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 AIDS.

Shoppers can snap up bargains at 50 per cent prices at stands staffed by 800 volunteers in this year’s 14th edition of the charity fair, originally launched in 1992 by Gianni Versace, Gianfranco Ferré, Giorgio Armani and Valentino.

Brands on sale this year include Laperla, Trussardi, Fendi, Diesel, Versace, Ralph Lauren, Moschino and over two hundred more.

Held every two years since its launch, Convivio also proposes meetings and discussions on prevention and cure of the killing disease which infects some 4,000 patients every year in Italy. The funds devolved to ANLAIDS support research, volunteer work in hospitals at homes, the hospice in Abbiategrasso, the educational programme in schools and other activity, all in cooperation with the European Union.

Held in the Big Spaces mall at Porta Nuova until 10 June, this year’s event will be themed on science fiction.