Milan summer 2009 fashion week debuts Saturday
today Sep 18, 2008
ROME, Sept 18, 2008 (AFP) - The global style spotlight swings to Milan on Saturday, September 20th where fashion week kicks off with more than 90 spring-summer 2009 collections to be sent out, highlighted by the much-awaited debut of Gianfranco Ferre's designer duo.
The ready-to-wear week opens as usual with an Elena Miro show for full-figured women followed as of Sunday by Emporio Armani, Moschino Cheap and Chic, along with Frankie Morello.
Also strutting its wares will be the Gianfranco Ferre fashion house, showcasing the first collections of two young designers, Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi.
Following the 2007 death of its namesake and founder, Gianfranco Ferre struggled with the fallout of appointing Swede Nars Nilsson as artistic director -- who quit after five months on the job.
Friday and Saturday are devoted to brands less known overseas, including AB Soul and Mila Shon, whose founder died earlier this month.
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