Fendi Finale
by Stephen Garner

The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI) has released the schedule for next month’s Milano Moda Uomo, also known as Milan Fashion Week Men’s. Scheduled for June 14 to 17, the event will feature 52 collections in 25 shows, 21 presentations, 8 presentations by appointment, and 25 other events on the calendar.

Milano Moda Uomo opens on Friday, June 14, at 4pm, with the 5th-annual Milano Moda Graduate show, the CNMI project dedicated to top students in Italian fashion schools, who will be showing their work in the Base fashion show facility located at via Tortona, 54. This will be followed at 8.30pm by the first men’s show on the calendar, Ermenegildo Zegna.

Houses making a comeback to Milano Moda Uomo include Etro, Palm Angels, and Philipp Plein.

Debuting on the Milano Moda Uomo catwalks thanks to support from CNMI, are Youser, David Catalan, Edithmarcel and Miguel Vieria.

The following, also with funding from CNMI, will be showing again: Bed J.W. Ford, Magliano, M1992, and United Standard, the latter also supported by CNMI Fashion Trust.

Other first-timers include Fay, Rolf Ekroth & Terinit (supported by CNMI) and American menswear designer Brett Johnson.

This time too, a number of brands have chosen Milano Moda Uomo as the place to show their co-ed collections: Dsquared2, M1992, Marcelo Burlon County of Milan, Philipp Plein, Neil Barrett, Spyder and Sunnei.


The numerous events on the calendar include the Milan edition of “CNMI Camera Club”, which was launched on May 16th with a preview of the event in New York. On Friday, June 14 the calendar will see Stella McCartney for a second time, with a presentation of her men’s and women’s collections for spring 2020. On the same day, Be Blumarine will also be showing for a second year in a row, this time presenting its pre-collection with an evening happening, while Prada will be staging a musical event at its exclusive Fondazione venue.

The shows will close on Monday, June 17 with Giorgio Armani, followed by the CNMI Closing Eventat 7pm.

The CNMI facility at Base will be hosting not only Milano Moda Graduate but also fashion shows by Magliano, Numero 00, Bed J.W. Ford, Youser, Edithmarcel, Miguel Vieria and David Catalan.

“This edition’s calendar rises to the challenges posed by the globalized and fluid dimension of fashion. Alongside the men’s collections at our June Milano Fashion Week there will be many women’s collections, numerous international brands, new names and a multitude of other events enriching the calendar. Allof which proving Milan’s central role in the world’s fashion week system in terms of both creativity and business, thanks also to its trade fairs and above all the 800 showrooms representing over 3,000 brands,” commented CNMI chairman Carlo Capasa. “In Italy, men’s fashion accounts for 39% of total fashion exports. And considering exports to non-EU countries alone, men’s fashion accounts for nearly 55% of total Italian fashion exports.”