Here’s everything to look forward to at the Milan Fashion Week that begins today

From New York and London, the fashion carnival now shifts to Milan, the ultimate destination for fashion enthusiasts.

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We’re two fashion weeks down with two to go. After the highs of the New York and London shows, there is simply no stopping the fashion parade this month as the action shifts to Italy for the Milan Fashion Week, which starts today and will run till September 25. The stage and the runway are set for iconic Italian brands such as Gucci, Prada, and Versace, along with a host of young and upcoming designers who will showcase their Spring/Summer 2024 collections. So, get ready for what should be a spectacular presentation of colour, patterns, and all things glitz and glamour that’s well on its way to redefining fashion as we see it. 

Here’s what’s in store over the next seven days. 

The 3 Italian heavyweights

All roads at the Milan Fashion Week will lead to the three shows by Gucci, Prada, and Versace, with each one of them set to showcase their collections and push the envelope in the world of fashion. First up, on September 21, Prada will showcase a collection that spells sophistication and modern, thus leaving the attendees in awe. The legendary brand, Gucci, known for its unique, yet artistic approach, promises to deliver a showstopper event on September 22. On the same day, Versace, with lavish and luxurious designs will offer a stunning spectacle that represents Italian luxury in its true glory. 

Much-awaited debuts

Peter Hawkings will present his first collection for Tom Ford on September 21, along with Gucci’s Sabato de Sarno unveiling his vision for Kering the next day. Another debut that everyone’s waiting for is Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini of The Attico, who will take to the runway for the very first time on September 23. There’s also the Brazilian-born, London-based Karoline Vitto, who will be showcasing her collection for the first time on September 24 with the support of Dolce & Gabbana.

Boss goes down the sustainable route

The Boss Fall/Winter 2023 fashion show in Milan will feature three 'see-now, buy-now' outerwear styles crafted in cutting-edge HeiQ AeoniQ fabric, forming the limited-edition capsule collection of the brand’s The Change initiative. A more sustainable fibre is engineered to substitute oil-based filament yarns such as polyester and nylon. The pieces will be made available for purchase online and in select Boss stores just after the Boss runway show scheduled for September 22.