Milan Fashion Week
(in italian: Settimana della moda) is a famous fashion week held semi-annually in Milan, Italy Spring/Summer event held in February - March of each year and Autumn/Winter event held in September - October of each year.
Milan Fashion Week, established in 1958 is part of the Big 4 fashion weeks internationally, the others being Paris Fashion Week, London Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week .The schedule begins with New York, followed by London, and then Milan, and ending the events in Paris.
The Milan Fashion Week is owned by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (In English The National Chamber for Italian Fashion), a non profit association which disciplines, co-ordinates and promotes the development of Italian Fashion and is responsible for hosting the fashion events and shows of Milan. The "Camera Sindacale della Moda Italiana", was set up on 11th June, 1958. This was the forerunner of the body which subsequently became the "Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana". Proprietors of the most important haute couture establishments in Italy, including some private establishments, which, in those days, played a crucial role in the promotion of this sector, were present at the Memorandum of Association: Maria Antonelli, Roberto Cappucci, Princess Caracciolo Ginnetti, Alberto Fagiani, Giovanni Cesare Guidi, Germana Marucelli, Emilio Federico Schuberth, Simonetta Colonna Di Cesarò, Jole Veneziani, Francesco Borrello, Giovanni Battista Giorgini and the lawyer Pietro Parisio.
The events dedicated to women's fashion are the most important (Womenswear / Milan SS Women Ready to Wear, Milano Moda Donna being the major fashion shows). The events dedicated to men include Menswear and Milano Moda Uomo.