Maria Carmen Nustrizio Schön
Mariella Burani Group
Today the Mila Schön Group has become an empire with boutiques not only in major Italian cities such as Milan, Florence and Rome, but all over the world. Extremely selective standards have been adopted for foreign markets where the Mila Schön label is widely distributed. The house of Mila Schon is now owned by the fashion group Mariella Burani. Several young designers have worked at Mila Schon in recent years. A design trio of Myler, Citron and Piaggi were there but moved on to Byblos. Mila Schon herself supervises the designs of the house she founded. The present designer is Marc Helmuth who presented his first Mila Schon collection for Spring/Summer 2003 in Milan in September 2002. Mila Schon, at the age of 85, still presented her own show.
Essentially a classic designer of dresses, suits and eveningwear, Schon, though not as well known as many of her colleagues, is one of the most respected names in Italian fashion and is noted for her sophisticated style and precise tailoring. Schon's favourite fabric was double-faced wool and this white suit represents her design signature. She was a perfectionist who worked within a classical structure, to exacting specifications and she created modernist garments. Her evening gowns take on a growing importance in her successive collections. They include some embroidered in white and silver, those with Gobelin motifs, and those of Persian inspiration.