09 Dec, 2017
A Calendar of Italian Fashion Weeks, Events and Trade Fairs
Italy hosts a startling number of fashion related shows, events and trade fairs. A lively competition between Milan, Florence and Rome seems to stretch the biannual ritual of fashion week to last almost all year. The following calendar is meant to help you explore the wealth and diversity of key Italian fashion shows.
MIDO (Milan, Italy, 24−26 February), the most important professional event dedicated to eyewear at international level after a record-breaking edition, with over 1200 exhibitors, including 106 new ones, and an attendance of 52000 qualified visitors from all over the world.
Pitti Imagine Uomo (Florence, Italy, 9−12 January / 12−15 June) is one of the world’s most important platform for men’s clothing and accessory collections and for launching new projects in men’s fashion. Created in 1972 Pitti Uomo is held in Florence twice a year.
Milano Moda Uomo(Milan, Italy, 13−16 January / 16−19 June) is the International event with all the innovations of prêt-à-porter for men presented by the most important maisons of Italian fashion; during the event more than 100 fashion shows and presentations take place; Italian and foreign journalist attending are more than 1000 and buyers are almost 10000.
WITE Men&Women (Milan, Italy, 13−15 January/ 16−18 June) is the reference event for women’s precollections and contemporary menswear during Milan fashion week.
Mipel (Milan, Italy, 11−14 February/16−19 September) is the international bags and leather goods fair, is now at its 113th edition. 300 top brands and the best research companies will meet the 10000 visitors expected at every edition.
Milano Moda Donna (Milan, Italy, 21−27 February/ 19−25 September) is the current name for Women’s Fashion Week is a major event in the world of glamour featuring over 170 events in some of the most important locations in Milan.
WITE Milano (Milan, Italy, 23−26 February/ 21−24 September) is the main tradeshow for women’s collections and the leader for international brands scouting. Visited each season by over 21000 visitors from the most prestigious retailers worldwide, WHITE is the coveted platform for niche brands.
TheOneMilano (Milan, Italy, 23−26 February/ 21−24 September) is a satellite womenswear trade fair entirely dedicated to «Haut-à-Porter», in Milan during the Fashion Week, displays over 150 different product brands and is accompanied by a series of seminars for the participants.
MIFUR (Milan, Italy, 24−27 February/ 21−24 September) is the International fur and leather exhibition creating a large hub for top-end prêt-à- porter in Milan during the Fashion Week.
SUPER (Milan, Italy, 24−26 February/ 21−24 September) is a Pitti Immagine project devoted to women’s prêt-à-porter and accessories. Its focus is product innovation, and new outlooks in accessories bringing together established firms and emerging brands in a totally new presentation; it will promote young Italian designers and welcome foreign talents and stage eye-opening events.
MODAPRIMA (Florence, Italy, 18−20 May/ November?) is a Pitti Immagine project. Last year around 1450 buyers in total traveled to Florence, 60% of which were foreign buyers from nearly 50 different countries.
Other fashion events: Top Bridal Fashion Shows, Top Specialized Lingerie Trade Shows, A Calendar of Italian Fashion Weeks, Events and Trade Fairs, 2018 Fashion Calendar in UK, The Key Fashion Events in Spain, A Calendar of Fashion Weeks, Events and Trade Fairs in Germany, Nearest Fashion Shows in Paris
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