The programme for the Milan Fashion Week, scheduled from February 18 to 24, features a wealth of new talent, notably from China, Hungary and Africa, plus Emilio Pucci’s catwalk come-back and a host of other events.
After three cancellations announced for Milan, another six Chinese designers are unable to participate in Paris Fashion Week due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dawei, however, will be present with a show on February 25.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, Italian fashion's governing body has undertaken several projects dedicated to China for this fashion week, while also announcing a 1.8% drop in sales for the beginning of 2020.
Italy's fashion industry expects revenues to fall as the coronavirus outbreak hits sales, an industry official said on Tuesday, as jewellery maker Pandora warned business in China had ground to a halt.
The dates of the main January menswear events in Italy will be pushed back by a few days in 2021: Pitti Uomo 99 is scheduled from January 12 to 15 and the Milan Fashion Week Men’s from January 16 to 19.
On the first day of Pitti Uomo, the city of Florence awarded its highest distinction, the Fiorino d’Oro (golden florin), to the boss of Kering, in recognition of the French luxury group's investments in Tuscany.
This season, the Milan Fashion Week Men’s has teamed up with London, and will welcome a spate of new names and major comebacks, from Gucci to Ferragamo, to bolster its programme and make up for 11 withdrawals.