Istituto Marangoni, founded in 1935 in Milano, in 2020 celebrates 85 successful years training top professionals of Fashion. With over four generations of students, it has been the launch pad for over 45,000 professionals in the fashion world.
Milano is the undisputed capital of Italian prêt-àporter, the place that the most important fashion brands call home. In Milano fashion is everywhere, and the school sits right in the city centre, on Via Verri and in San Babila square, steps away from the fashion avenue par excellence, Via Montenapoleone, and inside the world-famous ‘quadrilatero della moda’. Here, fashion professionals work at the highest levels, while participants and talented individuals from around the globe meet and engage with one another, simultaneously being trained in creativity, organization and commerce in a continuous exchange of stimuli, ideas, projects and visions.
Istituto Marangoni does not limit the creativity of its talents and that is why each of them has worked on a different collection concept.
Andrea Alchieri, for his ADMIT ONE, was inspired by the circus, a place of madness and extravagance imbued with a sense of magic, always suspended between fun and melancholy.
ELENA, name of the Borgo di Gaeta, is the collection curated by Giulia Pesigi that talks about simple things: ˉflowers, natural raffia and cottons.
I Fiori che non ti aspetti, designed by Valentina Banfi, is a collection born from artistic and cinematographic suggestions of the 70’s. What immediately stands out are the colors inserted in a world inhabited by strange characters, each with their own peculiarities, each with its funny and clumsy ways, but powerful of their empirical uniqueness.
To create Araverso, with a bohemian and modern soul, Valeria Bortoluzzi bought almost no fabric, the materials used to make the garments are unused fabrics, found at home or in thrift shops.
Lucia Borini for her DENI.ME was inspired by the American Hip Hop culture of the 90’s and the work of two foreign artists and created a collection entirely in Denim, the fabric around which the concept is built.