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Young, Talented, International, Emerging, Sustainable, Innovative, Glamorous…

These adjectives perfectly describe the profile of the designers and brands participating in the upcoming edition of the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week (MCFW©)

The 6th edition of the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week will be inaugurated with the MCFW© Fashion Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner, at the prestigious Yacht Club of Monaco on Wednesday, May 16, in the presence of international journalists and buyers, VIPs, celebrities and Monegasque Authorities.

Federica Nardoni Spinetta, President and Founder of the Chambre Monegasque de la Mode declared: “I am honoured to announce the extraordinary presence of Kean Etro who will receive the International Fashion Award as the recognition for the engagement and contribution to the fashion world of the Maison Etro since 50 years, as one of the brightest and creative brands, and Italian excellence”.

During the Fashion Awards Ceremony, the Chambre Monégasque de la Mode, will also honour:

  • Rahul Mishra for his engagement and contribution to fashion with his ethical and sustainable fashion brand.

  • Flavio Briatore, one of the brightest Italian business man. This award recognizes his contribution to the fashion world as founder of the luxury menswear brand Billionaire Couture.

  • Istituto Marangoni, one of the leading educational institution. This award is the recognition for their engagement and contribution to the fashion world by training young talents.

  • Constanza Cavalli Etro, founder of the Fashion Film Festival Milano. This award is the recognition of her cultural cutting edge contribution to the fashion world.

  • German Larkin one of the emerging talents in Fashion photography. He is a journalist, photographer and avid traveller.

  • Banana Moon, one of the most brilliant Monégasque brands. This award is the recognition to Banana Moon for their engagement to “Made in Monaco”, and their commitment to the Principality of Monaco.

The Monte-Carlo Fashion Week will include an entire day of Conferences at Salon Bellevue of Café de Paris, in the Casino Square. Face-to- Face with Flavio Briatore, Olga Egorovs, Mario Boselli, Roberto Riccio, Rahul Mishra and Sara Cavazza Facchini. The whole day will be dedicated to presentations, conferences, debates and dialogues with Fashion People. The conferences aim at bringing together CEOs, professionals, academics and buyers from all over the world to discuss the evolution of fashion, opportunities and challenges for brands and emerging fashion designers, always from an international point of view.

Flavio Briatore will inaugurate the Face-to-Face interactive discussion with his Lectio Magistralis about Billionaire Lifestyle: Luxury Services Strategies. Another important business leader, Mario Boselli, will give a brief presentation about Camera Nazionale Moda Italiana, illustrating and presenting the beautiful and well-crafted Made-in-Italy, to conclude with new fashion developments in China. Face-to-Face discussions will carry into the international platform. Miss Olga Egorova will converse about the Caspian region and illustrate the case of the Caspian Fashion Week, highlighting fashion in the multimodal globalized world underlining the East-West relationship, both blended and mutually enriched.

The guiding thread of the Monte-Carlo fashion Week “Young, Talented, International, Emerging, Sustainable and Innovative” will be emphasized by the Istituto Marangoni, one of the leading educational institution internationally recognised as one of the leading players offering higher education in the world of fashion, art and design. The discussion will be led by their president Roberto Riccio, and followed by Rahul Mishra covering the designer’s challenges. Rahul Mishra is also the brand ambassador of Istituto Marangoni Paris, where he is actively involved in the life of the school as member of the Istituto Marangoni Advisory Committee, taking part in many industry projects, giving lectures on sustainability and providing useful advice to the students.

The Face-to-Face discussions will culminate with the topic of Sustainable Fashion with the participation of Sara Cavazza Facchini, Creative Director of the Italian prêt-à-porter fashion house Genny since 2013. She will give a presentation on responsible luxury, explaining how she skilfully blended the fashion house heritage with a sense of timeless elegance, with the added factor of conscientious sustainability, embracing social responsibility. Under her artistic direction, the maison Genny redoubled their commitment to reduce the environmental impact in every single step of the production process. The sustainable approach, in Sara Cavazza Facchini’s vision, should involve the entire production chain: from the creativity to the organisational model.

MCFW© Runway Shows at Fashion Village, Chapiteau de Fontvieille, will include a rich calendar of runways and presentations of capsule, resort, cruise and pre-collections prêt-à-porter Spring/Summer 2019. The innovative creations of talented emerging designers participating in MCFW© come from all over the world and are from different ethnic backgrounds, generating a lively multicultural exchange. The mix of styles, cultures and visions results in a successful combination of fashion, art and design, with the runways shows of A’bbidikkia – Amal Azhari – Alicia Arts – Anita Pasztor – Anna Marchetti – Art Nobless – Atelier Bailiss – Banana Moon – Beach & Cashmere Monaco – Bruno Caruso – Carlo Ramello – Chapurin – Edda Berg – Ethnoglam – Fregoli – Genny – Istituto Marangoni – Karma of Charme – Kissa Beachwear – Leslie Monte-Carlo – Livia – Loona – Maisons de Mode – Mariandree Gaitan – Monica Berlanas – Morà Busoli Eyewear – Rahul Mishra -Stardust Monte-Carlo – Thelma Espina

Firmly believing in social responsibility, the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week will support the Princess Charlène of Monaco Foundation (www.fondationprincessecharlene.mc), for the second year in a row. Launched back in December 2012 by H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco, the Foundation’s primary objective is to save lives by putting an end to drowning. Its mission is to raise public awareness about the dangers of water, teach children to swim while learning safety measures through the “Learn to Swim” and “Water Safety” programs. The Foundation is equally involved in communicating the values of sport such as discipline, respect for oneself and for others, determination and teamwork. The “Sport & Education” program is based on the belief that sport is a tool that contributes to the wellbeing and development of children.


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