Milan women’s fashion week to be held from February 19 to 25, 2019, will focus on new design talent, featured both on catwalk show calendar and in a number of other dedicated events and initiatives. The calendar will feature a wealth of new names, both from Italy and abroad. Young designers will be strongly supported. CNMI, the leading Italian industry association, traditionally makes it possible for a selection of emerging labels to show during the fashion week. The most promising Italian design talents will be supported via a mentorship program.
One label to debut on the fashion week’s catwalks with CNMI’s support is Marios, founded in 2002 by Cyprus-born designer Mayo Loizou and his Polish counterpart Leszek Chmielewski. This women’s wear label is currently being relaunched after the arrival of a new partner.
There are also other initiatives reserved for emerging talents through the Fashion Hub, which will run from February 20 to 24. The hub will host several shows, a series of conferences and the eighth edition of the Fashion Hub Market, which allows rookie labels to showcase their collections. For February, the roster includes 12 names. There will also be a focus on creativity coming from China and Hungary.