NOT IN ROME: AltaRoma has canceled its next Roman couture week, scheduled for Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. The Italian association said Friday that the decision is motivated by a lack of public funding, which won’t allow it to organize two editions of AltaRoma in 2015.

“I hope that through the members’ commitment we can break this deadlock,” said AltaRoma president Silvia Venturini Fendi. “I’m afraid that we might miss a useful occasion to reconfirm the trust in public involvement aimed at supporting development and giving hope to one of the most important productive sectors for the future re-launch of our country.”

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An Altaroma spokesman said the summer edition of the couture week, running July 11 to 15, is confirmed.

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