N. 21 is saying bye-bye to Milan Men's Fashion Week and will be staging a co-ed men's and women's show in September at Milan Fashion Week. The company's designer, Alessandro Dell'Acqua will be showing the collections together in an effort to streamline both of the lines.
“A mix of feminine and masculine elements has always represented one of the brand’s style codes,” Dell’Acqua was quoted saying to WWD. “That’s why I feel that presenting the men’s and women’s collections together is perfectly natural, in sync with a creative game plan calling for an ever closer connection between the two.”
The coed show in Milan will be presenting the brand's spring/summer 2020 collections. Beginning in June, the men's spring/summer 2020 collection will be sold to buyers in the showroom along the women's pre-collections.
Milan Men's Fashion Week is slowly about to become a playground for more emerging designers, as a lot of the bigger brands, like Gucci and and Bottega Veneta, are opting for co-ed shows in September. The advantage Milan Men's Fashion Week does have in terms of attracting designers and attendees is that it immediately follows Pitti Uomo, the famed Italian menswear tradeshow that attracts editors and buyers from across the globe.
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