Milan is still Italy’s most important fashion hotspot. In September, the “Settimana della Moda” brings new innovative fairs beside the well-established events.

FASHION SHOWS
Most of the catwalk shows “Milano Moda Donna,” organized by the Camera Nazionale della Moda, this year will take place in the new Milano Fashion Center in via Gattamelata 5 from September 23 to 30. Next to designers such as Gucci, D&G, Roberto Cavalli & Co, the temporary schedule contains shows of Evisu, Sportmax, Love Sex Money, a few upcoming designers and some Russian designers who will present their women collections for s/s 2007.
All these fashion shows are by invitation only.
Contact: (cameramoda.it)

MILANO UNICA
The third edition of Italian and European textile fair Milano Unica puts the shows Ideabiella, Ideacomo, Moda In, Shirt Avenue and Prato Expo under one roof at the Fieramilanocity. The shows will take place September 12 to 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and September 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact: (milanounica.it)

MICAM SHOEVENT
The international shoe fair presents the s/s 2007 footwear collections of the medium-high segment. About 1,651 Italian and international exhibitors have signed up and 40,000 visitors are expected. The fair will take place September 21 to 24, daily from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Fiera Milano – Rho.
Contact: (micamonline.com)

MIPEL
The leather accessories show Mipel keeps buyers in a good mood by dispending free food and drink at lunchtime. About 400 exhibitors will present their leather goods at the show, which runs at the Fiera Milano – Rho from September 21 to 24. Show hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the final day, September 24.
Contact: (mipel.it)

MADE IN GERMANY, CHANCE IN ITALIA
Ten big German fashion companies such as S. Oliver and Hatico Mode present their s/s 2007 collections to selected buyers, wholesale, distributors and agents. The event’s organizers are the Italian-German Chamber of Commerce and the Bavarian Ministry of Economics. The event takes place September 21 from 2:00 p.m. on at the Hotel Principe di Savoia.
Contact: (ahk-italien.it)

MILANOVENDEMODA
The womenswear show will offer five sections, one of which is 46…52 Plusize, a special section dedicated to plus-size collections. The show will take place at the Fieramilanocity from September 22 to 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Contact: (milanovendemoda.it)

WHITE, NEOZONE and CLOUDNINE
The network of Pitti Immagine is dedicated to the vanguard woman. The second edition, divided in the three sections White, Neozone and Cloudnine, presents innovative and qualitative Italian and international brands. The fair runs September 28 to September 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and October 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The locations are as follows: Via Tortona 27 (White), Via Tortona 54 (Neozone) and Via Tortona 58 (Cloudnine).
Contact: (pittimmagine.com/it/fiere/whiteneozonecloudnine)

MIX MILANO
Over 50 international young designers are expected to debut their collections at Mix Milano in its second edition. The show will run September 28 to October 1, from 10:00 a.m. on (closing time to be determined) at Spazio 4, Via Giovanni Pestalozzi.
Contact: (mix-milano.com)