Fidenza Village, one of the Collection of Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages, and Vogue Italia this evening celebrated Palazzo Morando’s inauguration of the Who is on Next 2012? competition for new emerging designers, as well as their continuing partnership with Vogue Talents in an exhibition featuring a selection of the talents’ clothing, jewellery and accessories.
In honour of Milan’s fashion week, Fidenza Village is proud, for the third consecutive year, to participate in the Vogue Talents partnership with Palazzo Morando’s dedicated preview that opens to the public from Friday 21 September until Monday 24 September. This important, ongoing collaboration between Vogue Italia and Fidenza Village marks a shared passion and dedicates support programmes to helping emerging creative talent. Together with Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani, Fidenza Village is committed to investing in fashion for tomorrow, supporting emerging talents and ensuring an exciting legacy for the future of creativity and fashion. The venue will also host Vogue’s eighth year of involvement in the Italian Who is on Next? programme, which aims to find new national talents in the prêt-à-porter fashion and accessories industry.
International emerging designers chosen by Vogue Talents, thanks to the collaboration with Fidenza Village, will achieve visibility and meet professionals in the field as well as the general public and fashion lovers keen to discover new trends.
The exhibition of the selected designers’ collections at Palazzo Morando will show how their influences and styles come from all around the world: the designers include Italian talents Ely.B. by Eleonora Bruno; 10A (Daria Dazzan and Matteo Cibic); Comeforbreakfast (Francesco Alagna and Antonio Romani); LedaOtto (Simona Cassai and Marta Saletti); and Halaby (Lebanese designer Gilbert Halaby who is based in Rome); as well as Anne Sofie Madsen from Denmark; Dion Lee from Australia; Thomas Tait from Canada; Kisa Folawiyo from Nigeria with ‘Jewel’ by Lisa; Adèle Dejak from Kenya; and Zaishi Wang from China with the brand Vega Zaishi Wang.
The link between Vogue Talents and Fidenza Village will see the launch of a new boutique in the Village in autumn 2013, The Talent Store at Fidenza Village – a creative microcosm supporting a new generation of fashion designers.
The collaboration between Fidenza Village and Vogue Italia for Vogue Talents demonstrates their shared interest in new fashion talent, as the passion and desire to explore innovative ways to live fashion is part of the DNA of Fidenza Village.