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Monte-Carlo Fashion Week puts Sustainability in the Spotlight

Sustainable fashion will be the star of the catwalk during Monte Carlo’s Fashion Week, which will take place from 14-18 May 2021. With fast fashion being one the leading causes of global pollution, Monaco will be showing the world how ethical and environmental clothing makes everyone look and feel great. 

The Monte-Carlo Fashion Week 2021 will be under the High Patronage of HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco for the fifth year in a row. The event will bring the Principality to the centre of the fashion universe by attracting a large number of participants and professionals, with particular attention to ethical and sustainable fashion, one of the Chambre Monégasque de la Mode’s fundamental objectives. 

This year’s fashion week boasts a rich panel which includes the most innovative designers of the international fashion scene as well as moments of reflection concerning the themes of sustainability, with the hashtag #sustainabletogether.

Monte-Carlo Fashion Week puts Sustainability in the Spotlight

Sustainable contest

On 15 February, the highly anticipated second edition of the MCFW Sustainable Contest will be launched. All ‘Green’ designers are called to participate by sending a short video representing the essence of their ethical and innovative vision. The contest closes on 15 April and the winner will be presented with the Monte-Carlo Sustainable Award on 18 May and will have the opportunity to present their collection in the official program of the MCFW.

The Jury, composed by Sara Sozzani Maino – Head of Vogue Talents, Ingie Chalhoub – President & CEO of Group Etoile Dubai, Designer Ingie Paris; Desserto – Winning Designer for 2020 and Federica Nardoni Spinetta – President of the Chambre Monégasque de la Mode, will be choose the final winner.

According to Nardoni Spinetta, creator of the event and President of the Chambre Monégasque de la Mode, the traditional mechanisms of fashion week have necessarily been rethought in environmental terms. Monte-Carlo Fashion Week’s objective is to instil a virtuous attitude throughout the entire fashion supply chain.

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