Milan’s Miuccia Prada honoured by UK Fashion Council

“Outstanding achievement” by Milan designer. Miuccia Prada, head designer of the world-famous, Milan-based luxury fashion brand Prada and founder of subsidiary house Miu Miu, is to be honoured in L...

Versace taken over by US company Kors

The leading Milan fashion house sold in €1.83 billion deal. Milan’s iconic fashion house Versace has been sold to US fashion group Michael Kors on 25 September in a contract worth €1.83 billion (ar...

NYT slams “exploitation” in Italian fashion industry

Inside Italy’s shadow economy. An investigative report by New York Times writers Elizabeth Paton and Milena Lazazzera this week claimed to expose near-sweatshop conditions for seamstresses working...

Milano Moda Donna fashion week starts 18 September

165 new women’s collections for spring/summer 2019. Seven days of concentrated fashion, 165 collections presented on 60 catwalks with over 80 presentations (of which two by invitation only) and ove...

Vogue for Milano 2018 sees city dedicated to evening shopping

Milan streets thronged with fashionistas until wee small hours. Thursday 13 September will see fashionistas take Milan by storm for the tenth edition of late-night shopping and celebration in this...

Milan shoppers support AIDS research

Five days of half-price fashion in Milan at Porta Nuova. Wednesday 6 June sees the return of Convivio, Italy’s biggest fashion sale to raise funds for the national association for the fight against A...

Milano Moda Donna opens 20 Feb

20-26 Feb. Milan hosts fall/winter 2018-19 fashions. Designers, buyers and specialised media will be in Milan for the Tuesday 20 February launch of this year’s Milano Moda Donna, with 64 catwalks,...

Milan Fashion Week sees co-ed presentations

A short “week” for Italy’s fashion capital. Milan is the setting for a brief Men’s Fashion Week from Friday to Monday from 12-15 Jan, introducing the styles for autumn and winter 2018/2019. Almo...

Around Milan with a sustainable fashion advocate

“A fast-fashion addict turned slow-fashion advocate”, is how Leah-Jane Musch describes herself in her blog Un-Material Girl. Australian, she has been in Milan since August 2017 studying fashion and...

Milan hosts Photo Vogue Festival

Four days of fashion photography and more in Milan. Fashion photography from the masters to new talents will be the focus of Vogue’s four-day Photo Festival in Milan from 16 to 19 November. But the...

Milan’s Women’s Fashion Week ready to roll

159 collections on view until 25 September. Starting 20 September, this year’s edition of Women’s Fashion Week will present 63 catwalk shows, 94 presentations (plus another two by invitation only)...

Milan Men’s Fashion Week takes off

With collections for spring/summer 2018. The programme of fashion shows in Milan this year will, as always, see the presence of the big names in the international fashion system alongside emerging...

Milan Fashion Week

Milan to welcome some 15,000 visitors. As the city’s 2017 fashion week – from 22-27 February – brings thousands of buyers, journalists, stars, models and testimonials to Milan, there is no sign yet...

Milano Moda Donna starts on 21 September

Milan’s fashion week for women, spring/summer 2017. Hard on the heels of VFNO, the city’s annual fashion week for the coming spring’s women’s fashion runs this year from Wednesday 21 until Monday 2...

Vogue Fashion’s Night Out 8th edition in Milan

VFNO brings night shopping and fun to the city centre. Tuesday 20 September will again see Italy’s fashion capital host Vogue Fashion’s Night Out (VFNO), an evening dedicated to shopping and entert...

Renzi to open Milano Moda Donna Wednesday

182 collections on the runways. The seven days of Milano Moda Donna will be opened for the first time by prime minister Matteo Renzi on Wednesday 24 February with a gala lunch in the city’s Palazzo...

Milan bids addio to Krizia

Krizia's career spanned half a century. An international icon of Milan’s fashion industry, Mariuccia Mandelli – better known as Krizia – has died in her adopted home city at the age of 90. Born...

Milan's fashion week

Milan shows old and new fashion designers. Italy’s fashion capital includes 170 new collections on the catwalks until Monday 28 September. The carnival presents famous names and plenty of new...

Vogue Fashion’s Night Out on Tuesday

Shopping festival to launch Milan Fashion Week. Billed as “a global celebration of fashion”, the event offers a selection of special initiatives around Italy’s fashion capital on Tuesday 22 Septemb...

Milan designer Elio Fiorucci dies

“King of stretch jeans”. Leading designer Elio Fiorucci, described by Time magazine as the “king of stretch jeans”, has died in his Milan home aged 80. Following in his father’s professional foo...

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