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He’s been one of the driving forces behind Italian fashion over the past 15 years, however Mario Boselli has recently announced his plans to step down from his position as the President of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana. Born in 1941, Boselli has been the President of the CNDI since October 1999, when he took over from Santo Versace.
The Italian fashion chamber was founded in 1958 and is the organisation behind Milan Fashion Week, the biannual event that counts some of the biggest names in luxury fashion on its schedule. The CNDI aims to promote the Italian fashion industry and Boselli has played an instrumental role in promoting the ‘Made in Italy’ label during his tenure. As President, he has also been active in promoting Italian fashion on an international level.
Besides being President of the CNDI, Boselli has been President of Pitti Immagine, the renowned Italian fashion tradeshow association.
Luisa Boselli with Mario Boselli / Image source - CNMI
Talking to WWD, Boselli commented on his decision to step down, saying: “Finally, I can focus on what I’ve always desired to do: to take care of international relationships without handling daily office activities.” Boselli will leave his role on April 15th, which is when the CNDI’s next general meeting takes places. The CNDI has thanked him for his efforts that have led to the chamber being recognized as a credible institution on a global level. He will continue to work as an ambassador of Italian fashion, working on international relations with countries such as Russia and China, since he is to be given the title of Honorary President of the Camera. It now remains to see who will fill his shoes, as the CNDI has yet to recruit someone to fill the vacant position.