DD TV Eye on Fashion – February 2014

Milan Fashion Week Women’s wear February 2014 


Maria “Nefer” Suvio. We welcome on board a new promising talented young Italian woman designer and stylist. Her designs are just awesome and she seems to really have good taste. Heartfelt congrats on all you do and all support! Hope to see your clothing lines being showed in the future Milan Fashion Weeks!

 Levy – Skaist and Nash-Taylor, a couple of brilliant American women designers, who are, also affectedly, close to the moderator of this column have founded and launched in February 2012 a new clothing label and line, in Los Angeles, named “Nowness”: sending them all of the rest of the DD TV’s crew support and waiting for their first fashion show in Milan in the future.             

 John Richmond (one of our favourite designers who, within the rest, created the merchandise for the 2004 DD Reunion tour and who in 2009 during a Milan show put a DD dedicated music set). No news from John again. Maybe with a new Mayor in 2016… fingers crossed.

 PUNK MASTERS BY PATTY PALAZZO (it’s a sort of Juicy Couture’s branch office, all over the world; she is the designer of some cool drum logos, played by you know who): she’s been doing new designs for new tees.

Patty is hosted in this space as “special guest” in the behind the scenes of the Milan Fashion Weeks.


Versace, Armani, Cavalli, Krizia did apply to rent part of the town territory to make their traditional shows.  

 By the way of the designer Roberto Cavalli, his fashion show and exhibit was risking to not take place for a row over the payment of the Occupancy Tax. Since Cavalli Maison has been giving financial contribution for the restoration and maintenance of the monument which is the background in his shows, he actually demanded the Council as usual, a discounted fare, but Mayor replied this time the local cash didn’t permit to grant any discount and the designer refused to pay more than the deserved. The deal ended happily in favor of the designer. Phew!   

 Milan Mayor Pisapia actually doesn’t care of fashion that much, doesn’t give support to it, but in late 2013 he had to acknowledge that the income from fashion got the highest peak just from Milan. Better late than never!! He’s the Expo 2015 Mayor, he signed an agreement with the National chamber of Fashion to do Expo 2015 theme- shows oriented and some contests will be opened to aspiring designers. 

 A new Reality Talent TV show was launched and its name is “Fashion Style”: it’s a competition where creative designers, thru various tasks, nominations etc. … have to gain the Best Designer Award. The jury and the coaches are celebrities or real designers. Good luck to all!

 The National Chamber of Fashion did damage the precious floor during the last fashion shows in September: it means the organizers have been fined for a due amount of about Euro 2,000.00.= . Also, in early December they applied for their shows scheduled for Menswear in January 2014: right on time and they still don’t trust on us.

If the most important Italian designers’ secretaries and employees weren’t ninnies, the Italian fashion system would work better!  

Some of the locations used by the fashion shows, like for example the Sforza Castle, are soon going to change look, to get ready for the Expo 2015 (but maybe the Castle square is going to permanently look like on the new project we’ve anticipatedly seen…). The Peace Arch seems instead to be a no longer available location for designer Roberto Cavalli.


DD TV xx


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