Day: February 24, 2021

A year into pandemic, Milan fashion week stays virtual

Fashionistas will have to log on to soak up the glamour at Milan Fashion Week, which remains online a year after the coronavirus first swept into northern Italy. 



a person wearing a costume: Armani was forced to move its show at the February 2020 Milan Fashion Week behind closed doors as coronavirus took hold in nearby Codogno


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Armani was forced to move its show at the February 2020 Milan Fashion Week behind closed doors as coronavirus took hold in nearby Codogno

No sharply dressed crowds will attend the extravaganza’s opening on Wednesday: it’s virtual catwalk shows only, with the likes of Armani and Prada presenting new women’s collections for autumn and winter 2021-22.



Kim Jones posing for the camera: Celebrated British menswear designer Kim Jones is due to present his first ready-to-wear collection for Fendi


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Celebrated British menswear designer Kim Jones is due to present his first ready-to-wear collection for Fendi

The word “coronavirus” was just starting to pop up in conversations among members of the global style elite as they gathered for the February 2020 edition of Milan Fashion Week.

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Italy’s first outbreak was taking hold in Codogno, an hour’s drive

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