The Italian Chamber of Fashion has decided to reappoint Carlo Capasa as president until 2022. Capasa was first appointed in this role by the Milan-based association in April 2015. He succeeded Mario Boseli, who headed the organization for 15 years and is now its honorary president.
Since his appointment, Capasa has been focusing on several aspects of development including: sustainability, inclusion and diversity, digitization and support to young designers. Last year, the association issued a manifesto to guide companies in implementing inclusive practices. He has also forged tight relationships with international institutions and promoted Italian fashion through compelling storytelling.
In particular, Capasa has hosted roundtables and collaborated aimed at defining practical guidelines to promote sustainability across the whole fashion chain besides launching the Green Carpet Fashion Awards Italia project in collaboration with Livia Firth, founder and creative director of Eco-Age. Last year, the organization additionally joined the Kering-led Fashion Pact initiative with the role of coordinating Italian brands. In his new tenure, Capasa will lead the organization’s relaunch after the Coronavirus pandemic forced brands to reconsider their overall strategies.