SUCCESSFUL 6th EDITION OF MONTE-CARLO FASHION WEEK!
MAY 16-20, 2018
Young, Talented, International, Emerging, Glamorous, Innovative, Sustainable…
These adjectives perfectly describe the profile of the designers and brands that participated in the 6th edition of the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week (MCFW©), May 16-20, 2018.
The MCFW© was inaugurated with the prestigious Fashion Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner, at the Yacht Club of Monaco on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The day after, Thursday, May 17, was dedicated to Conferences and Face-to-Face dialogues with fashion leaders at the Salle Bellevue of the Café de Paris in the Casino Square of Monte-Carlo. On Friday, May 18 & Saturday, May 19 it was the turn to the highly anticipated Fashion Shows at the Fashion Village for the second year in a row, with hundreds of guests in attendance.
Friday, May 18 started with a Fashion & Flowers brunch organized in the Princess Grace Rose Garden, in close collaboration between the Chambre Monégasque de la Mode (CMM) & the Association Femmes Chefs d’Entreprise de Monaco (AFCEM), with members invited to attend the opening of the MCFW Fashion Shows at the Fashion Village, Chapiteau de Fontvieille.
At 14:30 the MCFW Runway opened with the Young French Designers, Maisons de Mode, in the presence of Georges Marsan, Mayor of Monaco, H.E. Madame Marine Carne de Trecesson, Ambassador of France in Monaco and H.E. Cristiano Gallo, Ambassador of Italy in Monaco. Recognized local and international brands followed suit. Designers came from all over the world, representing 10 countries and from different ethnic backgrounds, generating a lively multicultural exchange. The mix of styles, cultures and visions resulted in a successful combination of fashion, art and design, in the presence of international press, bloggers, buyers, influencers and VIP guests.
MAISONS DE MODE – BEACH & CASHMERE MONACO – KISSA BEACHWEAR – A’BIDDIKKIA BANANA MOON – LIVIA – LOONA – DIANA D’ORVILLE – ISTITUTO MARANGONI
KARMA OF CHARME – HATEIA by MARCOS MARIN – ATELIER BAILISS & ALICIA ARTS
ART NOBLESS – NEZHA COUTURE – NATALY NOVA – CHAPURIN – RAHUL MISHRA
MAISONS DE MODE – Maisons de Mode is a unique project whose mission is to identify, guide and support young designers in France. Behind this high-end fashion show is the thread mobilising and supporting seven young emerging designers who have chosen the North of France as the place to develop themselves and their labels. This operation promoting young designers in the Hauts-de-France region resulted in a fashion show with 40 looks trotting the MCFW catwalk, by young fashion designers, such us Philippe Périssé, Hélène Boulanger, Orlane Herbin, Alexandre Nicaud, Françoise André, Lucie Brochard and Frank Laureys, who participated for the first time in the MCFW, in front of fashion journalists, and international buyers. After having being selected, the designers met with local businesses – such as lace makers and weavers – who supply top fashion houses, to make their top quality materials available to them. The results were evident in the beautiful creations by these young designers unveiled to the public during the MCFW.
BEACH & CASHMERE MONACO – Save the Ocean Collection – SPRING SUMMER 2019 « SAVE THE OCEAN » COLLECTION – The SS2019 collection has been designed by Federica Nardoni Spinetta, founder and owner of the Monegasque brand Beach & Cashmere Monaco. Her creations were inspired by her love of the ocean, becoming evident throughout all the collection, with the different tones of blues, turquoises and greens reflecting the colors of the Sea. It includes bikinis, one-pieces, sarongs, beach dresses and beautiful cocktail and evening dresses, associating elegant simplicity and modernism. This collection sends a strong message: « We love our ocean and we have to save it from pollution! », with the two final dresses shown on the runway: the white one with the net symbolizing pollution and the blue one representing the pure colour of the ocean that we all wish for. The products of the brand are presently distributed in Europe and USA, with offices and showroom in Monte-Carlo. Federica Nardoni Spinetta is President and Founder of the Chambre Monégasque de la Mode, Member of the Board of the Economic Chamber and the Entrepreneurial Business Women Association.
The Kissa beachwear story started in Milan, where founder Martina Corak, lives and breathes fashion. Martina’s background is in banking but her dream was to create a line of sexy yet sophisticated bikinis. The idea behind Kissa branding is linked to pebbles and stones structures, where every pebble is unique, it has its own identity in the image of a unique woman who has her own style and character.
A’BIDDIKKIA – The Sicilian brand A’biddikkia, created by designer Giovanna Mandarano, presented their colourful and sun-drenched collection, made in the Mediterranean Island of Panarea, with its perfumes, colours and sensual atmosphere as the source of the brand’s creative inspiration.
BANANA MOON – The successful Monegasque brand combines quality fashion with unparalleled comfort, and latest trends. The brand’s style can be summed up in three words: fun, ease and style! Banana Moon takes you to a world where the sun is shining all year long.
LIVIA MONTE CARLO – Livia Monte Carlo, the number one women’s swimwear brand, recognized for their know-how and style for more than 20 years. Livia Monte Carlo, creator of women’s one-piece and two-piece swimsuits, stands for quality, comfort and elegance. Indeed, Livia Monte Carlo offers collections of women’s swimsuits that inspire travel and escape. Livia’s beachwear selection accessorise women’s swimsuit with a sarong or a beach tunic. Livia Monte-Carlo is the ideal women’s swimsuit for an optimal comfort and trendy cut.
LOONA – Loona Dress Strikingly – is inspired by Monaco’s eclectic lifestyle. Ageless feminine sensuality and understated elegance are the essence of its signature style. Fine natural fabrics printed with Mediterranean patterns and colors are used to create exclusive handmade garments. Loona collections consist of day and evening gowns, skirts as well as elegant beachwear.
DIANA D’ORVILLE – During Monte-Carlo Fashion Week 2018, Diana d’Orville had the pleasure to showcase the brand new pieces exclusively designed for this important fashion event. A sublime blend inspired by different civilisations and historical eras is the concept of the brand. Divine silks, shining on the runway, with fabulous movement and eccentric prints combining elegance and extravaganza.
ISTITUTO MARANGONI – It was in 1935 that Istituto Marangoni began their long time involvement with fashion, extending it to design, always with the objective in mind to provide those who choose their institution for their training, with the best tools to express themselves creatively. Today Istituto Marangoni is a very well established and recognized aesthetic laboratory of European-style and culture with an exclusive Italian imprint.
KARMA OF CHARME – Karma of Charme will be displaying their capsule collection In Search for Gold on the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week glamorous runway, fully expressing the bold and feminine soul of the brand. The inspiration for this capsule collection generates from the brand’s emblem: the bohemian soul in a deluxe version. In Search for Gold consists of precious jackets, a cascade of accessories and sinuous fringes; using the warmth and intense colours of nature, and of course gold as leitmotif of a never reached desire. The Made-in-Italy authenticity, raw materials and exclusive craftsmanship are the added value of the Karma of Charme collections. Karma of Charme is synonym of a Wild-Chic Lifestyle.
ATELIER BAILISS & ALICIA ARTS, presented their creations together on the MCFW catwalk, presented by Fashion Curator.
ALICIA ARTS is a luxury handbag brand that combines bold looks with timeless style to offer the most unique, edgy and exquisitely crafted bags. With its tasteful blend of embellishment and beads, Alicia Arts handbag is an ultimate show-stopping accessory. Behind the brand is an extremely talented Egyptian fashion living and working in her country of origin. Alia Abd El-Aziz has always been drawn to elegant handmade art pieces. The source of Alia’s inspiration is the beauty of nature and she plays outstanding color combinations, in a mix of strong and soft concepts to deliver beauty in its most charming form. Alia’s insistence on nothing but the best, and her attention to the smallest detail has quickly turned her into one of Egypt’s most in-demand handbag designers.
BAILISS ATELIER, was launched in Moscow in 2014 by designers Larisa and Alisa Baysarov. The 2018 spring-summer collection from Bailiss is a first for the brand! By creating the entire collection from a single unifying concept. The main SS18 theme is Flora and Birds. Floral elements will blossom gentle buds and hummingbirds beating their wings on most of their designs. The creative elements are made with Bailiss’ unique embroidery technique which retains the natural shape of flowers, whether roses, tulips or cornflowers and gives a natural flow and feel to the birds. This year’s designs are like classical music: avoiding unnecessary extravagance and flamboyance. Each dress in the collection embodies the search for new language and conversation in a complex cut. Darts, undercuts, assemblies and folds are denied their usual places so they play a harmonious dance with the female figure, not contradicting it, but, rather, giving it an exquisite compliment. The original emphasis is on the lines of the cut, accentuated by the machine embroidery and further expressed by hand beading. Bailiss Atelier uses only natural fabrics, which will give special pleasure to the wearer. The selection of colours in their Haute Couture collection is always a place where a very intuitive approach works best. Calm blues, browns and greens are responsible for simpler yet elegant images, but radiant shades of lavender, frank fuchsia and glowing red start to appear in their most significant pieces in the collection.
Art Noblesse is an organization for fashion designers and fashion houses that featured the following brands at MCFW 2018: Paole’ designer for very young elegant luxurious women; Vanessa Villafane designer of classic robes with precious fabrics and fine embroidery; Pregiata Bottega a Sicilian style brand: Tiziana Alemanni eclectic stylist for classy ladies.
NEZHA COUTURE – Nezha is an independent European luxury brand creating beautiful and imaginative high fashion runway dresses, presented at the MCFW for the first time. A Nezha dress will form the cornerstone of the wearer’s wardrobe for years to come. Moreover, we designed dresses with a unique feature of changeable underskirts that give the appearance of a lady-like look. They deliver high quality Haute Couture pieces with textiles that are uniquely chosen from Italian textile factories, each piece is carefully crafted. Luxury Flowers Collection and Royal Lady Collection. These haute couture dresses were named after the world’s most coveted flowers. Each dress symbolises a unique flower making the collection very sensual and vibrant. The Royal Lady Collection was created for the grand Lady as the dresses in this collection are made from 100% silk textiles. This collection has a more dramatic Hollywood feel to it. Each dress comes with a changeable silk underskirt that can be worn with the dress or without it.
NATALY NOVA – Nataly Nova is a Womens wear brand famous for its craftsmanship, Italian quality luxurious natural fabrics, beautifully detailed prints and embroidered pieces. All the garments of the collection are hand-made/tailor-made in France, which makes them individually very unique. Nataly Nova was founded in 2017 by Natalia Bogdanova and Inga Sergeeva.
CHAPURIN – The MCFW welcomes Chapurin again on their runway. In October 2005, CHAPURIN showed its collection as the first-ever Russian fashion brand in the official calendar of the Paris prêt-a-porter Fashion Week, and will present their latest collection on the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week catwalk. Fashion House CHAPURIN was established by Igor Chapurin in 1998 in downtown Moscow, creating haute couture in the beginning, but the brand evolved to expand into seasonal prêt-a-porter and multiple capsule collections and accessories, plus a jewellery line. Later they got involved in other projects such as CHAPURINCASA, line of furniture design and home environment, serving as a basis for CHAPURIN’s steady involvement in interior and industrial design. Restaurants ‘Vesna’ on Moscow Noviy Arbat Street and Domodedovo International Airport’s VIP-Lounge, Italian Tecnomar shipyard’s yacht interior design, own CHAPURINBAR & restaurant, Wimm-Bill-Dann factories’ façade redesign are among many successful interior projects of the brand. This year CHAPURIN brand celebrates their 20th anniversary. It is a true story of success and determination, great projects in Moscow and abroad with new partnerships, among these CHAPURIN brand is planning to release a new eyewear line, skate boards produced in California and a collaboration with Russian young contemporary artists. Today CHAPURIN Fashion House is represented in Russia, Europe, Asia and USA headed by its art director Igor Chapurin, continuing its successful collaboration with the renowned Bolshoi Ballet, as well as engaging itself in a whole range of exciting Russian and international fashion and art projects.
RAHUL MISHRA – Described by Suzy Menkes as India’s national treasure, Rahul Mishra showcased his SS2019 capsule collection at the MCFW© 2018. Following his debut at Lakme Fashion Week, Mishra became the first non-European designer to win a scholarship at Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Italy. He was awarded the MTV Youth Icon in India, and won the International Woolmark Prize in 2014 at Milan Fashion Week, becoming the first Indian designer to be recognised with this award, previously bestowed to fashion icons such as Karl Lagerfeld, Giorgio Armani and Yves Saint Laurent. The talented Mishra became known for incorporating traditional Indian textiles, and handmade artisanship to his designs, and has showcased his work at fashion weeks in London, Dubai, Australia, and is a regular in the official calendar of Paris Fashion Week. Rahul Mishra believes, “Sustainability isn’t just a desire, it’s a necessity.” Rahul Mishra is also the brand ambassador of Istituto Marangoni Paris, thus he is involved in the life of the school by participating to the Istituto Marangoni Advisory Committee, taking part to some industry projects, doing lectures about sustainability and giving advices to the students.
On the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week Catwalk the Eyeglasses, Original “Morà” Project. Morà, the name of the project pursued by the new Italian brand Morà Busoli, is an acronym for “Marmo Ossimorico Resistente Alleggerito” (Oxymoric Marble Resistant Lightened): a frame carved out of solid marble (and semiprecious stones) and enriched by a carbon fiber armor. Morà Busoli represents the most exclusive products in its field that until now were simply impossible to manufacture. The producing factory, a precision engineering company called “BBG group”, is historically specialized in the R&D, prototyping and production applied to several high-tech fields such as biomedical, microsurgical, aerospace and racing. It is thanks to the application of such advanced technology that it is now possible to sculpt a frame off of a solid marble block, starting from 2 cms and going down to 0.8mm, creating what they love to call “a marble skin” and a frame with a starting weight of barely 38grams.
On Saturday, May 19, the following brands graced the catlwalk:
AMAL AZHARI – ANNA MARCHETTI – ETHNOGLAM – VANESSA VILLAFANE
LESLIE MONTE-CARLO – EDDA BERG – GENNY – BRUNO CARUSO – CARLO RAMELLO
STARDUST MONTE-CARLO – FREGOLI – MONICA BERLANAS – THELMA ESPINA
MARIANDREE GAITAN – JOG DOG – ANITA PASZTOR
The runway opened with the talented Lebanese designer Amal Azhari, in the presence of Monsieur Stéphane Valeri, President du Conseil National, H.E. Ambassador of Italie in Monaco, Cristiano Gallo and of international press, bloggers, buyers, influencers and VIP guests.
AMAL AZHARI – The Magic Element collection by Lebanese designer Amal Azhari will grace the MCFW© catwalk. Amal Azhari gained international reputation over the years thanks to her talent and infinite passion for design. The Magic Element is the dragon, representing transformation and a magic atmosphere. In this collection the dragon is the master of all the other four elements: fire, water, air and earth. The silk is Fluid like water, its shapes and its colours are based on those four essential elements. The Dragon image is hand-embroidered with silk and stones giving the gowns the reminiscence of the opulent and beautiful attire of the old emperors. The Dragon has been present and well respected in many cultures as one of the most powerful symbols.
ANNA MARCHETTI – In 1966 in Modena, from the dreams, the skill and the persistent will of a young Modena designer in love with fashion and beauty, the company Anna Marchetti was born. Thanks to the numerous assents and the enormous success that have taken place throughout Italy and abroad, the Anna Marchetti company is destined to expand and enlarge both in its structures and in its production and distribution. In the 80s then, the designer and entrepreneur Anna Marchetti increases the already established personal prestige and the company with the foundation of another activity that produces accessories and that has the task of completing the total look of the creations of the Modena designer, with the realization of belts, bags, shoes, etc., all top quality accessories, which coordinate with the three lines of clothing of the Modenese fashion house: ANNA MARCHETTI – JESSY and VILLA FRETO. The designer Anna Marchetti, together with the daughter designer Jessica Giuliani, who she has been working with the company for several years, and they are proud to announce the participation, for the first time, at Monte Carlo Fashion Week 2018.For this occasion, the designers will present the new Couture Collection PE 2019: inspired by the “fan” accessory symbol of femininity and vanity. Beautiful silk fil coupé fabrics, shaded georgette, artfully plissé viscose will form fan-knit dresses. The shades range from coral pink to blue, through a gold-plated orange, yellow to the various shades of turquoise.
ETHNOGLAM – Based in Monte Carlo, Ethnoglam makes fashion a journey through the patterns, colors and styles of clothing specific to each culture. By remodeling and “glamourising” the traditional, Ethnoglam creates a new style: THE STYLE “WOMAN OF THE WORLD”. With her Senegalese origins, her French culture, her German nationality and her Monegasque residence, the director and designer of Ethnoglam, Penda Gebel-cissé (in the picture on the right) infuses her models with a life that resembles her own. Her creations are from here and elsewhere, collections without borders ready to “ethnoglamourise” the wardrobe of the women from all over the world.
LESLIE MONTE-CARLO – The Leslie Monte-Carlo brand is the product of a mother-daughter, Mireille and Leslie, creative fusion giving birth to collections combining dynamism, chic and relaxation. The two women meet their desires, mix their references, combine their choice of materials, interchange their conceptions of a modern woman with the main objective of designing two collections per year of chic and glamorous women’s clothing. This 4-handed creation give each creation a touch of feminine magic embodied by Mireille and Leslie. This alchemy enables Leslie Monte-Carlo to stand out as a brand of chic and contemporary women’s clothing. The quality of the manufacturing, and the finishing are part of the requirements of this fashion duo. The signature of a beautiful fashion house that enhances the image of women during all her activities in a unique and feminine way. Leslie Monte-Carlo: a beautiful family story that is forever timeless!
EDDA BERG – A Lucca-based start-up company announces its presence at the Monte Carlo Fashion Week from May 16-20, for the second consecutive year. The voice of singer Emma Morton, the brand’s ambassador, will mark the tone of their rhythm of their fashion show. Emma Morton recently launched her first single from her album “Bitten by the Devil.” Edda Berg will present to the public its “Ready Couture” line, comprised of clothes part of the “Uniqueness” collection: a selection of unique items or in limited series that mixes high-fashion clothing with other “Ready to wear” pieces. The Edda Berg woman will appear immersed in a rainbow of fabrics and assertive colours, mixing the elegance of bon ton with the boldness of pop, creating a “Pop-Ton” flair. For Edda Berg, the presentation of the “Uniqueness” collection anticipates another great novelty: the launch of its e-commerce project, and soon the pieces from this collection will be available for purchase online.
MAISON GENNY – Genny’s Green Special Edition illuminated the MCFW catwalk. Sara Cavazza Facchini, Creative Director of the prêt-à-porter Maison Genny, continues her commitment to fashion’s sustainable development, creating a very special spring-summer 2018 collection This selection is made with eco-fabrics born from the collaboration with the company Taroni, according to the Greenpeace Detox campaign and in accordance with the strict requirements of the GOTS certificate – Global Organic Textile Standards. As woman and mother, even before joining Genny, Sara Cavazza Facchini has always been personally committed to projects related to sustainability. This is a path that started with joining Fashion4Development in September 2015, and continued with the creation of the value label, immediately translated into concrete actions. Under her artistic direction, Maison Genny has increased their commitment to reducing the environmental impact in every single step of the production process. The sustainable approach, in Sara Cavazza Facchini’s vision, should involve the entire production chain: from the creativity to the organisational model.
BRUNO CARUSO – Bruno Caruso will display his creations on the MCFW runway. This couture collection consists of evening dresses and bride gowns. The sartorial art, employing old techniques takes us to the past, as all the collection is hand-made for an elegant women coming from the XV and the VXI century, without ignoring the evolution and modern times. Chiffon, silk, lace, laminated organza, stretch satin and feathers, are just some of the materials used by Bruno Caruso for his couture creations; however, the brightness of sequins and small crystals give a sparkling effects also in the shoes, handbags and other accessories. Both the Men and Women couture collections, including accessories such as shoes, clutches, jewellery and brooches, make this 2018/19 collection a real spectacle of class, charm and elegance.
CARLO RAMELLO – Carlo Ramello’s furs are elegant and of high quality, elements that position the brand in the highend fashion fur industry. Carlo Ramello’s collections are unique and handcrafted in Italy. Alongside the wide range of ready-to-wear models, they create customized personalized garments: mink, sable, fox, chinchilla, and more. They also take care of renewing their client’s furs, remodeling or transforming them completely, for modern look and for every occasion. They also provide garment care services and cleaning during the summer season.
STARDUST MONTE-CARLO – The jewels Startdust on the catwalk with Natasha Pavluchenko Neo Couture gowns. Stardust is a family business that for over three generations has been taking care of the jewellery collections of some of the wealthiest families in Europe. Jewels are manufactured in the Stardust laboratory by a team of excellence. Forged in the purest goldsmith tradition, unique jewels take shape to become objects of desire made to fascinate and conquer.
FREGOLI – Fregoli is the brainchild of Francesca Spaggiari. These incredibly luxurious, fine leather bags are haute couture, and have customized covers, handles and bag hooks that effortlessly transform in a snap to fit your mood and style. Each bag is meticulously handcrafted by the best Italian master artisans and embroiderers, resulting in real works-of-art.
MONICA BERLANAS – Monica Berlanas is a brand that thinks, creates and designs with women in mind. Nature, colour, textures and pure art, engender stories for a romantic, elegant, sensual, brave and strong woman. MB fashion firm presents its new 2018 collection inspired by the masterpiece “The garden of earthly delights,” triptych of the Dutch painter “Hieronymus Bosch”. The young Spanish designer presents her new proposals inspired, once again, in works of art to create these unique and exclusive designs. Embroideries, silks, and colors such as white, green and grey, are the elements chosen by Mónica Berlanas for designs that are inspired by the left panel of the picture, called “Paradise”, where the last day of the creation is represented by Adam and Eve sharing the limelight with the tree of good and evil. Designer Mónica Berlanas keeps exploring the way to better enhance the female anatomy in her creations. She seeks perfection in her work and is in tulle, silks, and purple and green colors where she finds the perfect accessories to realize the feelings of freedom and sensuality inspired by the young and beautiful women bath in the pond of the middle pane. Feathers and strong and dark colors are the elements used by Berlanas to evoke the fire of hell in the right panel, also known as the musical hell. Her clothes, after a laborious preparation by hand, manage to convey the harmony of the movement on the catwalk.
THELMA ESPINA – The collection by Guatemalan designer Thelma Espina is heavily influenced by her multicultural upbringing, in a land of heavy aesthetic eclecticism, tropical and post-Mayan understanding of cultural and visual plurality.
MARIANDREE GAITAN – Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; a belief Guatemalan MarianDree Gaitans’ Bridal collection firmly stands for. Her main characteristic is the brightness and the way she emphasizes feminine nature with her delicate silhouettes and fine materials. Her bridal collection is simply enchanting with its array of silhouettes, impeccable sparkle and alluring details. Her gowns embody the perfect blend of elegance, personality and charm. She combines timeless glamour with trendy features. Her gowns were welcomed in wonderment, as they appeared on the runway, in the perfect display of bridal bliss. MarianDree’s designs had the crowd in awe, because of the creativity that was displayed in the gowns.
JOG DOG – In brinks of neo-futurism, googie and hi-tech styles. The designers of the Italian brand were inspired by the ideas of these architectural styles and aesthetics of the space era, full of dynamic lines, speed and rhythm, as well as the concept of harmony of a man, nature and high technologies. Lines, as if transferred from the architectural masterpieces, executed in these styles, and reinterpreted by designers of Jog Dog, create dynamic futuristic forms of the footwear. One of the must-have of the season should be the boots for women and children, made of exclusive fabric Lumi. During the day it looks like a normal material. In daylight it “accumulates” the sunlight, and in the dark – it glows. Also the women’s fall-winter 2018-2019 collection is represented by the high boots with zipper and Velcro, boots with laces, knitted cuffs and fur trim made of rabbit and raccoon. Models of shoes for women are made in basic black, beige and blue colors, in shades of bronze and silver with metallic effect, animalistic print, lacing and Swarovski crystals. The classic black color and camouflage print dominate in the male line. Velcro boots, sneakers, boots with lacing and with sheepskin on a massive stable sole – is a winter kit which will not let you down in any weather. In models for the kids are presented the boots with zipper and Velcro, with a special anti-slip sole, anatomical insole and waterproof membrane that retains heat. Children’s shoes feature the bright shades of pink, blue, shiny metallic and lacquer textures. In addition, among the models for the kids are the shoes in graphite, black, silver colours, with an animalistic print and decor of raccoon fur.
ANITA PASZTOR – Anita Pasztor who was an attorney at law by profession, started to design clothes sometime in March 2017. She has always been interested in fashion as an art form, with her grandmother a dressmaker herself, and her source of inspiration. Anita Pasztor unveiled her first collection in June 2017 at the Monte Carlo Fashion Week, and returned for the 6th edition.
The MCFW© Awards Ceremony had inaugurated the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week, commencing after a welcome cocktail on the terrace overlooking the port and the Mediterranean Sea. The charming and glamorous Victoria Silvstedt accompanied the MC Peter Mackley on the stage. After acknowledging the presence of Monegasque dignitaries, there was a brief presentation by Federica Nardoni Spinetta, President and Founder of the Chambre Monegasque de la Mode, who thanked partners and sponsors as well as her team of highly accomplished professionals.
The MCFW Fashion Award Winners this year were:
• MAISON ETRO was bestowed with the MCFW© International Fashion Award, by H.E. Serge Telle, Minister of State of the Principality of Monaco and Federica Nardoni Spinetta, President and Founder of CMM.
• RAHUL MISHRA received the MCFW© Sustainable and Ethical Brand Fashion Award, from Pascal Granero, representing the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and Federica Nardoni Spinetta.
• FLAVIO BRIATORE was the recipient of the MCFW© Luxury Menswear Fashion Award, presented by H.E. Cristiano Gallo, Ambassador of Italy in Monaco, and Rosanna Trinchese, Art Director of MCFW©.
• ISTITUTO MARANGONI received the MCFW© Education Fashion Award, from Isabelle Bonnal, Director Department of Education, Youth and Sports of Monaco, and Mireille Pietri, General Secretary of the Chambre Monegasque de la Mode.
• GERMAN LARKIN was recognized with the MCFW© Emerging Photographer Fashion Award, given by no other than Victoria Silvstedt, model, actress, singer and TV personality and Rosanna Trinchese.
• CONSTANZA CAVALLI ETRO received the MCFW© Cultural Fashion Award, from Karl E. Landler, award winner French actor and director, and Celina Lafuente de Lavotha, Communications Attaché of the MCFW & CMM.
• BANANA MOON received the MCFW© Made-in-Monaco Fashion Award, from Marjorie Crovetto-Harroch, representing the Monaco Town Hall, and Celina Lafuente de Lavotha.
The MCFW© Fashion Awards Ceremony was followed by a Gala Dinner and culminated with DJ Samantha Flores who opened the dance floor to the glamorous guests.
FASHION CONFERENCES – Thursday, May 17, 2018 was dedicated to presentations and Face-to-Face dialogues with Fashion leaders at the Salon Bellevue of the Café de Paris in the Casino Square, in the heart of Monte-Carlo. The event commenced with a brief introduction by Nardoni Spinetta, President and Founder of the Chambre Monégasque de la Mode and followed by a brief presentation by Michel Dotta President Monaco Economic Board. The objective of the conferences was to bring together CEOs, professionals, academics and buyers from all over the world to discuss the evolution of fashion, new challenges and opportunities for brands and emerging fashion designers, with an international point of view. The moderator was Davide Jais, member of CMM, with interviews conducted by Maria Christina Rigano from the press office of the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week.
Flavio Briatore inaugurated the Face-to-Face interactive discussion with a presentation on Billionaire Lifestyle: Luxury Services Strategies. Another important business leader in fashion was Mario Boselli, Honorary President of the Camera Nazionale Moda Italiana (CNMI), who gave a master-class lecture on Camera Nazionale Moda Italiana, illustrating and presenting the beautiful and well crafted Made-in-Italy, concluding with new fashion developments in China. Face-to-Face discussions carried into the international arena, and before lunch break, Miss Olga Egorova talked about the Caspian region and illustrated the case of the Caspian Fashion Week, highlighting fashion in the multimodal globalized world underlining the relationship between East and West, blended and mutually enriching.
The guiding thread of the Monte-Carlo fashion Week “Young, Talented, International, Emerging, Sustainable and Innovative” was highlighted by the Istituto Marangoni, one of the leading educational institutions internationally recognised as one of the leading players offering higher education in the field of fashion, art and design. The discussion was lead by Valerie Berdah-Levy and followed by a Face-to-Face with Rahul Mishra, who is the Istituto Marangoni’s brand ambassador, covering the designer’s challenges and opportunities. Rahul Mishra is also the brand ambassador of Istituto Marangoni Paris.
After the conferences, guests were treated to a Cocktail offered by la Chambre Monégasque de la Mode, on the panoramic terrace of the Salon Bellevue Terrace, overlooking the legendary Casino Square of Monte-Carlo.
The successful 6th edition of the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week came to an end. See you at the next edition of the MCFW© 2019!
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