One of the world’s most acclaimed platforms of fashion design, Milano Fashion Week is rocking innovation, style and culture in the global capital of style. Prestigious and extravagant red carpets will shine in the spotlight between the 19 th and the 25 th of February 2019.
Meanwhile, the museums of Milan have opened up for talks and conferences about design and creativity Made in Italy. The program of the event is unquestionably broad. It includes 60 shows, 81 talks and 33 events presenting 173 collections for the season autumn/winter 2019-20. What’s more, visitors can “taste” fashion at the newly opened Emporio Armani Caffè or feel the festive vibe at Milano Cyberjungle.
A Season of Change in Milan
Runway debuts and new genius designers: Bottega Veneta, Moncler, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Versace are among the most anticipated blazoned brands at Milan Fashion Week. Additionally, a handful of local and international rising designers will showcase their talent to redefine the industry. Prominent venues will display the world’s more admired garments. Among them, the Royal Palace, Spazio Cavallerizze (royal stalls), Giureconsulti Palace, Magazzini Raccordati, Palazzo Bovara and many more. Lastly, Morando Palace will host the exhibition “Rosanna Schiaffino e la moda. Abiti da star”, curated by Enrica Morini and Ilaria De Palma. It will display the most glamorous outfits worn by top celebrities.
Italian Fashion comes to Johannesburg
Obviously, the grand red carpets of Milan Fashion Week might seem out of reach for our South African audience. Not to worry! Our partners the Italian Consulate in Johannesburg and Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Pretoria have your back indeed. In fact, they will ace this year’s Italian Design Day with an exciting show at the Diamond Walk in Sandton City. The exhibition “70 years of Italian genius” will run between the 4 th May and the 7 th April. It will showcase 30 dresses by 14 top Italian designers. Some of the outfits by Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Versace, Gianfranco Ferrè, Galitzine, Capucci and the Fontana sisters were worn by the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Kate Moss, Monica Bellucci and Lady Diana!
The program of the event is available here.