Castello degli Sposi - November 15-17.
From 15th to 17th November during the "IlCastello degli Sposi", an event dedicated to future brides and grooms, Maria Francesca Paternò’s creations are exhibited in “Frederick II of Svevia Castle” in Montalbano Elicona (ME).
Bellini Award G.A.R. - Fashion Vernissage Pro Telethon - October 6.
On 6th October at the “Theatre Massimo Vincenzo Bellini” the Fashion Designer honors the Sicilian noblewoman Donna Franca Florio, who represented the elegant and noble image of Sicily during the Belle Époque. - VIDEO
The Look of the Year - August 31.
On 31st August during the beauty contest “The Look of the Year”, in the splendid setting of the “Ancient Theatre” of Taormina, Maria Francesca Paternò’s creations walk the runway, and she receives a prestigious Fashion Award. This historic beauty contest has launched Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista’s top model careers. - VIDEO
SìSposaItalia - June 21-24.
From 21st to 24th June La Via Della Seta is at the “Salone della Sposa” (Bride Expo) in Milan with the Opéra collection and many previews.
UNICEF - Pigotte and the Mother’s Day.
“Mothers of the World” is an initiative in which fashion and social commitment unite to contribute to the "We Want Zero" campaign through the purchase of Pigotte dolls, with their little Pigottini, designed by Maria Francesca Paternò and realized by UNICEF volunteers.
Crocus Fashion Day - February 13.
On 13th February during one of the most important events of the international fashion world, in the exclusive “Lotte Plaza Center”, Maria Francesca Paternò presents a selection of her most sophisticated haute couture dresses, including a wedding dress from the new Opéra collection. Tony Ward’s dresses walk the runway,too. Present are also important newspapers such as Grazia and Elle, people of the show business and fashion bloggers.