Digital, Asia Key for Italian Fashion Industry Executives

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MILAN — “Luxury is a means through which people realize their dreams, and for this it will endure.”

As the industry wrestles with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is hope in the words of Salvatore Ferragamo’s chief executive officer Micaela le Divelec Lemmi, reflected by other entrepreneurs and executives of brands that are part of the first Milan Digital Fashion Week, organized by the Camera della Moda and slated to run July 14 to 17, presenting their spring 2021 men’s lineup and/or men’s and women’s pre-collections, respecting defined time slots. Within each one-hour slot, the participating labels will be free to showcase their preferred formats. In light of the coronavirus, the spring 2021 men’s shows and presentations planned for June 19 to 23 did not take place and will be incorporated into Milan Fashion Week women’s, which is expected to

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The BFC Charts a New Course With Digital Showcase

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LONDON — The British Fashion Council is buckled up and preparing to rocket into uncharted territory today as it fires up the first all-digital fashion week, a trip as strange and unfamiliar as a mission to the moon.

It was a mere five months ago, in early January, that designers, editors and buyers, still groggy from the holidays, returned to London for the men’s fall 2020 runway shows. It was damp and dark and a feeling of anxiety and foreboding hung over the shows’ Truman Brewery venue in East London.

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