Plus-Size Label Removed From Milan Fashion Week’s Official Calendar

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The thirteenth-century Loggia dei Mercanti, a new official Milan Fashion Week venue.

After having only four days for its Fashion Week in February, the cramped calendar for which made the critics awfully grumpy, Milan Fashion Week gets a full six this season. And they're trying to make those six pleasant and relaxed, as is the European way — you know, why drink your Diet Coke on the go when you can plop down at a café and drink it at a little metal table? So in its overhaul of the schedule, the Italian Chamber of Fashion had to remove dozens of labels from the "official program." These included smaller designers, a beachwear and underwear brand, and plus-size label Elena Mirò. [WWD]