Milan FW, Fashion Week, takes place twice a year, Jan/Feb men and women, and June/September men and women.
Here some details from MFW 18 , Jan and Feb.
All photos by: Ray Morrison (Raimondo Rossi)
Check our section backstages for more photos other fashion weeks
From Camera Moda History – Milan FW
(The “Camera Sindacale della Moda Italiana”, was set up on 11th June, 1958, in the Grand Hotel, Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 3, Rome. This was the forerunner of the body which subsequently became the “Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana”. The Association’s Head Office was established in Rome, provisionally in Piazza di Spagna 93.
Proprietors of the most important Haute Couture Establishments in Italy, including some private Establishments, which, in those days, played a crucial role in the promotion of this sector, were present at the Memorandum of Association: Maria Antonelli in Borrello, Roberto Cappucci, Princess Caracciolo Ginnetti, Alberto Fagiani, Giovanni Cesare Guidi, Germana Marucelli in Calza, Emilio Federico Schuberth, Simonetta Colonna Di Cesarò in Fagiani, Jole Veneziani, Francesco Borrello, Giovanni Battista Giorgini and the Lawyer, Pietro Parisio.
The Camera Sindacale della Moda Italiana was established as an apolitical, non profit making Association, for a length of 10 years, subject to extension. Its aims were protection, and the increase in value and discipline of the moral, artistic and economic interests of the professional activities carried out by the different categories of the numerous sectors involved with fashion, towards both the Public Institutions and the other national and foreign Associations. Besides this, the Camera Sindacale della Moda Italiana promoted the co-ordination, study and running of anything that could be useful to these associated categories, concerning individual and collective fashion shows, which were held either in Italy or abroad. Another undertaking was the gradual setting up of the following sectors of expertise: Establishments for the creation of Haute Couture for Women, Establishments for the creation of Haute Couture for Men, Establishments for the creation of Women’s Sports’ Clothing, Haute Couture (female and male), Furriers, Milliners, and Craftsmen making Fashion Accessories.
The Articles of Association were drawn up, and comprised thirty five articles, which regulated the Association and its parts: the Meeting, the Executive Board, the Executive Committee, the Presidency and the Audit Committee. The first President was Giovanni Battista Giorgini.
In the first few months of 1962, however, an organisation called the “Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana” was created by the Centro Romano Alta Moda (The Centre for Haute Couture in Rome), and reflected more or less, in its aims and structure, the Association devised by Giorgini. Fashion Centres, Institutions and Chambers of Commerce were invited to the memorandum of association, with the intention of immediately conferring an official character on the Association and offering the sector the rapid, unanimous and united adhesion of all the parties who were involved in Italian fashion at that time.
The main function of the Camera Nazionale delle Moda Italiana was to be the self-regulatory body to which all the Fashion Houses adhered spontaneously. The fragmentary nature of the different organisations that existed in those days, would find a measure of co-ordination in this way.
From 29th September 1962, due to resolutions passed in an extraordinary Meeting, the aims, purposes and structure of the Association were changed, so that as a private, apolitical organisation giving no support to any political party, it began to operate actively in the Fashion sector. Its aim, as it still is today, was to “represent the highest values of Italian fashion, and to protect, co-ordinate and strengthen the image of Italian fashion in Italy and abroad, as well as the technical, artistic and economic interests of its Associates”).