IED Network

March 12, 2018

Dandy Couture exhibition in Mexico City

On March 14, 2018 on the occasion of the celebrations of México City – World Design Capital, IED – Istituto Europeo di Design and Universidad Anáhuac México Norte present the project “Dandy Couture”

IED and Anáhuac have combined their many years of experience in the field of design education and the enthusiasm of their young talents to create an innovative and socially sustainable fashion project called Dandy Couture.

March 14
Exhibition dates
March 14 through March 23

Anáhuac University Design School
Design School CAD Hall, 10:00 a.m.

Av. Universidad Anáhuac 46, Lomas Anáhuac
Huixquilucan, Estado de México

Ana María López Balbín

Thanks to the collaboration of the master weavers of the Mexican region of Oaxaca, the RACU Raices Culturales association and the groups of artisans represented by it, the students of IED and Anáhuac were asked to try their hand at reinterpreting traditional Mexican fabrics, according to the taste of the Italian contemporary consumers, also referring to the charm and stylistic identity of the Dandy.

“A project that wants to mix different worlds: the Mexican Oaxacan fabric that comes from expert hands, presenting the identity of the villages where it is produced, the look of young designers and a theme that sees its birth in 1820. Elegance, craftsmanship, contamination, extravagance, snobbery are some words that could be used to describe this new design challenge, jointly addressed by IED and Anáhuac. “

Giovanni Ottonello – IED Art Director

“Dandy Couture” is a project of academic cooperation between  IED – Istituto Europeo di Design (Department of Fashion Design of the Rome and Florence offices) and Universidad Anáhuac México Norte ( Dipartimento di Licenciatura en Moda, Innovación y Tendencia) with the collaboration of RACU – Raíces Culturales and the Oaxaca artisan groups (Quiavini, Mujeres Unidas de Teotitlan del Valle, Seda Bienhi and Nytko Naňi), under the patronage of the Mexican Embassy in Italy and the Mexican Consulate in Italy.