Milan Fashion Week kicks off on 23 February next. Istituto Marangoni • The School of Fashion will celebrate the Milanese fashion week with Front Row, a series of digital events dedicated to the students of the School and to the entire fashion industry. The heart of this program will be the virtual opening of the doors of Marangoni Institute, with a rich calendar of talks and digital conferences whose common thread will be “Fashion Reloaded: What Next in 2021?”, a series of debates that will analyze the evolution of the fashion system with respect to the changes dictated by the pandemic.
The calendar of talks scheduled for Front Row will be developed over two days – February 25 and 26 – which will see designers, communicators and professionals in the fashion sector discussing topics such as the relationship between social media and fashion brands, the fashion trends of 2021 and the impact of the digitalization of fashion shows on the entire ecosystem. An unmissable appointment of the Front Row project is the commentary on the fashion shows of the Milan Fashion Week by Antonio Patruno, Program Leader of Fashion Design of Istituto Marangoni Milano.
The Front Row project also represents an important opportunity to enhance the work of the best students of the Fashion Design 2020 course. The students’ projects will be presented through short fashion movies that tell the creativity of the collections developed during the last academic year. Among them three students stood out in a particular way: we met in preview in recent days Carolina Alma Guzzi, Giorgio Cinosi and Andrea Alchieri.
It is the character of Marcel Proust “Bergotte”, who breathes his last breath in front of the canvas View of Delft by Jan Vermeer, engaged as he was in the search for a yellow detail in the painting he had heard about, to inspire Carolina Alma Guzzi for his thesis collection. Yellow is precisely the leitmotif of the looks suitable for working women composed of multiple layers where the protagonists are the trench coat, trousers and high-necked sweater.
Giorgio Cinosi titled his collection “Glitch”: the muses are the sophisticated women who live the neighborhood a bit out of time, dreamy and for some bizarre architecture of Maggiolina. Among the artistic references of the creative, also the surrealist works of Koen Hauser and Man Ray: the search for the unexpected, in a material key, develops in the use of fabrics such as Buntal, unknown to most.
Andrea Alchierifinally, he looked to the world of the circus – which, as he says, has always scared him – for his “Admit One” collection which pays homage to the minimal dress that decomposes and reassembles, giving life to deconstructed shapes and volumes re-adapted. The clown, in his androgynous and asexual dimension, becomes an expression of a possible equality and the look he wears sees suit tailored fabrics twisted by fun eccentric prints with macro polka dots and geometric Harlequin shapes.