It was the young brands that offered up the most original runway shows in Milan on Friday, from Act N°1's live chamber orchestra and crinolines, to the hypnotic afterparty-like lighting effects at Sunnei.
The Milan women’s fashion week starts on Tuesday with a schedule of 173 events, 65of them catwalk shows, featuring the return of Cavalli, Versace and Jil Sander, MM6’s first physicalshow and many interesting new names.
Italian leather goods specialist Valextra has named Xavier Rougeaux to be its new chief executive officer; while veteran luxury executive Ralph Toledano joins its board. The appointments are effective immediately.
Milan Fashion Week Men's runs from 15 to 19 January, with an exclusively online and severely reduced calendar. Deprived of the majority of its stars, the event has bet on young talent and is introducing 10 new labels.
Tomorrow Ltd, the London-based brand consultancy, has announced a major new link-up with Colville, the brand founded by former Marni design director Molly Molloy and ex-British Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers.
The resurgence of Covid-19 in Europe is increasing the uncertainty surrounding September fashion events. Trade show and fashion week organisers are trying to cope, amidst postponements, cancellations and online options.
Milan Fashion Week Men's is set to take place from 14 to 17 July, mixing virtual performances with physical runway shows. 37 events are on the menu, including physical shows from Etro and Dolce & Gabbana on 15 July.