With big industry names, celebrities, and grand runway events from Moncler and Tommy Hilfiger, not to mention Versace's double anniversary, Milan Fashion Week, which starts this Tuesday, promises to be action-packed.
The Eternal City suddenly seemed eternally young, after the four-day Altaroma, a novel mix of haute couture shows; debutant catwalks displays, exhibitions and talks featuring fashion, design and photography greats.
And the multi-cultural winner is Act no1. The youthful duo of Luca Lin and Galib Gassanoff, whose brand is named Act no1, on Friday in Rome won the 2017 edition of Who Is On Next? - Italy’s key young designer prize.
The last edition of AltaRoma showed unprecedented vitality this July. Its president, Silvia Venturini Fendi, told FashionMag how the event is now completely renewed, focusing on young couture designers.
Marking its 15th anniversary, International Talent Support, took place July 15 and 16 in Trieste. The young designer competition took stock of its history and the evolution of creativity in the last decade.
Carlo Volpi, a specialist knitwear designer, has won the Pitti Uomo competition for young menswear talent in 2016, organised in conjunction with AltaRoma and Vogue. Special mention was given to French label Solovière.