Sustainability, inclusion, openness: these are the highlights of the upcoming Milan fashion week that from 17 to 23 September will stage 58 shows, 110 presentations and 51 events on the calendar, for a total of 170 collections. “Even if the number is set to grow,” adds the number one Italian National Chamber of Fashion

The week opens on September 17th with a day dedicated to events, including the Benetton show and the inauguration of the Fashion Hub (which will be all about sustainability with recycled furnishings and cheap lights), while the fashion shows will start on the day after with Prada, while Gucci will ideally close the show on Sunday.

“These moves – explained Capasa during the presentation conference of the event at Palazzo Marino – reshaped the entire calendar, allowing the introduction of many new names and better accommodation of emerging designers.”

The reshuffling of the calendar saw the entry of Peter Pilotto, Boss, Simona Marziali-MRZ, winner of Who’s on Next 2018, DROMe and Shuting Qiu. “Milan fashion week- adds Capasa – is having a great time: not only designers choose it for their shows, but also big brands that parade elsewhere want to be part of it. Just think that at this edition Louis Vuitton and Acne Studio are on the calendar with special events.”

The highlight of the event, sunday, September 22, the third edition of the Green Carpet Fashion Awards Italy. Among the awards that will be presented during the event also the Eco Stewardship Award to Venetian gondolieri. “It is still too early to reveal the details of the evening – concludes Capasa – but there will be great fames and all the important fashion houses will also be present to reward and tell stories of supply chain that maybe little known, but very important for the sector.”