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 over 40 spin-off events around the city, including exhibitions, openings and happenings – that’s Milan Fashion Week, starting Tuesday 18 September.

Milan is and remains the centre of Italian fashion, and this week of European fashion.  Following on the success of the first edition, this year’s Green Carpet fashion awards on 23 September in Milan’s Teatro alla Scala will celebrate the values of sustainable creations, with the support of the national government.

Among the major names, fashionistas will throng to see the collections of Agnona, Fila, A. F. Vandervost – who will take the opportunity to present a reinterpretation of their last 20 years of creations and a book to celebrate the anniversary – ACT N.1, Ultràchic and Chika Kisada, Byblos, Iceberg and Philipp Plein.

Lots of space for newcomers, starting with Tiziano Guardini, winner of the Best Emerging Designer award at last year’s Green Carpet. Another 13 young international designers will present collections at the seventh edition of Fashion Hub Market.  And for the first time, the 12 finalists for the 2018/19 International Woolmark Prize will show off the beauty and versatility of Merano wool.

Enthusiasts can follow the entire week, with live streaming videos and photos of the collections on the Milano Moda Donna website, and a maxi-screen will show the catwalks in real time – and other events – on Piazza San Babila.

The Milano Moda Donna website also carries a detailed calendar of all the week’s events.