MILAN — With the haute couture season in full swing in Paris, the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana unveiled the preliminary schedule for the next edition of Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday.
From February 21-27, the showcase is set to be packed again with 56 physical shows and five digital screens, the latter all airing on the final day.
As of now, the show program kicks off on February 22, with We Are Made in Italy, or WAMI, a collective of designers and color fashion professionals, hosting a digital show. It will be followed by Iceberg, renamed Iceberg Since 1974, which returns to the official calendar after being absent for a few seasons. Leading names from the first day of the show include Fendi, Diesel, Roberto Cavalli and Etro.
February 23 kicks off with Max Mara, with Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons showcasing Prada’s Fall 2023 womenswear collection later today.
The season will see the recently appointed designers of the famous house launch their second collections for women. These include Marco de Vincenzo at Etro and Maximilian Davis at Ferragamo, the latter showing a mixed collection on February 25 at 11:30 am, followed by Rhuigi Villaseñor’s second exhibition for Bally at 4 pm. This day will also include shows from Ferrari, MSGM. , Bottega Veneta and Philipp Plein.
Gucci, which still lacks a creative director after the sudden exit of Alessandro Michele last November, will launch its Fall 2023 collection, likely designed by the in-house team, on February 24 at 2 p.m. Earlier this month, the brand opened Milan Men’s Fashion Week by showing off its Fall 2023 menswear collection, but no member of the team bowed out at the end of the show.
After unveiling a rebooted business model, Sunnei’s Loris Messina and Simone Rizzo will present their first “master collection”, a combination of pre-season and main lines, for fall with a mixed show on February 24, followed by Vivetta and Jill Sander.
Japanese fashion sensation Tomo Koizumi is making his Dolce & Gabbana-backed Milan debut with a physical show on Feb. 26, while this season’s Valentino and Camera della Moda-backed designer has yet to be revealed. That same day, Giorgio Armani will close the week with a show at 3 p.m.
The schedule of presentations has not yet been released and a final version of the schedule will be released on Feb. 8, Camera della Moda said.