Monte-Carlo Fashion Week: Meaningful Fashion

In spring, the glamorous Principality of Monaco hosted the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week in its sixth edition from May 16 to the 20, 2018.

A gala dinner and awards ceremony was held at the Yacht Club of Monaco which launched the event and rewarded leading figures and institutions in their respective industries including: Businessman Flavio Briatore, Founder of the Fashion Film Festival Milano Constanza Cavalli Etro, Photographer German Larkin, Italian brand Maison Etro and the Monégasque brand Banana Moon, Educational institution Istituto Marangoni, and Indian-International designer Rahul Mishra, who later inaugurated the catwalk with his Spring/Summer 2019 collection.

Acknowledging the importance of global fashion business, round table discussions and presentations were held at the Café de Paris with experts sharing their know-how on market trends and professional advice in the industry. Sustainable fashion and responsible luxury was a topic that we particularly enjoyed.

The next days were full of fashion collections of designers from all around the world reflecting the international identity of Monaco and the contemporary fashion industry. More than 30 designers from 10 countries showcased their works to a crowd of elite clients, global media and fashion lovers.

Clothes and accessories celebrated the individuality of artists and were selected to satisfy the diverse styles of women of today. From the ready-to-wear and capsule to resort and beachwear collections, it was a tour around the world under one roof. All the pieces fitted the values of this year’s edition: Young, Talented, International, Emerging, Sustainable, Innovative, and Glamorous.

A highlight of the show was the collection of Federica Nardoni Spinetta, President and Founder of the Chambre Monegasque de la Mode and Designer of Beach & Cashmere Monaco. She used her platform to send out a significant message: Save The Ocean. And it was the right place to do so in Monaco, a country renowned for marine protection, to raise awareness to an environmental crisis. “We love our ocean and we have to save it from pollution,” commented Federica.

About MCFW:
The Monte-Carlo Fashion Week is organized since 2013 by the Chambre Monégasque de la Mode (CMM), with the continuous support of the Government, the City Hall and the Tourism Office of the Principality of Monaco. Firmly believing in social responsibility, the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week supports the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation to raise public awareness about the dangers of water and teach children to swim while learning safety measures.

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