not there shall be visitors at its runway present on March 1 continues to be to be decided.
Whereas the Milan Fashion Week schedule this season will lack the runways exhibits of key gamers — together with Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Versace, because the home of the Medusa will unveil its fall 2021 coed assortment with a video on March 5 — Brunello Cucinelli will stage a livestreaming from his headquarters in Solomeo on Feb. 24 to current his newest ladies’s lineup.
As well as, ladies’s inventive director Kim Jones will unveil his first ready-to-wear assortment for Fendi on Feb. 24 and Fausto Puglisi will present his debut lineup for Roberto Cavalli with personal appointments.
Among the many newcomers to Milan Style Week, former Gucci VIP designer Daniel Del Core will make his runway debut together with his namesake model on Feb. 24. Nervi, the cocktail and eveningwear label established by Valentina Nervi, additionally seems for the primary time on the style week’s official schedule with a presentation on Feb. 25.
On Feb. 24, the digital trend week can even embody the second installment of the “We Are Made in Italy — The Fab 5 Bridge Builders” undertaking aimed toward selling inclusivity throughout the Italian trend system. 5 Italian Black designers chosen by the Digicam Nazionale della Moda Italiana’s Black Lives Matter in Italian Style work group, led by designers Stella Jean and Edward Buchanan, will current their collections, produced with the assist of a variety of Italian producers, throughout a digital occasion.
“I’m happy to see that, in my nation, extraordinarily wanted adjustments are simply occurring, with no hesitation,” Jean mentioned. “Taking these younger designers by the hand, Digicam Nazionale della Moda Italiana will change into a kind of prototype for a brand new multicultural Italy. The Italian firms that collaborated with us have taken the numerous determination to open the doorways of their ateliers, in addition to their archives. They’re educating these younger skills essential strategies; they’ve taken decisive steps for the amplification of those underrepresented voices within the nation and they’re passing on the Made in Italy baton. Made in Italy is far more than a label, it holds a legacy — one which, in the present day, proves itself by way of actions to establish not simply stylistic excellence, however human excellence as properly.”
As well as, Black Lives Matter in Italian Style will participate on Feb. 26 in a assume tank with representatives of main Italian manufacturers to debate the implementation of inclusive practices inside their firms.
Digicam Nazionale della Moda Italiana additionally teamed up once more with Italian division retailer Rinascente to assist 11 Italian rising manufacturers, together with footwear label Giannico, ladies’s put on label Sara Battaglia and activewear model Fantabody, which may have the possibility to promote their creations in a devoted pop-up store, open from Feb. 22 to March 12, at Rinascente’s flagship in Milan’s Piazza Duomo.
The totally different digital content material out there on the Milan Style Week digital platform can even embody a video created by Florentine trend college Polimoda in collaboration with 20 younger trend designers, whereas a room curated by Vogue Italia deputy editor Sara Sozzani Maino in collaboration with Confartigianato, which this week signed a strategic partnership with the Italian trend chamber, will spotlight the craftsmanship of 5 Italian artisans.