Biagiotti was the first Italian designer to present a collection in China in 1988. In 1994, she opened a boutique in Moscow and the following year was permitted to stage a fashion show within the Kremlin itself, which was a first. 38 Russian models strolled down the catwalk to applause from an enthusiastic audience. In 2000, Laura Biagiotti and her daughter Lavinia Cigna set up Biagiotti Roma, a new fashion house known particularly for knitwear. The team at Laura Biagiotti presented their Spring/Summer 2006 collection during Milan Fashion Week in September 2005.