After a successful edition the show’s new president, Ercole Botto Poala, announced that Milano Unica will change location and launch its complete redesign and concept for the upcoming edition to debut in September 2016. It will take place from September,6-8, 2016 in Rho-Pero Milan’s exhibiting pole in synergies with other shows - Lineapelle, Origin Passion and Beliefs, Micam and Mipel.

Ercole Botto Poala, Milano Unica president
Ercole Botto Poala, Milano Unica president
In addition to the satisfaction for the success of the event Botto Poala explained: “I want Milano to become a window that shows the best of Italian craftsmanship.” For this, for the next September edition Milano Unica they will work side by side with other shows such as Origin Passion and Beliefs, a show dedicated to Made in Italy semifinished products promoted by Fiera di Vicenza, for two days out of three. They will also be happening in the same days of Lineapelle, specialised leather and components trade show, and for one day will take place together with The Micam and Mipel shows.


Nature is cool
Among major trends presented for s/s 2017 some new cool products and significant collaborations were presented at the show. Denim specialist Italdenim collaborated with Canclini, shirt fabric manufacturer. Together they launched Blue 1925, a new line of lightweight indigo denims and chambrays for shirting. Most of the fabrics of this collection were treated with Detox Chitosano, a special organic substance obtained from crostaceous skins, through which fabrics can be dyed and aged more easily while saving dyeing substances, water and electricity.

Collaboration: Denim specialist Italdeni X Canclini, shirt fabric manufacturer
Collaboration: Denim specialist Italdeni X Canclini, shirt fabric manufacturer


Wear your wood
Lanfranchi, specialised Italian zipper manufacturer who recently joined Greenpece Detox agreement, launched Woodrobes, a collaboration with Valeria Di Cerce, student of NABA school. She designed a selection of garments employing dried leaves stitched together and completed by zippers made with organic cotton and Newlife, a fiber obtained from recycled PET.

Lanfranchi X Vaeria Di Cerce
Lanfranchi X Vaeria Di Cerce


Into the blue
Swarovski rediscovered the importance of returning to nature in defining its seasonal trends and launched a series of new cuts and crystals, including panther head decors and dragonfly pendants. They also involved Celine Cousteau, daughter of Jacques Costeau, reknown sea explorer, who designed a sea microrganism element and jellyfish shape crystal.

Swarovski
Swarovski


Colors are cool
Various shirting fabrics opted for colorful and ethnic-inspired and bright patterns. Linen and cotton continue to play an important part. Most interesting patterns were presented by Tessitura Monti, Tessitura di Albizzate and Liberty fabrics. Tollegno 1900 presented cool wool fabrics also very colorful thanks to highly advanced technology and great raw materials. Bright colors and tropical fruit patterns decored Alcantara newest materials.

Trend area
Trend area


Marco Lagattolla x Manifattura Pezzetti
Marco Lagattolla x Manifattura Pezzetti


Alcantara
Alcantara