The Milan Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2020 is just around the corner. From 18 to 23 September 2019, the event that customarily takes place in September will be presenting the most exclusive collections and glamour trends for the Spring-Summer 2020 season. The schedule of the most highly anticipated runway shows of the Milan Fashion Week will include all the biggest names of fashion Made in Italy, with clothing articles created by the trendiest fashion designers on display. So, let’s discover which events of the Milan Fashion Week you should circle on your calendar.
What the Milan Fashion Week is all about
The Fashion Week is a high-fashion event that transforms unique cities like Milan, London, Paris and New York into fancy catwalks. The Milan Fashion Week consists of two events held each year: in February, the Women’s Fall-Winter Fashion collections are presented, while in September, people attending the event get a taste of the hottest trends in Women’s Spring-Summer Fashion for the year to come.
But what is the Milan Fashion Week? The Milan Fashion Week is a series of unmissable events for buyers, VIPs and influencers from all over the world, but also for fashion enthusiasts who can’t wait to see the most original designs in fashion and the most exclusive trends in ready-to-wear articles.
This year, the Milan Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2020 will be held from 18 to 23 September 2019. During the Milan Fashion Week, the collections of the biggest brands will be presented within the setting of the most symbolic fashion hubs in Milan, as well as at other highly evocative and unusual locations.
During the Fashion Week, Milan’s spotlight will focus on the biggest names in fashion design that, by definition, have helped to create style icons and the most glamourous lifestyles, and on the trendiest fashion designers. The Fashion Week, with its series of runway shows, events and exclusive parties will shape the hottest trends in fashion and provide a sneak preview of the must-have items of the next Spring-Summer 2020 season.
The highlights of the Milan Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2020
The Fashion Week is organised by the National Chamber for Italian Fashion. The National Chambers of Fashion of the individual countries that host the Fashion Week decide which brands are invited to participate and plan the schedule of events.
This year, though, the calendar of events of the MFW has a special surprise in store for visitors. The National Chamber for Italian Fashion has sponsored a work-table in which the biggest brands of fashion Made in Italy have participated, from Fendi to Gucci, from Versace to Prada, with the aim of creating synergy and to come up with a calendar of events that is more “balanced”. In this way, everyone from the broader audience to the brands themselves will get the right amount of attention during the Fashion Week.
Among the most highly anticipated names of the Milan Fashion Week this year are Hugo Boss, which last appeared at the event in Milan in 2000, Shuting Qiu and Drome. Making their debut, instead, will be Peter Pilotto, the fashion designer from London that everyone is talking about, and MRZ of Simona Marziali, the winner of the 2018 edition of the scouting project dedicated to Made in Italy, “Who’s on Next”.
Which are the most anticipated events of the Milan Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2020?
As we mentioned earlier, the Milan Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2020 will be held from 18 to 23 September 2019. The official calendar of events is available on the webpage of the National Chamber for Italian Fashion.
The event will be officially inaugurated on Wednesday, 18 September, at 9:30 a.m., with a Press Conference at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards Italy 2019.
The event itself will kick-off with a runway show by Angel Chen, which will be held in via Olona. On the same day and in the same venue, the new collection by Marco Rambaldi will be presented, while among the biggest names of Made in Italy, everyone is excited for Prada’s highly anticipated runway show to be held in the beautiful space dedicated to the arts of the Prada Foundation.
The next day, on Thursday, 19 September, the most anticipated brands include Max Mara, Emporio Armani, Fendi, and Moschino to close off the evening.
On Friday, 20 September, it’s the turn of Iceberg, Antonio Marras and Aigner, which will be presenting their collections on the grand staircase of the Arengario, while Frankie Morello and Versace will be presenting their collections in the evening.
On Saturday, 21 September, visitors will get the opportunity to see the collections, among others, of Salvatore Ferragamo and Giorgio Armani.
On Sunday, 22 September, Drome, Hugo Boss, Shuting Qiu, Laura Biagiotti and Fila will be presenting their collections to the public. The Fashion Week will then close the curtains with runway shows of the collections by Atsushi Nakashima, Gucci and Cristiano Burani.
Promoting sustainability and young talent
We shouldn’t forget that the MFW is the perfect event for talents and personalities of the world of tomorrow’s fashion to showcase their creations, with an eye to the future that is evermore mindful of the importance of sustainability. The official schedule of events of the Milan Fashion Week, therefore, does not include only runway shows, but also a series of events that focus on creating a lifestyle that is more considerate of protecting the Planet’s natural resources.
It is in this broader framework that the Milan Fashion Week will be hosting the third edition of the Green Carpet Fashion Awards, on Sunday, 22 September to be precise, at the notorious Teatro alla Scala. The GCFA Italy reflect the commitment that so many brands have been increasingly pouring into becoming environmentally more sustainable. What’s more, while always exalting the uniqueness of the world of fashion, these brands advocate a more sustainable approach to the entire fashion industry and reward fashion designers who have proven to be the most innovative in this respect.
The Milan Fashion Week is also and above all a platform for the most promising fashion designers. To step into the future, therefore, on Monday, 23 September, two other runway shows will be hosted on the grand staircase of Arengario, the brand Ultràchic that has already become an icon of style in the fashion world, and the Portuguese Alexandra Moura.
Other events included in the official calendar of the Milan Fashion Week are the CNMI Fashion Hub Opening, which will take place on 17 September, the CNMI Buyer Itay Event on Saturday, 21 September, and finally, the Fashion Hub and Emerging Designers Market Day on Monday, 23 September.
The Fashion Week’s side events: The Vogue Italy Street Party and much more
As part of the Milan Fashion Week, several side events and cocktail parties are held that are dedicated to industry operators, buyers and VIPs. Most of these happenings are highly exclusive and open on invitation only.
Prior to the beginning of the MFW, another special event will take place, The Vogue Italy Street Party. What kind of Party is it? It’s an event organised by Vogue Italy with partners like Seat, Chanel and Urban Vision that celebrates the strategic location of Milan as the capital of fashion Made in Italy. The Vogue Italy Street Party will be held on 12 September 2019, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and will liven up the central streets of Milan, from via Orefici to via Sant’Andrea, passing through the marvellous Galleries of the city’s centre.
Making the city come to life with the grand opening of the most exclusive stores, as well as interesting installations and performances, including live music shows, that revolve around the theme of “words matter”, the Vogue Italy Street Party is by all means a social event that will see the involvement of millions of followers, not just in Milan, but also from other places.
From 18 to 30 September, Milan will also be hosting the exhibition “Milan and fashion: a tribute to Gian Paolo Barbieri” at the Spazio Eventi of the Palazzo Pirelli. The retrospective will revisit, through about 70 photographs, the artistic research and creative production of one of most renowned Italian fashion photographers, and as such, a prominent representative of the history of Milanese fashion.