Future For Fashion: the general states of fashion in Florence.  Many famous faces - The Nation

Future For Fashion: the general states of fashion in Florence. Many famous faces – The Nation

Florence, March 25, 2022 – It’s called “Future For Fashion”The international conference that opens this afternoon in the Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio promoted by Confindustria Firenze, the Florence Center for Italian Fashion and the Municipality of Florence which will last until tomorrow morning.

It is a project aimed at promoting a reflection on the evolution and future of fashion, understood not only as an economic sector of reference for Made in Italy, but also as a cultural and social expression. Starting from the great productive and creative reality of Florence and of Tuscany.

To organize the event, in addition to the writer, also Antonella Mansi president of the Florence Center for Italian Fashion and Niccolò Moschini vice president of Confindustria Firenze with responsibility for fashion and Made in Italy. The Organizing Secretariat was handled by Enic di Stefano Gabbrielli.

This is an international occasion, two days full of conversations and discussions, which tackle the topic of fashion from different perspectives and see an exchange of ideas between the Italian and international protagonists of the sector: entrepreneurs, managers, stylists, public and private institutions.

Today after the greeting and welcome of the mayor Dario NardellaMaurizio Bigazzi, president of Confindustria Toscana and Confindustria Firenze, Antonella Mansi president of CFMI will speak at the opening: then the opening speech by Patrizio Bertelli, administrator of the Prada Group. It is inevitable to think that the entrepreneur from Arezzo who listed the Group he chairs with his wife Miuccia Prada will also focus on the delicate situation of the international markets.

It will also deal with the Italian fashion system with Ercole Botto Poala, vice president of Confindustria Moda. Carlo Capasa president of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion, Carlo Maria Ferro president of the ICE Agency, Stefania Lazzaroni general director of the Altagamma Foundation. Alfonso Dolce, CEO of the Dolce and Gabbana Group, will be in charge of the craftsmanship supply chain. Leonardo Bassilichi, president of the Florence Chamber of Commerce, Claudio Marenzi president of Pitti Immagine and Luigi Salvadori president of Fondazione CR Firenze will discuss and bring their experiences of Florence as a successful fashion market.

At “Future For Fashion” then it will be the turn of Florentine savoir faire for Piquadro with Marco Palmieri president and CEO of Piquadro SpA and The Bridge SpA, the latter brand of excellence in Florentine leather goods. To conclude this first session, another key theme such as the Florentine DNA for an international success.

Speaking will be Andrea Panconesi, founder and president of LuisaviaRoma.com, Niccolò Ricci CEO of Stefano Ricci and Frediano Sebastiani, COO-Chef Operating Officer of Ermanno Scervino. Among the speakers tomorrow morning there will be Leonardo Ferragamo, Brunello Cucinelli, Nerio Alessandri, Massimiliano Giornetti, Laudomia Pucci, Lupo Lanzara, Eike Schmidt, Andrea Falchetti, Fabio Sattin and Fabrizio Testa.

Maurizio Marchesini, President of the Marchesini Group and vice-president of Confindustria, has the task of drawing the conclusions of this first conference. He’s gala dinner tonight for 120 guests at the St. Regis. Supporting the project and the entire event for the fashion economy are Intesa SanPaolo, Ermanno Scervino, Kering, LeoFrance, Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, Polimoda, Roy Roger’s and Salvatore Ferragamo.

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