Monte-Carlo Fashion Week: Catwalks, conferences and powerful messages

The 2024 Monte-Carlo Fashion Week is well underway, with dozens of exciting events and exhibitions scheduled for the next few days. Here are some of the highlights. 

The annual event, now in its 11th edition, began on Monday 22nd April and will continue at venues across the Principality until Friday 26th April.  

From shows spotlighting up-and-coming local and international brands, as well as sustainable fashion, the 2024 Monte-Carlo Fashion Week programme is, of course, packed with catwalks and fashion-focused events, but there is also lots more on the agenda.  

After launching with a special cocktail reception at the Mairie de Monaco on Monday, it was on to more serious matters. On Tuesday, the Yacht Club de Monaco hosted a conference session led by Valerie Campora-Lucas, the founder of Aide aux Victimes d’Infractions Pénales (AVIP), a local association that aims to help victims of violence, whether domestic, psychological or sexual. 

The Mairie de Monaco opened 2024’s Monte-Carlo Fashion Week with an invite-only cocktail event on Monday 22nd April. Photo credit: Mairie de Monaco

This was followed by a business talk from Federico Marchetti, the former CEO of online fashion behemoth Net-a-Porter, who was interviewed on stage by the Monaco Economic Board’s Justin Highman.  

The second day concluded with glamour galore at the exclusive Monte-Carlo Fashion Week Awards in the Yacht Club’s ballroom, which featured a fashion show by Italian-Haitian designer Stella Jean and a gala dinner with after-hours dancing.  

On Wednesday, the action will turn to the Fairmont Hotel. Here, a fashion hub and pop-up mall will be set up in the Salle de la Mer from 11am to 7pm, allowing local and visiting fashionistas to peruse the latest trends and collections from a range of designers to their hearts’ content.  

Invitation-only fashion shows will also be taking place on the Observatory Deck of the Yacht Club de Monaco from 3pm, with highlights including shows by Gracey Owusu- Agyemang, Beach & Cashmere Monaco, Marli Dresses, Sicily’s A’biddikkia, Leslie Monte-Carlo, Mami Okano and Les Dessous de Monaco.  

On Thursday, the Fairmont event will continue with the same hours and there will also be a conference at the hotel at 12pm: Monaco Women in Finance Institute x MCFW. The day will wrap up with an exclusive cocktail event at Twiga from 7pm.  

Finally, this Friday will see a Central Saint Martins fashion show play out at the Salle Léo Férré in Fontvieille from 3pm. Monaco’s Pavilion Bosio will be assisting with the show by providing special scenography.  

To find out more about the 2024 Monte-Carlo Fashion Week, click here.


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