“I believe that our entrepreneurs, our entrepreneurs, should receive a medal, for the courage and pride they show in being here today, to present to the world the Collections which are the fruit of hard work, carried out with tenacity and determination in such a complex moment, in which the war in Ukraine, expensive energy and the rising cost of raw materials have added to the pandemic. But we are resilient, and I ask everyone to be aware that behind every dress, behind every Collection, there is creativity, craftsmanship and occupation, above all feminine “: these are the words with which Tamara Gualandi, businesswomangreeted the authorities present at the inauguration of fashion designersthe international fair for SMEs producing women’s fashion which started today, Tuesday May 10, in Modena Fiereand which will continue until Thursday, May 12.
The event, in which 37 exhibiting companies participate with the spring / summer 2023 collections, is organized by ModenaFiere, represented today by the director Marco Momoli, who recalled how the growing data testifies to the quality of the teamwork carried out over the years: “If we are here, despite all the unknowns of the market, and if we start this edition with a greater number of companies than the previous one, we owe it to the synergy which saw the collaboration of all the local authorities, in support of Italian know-how and of the District of Carpi in particular”. ModenaFiere organizes the event with the support of Consortium ExpoModenain close synergy with Carpi Fashion System, of which they are part CNA, LAPAM-Confartigianato, Confindustrie Emilie, Modena Chamber of Commerce, CR Carpi Foundation, Municipality of Carpi, Democenter-SIPE Foundation And For Modena.
The Undersecretary for the Presidency of the Giunta also intervened during the ribbon cutting Emilia-Romagna Region, Davide Baruffi: “The revival of the regional fashion sector is a priority for us. And we don’t want to stop at crisis management, we are in fact committed to laying the foundations to build a new future for this sector together. In the name of sustainability, skills, internationalization, technological innovation and materials, as well as design. By betting more and more on the quality, as well as on the creativity and exclusivity of our products. For this reason, the Region, with actions funded by European resources and the PNR, is preparing to launch a series of measures ranging from calls for research to productive investments, support for supply chains and internationalization , to measures promoting the growth of skills. and innovative start-ups. These are ten support tools for the sector, which we have shared with the Regional Fashion Table, set up ten months ago, a real task force with all the players in Made in Emilia-Romagna fashion: institutions, companies, universities, Unioncamere and research system. “Appreciation for the road traveled and for the prospects for the future was then expressed by the President of the Modena Chamber of Commerce, Giuseppe Molinari“We live in a time when institutions must support projects when there is vision and cohesion, when the protagonists are the first to believe in it. This show truly represents excellence, and the international recognition recently achieved by Moda Makers helps us see the future with a long-term perspective.” Even the Mayor of Carpi, Alberto Bellellireiterated his applause to companies, emphasizing the centrality of a sector such as fashion, which must be supported at all levels: “We will have to work with conviction in the years to come, starting from a good history like that of Moda Makers, which allowed us to develop a long-term strategy, which tells us that even in the face of difficulties no one lowered their heads, and thanks to this we are today ready to welcome international buyers , with pride, to show how ideas of beauty and elegance can be translated into unique garments in the world”. In the evening, after the first day of the fair, the stage will move to Carpi where, at the Cortile d’Onore of the Palazzo dei Pio, the Moda Makers Fashion Partyan exclusive event promoted by Carpi Fashion System and organized by SGP Grandi Eventi, reserved for companies and clients, and designed to give guests a taste of the gastronomic and oenological excellences of the region, obviously declined in a touch of fashion. (photo Giulia Mantovani)