Milan fashion week opens with focus on young talent
MILAN (AFP) - Clothes horses from around the world descended on Milan for the start of fashion week on Wednesday where thoroughbreds Armani, Gucci and Prada will be joined by up-and-coming young bucks.
Silver-maned Italian stallions and leggy Russian models strutted their stuff on the streets of Italy's commercial capital, shopping in the city's fashion district or sipping cool cocktails at outdoor terraces in the last summer sun.
Gucci, DSquared2 and Alberta Ferretti kick off 74 catwalks for the spring/summer 2014 collections on Wednesday, preceded by revelry at Vogue Fashion's Night Out with crowds of clubbers packing into boutiques.
The city this year is trying to encourage young people to join the fashion business and there will be five designers showing a collection for the first time.