How Will Italy’s Factory Shutdown Impact Its Fashion?

Italy’s already strict lockdown was made even stricter on Saturday night, when our Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced a country-wide factory shutdown—including all fashion factories. It was a shocking moment in what seems to be an endless series of shocking moments we Italians have had to endure to rid ourselves of the pandemic. On one hand, the decree was surely a necessary decision to protect our collective health, but on the other it provoked quite a controversy, in that it threatens the survival of our fashion system. I asked Carlo Capasa, chairman of Italy’s Camera Nazionale della Moda, for his opinion on the decree, and how it will impact not only the future of Italian fashion production, but also the prospect of fashion shows, resort collections, and campaign sales in the coming months. Read more at Vogue.