Monte-Carlo Fashion Week celebrates milestone

As Monte-Carlo Fashion Week celebrates its 10th anniversary this week, the event has become a yardstick for the sustainable and ethical fashion industries, offering accolades to brands that have stood out for giving clients spectacular creations, and doing it in an environmentally friendly way.

Monte-Carlo Fashion Week (MCFW) is back to business as usual this year after two years of pandemic-imposed restrictions, featuring in-person catwalk shows, competitions, conferences, networking opportunities and a gala event all in the course of a few short days.

The MCFW, which has been going strong for a decade now, is running from 23rd to 27th May coinciding with the excitement of Grand Prix, but for fashion-lovers, cars will be the furthest thing from their minds as models strut their stuff on the catwalks showing off the latest in sustainable fashion.

“The spotlight will naturally be on the catwalks, which will host next season’s highly anticipated collections from local and international brands, guided by the red thread of an ethical, recognisable and highly conscious style,” say the organisers.

Pieces from Beach & Cashmere Monaco, owned by Federica Nardoni Spinetta, who is also the President and Founder of the Monegasque Fashion Chamber and of the MCFW, will be available to see at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo’s Salle Garnier. Other brands include Thalie Paris and its eco-sustainable bags, a collaboration between Marcos Marin’s optical art with Diana Mara, and Ramzen, the Italian brand created by the Saudi designer Abdul Al-Romaizan.

The highlight of Monte-Carlo Fashion Week will be the MCFW Fashion Awards ceremony at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo on 24th May, where various international figures in fashion will receive prizes. The winners will be chosen by a jury composed of Sara Sozzani Maino, Federica Nardoni Spinetta, Terrence Bray and Matteo Ward.

Other highlights of the week include the Amber Lounge show on Friday showcasing Pauline Ducruet’s brand Alter, Arloe Swimwear collections, Gina Frias’ elegant dresses, Dea Madre’s feminine pieces and local Monegasque brand Crisoni.