Milan, Milan, Milan, so much to answer for.
It didn’t help the week when the top attraction Gucci was a non starter, this year opting to show at the Paris show for one time only; that was always going to be a big hit to come back from. But Gucci aside the main problems of this Milan Fashion Week were really two-fold. The first was the calendar. Camera della Moda really needs to fix it. The Gucci debacle shortened the duration of fashion week and that is okay but packing too many shows and presentations into each day makes no sense.
Furthermore, the Italian fashion industry needs to nurture talent the way the London and Paris does. Squeezing a small but promising label like Calcaterra in between Sportmax and Etro was a bad move. At the Sydney Fashion Week we have always had the Next Gen group show, as kind of a talent incubator. And Milan needs something like this.
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