IED Roma Graduate Fashion Show 2022 returns on July 11 at Altaroma with two collections in partnership with the Biagiotti Group inspired by Casa Balla, the project A Future Together in collaboration with Maglificio Gran Sasso and AKETH, a tribute to the goddess Sekhmet created together with the Vatican Museums.
Raw cuts, visible seams, inset epaulettes, ruffles and embroideries that reprise hand stitching: on the catwalk of Altaroma, the exclusive kermesse that celebrates emerging creativity in the Italian capital. The young fashion designers of the Rome School of Fashion of the Istituto Europeo di Design will break down all the tenets of haute couture.
On Monday 11 July at 6 pm, the best graduates of the Fashion Design and Jewellery Design courses at IED Rome will unveil their creations in the setting of the Ex Caserma Guido Reni, showcasing the culmination of a three-year academic career coordinated by Paola Pattacini. Craftsmanship aimed at revolutionising the canons of sartorial discipline. Metaphorically, a reversal of the rules that aims to establish itself as a manifesto of imperfection.
The capsule collections presented highlight the construction of each garment and are accompanied by three jewellery and three accessory collections. These include Gianluca Zumbolo's Bodyparts, a collection that investigates the body and how it changes with time, enhancing an ever-changing definition of beauty that questions stereotypes and conventions. Or, again, AKETH by Maria Eleonora Pignata, a tribute to Sekhmet - the Egyptian goddess of plague and healing, who punishes and regenerates. A collection created in collaboration with the Vatican Museums that aims to emphasise destruction as a symbol of creation and rebirth and wants to show how powerful aesthetic and inner forms are born from imperfections.
During the event, IED will also present the New Universe and 15-4020 collections, dedicated to Giacomo Balla's masterpieces and realised in partnership with the Biagiotti Group, and the project A Future Together, in collaboration with Maglificio Gran Sasso, created to imagine the future of the historic made-in-Italy clothing brand.
In the city of Lisbon, where the fashion scene is booming and local designers are drawing inspiration from the past to offer fresh new visions of how we should dress, IED Istituto Europeo di Design is holding a lecture entitled: "Vintage, a contemporary trend. The trend dynamics in the actual fashion scene”.