It will not be a total revolution but a quite decent schedule is ahead you when attending to one more Milan Menswear Fashion Spring/ Summer 2015. You were expecting surprises in this Fashion Week? Probably will happen, but Milan Design Agenda will wait for the next Women Milan Fashion Spring Summer 2015, what everything appoints to be the real turning point for fashion in Milan, next September, as Mario Boselli, president of the Chamber of Italian Fashion, said.
Besides all the buzz around tomorrow official Milan Fashion Show opening, there’s 3 big names that are absent this season: Moschino, which opted for London to present its first menswear collection designed by Jeremy Scott; Z Zegna, which is currently in Florence as the guest of honor at Pitti Uomo; and Jil Sander, who opted to present her collection without a runway show in advance of the September debut of its women’s collection by new creative director Rodolfo Paglialunga. Also not on the runway are Trussardi and Marni, which decided to mount showroom presentations for this edition.
Despite these defections, Men’s Fashion Week for spring/summer 2015 collections has scheduled 43 runway shows, plus catwalks from Dolce & Gabbana (not listed on the official calendar) and the Neapolitan brand Harmont & Blaine, which decided to organize a special event on Friday, the eve of the men’s fashion marathon. All totaled, Milan is offering 45 runway shows for this June 2014 edition, versus 43 in January 2014 and 37 in June 2013.
Besides the key major labels, this season’s roster now includes a Tod’s runway show, which now until only staged presentations. The N°21 men’s collection from Alessandro Dell’Acqua, which was launched in January at Pitti Uomo, will also have its runway debut on the Milan catwalks. Another interesting development is the participation of many foreign designers opting for the Milan stage, such as German Tom Rebl, who has been based in Milan since 2008; the Parisian label of German designer Tillmann Lauterbach, invited by the Camera della Moda this season; and the young designers Julian Zigerli from Switzerland and D. Gnak from South Korea, who are both back after their first appearances in Milan in January.
Now, this Milan Fashion Week is not all about big fashion brands, where’s room for very young talents,like Italian Christian Pellizzari will make his debut in a theater venue provided by Giorgio Armani. The venerable figure of Italian fashion launched the initiative a few seasons back, which has already been a springboard to other young designers like Julian Zigerli and Andrea Pompilio, both now on the official program.
Saturday, Full Calendar:
*Ermenegildo Zegna 9:30
*Christian Pellizzari 11:30
*Costume National 11:30
*Dolce & Gabbana 13:00
*Andrea Pompillo 15:00
*Les Hommes 16:0
*John Varvatos 17:00
*Neil Barrett 18:00
*Philipp Plein 20:00