Let’s start with the fair dedicated to footwear and leather goods which undoubtedly is the sector’s most important event in June. Expo Riva Schuh and GardaBags announced yesterday that the June edition of the event that was to be dedicated to the opening of the summer season will be skipped, while they are considering to organise within the end of 2020 the edition that by tradition is usually held in January. The press release of the Board of Directors opens, in fact, with a clear: “Expo Riva Schuh and GardaBags: projected towards the winter edition”
This hypothesis is now being examined by the organisers of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi who “have launched a consultation among all the operators involved (exhibitors, visitors and stakeholders, at international and local level) to evaluate the possibility of reformulating the calendar and organising the winter edition, which usually opens the new year in January, before the end of 2020”.
The final decision of future dates is expected in the upcoming days/weeks.

Below also a video (part of our #ComeState project) in which Roberto Pellegrini, managing director of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, announces and explains the postponement of the fair.

Postponements of June do not end here

Milan Men Fashion Week surrenders to the Coronavirus and announces that “the Milan Men Fashion shows and presentations, scheduled for 19 to 23 June 2020, will take place on the occasion of the Milan Women Fashion edition of September 2020”.

WHITE has also decided to change the date of the event dedicated to sustainability and innovation in fashion, scheduled for June: “Given the difficult situation caused by the propagation of COVID-19 which is hitting hard the rest of Europe and the United States, WSM FASHION REBOOT – the first project of real synergy and networking for all the actors of sustainable fashion – will take place from 24 to 27 September 2020 together with WHITE Milano, on the occasion of Milan Women Fashion”.

We no longer speak of June, but the theme of ‘moving trade fair dates’ stays the same. In fact, also the Chairmanship Committee of Milano Unica deemed it appropriate to move the dates of the 31st edition, scheduled for July, to 7, 8 and 9 September, always held at Milan Rho Fair.
“The complexity of the national situation, the evolution of the problem at an international level, the objective difficulties of the companies in preparing the collections, the commitment of many companies to reconvert their activities to ensure the production of medical devices to guarantee the safety of everybody are the themes behind the decision to postpone the now traditional July edition to September”, said Alessandro Barberis Canonico, president of Milano Unica.

Pitti Immagine Uomo too, which, until a few hours ago, seemed to want to confirm the dates of June, changed its mind. Now, following today’s Board of Directors, it has decreed the new dates of its trade fair appointments. The edition n. 98 dedicated to man is confirmed and moves from 2 to 4 September (3 days), always at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence.
Pitti Immagine Bimbo n. 91 is confirmed and moves to 9-10 September (2 days), in Fortezza da Basso.
Pitti Immagine Filati n. 87 is confirmed and the exact location on the calendar will be discussed at the next Technical Committee of the show, scheduled for April 8.
 Super n. 16 is confirmed on the original dates, September 24-27, at the Visconti Pavilion in Milan.