One can never fault the Milanese for lacking energy. Italy might be engulfed in a political sudden crisis in Rome. But Milan still made an impressive fist of its four-day menswear season that ended on Monday.
The house of JW Anderson will move its next men’s show and its pre-fall collections to Milan, to be unveiled during the next fashion week in that city in January, in a major coup for the Italian fashion capital.
The almost fully virtual fashion week runs until Tuesday, with only Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Etro hosting physical shows. Highlights include the first collection by Glenn Martens for Diesel and eight new labels.
Milan's women's ready-to-wear fashion week will once again be taking place via a phygital format. The event runs from 23 February to 1 March and will feature 61 shows, including big-name brands and new arrivals.
White, the uniquely located fashion-forward Milanese tradeshow, this month plans to celebrate Made in Italy and support sustainability, while it showcases several exciting new talents in its upcoming 300-brand salon.
Finally, after 15 weeks of runway confinement, Etro staged fashion’s first, proper, live fashion show in Milan on Wednesday before a real – and not virtual – masked audience practising social distancing.