With 64 fashion show, both physical and digital, the calendar of the upcoming Milan Fashion Week is a packed one, marked by the comebacks of Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana, while Gucci is taking a pass.
Nostalgia for a more innocent era, when Italy emerged from another great drama, was the theme of Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda show in Florence, the first major women’s fashion collection shown since the lockdown.
Organizers in Paris have yet confirmed whether they will stage actual physical runway season this fall, but one French designer – Christelle Kocher - is certainly planning to go ahead with a runway show.
One brand that had to weather a particularly complicated moment due to Covid-19 is Wolford, the high-end skinwear and hosiery marque that not only went though the lockdown, but also sold its Austrian headquarters.
Faced with the retail sector’s troubles and the need for the French department store group to transform itself, the supervisory board has decided to end Le Printemps’ collaboration with Paolo de Cesare, CEO since 2007.
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.
The Italian label, which was set to unveil the collection designed by Christelle Kocher in a presentation, has instead opted to stage a show on February 20, making its catwalk comeback after a three-year absence.