|Parties and events at AltaRoma|
“Over? Did you say “over”? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Hell no! And it ain’t over now. Cause when the goin’ gets tough…
The tough get goin’!” (Bluto, “Animal House)
|Federico Cina fashion show|
All this is transformed from a vision to a concrete, stunning collection, sign that fashion can still tell beautiful stories. Made by the subtle ribs on checked wool, the raw textures of Casentino fabric, the contrasting piping used to underline an apron-style male vest, the oversize paperbag trousers and boyish double breasted jackets (so big to appear stolen by the older brother’s wardrobe), the orange and the beige. What I can say more? Simply wonderful.
|Fashion show of the brand Morfosis by Alessandra Cappiello|
|Final exit of the model in the graduate fashion show of the students of Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma|
|Fashion show of the Korean designer Young Ae Lee in collaboration with Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma|
Preceeded on catwalk by the presentation of traditional dresses and modern reinterpretations made by the Korean designer Young Ae Lee, the young students presented 11 capsule collections inspired by the graceful atmospheres of this land related to our Western culture:
|Graduate collection by Alessandro Vulcano|
western culture for the material, while the shapes of her modern outfits are inspired by the asymmetries of Korean fashion, which is also represented by inlayed floral patterns that softened the too rigid final effect.
|Graduate collection by Andrea Mugavero|
The traditional and ancient technique of Korean patchwork is used by Giulia Fastellini to build solid three-dimensional structures. The need of something gentle and clean to purify the soul is evident in the shape of these covers, that protect the body and the spirit becoming soft with a neutral color palette and touches of white.
|Graduate collection by Giulia Fastellini|
|Graduate collection by Domitilla Damiani|
Guo Huimin speaks about integration between cultures through the the mix of the peculiar elements of each country. So the shape of traditional Korean clothes, with the large sleeves and the padded textures, are blend with male fabrics and sporty details for a urban contemporary meltin’pot.
|Graduate collection by Lucrezia Matola|
|Graduate collection by Leonardo Ferri|
|Sara Sozzani Maino and Simonetta Gianfelici are the talent scouts for the project “Portfolio Review”|
|The space of Showcase AltaRoma at PratiBus District|
The inspiration comes from the Grunge mood of the early Nineties, revisited into a contemporary key through modern cuts and interesting small details like the pvc inlays on collars or cuffs and the neon colored pipings, that contrast the boyish aspect of male fabrics like tweed and Prince of Wales, but also the bold zebra prints used for oversize jackets.
|Rossorame, contemporary fashion brand by Bruno Simeone and Daniele Del Genio|
The love for Punk and street style is clearly visible into the very beautiful long dresses with wide organdy skirts and big metal studs on shoulders, in the t-shirts with rockabilly-style flames prints or that mix their simple line with theatrical pagoda sleeves, in the digitalized tartan patterns that become bold all-over prints or in the nylon jackets recalling a couture jaquard.
The simplicity inherent into the clear lines and stylized shapes of his handbags, are fused with a deep sensitiveness for the ecological issues through the use of the Clarino Crust, a sustainable materials made with innovative techniques that allow the elimination of chemicals into the productive process. The funny and nice bags he presented at Showcase are centred on the symbol of the heart, used as shape or decoration, for bags that are beuatiful and also good.
Besides of these more experimental and vanguard accessories, the capsule collection presented at Showcase was inspired by a bohemian mood, with beautiful rounded crossbody bags and stylezed bucket bags in suede and leather decorated by gipsy-style tassels and Aztech interweaving, perfect for a contemporary nomad woman.
With his strong and visionary taste for dark images mixed to a pinch of self-irony and boldness, the designer gives life to flashy unique pieces inspired by the natural and unreal worlds. Plants, flowers and insects like the giant scorpion realized in crystals, gold or silver touches play with imaginary skeletons and ghosts into surprising creations perfect for a contemporary and audacious queen.
Using recycled bicycle tyres and wasted rubber, Carmela gives new life to something considered ugly and dirty. Her almost total black eco-jewelry collection presented at Showcase emphasizes the beauty of recycled materials and it’s an hymn to the respect for the environment.
|Camera Creativa, sustainable fashion jewelry brand|
|Me at the presentation of the spring summer 2019 sustainable collection by Stella Tures|
|The slow fashion collection by Stella Tures for the spring summer 2019|
How to finish the long day of events? With another collective fashion show entitled “Fashion Digital Night”. 40 young designers coming from 14 countries all around the world called by AltaRomain collaboration with Fondazione Mondo Digitale and already hosted in the space dedicated to Fashion Hub 4.0, a temporary exhibition with all the projects of wearable technology, digital fabrication and biomaterial made by these visionary pioneers of design.
|“Fashion Digital Night”, wearable technology fashion show at AltaRoma|
|“Fashion Hub 4.0” exhibition of wearable technology at AltaRoma|