May 27, 2021


Milan Men’s Fashion Week Stays Mainly Digital, While Return to Live Events Is Expected in September

MILAN — Milan Fashion Week is expected to make a major comeback with a rich schedule of physical events in September, with the Italian fashion sector seen growing between 15 and 20 percent in 2021 compared to the previous year, and the industry perhaps returning to pre-COVID-19 levels in 2022.

That is what emerged from research conducted by the Camera della Moda to compile its seasonal “Fashion Economic Trends” document, released Tuesday during a digital press conference organized to reveal the schedule of the upcoming Milan Men’s Fashion Week, running June 18 to 22.

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In a year where Bitcoin has entered its biggest bull market in history, NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are shaping up to be the hottest trend in cryptocurrency. Furthermore, thanks to a wide variety of use cases that integrate with real-world industries, NFTs are to become the catalyst for the kind of mainstream adoption that has so far eluded cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. 

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The Digital Fashion House That Was an Early Adopter of NFTs

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Before NFTs were netting $69 million at Christie’s, The Fabricant was auctioning off a unique NFT at the 2019 Ethereum conference.

The sale of the Iridescence Dress, a digital-only piece of couture, approached $10,000 — a pretty penny for what was then a burgeoning market. 

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MILAN (AP) — Five designers of African origin making their runway debuts opened Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday under the banner “We are Made in Italy,” having nurtured dreams deemed fanciful in their native countries and which faced considerable obstacles coming to fruition in their adopted Italy.

Joy Meribe, who is originally from Nigeria, started out working in Italy as a cultural mediator. Fabiola Manirakiza came to Italy as a child from Burundi and first trained as a doctor.

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Milan Designers Hit Reset Button During Digital Fashion Week | Business News

By COLLEEN BARRY, AP Fashion Writer

MILAN (AP) — Fashion is off the hamster wheel, taking a deep breath that is allowing some freshness to seep into the once relentless cycle.

“It is so weird thinking about fashion, and the kind of hamster wheel of fashion, and how we never had a break and always complained about it,’’ Marc Jacobs said during a Milan Fashion Week video chat with Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons post-digital show. “And then you get a break, and you complain.”

Instead, he said, he was taking the moment to watch others, and be inspired.


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This Designer Makes Brick and Mortar Pop for Digital Brands

Hilary Koyfman.

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After working on the eye-popping spaces of women-centered co-working space The Wing (think earth tones, rounded edges, and soft pinks with pops of bold salmon and lots of terrazzo, conceived by designer Chiara de Rege), Hilary Koyfman has been tapped by digitally native brands to create in-person experiences. Koyfman’s recent clients in this space include telemedicine and healthcare company Parsley Health, influencer turned ready-to-wear label Something Navy, and maternity-wear brand Hatch.

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