Giorgio Armani stands against Milan Fashion Week being shortened

Giorgio Armani stands against Milan Fashion Week being shortened

Let them wait

Iconic Italian designer Giorgio Armani has announced that he will show on the sixth, and final, day of Milan Fashion Week in February – standing against the Italian Autumn/Winter 2015 show season being shortened to five days

One of Italy's most famous and celebrated designers, 80-year-old Giorgio Armani has made a stand against Milan Fashion Week (MFW) being shortened to five days, as was the case at the Spring/Summer 15 week last September. 

"I want to personally thank Giorgio Armani who gave proof of great sensitivity and generosity towards the Italian fashion system," the Italian Fashion Chamber president, Mario Boselli told WWD on hearing the news.

The confirmation that Armani will show on the sixth and final day of MFW also highlights that the designer has made amends the Italian Fashion Chamber, after he criticised the way the chamber managed the schedule last February. Armani aired concerns that the schedule allowed and encouraged fashion editors to leave Milan early, therefore missing his show because Armani was the only "big name" to show on the last day. 

"There are some who prefer to snub the Giorgio Armani show and go to Paris," the designer veteran said at the time. "When we decided to show the last day, other big brands were involved. But currently this is an empty day. Does this mean protecting the Italian fashion? Where is the camera? I rejoined it but I can always exit again. I can just put in a phone call."