Istituto Secoli, fashion school founded in 1934, aims to spread the culture of Made in Italy by teaching students a working method and the full knowledge of the creative, technical and manufacturing development sector processes. Studying at Istituto Secoli means becoming a fashion maker capable of creating garments designed in every detail and, for the three-year students, displaying their own collections during the Secoli Fashion Show; an event which allows the skills acquired during the training course to come to life. For talented graduates, the Institute brings them to the stage, on the most important runways for young creatives: the Designer to Watch project is where the school’s emerging talents interpret styles and trends within new collections- where experimentation and tradition merge.

We are proud of our students because they were able to convey all the emotions felt during this important personal and professional growth journey. They have achieved the results with commitment, sacrifice and dedication; allowing a small dream to come true.

Kaleem A. Iverson
Fashion Design & Technologies Womenswear (3yrs)

Martina Picotti
Fashion Design & Technologies Womenswear (3yrs)

Federica Passera
Fashion Design & Technologies Womenswear (3yrs)

Gianni D’Aniello
Fashion Design & Technologies Menswear (3yrs)

Congyuan Ma
Patternmaking Menswear (MA)


Designer to Watch @ Fashion Graduate Italia 2021

8 Designers to Watch, 8 capsule collections – 4 womenswear and 4 menswear – making a total of 43 outfits: these are the Istituto Secoli fashion show numbers that the Fashion Graduate Italia 2021 will bring to the catwalk; showing some of the best garments made from this years emerging talents: Giovanni Notarnicola, Kaleem A. Iverson, Marta Trabucchi, Gianni D’Aniello, Anna Peretto, Congyuan Ma, Federica Passera, Jiajia Wei. Various inspirations and themes are addressed and creative developments; we move from eccentric concepts to more traditional ones; all coming from contemporary experimentation.