A special feature of this eighth edition of the Oggi Sposi exhibition (Brides Today) will be the ´Fashion Meeting´, an international competition for young designers promoted by the Accademia della Moda, a professional training institute, in conjunction with Ittierre. The Accademia della Moda is based in Naples but operates throughout the country in its continual search for ideas and projects that can promote and facilitate the training of young people who want to get into the world of fashion. An initial selection will result in twenty of the original designs being chosen for the final and they will be exhibited for the whole duration of the Oggi Sposi event in the Royal Palace at San Leucio. On December 7 the site of the ancient Bourbon silk factory will provide a superb backdrop for the fashion show, during which the young designers will crown their success on the runway by exhibiting their creations for the final selection. The jury will comprise specialised journalists and internationally famous designers, and winners will receive study grants offered by the Accademia della Moda in Naples so that they can follow an internship at one of the leading names in the Ittierre group (D&G, Ferrè, Extè, Cavalli, Gigli and Versace).