|Elisa Gibaldi at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Naples fashion show|
28th edition of “Concorso Nazionale Professione Moda Giovani Stilisti”,
a fashion competition opened to young students of all the Italian
fashion schools, organized by a collaboration between Altaroma, CNA Federmoda, RMI Ricerca Moda Innovazione and The One Milano, in partnership with many leading companies of fashion industry.
the contest, important part of the program was a series of workshops
and meetings with students to explain and investigate on new
technologies and latest trends of fashion design, with talks about
sustainability, innovation, research and tailoring tradition. 6 were the
categories of the competition, with a winner for each category, 23
finalists and great opportunities for everyone.
|Sajith Laskan Amaratunga, winner of Concorso Nzionale Professione Giovani Stilisti|
Laskan Amaratunga, from Accademia di Costume e Moda in Rome, is
definetively the winner of the competition, winning the Medal of Italian
Republic President, a licence for the Kaledo software by Lectra and the
partecipation as special guest at Mozambique Fashion Week. The 2nd-year
student won also the prize for the category accessory and shoes and the
special prize “Serikos-Couture Origin”.
|Sajith Laskan Amaratunga|
|Sajith Laskan Amaratunga|
The other winners are: Margherita Longoni, from IED Rome, for the clothing category; Sara Ferrari, from Istituto di Moda Burgo
in Modena, for childrenwear; the prize for swimwear and underwear went
to Arianna Pacchiarotti from IED Rome; from NABA Milan, Rebecca Zauli
won the prize for knitwear; Giovanni Costa from IED Milan won the prize
for fur design; Fabio Pucci, from Istituto Modartech in Pontedera, won
the special prize for the best pattern; the special prize for the
youngest designer was given to Virginia Paglierani, from Cercal in San
Mauro Pascoli (PI); the special prize “The One Milano” went to Diletta
Gallo from Accademia Koefia in Rome; Alessia Lamonaca, from Pianeta
Formazione Moda Pescara, won the special prize “Forza Giovane“.
of mention also the other partecipants: Rossella Leanza (Harim
Accademia Euromediterranea in Catania) – Federica Pironti and Silvia
Scarano (Accademia di Costume e Moda in Rome) – Ortensia Ambrosio and
Sofia Rossi Barattini (Istituto di Moda Burgo in Modena) – Alessia Di
Donato, Maria Marcaccio, Federica Verrocchio and Nicole Brandone
(Pianeta Formazione Moda in Pescara) – Cheyenne Aurora Mazzanti
(Accademia di Belle Arti in Roma) – Marco Rossi (Istituto Italiano
Design in Perugia) – Francesca Di Pietro (IED Rome) – Fabiana Liguori
(Accademia Koefia in Rome).
the presentation of the Young students was the time of two
international guests, supported by RMI Ricerca Moda Innovazione in
collaboration with Mozambique Fashion Week and the Festival des
Jeunes Créateurs de Mode in Tunis: Anche Mondlane from Mozambique,
presented a collection in which the colors of African prints are blended
with the blue shades of the night; Marwa Chtioui from Tunis, graduated
at Esmod Paris, created an almost totally black dramatic and scultural
collection, playing with textures and intricate oriental patterns.
surprising for the high quality and level of creativity was the fashion
of the young students coming from ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI NAPLES with 8 designers who presented their graduate collections after the
course of fashion design:
- The bicolor armours in neoprene created by Fiorenza Buonagura
have clean lines and all the strenght of modern girls, self-confident
samurai ready to survive in a futuristic and probably chaotic metropolis
balancing strong character with a pinch of Zen philosophy.
- Domenicantonio De Santis
makes a fantastic work on our memories, digging-up the old-fashioned
objects of each grandma’s house turning them into a melancholic dive in
the past, operation that may be seen only with a mix of pleasure and
|Domenicantonio De Santis|
- The delicate collection by Palmira Ferrara
overlaps layers of silks to reproduce the effect of sycamore trees,
taking inspiration from the artworks of Angela Glajcar and Bryan Nash
- Concetta Fiore
makes a reasoning about the maturing process of every woman, who starts
in a condition of constriction due to the social impositions and
finally finds herself through the transformation from crysalis to
- Miriam Infurna
proposes a return to the 90s at the origin of rap and hip-hop
subcultural style, with their oversize proportions, the flashy graphic
prints and the sense of belonging to a clan, a social anthropological
class so important for young people of any period.
- The collection of Raffaella Notaro
tells about the evolution of the self from the initial closure,
expressed by an intricate cage, to a next more fluid attitude, in which
the boundaries and the constritions of our life are represented by
hanging strings on draped fabrics.
- Aleandro Petrella
rediscovers the taste for the theatrical fashion show used as pretext
to speak about vital arguments like the identity in a society so ruled
by the image’s dictatorship. His clothes are a strong protest against
the abuse of appearance and falsity in favor of a deeper research of the
- Inspired by the artist Alberto Burri, the collection of Annarita Turco
is an experiment on textures and shapes using raw natural materials
and an almost monochromatic palette in which the ruined surfaces become
excuses for a tactile investigation of space and physical perception.
In the late afternoon ACCADEMIA ALTIERI MODA E ARTE presented the show “Fashion Frames Works 2018”, showcasing the creations of the all years students, with different inspirations.
|The best outfits from Accademia Altieri fashion show|
first year students played with the contrast between transparent
plastic and raw fabrics enriching the garments with embroideries and
decorations, the 2nd-year students made a tribute to the great
Gianfranco Ferré, working on the conceptual and structured white shirts
turned into scenic dresses in organza mixed to Prince of Wales fabrics.
|Dress by Valerio Cerri winner of “Fashion Frames Works 2018”|
third year worked on sartorial details, embroideries and pleats to
create three-dimensional effects. Besides of a fashion show, there was
also a contest won by Valerio Cerri, whose sparkling dress was rewarded by the Haute Couture designer Giada Curti.
to assist in the vip zone of the stunning and fascinating location of
Indonesian Embassy to the fashion show of the 2nd and 3rd year students.
The event, called “Summer Fashion – Appunti di Couture” is the
result of a collaboration between the embassy and the academy intended
to promote a cultural exchange between our two countries.
|Fashion show of Accademia Koefia at Indonesian Embassy|
the beautifully furnished exotic salons the model walked slowly to
allow the guests to admire a collection focused on shirts, corsets and
trousers, all perfectly realized by the students from the pattern to the
smallest details. Particularly beautiful were the palazzo trousers (my
secret passion!) in precious fabrics. In collaboration with Lectra and
Balenciaga the more worthy young designer Maria Grazia De Gregorio was awarded with a 6-months internship at Maison Balenciaga and with two softwares by Lectra.