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Zsolt Szemerszky

Amber Lounge and Monte-Carlo Fashion Week join forces to showcase “Made in Monaco” designer collections

Amber Lounge and Monte-Carlo Fashion Week join forces to showcase “Made in Monaco” designer collections

The 2021 Amber Lounge Monaco Charity Fashion Show is proud to announce their partnership with Monte-Carlo Fashion Week and the Monaco Fashion Council (Chambre Monégasque de la Mode).

The fashion show will showcase both local Monaco brands as well as International brands who pay tribute to Monaco with environmentally and sustainable collections.

“I am delighted to be collaborating with Sonia Irvine and her Amber Lounge team. This year the Chambre Monégasque de la Mode and the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week will join forces with Amber Lounge to organize a show focused on Monaco, both with made in Monaco brands as well as collections dedicated to Monte-Carlo from international brands.” – Federica Nardoni Spinetta, President and Founder Monaco Fashion Council & Monte-Carlo Fashion Week

The Amber Lounge Fashion Show is the world-renowned annual event which brings together the world of Fashion and motorsport. F1 drivers and the Ladies of F1 take to the catwalk under the watchful eye of the world’s international media. But the night is more about just fashion. 

“We are delighted and proud to be working with Monte-Carlo Fashion week and the Monaco Chambre of Commerce. We are excited to work with their charismatic team as well as with designers both local to Monaco but also those who strive to design sustainable collections, a first for Amber Lounge. The show will truly be a dynamic show of fashion and motorsport combined.” – Amber Lounge Founder & CEO Sonia Irvine

Amber Lounge’s charity auction held during the Fashion Show has raised more than USD 6 million for charitable organisations, including Sir Jackie Stewart’s ‘Race Against Dementia’, the Elton John Aids Foundation, Special Olympics, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and Make a Wish Singapore and Abu Dhabi.

Prince Albert II at the Amber Lounge Fashion Show
Prince Albert II at the Amber Lounge Fashion Show

Due to the pandemic, this important fashion show was canceled last year. This year, however, in 2021 the Monaco Grand-Prix is taking place again and for this reason, I was happy to catch up with Sonia.

Read the full interview here:

Participating brands from the Principality of Monaco:

BEACH & CASHMERE MONACO by Federica Nardoni Spinetta 

Federica’s collection has been entirely made from upcycled sails, inspired by her passion for the sea and her desire to raise awareness and protect planet earth, by playing an active role in supporting sustainability by producing high-quality, eco-friendly garments. The collection associate’s elegant simplicity and sophisticated modernism. Beach & Cashmere Monaco runway shoes are from the sustainable brand ACBC, famous for its modular footwear with recycled soles and made of alternative materials such as apple skin, grape skin or pineapple leaves.


Inessa Creations Monaco is a young visionary, award winning and eco responsible Monegasque brand. Her new couture and luxury swimwear collection ‘Monte Carlo Hiils’ SS21 is a culmination of craftmanship, haute couture, high end fabrics as well as Swarovski crystals presented in unique pieces. From sparkly swimwear to transparent dresses, metallic colours to scarlet red, the collection encompasses the wide array of Monegasque fashion. 


Laura Spreti, a princess in life, interprets the fable of the modern princess with tradition and innovation using iconic Italian tailoring techniques. All her dresses are completely handmade using precious fabrics with details in diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Her collection is dedicated to romantic, sophisticated and elegant Monte-Carlo women.

YMAGINARIA by Sofia Alemani

Sofia Alemani, visionary designer-architect, founded her brand after a career of eclecticism that have ranged from art to interior design, from scenography to painting to sculpture. The atelier of Sofia Alemani is in Como, in the heart of the best Italian district for fabrics and manufacturing excellence. Her new sustainable collection is dedicated to Monte-Carlo for a modern, fashionable and responsible woman.


JFC style authority is the leading brand of bespoke men’s tailoring in Monaco. Joseph François Côte is honoured to serve the Principality of Monaco and has established a global reputation with the most respected customers worldwide.


Twenty years spent on the road, traveling and visiting the most remote parts of the world in search of the finest and most precious stones and metals. Returning to Rome with such a background, I had the desire to create a line of jewels that represents my presence, without forgetting the experiences and cultures which I had come in contact with.

Read our full interview with Sonia Irvine, the amazing lady behind the famous Amber Lounge Fashion Show:

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Zsolt Szemerszky is an independent Monaco Advocate & Revenue Specialist with 10 years experience in the Principality of Monaco. As an author of multiple books on Monaco, Zsolt is guiding new residents through the relocation process. He also helps businesses to navigate on Monaco's "water" and to create revenue productive strategies in order to capitalise their highest potentials.

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