Runway shows, presentations, meetings and lifestyle events will be part of the fifth edition of the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week (MCFW), under the High Patronage of Princess Charlene, from June 1-3.
Organised by the Chambre Monégasque de la Mode (CMM), in partnership with the Monaco Government, the City Hall and the Tourism Office, MCFW will showcase swimwear collections and pre-collections prêt-à-porter spring/summer 2018 at the Fashion Village of Fontvieille in Monaco, under the artistic direction of Rosanna Trinchese who has been overseeing every creative aspect of MCFW since its first edition.
Emerging designers from different countries and diverse ethnic backgrounds – Monaco, France, Italy, England, Russia, Greece, Hungary, Belarus, Cameroon – will be on show.
“I am honoured to announce the extraordinary participation of the brand Muzungu Sisters of Tatiana Santo Domingo Casiraghi and Dana Alikhani, real supporters of ethical fashion”, said Federica Nardoni Spinetta, President and Founder of the Chambre Monegasque de la Mode.
“Very suitable for the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week, the brand created in 2011 by Tatiana Santo Domingo Casiraghi and her friend Dana Alikhani will have its runway debut in Monaco presenting refined outfits and accessories produced by artisans from 16 countries in four continents.”
The “outward-looking” Muzungu Sisters were recognised with the 2014 UN’s Women Together Award.
Italian designer Chiara Boni will have the honour of opening the runways on Thursday, June 2, on the occasion of the celebration of Italian National Day.
The Principality will be represented by its own most prestigious brands, with Banana Moon, the insignia of beachwear and accessories inspired in the Californian lifestyle, Beach & Cashmere Monaco, created in 2005 by Federica Nardoni Spinetta, and Livia Monte-Carlo with its swimwear line inspired by the yachting scene. In addition, Stardust Monte-Carlo, a recognised jewellery icon with its extraordinary masterpieces will be present, among other names.
Ms Nardoni Spinetta is very enthusiastic: “We are accomplishing our mission to promote emerging brands by talented designers, amid high class events by already recognised insignias, reinforcing the growing interest for fashion in the Principality of Monaco.”