September 19, 2014

Vogue Italy & Kering for fashion’s future stars. Empower Talents 2 @ MFW

On the very fist day of Milan Fashion Week, the industry grands made up their minds to celebrate the industry’s future. Names such as Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Eva Cavalli and Roberto Cavalli, Angela, Margherita and Teresa Missoni, Anna Molinari, Giambattista Valli as well as representatives from Ferragamo, Schiaparelli, Louis Vuitton, Tod’s or Fendi joined their clout to a second-year event run by Franca Sozzani for Vogue Italia and François-Henri Pinault for Kering: Empower Talents.

The two main goals of the evening and series of events that follows are the offering of high-promise internships in marketing, information systems, public relations, communications and merchandising at Kering’s Italy and Switzerland brands: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Brioni, Sergio Rossi, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, Jean Richard and Pomellato, and scouting and showcasing new design talent through Who is on Next? and Vogue Talents.

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The internships are up for grabs until November 15, with all information available at, with the actual stages due to run between November 2014 and 2015. Given the reported of last year’s series’ success, Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering underlines that ‘’Identifying talent and empowering creativity are both part of Kering’s vision and core missions.’’

The second dimension of Vogue Italy’s effort for the furthering of young promising fashion aspirants has, through September 21, at Milan’s Palazzo Morando, exhibitions by the former laureates and guest lectures by fashion leading names. Furthermore, the top three winning brands will get to sell their ready-to-wear and accessories through And us to buy them!

Anna Molinari, Alberta Ferretti and Giuseppe Zanotti at Empower Talents 2

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Photos: Vogue Italy