Milan Fashion Week was founded in 1958 and is held twice a year-- once in the spring, and once in fall. We were surprised to find ourselves in the middle of the fall show during our recent visit to the city, especially notable in the Brera and Duomo neighborhoods.
Fashion Week is a clothing trade show spread over multiple events and venues, including the stereotypical models on runways, models and their photographers on the streets, promotion of clothes and such. Fashion Week is run by a non-profit association which coordinates and promotes Italian Fashion, both male and female.
(Model photographed adjoining the Duomo in Milan)
Milan's is one of four important international Fashion Weeks, the others being held in Paris, London and New York.