Capasa joined the Milan-based association in its role in April 2015. He succeeded Mario Boselli, who is now honorary president, along with Beppe Modenese.
Since his appointment, Capasa has been developing a strategy focused on several pillars, including sustainability, digitization and supporting young designers. He has also forged tight relationships with international institutions and promoted Italian fashion through a compelling storytelling.
In particular, during his tenure, Capasa has orchestrated roundtables and collaborations with specialized associations aimed at defining practical guidelines to promote sustainability across the whole fashion chain, along with organizing the first edition of the Green Carpet Fashion Awards Italia in collaboration with Livia Firth, founder and creative director of Eco-Age. The second edition of the awards will be held in September.
On Thursday, the board also elected, or in some cases reelected, the presidency committee with a mandate until 2020. In addition to Capasa, the board is made up of executives and designers from the country’s main fashion groups: Patrizio Bertelli, Lavinia Cigna Biagiotti, Marco Bizzarri, Jacopo Etro, Giovanna Gentile Ferragamo, Massimo Ferretti, Luigi Maramotti, Angela Missoni, Renzo Rosso, Remo Ruffini, Stefano Sassi, Carla Sozzani, Tomaso Trussardi and Gildo Zegna.