Milan Fashion Week in Italy was running from 14 to 18 January. At that time, four physical shows, 16 physical parades, 33 presentations, 18 digital content and seven events were to be held every day.
One of the big absences is Giorgio Armani, who canceled all scheduled performances. Representing Made in Italy, the brands Zegna, Dsquared2, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Philipp Plein, Etro and Prada maintain their physical presentations. Louis Vuitton is also present at Fashion Week, through an installation and exclusive presentation in honor of Virgil Abloh, at the Via Montenapoleone flagship.
Portuguese designers in Milan
Miguel Vieira and David Catálan present their proposals in Milan next week. With the support of Portugal Fashion, both designers present their collections for the autumn-winter 2022/2023 season on Monday, January 17th.
David Catalán, at 11 am, and Miguel Vieira, at 12 pm, go up to the Padiglioni Visconti catwalk, at number 58 of Via Tortona.
But the news doesn’t stop there. In addition to the fashion shows and presentations, Portugal Fashion promotes a commercial showcase, also on the 17th, which brings together international buyers to the two designers. It will be at the Studio Zeta showroom, on Via Friuli, from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm (local time).
“This new format was designed so that the international focus of Portugal Fashion is not limited to the presentation, thus promoting business and communication opportunities”, says Portugal Fashion in a statement.
Miguel Vieira presents a “Black Dinner” for the winter of 2023, in a return to his color, black. With “classic tailoring pieces that combine with skirts; graphic or more organic patterns on shirts, ties and accessories; and fabrics rich in textures or with technical treatments”.
For David Catalán, the inspiration comes from “British school uniforms from the 60s and 70s, and the versatility and comfort of the English dress code”. The idea was to work on the deconstruction of beauty, bringing a bit of roughness, with the use of denim, creating more utilitarian clothes.
A collection where “the structure and details of timeless tailoring are explored, with the introduction of embroideries with meticulous finishes in artisanal processes, keeping the symbol of the rose in the collection – representing, simultaneously, strength and fragility”. In addition, and also part of the Step Forward – Portugal Fashion Showcase action, the Inês Amorim and Reid Baker brand will have a dedicated showroom at Rue Béranger 1919, on the 21st and 22nd of January.