20 September 2019
He was able to impress the Jury of Milano Moda Graduate in June with his 'Plastic Oxymoron', but that was not all. That night at Base Milano, Zerina Akers, personal stylist of Beyoncé, had also noticed him. As a result, a few weeks later a pair of shoes by Murano was requested for wearing on the catwalk in Milan by the world-famous performer of 'Spirit’ music video.
Francesco Murano - 22 years old from Buccino (Salerno) - has definitely what it takes to stand out. Sara Maino - together with the staff of Vogue Talents - noticed that straight away. So the special edition of Vogue in September, where talent from top international fashion schools is showcased, features Francesco in the issue hitting news-stands, with two garments from the collection that he created as part of his dissertation project. After all, the Head of Vogue Talents had already met him during the IED Graduates Fashion Show 2019 at Palazzo Castiglioni, awarding him with the 'Franca Sozzani' special mention.
Plastic Oxymoron comes from a philosophical investigation, which is then translated into design and material that can be worn in everyday life: "I started by analysing myself, analysing my contrasts in personality to try and tell something universal, that everyone could recognise themselves in. I wanted to approach opposites on an introspective level, through an investigation of the Apollonian and the Dionysian (Nietzsche), both being the basis of human spirit and creating together a unique and individual harmony," Francesco told Vogue two months ago.
Despite success, Francesco is not getting too big-headed, and keeps an eye on how much there is still to learn: "I want to learn how to work in haute couture or dressmaking to make something that is wearable every day, I want to be able to strike a balance between being rational and irrational, to find harmony and eventually create something beautiful."
Il Giro del Mondo in 80 Giorni - 150 anni dopo (Around the World in 80 Days - 150 Years Later) (book by graphic designers from IED Rome), the start-up Potap (a family of filters to purify water, by two product designers from IED Milan) and the tech fashion collection LAGRANDE: SISTEMA are officially competing for the prestigious Compasso d'Oro Award
The emerging fashion designer gained distinction as part of the Camera Nazionale della Moda programme dedicated to the excellence of Italian schools.
A can’t-miss appointment with emerging fashion design features recent graduates of IED Milano and Roma campuses at the ADI Museum on 20 September.
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Luca Bianco received an award from sponsor YKK for his great efforts: an outfit with a focus on closure accessories from the ‘lagrande: sistema’ collection - which was covered by student’s dissertation project - is shown on the catwalk, taking a look at functionalism (and criticising overconfidence in automation).
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Francesco Murano, graduate student in Fashion Design at IED Milano, won the Milano Moda Graduate. Hitoshi Yamaguchi, President of YKK Italia, awarded him with the National Chamber of Fashion Award.
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