No city stages fashion presentations as succinctly as Milan, all the way through the past week, which ended with the city closing its doors dramatically on Sunday after the first deaths from the coronavirus in Italy.
A year and a half after taking charge of the ready-to-wear label owned by Italian fashion group OTB, CEO Stefano Biondo has left. He will be replaced by Barbara Calò, Marni’s global omni-channel retail director.
Often in the middle of a fashion season the audience seems almost frantic for a defiantly new fashion vision, desperate for something fresh, which is what they got in a brilliant show by Francesco Risso for Marni.
Despite myriad changes and a shorter schedule, Milan's Fashion Week ended on a positive note, even a bang, shining the spotlight on many new Italian and foreign names, and yielding the stage to a more youthful fashion.