Fashion Week in Milan lasts from the 18th to the 27th of September, along a long path that winds through fairs, catwalks, and presentations dedicated to Spring/Summer 2022. In fact, it started at Rho Fiera Milano on the 18th with Homi Fashion & Jewels, the fair dedicated to costume jewellery and jewellery. To which the Micam (footwear), Mipel (leather goods) and TheOneMilano (clothing) events were added on the 19th with the motto #RestartTogether, to indicate the return to normality with in-person events, but also a strategic sharing of goals, focusing on virtuous and transversal synergies. A strategy also shared by Lineapelle which opens on the 22nd of September with a journey of discovery of leathers, materials, and accessories for the footwear, leather goods, and furniture sectors with proposals for autumn-winter 22/23.
On September the 22nd (until the 27th), things start to heat up with the catwalks and presentations scheduled by Cameramoda, most of them in-person and only some online. With both historical names and emerging designers, the city also comes alive with exhibitions and events, such as the one dedicated to the 40th anniversary of Emporio Armani or the event for the 20th anniversary of the Nudo collection by Pomellato or the celebration of Chiara Boni’s 50-year career.
The week ends with the White trade fair (23rd-26th September in via Tortona) which is entitled ‘Sign of the Times’ and which, as always, focuses on research and scouting, with particular attention to sustainable fashion. A theme also taken up by the design challenge of Smith e& Zoon which launched a sustainable leather concept, selecting five designers with the support of Arsutoria School. Their goal is to create high-end footwear for the fashion industry, paying particular attention to the issue of sustainability. The contest, which began in October 2020 and ended last May, saw the creation of 6 styles with leather tanned with the new Zeology system, without the use of artificial colours. Winner Hommy Diaz created his own brand, MAGNUS ALPHA.