Here we are. The most important week of the year for Milan is about to start. Renowned names in the sector, from designers to models, buyers, journalists and many front row celebrities will crowd the city moving from one event to another. During the Spring-Summer 2019 Fashion Week, in fact, there will be 60 fashion shows, 80 presentations and 44 exclusive events. The Milan Fashion Week will transform the Lombard capital into a large open-air runaway. But not only. If most of these exclusive shows will only be accessible to professionals, there will also be numerous events open to the most curious and fashion lovers.
Let’s start with “Mostra-Dimostra”, the second edition of Milan XL 2018, a truly original project on the subject of sustainability curated by Luca Stoppini: the creative excellences of the Made in Italy will be transformed into large, cube-shaped luminous installations disseminated in the hot spots of the city to tell their identity and uniqueness not only to the Milanese, but to all the international public converged in the city on the occasion of the MFW.
Another unmissable event for fashion lovers will be the “Azzedine Alaïa Couture Sculpture” exhibition, from the 21st to the 25th of September at Palazzo Clerici, which pays tribute to the Franco-Tunisian designer who died almost a year ago. A visual combination between 21 iconic creations of the designer and photographs that retrace his excellent career from 1980 to 2017, all marked by his sensual style and architectural flavour.
The Triennale museum will also be the setting for a unique event. In conjunction with the brand’s debut on the catwalk at the fashion week and the launch of a capsule collection in collaboration with the 10 Corso Como concept store, an exhibition will highlight the history of the Biella based sportswear company FILA, founded in 1949. From the uniforms sported by Bjorn Borg during his victories on the tennis court to the technical outfits worn by Reinhold Messner while climbing eight thousand meters without oxygen.
And finally, don’t forget the Fashion Film Festival, now in its fifth edition, with the aim of supporting young talents from all over the world and connecting them with large companies. From the 20th to the 24th of September, the Anteo Palazzo del Cinema will become a place for screenings and meetings with an increasingly rich and fascinating schedule that will also include a new award category, the Best Green Fashion Film.