Fidenza Village and Vogue Italia Inaugurate Vogue Talents 2012

At Palazzo Morando, Milan - 20 September 2012

LONDON, September 22, 2012 (ANTARA/PRNewswire) --

     Fidenza Village, one of the Collection of Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages, and Vogue Italia this evening celebrated Palazzo Morando's inauguration of the Who is on Next 2012? competition for new emerging designers, as well as their continuing partnership with Vogue Talents in an exhibition featuring a selection of the talents' clothing, jewellery and accessories.

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     In honour of Milan's fashion week, Fidenza Village is proud, for the third consecutive year, to participate in the Vogue Talents partnership with Palazzo Morando's dedicated preview that opens to the public from Friday 21 September until Monday 24 September. This important, ongoing collaboration between Vogue Italia and Fidenza Village marks a shared passion and dedicates support programmes to helping emerging creative talent. Together with Vogue Italia's Franca Sozzani, Fidenza Village is committed to investing in fashion for tomorrow, supporting emerging talents and ensuring an exciting legacy for the future of creativity and fashion. The venue will also host Vogue's eighth year of involvement in the Italian Who is on Next? programme, which aims to find new national talents in the prêt-à-porter fashion and accessories industry.

     International emerging designers chosen by Vogue Talents, thanks to the collaboration with Fidenza Village, will achieve visibility and meet professionals in the field as well as the general public and fashion lovers keen to discover new trends.

     The exhibition of the selected designers' collections at Palazzo Morando will show how their influences and styles come from all around the world: the designers include Italian talents Ely.B. by Eleonora Bruno; 10A (Daria Dazzan and Matteo Cibic); Comeforbreakfast (Francesco Alagna and Antonio Romani); LedaOtto (Simona Cassai and Marta Saletti); and  Halaby (Lebanese designer Gilbert Halaby who is based in Rome); as well as Anne Sofie Madsen from Denmark; Dion Lee from Australia; Thomas Tait from Canada; Kisa Folawiyo from Nigeria with 'Jewel' by Lisa; Adèle Dejak from Kenya; and Zaishi Wang from China with the brand Vega Zaishi Wang.

     The link between Vogue Talents and Fidenza Village will see the launch of a new boutique in the Village in autumn 2013, The Talent Store at Fidenza Village - a creative microcosm supporting a new generation of fashion designers.

     The collaboration between Fidenza Village and Vogue Italia for Vogue Talents demonstrates their shared interest in new fashion talent, as the passion and desire to explore innovative ways to live fashion is part of the DNA of Fidenza Village.

     About Fidenza Village

     Fidenza Village, one of the Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages by Value Retail, is located just 60 minutes from both Milan and Bologna, and offers Italy's leading luxury outlet shopping experience. With more than 100 outlet boutiques providing fashion and luxuries for the home, Fidenza Village offers the authentic previous seasons' collections of a unique selection of Italian and international brands with savings of up to 70% on the recommended retail price, seven days a week and all year round. Brooks Brothers, Escada, Guess, La Perla and Trussardi Jeans are just a few of the international brands present, as well as boutiques of Italian designers including Baldinini, Bruno Magli, Furla and Simonetta. Services offered by the Village include the Shopping Express(TM) daily coach service from Milan, a Tourist Information Centre and personal shopping. With a selection of restaurants, a delicatessen and café, the Village has become a destination for visitors seeking a superior shopping experience and an enjoyable day out. To find out more, please visit


     Source: Value Retail

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