Positive results for the 34th edition of Milano Unica

Exhibitors’ trust and team play rewarded by the presence of buyers

The curtain has fallen on the 34th edition of Milano Unica after two days of physical trade show at Rho Fiera Milano. 


342 participating companies, of which 290 Italian and 52 foreign, showcased their S/S 2023 collections of high-end textiles and accessories for menswear, womenswear and childrenswear.

A total of 3,600 companies (+16%) visited the 34th edition of the Trade Show of Italian Textiles and Accessories. Compared to the previous edition, there was a considerable increase in the number of foreign companies (+35% total) from United Kingdom (+195%), the Netherlands (+70%), Poland (+29%), USA (+26.5%) and France (+14%).


The possibility of organizing a physical trade show definitely provided an injection of confidence to the entire sector. Buyers, the press and visitors thronged the Halls of the exhibition area, discovering the collections, the proposals of the Tendenze and Sustainability Area and all the content projects of the event and its partners.


“The result of the 34th edition is certainly reflected by the increased number of exhibitors, but also by the changed mood in the market. The recovery in consumer spending, the reduced pressure of the pandemic and improved sales have definitely given an injection of confidence both to the increasing number of exhibitors and buyers looking for new stimuli for their collections,” commented Alessandro Barberis Canonico, President of Milano Unica.


The Opening Ceremony addressed the topic of training, a fundamental value and strategic investment for fostering growth in the industry. Together with the President of Milano Unica, Alessandro Barberis Canonico, and the moderator Giulia Crivelli, fashion editor of IlSole 24 Ore, several representatives of the world of manufacturing and the institutions provided their contributions: Carlo Maria Ferro, President of the Italian Trade Agency ITA, Cirillo Marcolin, President of Confindustria Moda, Sergio Tamborini, President of Sistema Moda Italia, Giovanni Brugnoli, Vice-President of Confindustria with responsibility for Human Capital, Paolo Bastianello, President of Confindustria Moda Education Committee, Roberto Peverelli, President of TAM Network and Francesco Ferraris, President of Sistema Moda Italia Youth Group, with a streamed video message from the Italian Minister for Education, Patrizio Bianchi.


Back to School, Milano Unica’s event dedicated to fashion schools, had a special guest: Brunello Cucinelli, who spoke about his experience for the benefit of the young talents of the industry in a conversation with Alessandro Barberis Canonico, President of Milano Unica.


The new edition of e-MilanoUnica Connect, Milano Unica’s marketplace for textiles and apparel accessories, will go online tomorrow, February 3, 2022, showcasing the Spring/Summer 2023 collections and offering a valuable support to extend the business relations between companies and buyers beyond the physical trade show.


Learn more about e-MilanoUnica Connect and the participation criteria.


Milano Unica warmly thanks the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Italian Trade Agency ICE, Sistema Moda Italia and the Municipality of Milan for their renewed sponsorship. In addition, Milano Unica thanks Banca Sella for the more than decennial collaboration and the sponsor Lauretana.


The press release for the closing of the 34th edition is available at this link. 


Arrivederci until the next edition of Milano Unica.