Milano Unica (MU) launched in 2005 along with Premiere Vision, the fabric fair in Paris, together represent the world’s two most prestigious fabric expositions that attract numerous global textile procurers and purchasers. The upcoming MU 2017A/W to be held from Sepember 6- 8, will move from the central Fiera Milano City to Rho Fiera Milano in the suburbs and the venue will be as big as 60,000 sq. mt. (1.5 times the size of the previous venue). The newly launched MU is being looked upon with great interest, following its relocation, and the focus is on the importance of overall enhanced fashionability. The new system will allow visitors to move freely throughout all zones, including the former entry-restricted Ideabiella zone.
The Japan Observatory (JOB) at Milano Unica celebrates its 5th anniversary this year. Building on the success of each event year-on-year, the JOB has been highly acclaimed by an ever-growing number of repeaters and buyers. Weaving, dyeing and finishing techniques that originated in Japan can be seen in the collective JOB area. While the earlier editions have seen JOB being held in an area far away from the others, it will be integrated in Hall 8 as part of the overall MU structure this year.