June 16, 2016

Swiss Cross Textile Award 2016 – IED Graduates Fashion Show 2016

IED will play a leading role in Milano Moda Uomo 2016, showcasing its ‘Graduate Fashion Show 2016’.

Together with the Consulate general of Switzerland in Milan, it will also present the fourth edition of the ‘Swiss Cross Textile Award’. The young designers participate in the competition by presenting outfits made ​​of precious textiles that have always characterized the Swiss excellence in the manufacturing of fabrics provided by some of the best-known Swiss textile companies like Bischoff Textil AG and Jakob Schlaepfer.

Travel is the concept on which the students have been thinking to realize their creations. In the year of the opening of the Galleria di base San Gottardo, the longest railway tunnel in the world, which drew Italy closer to Switzerland , the Swiss Cross Textile Award presents itself as a stage on which the idea of traveling is performed and interpreted through the many languages ​​of fashion. The best oufit that will allow the student to win the “Cross Swiss Textile Award” will be selected by a jury composed of the most authoritative voices in the industry. The winner will have the opportunity to collaborate with INVU – Swiss Eyewear Group to create a new model of glasses to launch next year during MIDO, the International Optics, Optometry and Ophthalmology which takes place every year in Milan.

In the second part of the event, the spotlight will turn on “Graduates Fashion Show 2016”, the appointment of the end of the year of IED Moda, which presents the thesis projects of the best students of the course in Fashion Design, through innovative outfits, results of a constant work that combines creativity, art, experimentation and craftsmanship. The 13 projects, selected among the best ones of the year, are the products of a skilful work on volumes and tissues that 17 students have created individually, dealing with all the phases of the development, dedicating great attention to sartorial aspects. Also the creativity of Swiss talents will be in the spotlight of the event with two outfits that, at the beginning, will walk the runway at the opening, made by two students from FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel.