Italy and China are strengthening their ties.

During a conference organized on Wednesday in Milan by Chinese textile giant Shangtex, the Italian Fashion Chamber and the Shanghai Fashion Week Organizing Committee signed an agreement to promote the cooperation and the sharing of data and information between the two fashion industries.

In order to highlight the important role played by Mario Boselli, honorary president of the Italian Fashion Chamber, in the development of the relationships between Italy and China over the years, Shangtex also nominated him Italian Fashion Ambassador for Shanghai Fashion Week.

Kiton chief executive officer Antonio De Matteis, Costume National creative director Ennio Capasa, as well as Gabriele Colangelo, creative director of both his namesake label and Giada, were among the speakers at the conference.