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As usual, this year’s Monte-Carlo Fashion Week (MCFW) was loaded with novelties and with an increasingly international focus. The MCFW is the official fashion event of the Principality of Monaco. This twelfth edition was held from April 22 to 26, 2024 with resort, cruise and capsule collections.

Year after year, the event is gaining prestige thanks to a rich calendar, in which fashion shows and presentations merge with moments of reflection on the main themes related to circularity, sustainability, inclusion and diversity.

Federica Nardoni Spinetta, President and Founder of the Chambre Monégasque de la Mode and MCFW declared: “We are proud to support Monaco brands and, at the same time, to offer international designers and fashion personalities the Principality of Monaco as a prestigious showcase to present their collections and as a platform to discuss the importance of sustainable and circular fashion”.

Stella Jean, Giorgio Armani’s protégé, opened the runway shows with her sunny and energetic collection, before giving way to the Monegasque and international brands. The Italian-Haitian designer, concerned with sustainability issues, returned as the godmother of MCFW.

There are other places with a rich fashion history, such as New York, London, Paris and Milan, but Monte Carlo, as small as it is, showed amazing creations of top international designers and brands.

After the institutional inauguration at the City Hall, the event moved to the exclusive setting of the Yacht Club of Monaco, where a conference was held with the participation of the public present with Federico Marchetti, Founder of the Yoox Group and Net-a-Porter, Chairman of the Fashion Task Force of the Sustainable Markets Initiative founded by King Charles III when he was Prince of Wales, Member of the Board of Directors of Giorgio Armani S.p.A. Also at the Yacht Club, a new project against gender violence was unveiled.


The 12th edition of MCFW was a big success.

There was great anticipation for the MCFW Fashion Awards ceremony, which honored fashion creatives and personalities who have distinguished themselves for their ethical and innovative vision.

At the Fashion Awards ceremony, Federico Marchetti received the Positive Change Award as a digital entrepreneur and pioneer of sustainable fashion. The godmother of the event, Stella Jean, opened the catwalks with a collection created in collaboration with Umbrian artisans.

Federico Marchetti & Federica Nardoni (Photo Daniele Ghidetti)

Sustainability is at the heart of Gracey Owusu Agyemang’s collection awarded with the Sustainable Emerging Designer Award. A luxury collection that enhances Afro-Asian craftsmanship and culture, in collaboration with Dijágo Studios, co-founded with Khudija Zaib.

Environmental focus for Beach & Cashmere Monaco by Federica Nardoni Spinetta, who presented a collection created with recycled sails from the Monaco Yacht Club, highlighting the theme of circularity.
Under the watchful eye of the buyers, including Claudio Betti of Spinnaker – member of the Board of Directors of Camera Buyer Italia, recipient of the Ethical and Sustainable Buyer Award – the fashion shows continued.

A wild touch with the Victoria Silvstedt by Marli Dresses collection, the elegant Sicilian A’Biddikkia that draws inspiration from distant lands and ancestral traditions, an oriental whiff with the stitching of the Japanese Mami Okano, Leslie Monte Carlo with a collection that breathes the Riviera, and the authentic and refined underwear brand Les Dessous de Monaco.

This year, Chiara Ferragni participated as a mentor for emerging creators by awarding Les Dessous de Monaco, the Haute Couture lingerie brand that stood out with its collection entirely Made in Monaco.

Closing the fashion shows, with sets created by the Bosio Pavilion – Monaco Academy of Fine Arts, were young creators from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, who were awarded the Educational Award.

The Fashion Hub, a dynamic venue that hosted Pop-Ups at Fairmont Hotel Monte-Carlo, hosted the Symposium of Women in Finance Institute of Monaco to promote inclusion and women’s entrepreneurship, a new project against gender-based violence.

AVIP is celebrating 10 years in action on behalf of victims of acts of violence committed in Monaco © Communication Department / Stéphane Danna / Etienne Dang

Valérie Campora-Lucas, Managing Director of AVIP © Communication Department / Stéphane Danna / Etienne Dang

With the microphone, Abigail Tara Lilly Kent, a model since the age of 15, and a victim of psychological violence © Communication Department / Stéphane Danna / Etienne Dang

Radio Monte Carlo was the official broadcaster of the event.