Discover Italian Fashion History in Milan

Discover Italian History And Fashion With ‘ItalianaNarrating Italian History Through Fashion 1971-2001’

Get ready to plan a new trip to explore the world of Italian fashion in detail.  

A new exclusive exhibition is coming to Milan to celebrate 40 years of Italian history and fashion.

The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, the non-profit organization which supports the Italian fashion industry, will launch ‘Italiana: Narrating Italian History through Fashion, 1971-2001’ during Fashion Week 2018. Created by W Magazine editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi and critic/professor Maria Luisa Frisa, the exhibition will focus on how the fashion world reacted to the main historical events from 1971, the year which marks the transition from haute couture to ready-to-wear fashion, until the events of September 2001 that changed the world and the Italian fashion business.

According to Tonchi who spoke to WWD, what we can expect from Italiana is a mix of themes that are still important today, such as ‘androgyny, dual gender, homosexuality and global travelling inspired by Africa, India and Morocco’. Frisa added that we will also be able to see how designers created the ‘Italian lifestyle and its impact on daily life’.

Instead of being in chronological order, it will be divided into different rooms by different themes, showing all the events which affected not only the designers, but also the world around them, including companies, cities, and everything and everyone that helped to shape the Italian fashion we know today.

The exhibition will also coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Italian fashion chamber. A special book composed by exclusive photographs and published pieces will help visitors understand more and complete the experience. The renowned Massimo De Carlo Gallery will host the presentation.

Italiana: Narrating Italian History through Fashion, 1971-2001’ will run from February 2018 until May 2018 at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, sponsored by Yoox Net-A-Porter Group and Pomellato. For more information, visit their website.

Are you planning to visit the exhibition? Let us know by commenting below or tweet us at @santmagazine.


Words: Ammy Putzu


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