This painful but inevitable decision was agreed together with all the organizers of the other Milan fashion fairs (MICAM Milano, TheONE Milano, LINEAPELLE and HOMI Fashion&Jewels Exhibition) originally scheduled from 20th to 24th March in FieraMilano-Rho exhibition venue: the current italian legislative provisions, in fact, prohibits fairs in attendance until 5th March 2021 inclusive and, if the possibility of organizing physical events should be reopened from March 6th, the quality and prestige level that have always distinguished these exhibitions will cannot be guaranteed. Moreover, also the significant incoming of buyers from all over the world that has made the fairs a global reference points will cannot be guaranteed. International health, travel and transport restrictions, would not allow thousands of visitors to reach Fieramilano Rho peacefully and safely.
In the meantime, however, Mipel doesn’t stop and its 119th edition moves completely to digital starting from 21st March 2021 and hosted on a new platform will allow exhibitors to present the new proposals and FW21/22 collections, all enriched by moments of discussion, seminars and talks. The organisers continue to support the community they serve in the conviction that we can only overcome this difficult time if we work together, confirming that in the months to come, we will still be #strongertogether.