Carlo Capasa has been re-elected for his fifth two-year term as the chairman and delegate of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion (CNMI). This reaffirmation by Italian fashion houses is a testament to Capasa’s exceptional leadership and his previous role as the CEO of Costume National.

During the recent assembly of the CNMI, Capasa acknowledged the immense challenges that the fashion industry has faced in the past two years, including the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent crisis. Despite these obstacles, Capasa expressed his pride in the unity, collaboration, and synergy demonstrated by the association.

Over the past two years, the CNMI has actively prioritized various initiatives such as sustainability, digitalization, inclusion, training, and the promotion of young brands. Looking ahead, Capasa’s objective for the next two years is to uphold competitiveness, unity, and collaboration within the industry. He also aims to place a greater emphasis on strengthening the fashion supply chain.

As part of the re-election process, a new board of directors for the CNMI has been appointed. This board brings together esteemed Italian fashion houses and has been operating since 1958. While many members from the previous board have been reconfirmed, there have been a few changes. Fabrizio Cardinali will take the place of Jacopo Etro on the board, following the sale of Etro’s majority stake to L Catterton in 2021. Furthermore, Marco Gobetti will assume the role of CEO of Salvatore Ferragamo, succeeding Giovanna Gentile Ferragamo.

The new board of directors consists of Carlo Capasa, along with 14 other members, including CEOs and creative directors from prominent fashion brands such as Prada, Gucci, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Valentino. Honorary president Mario Boselli also joins the board.

With Capasa taking the helm once again, the CNMI is well-positioned to continue promoting and supporting the vibrant Italian fashion industry in the years to come.

Useful Links:
1. CNMI Official Website
2. Vogue Italia