The traditional concept of stylist has been overcome. Today, the market requires Fashion Designers able to interpret at the best the emotions of which clothes and accessories are made. A new way to look at the objects and the complex weft of relations among people, needs and emotions hidden behind the word “fashion”. A Fashion Designer must be able to catch the richness and intricacy of the surrounding world and, based on these information, to translate style and sensations into a tale.
IED Défilé 2017
Like every year, IED students walked the runways of the Milano Fashion Week. In the panoramic location of Pirelli Tower, the best IED Milano Fashion Design students presented their creations as result of a hard work, carried out under the supervision of prominent names within fashion scenario.
IED Milano Fashion Design students presented their collections at Avant Défilé, an event aimed at the selection of participants for the final Graduate Fashion Show. The auditorium hosted an exhibition of projects and outfits in order to give students the chance to show their works to some important professionals within the fashion world, who also took part actively to the choice of the best productions. Among the guests: Riccardo Vannetti, Director of Pitti Tutorship; Beppe Angiolini, Owner of Sugar; Manuela Brini, Creative Talents Manager at LVMH Fashion Group; and Sara Maino, Senior Fashion Editor di Vogue Italia and Head of Vogue Talents.
The interaction with fashion industry has been underlined thanks to the presence of speakers coming from prominent maisons of the Milan fashion landscape, such as Missoni, Moschino, Andrea Pompilio, Lucio Vanotti, Gentucca Bini, Rossella Jardini, and Aquilano Rimondi, who helped students to develop their Final Projects.
This project has been developed by Andrea Anex Arredondo and Natalia Vasquez Chalup Bolivian students in Fashion Design at IED Milano. In their work they analysed the conception of fashion as a way to escape reality in relation to Bolivian culture. This multi-ethnic and multicultural country is characterised by colourful and extravagant costumes, a strong symbolism and a blending between catholic religion and ancient believes, surrounded by mystery and magic. All the excessive elements of the Bolivian culture represent a rebellion the suppressions suffered by these people and a contraposition to their extremely simple way of life. Ekeko aims at underlining how fashion, often marked as superficial, can be a cathartic therapy instead, both for designers and customers enhancing reality, helping humans to show what they feel.
Insection is the name of the collection created by Lucia Bardascino, graduate student at IED Firenze School of Fashion, currently distributed by Italian concept stores. Transparencies, sections, full and empty, are the concepts expressed by the spring-summer 2017 capsule collection. The project has been realised as Final Work, in collaboration with the partner companies Valentina’s camicie and Landini Tessuti.
In the context of Pitti Immagine 93, the young Fashion Designers of the 7 Italian IED locations and Barcelona worked in Florence on the main topic: eco-fashion. Together with the special guests Livia Firth and Tiziano Guardini, they gathered in a 4-days workshop around sustainable materials and productive processes, and presented their eco-friendly capsule collections. Visit the gallery to see them at work and for a preview of the garments. Read the article for more about special guests and the eco-friendly fashion in IED.
IED TORINO FASHION SHOW - TORINO FASHION WEEK 2017
A breef summary of the backstage and the catwalks of IED Torino students in Fashion Design and Design e Design del Gioiello e Accessori, who presented their Final Projects.
Above the Ocean
Binghu Mao, Fashion Design student at IED Milano, grew in a fishermen village. The memories about that time inspired the project “Above the ocean” that required a lot of observation of anglers’ clothes and tools. Most of their work clothes are open-naked and with fewer buttons, making them feel more comfortable, and they are mostly made of windproof and waterproof material. The result is a collection made of strong, durable, tear-resistant, and easy to clean fabrics are such as nylon, denim, and linen. To allow the maximum functionality, the clothes present several elements like pockets, waterproof zippers, reflective strips, etc. The selection of prints has been chosen from the fishermen’s paintings to be applied through woodcut printing, tie dyeing, and screen printing.
Mikhail Borisov, Fashion Design student at IED Roma, developed as Final Project the prêt-à-porter womenswear collection Tribisu, including a menswear capsule collection. It is a reinterpretation of the ancient carnival in Sardinia. Deconstruction, contrasts, stratification and asymmetry give the perception of having caught the clothes in the moment they’re changing. The rough fabrics and the tribal style contrast with the use of transparencies and metallic inserts, creating a mélange of local traditions and contemporaneity and giving a new life to archaic traditions.
This project has been developed by Andrea Anex Arredondo and Natalia Vasquez Chalup, Bolivian students in Fashion Design at IED Milano. With their work they analysed the conception of fashion as a way to escape reality in relation to the Bolivian culture. This multi-ethnic and multicultural country is characterised by colourful and extravagant costumes, a strong symbolism and a blend between catholic religion and ancient believes, surrounded by mystery and magic. All the excessive represent a rebellion from the suppressions suffered by these people and a contraposition to their extremely simple way of life. Ekeko aims at underlining how fashion, often marked as superficial, can be a cathartic therapy instead, both for designers and customers enhancing reality, helping humans to show what they feel.
Final Work backstage - Ernesto Canto for Ermanno Scervino
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