Giorgio Armani has announced that Christian Pellizzari will be the next designer to show at his Armani Teatro space during September’s Milan Fashion Week. Armani has previously invited up-and-coming designers to present in the space to support and help establish the next generation of Italian designers.
“I am proud and flattered to have been chosen by the undisputed international fashion icon that is Giorgio Armani,” said Pellizzari. “During my career, his talent, consistency and timeless style have always fascinated me. I hope to live up to his iconic theatre with my fashion show, as this is an important step for me in my creative and professional life.”
Stella Jean showed her first collection in Armani’s space last September. The show became one of the most talked about exhibitions of the fashion week, as did Au Jour Le Jour, which showed in February 2014. Armani has supported the Italian fashion industry for years through his own personal success and continues to support the industry through his encouragement of new Italian talent. Armani also joined the Italian Chamber of Fashion in November 2013.
“Offering young and promising designers a real opportunity for visibility is something that I’m passionate about. I like to discover individual visions and regain the energy that is the mainspring of success,” he said.