June 21, 2013

EcoFashion LAB, MiArt Fashion, CNA, Vogue, ALTIS, Umana: tanti nomi che hanno reso l'evento presso lo Spazio Bossi-Clerici dedicato allo slow fashion indimenticabile! 
Complimenti agli stilisti vincitori del concorso EcoFashion LAB, ai ragazzi di AIESEC Milano che lo hanno reso possibile, ai nostri stagisti internazionali e a tutte le aziende che hanno collaborato con noi!

Congratulazioni a Domenico Puglisi, Laura Isoardi e Marina Agazzi, i tre vincitori del corso offerto da ALTIS in Business Plan e Valutazione dell’impatto sociale per le Start Up! 
E congratulazioni anche agli altri partecipanti al concorso!Siete tutti invitati al MiArt Fashion allo Spazio Bossi-Clerici in Via dei Bossi 3, aperto fino a domenica 23.

Auguriamo ai giovani stilisti che hanno partecipato tutto il meglio per il loro futuro! Sono stati fantastici!

June 19, 2013

Designer Profile: Lidia Cardone

Designer Profile: Lidia Cardone 

Lidia has always been drawn to beauty in all forms. Growing up, this interest focused on fashion design, which became her constant love. 
For her, clothing is an exciting form of art and an expression of culture. 
Inspired by modern art, as well as avant gardes and subcultures, she likes to revisit classic garments. She sees sustainable fashion as the the drive to study clothes construction and to highlight the beauty of their details, such as unsewn sleeves, collars, zips, hems and seams. This is a way to keep old clothes alive and to play off of deconstructing used apparel. The top of her dress is made up of the inner seams of a black t-shirt linked to the bottom part of a bomber jacket. The skirt is a combination of a white shirt and the sleeves of the jacket. The sleeve of the shirt is turned inside out and sewed in order to arrange a pocket.

June 18, 2013

Iolanda Oliveira

Designer Profile: Iolanda Oliveira

Iolanda believes that sustainable fashion will show how flexible, revolutionary and sophisticated fashion can be. By recycling materials creatively and effectively, it is possible to save these raw materials and find new ways to use them. She emphasizes the fact that are so many people around the world who do not sustain the life cycle of clothing. 
Clothes are marketed, bought and worn. But then we get tired of this clothing, it is no longer fashionable or it doesn’t fit anymore, so we forget about them or put in the trash. Is not because we do not understand the whole process of production - in terms of natural, technological, human 
factors –  but we need to act as if the story of the garment is everlasting rather than cutting it short due to neglect to recycle. Iolanda knows how there is so much information and technology available to aid us in being sustainable. She believes sustainable fashion is not a marketable feature or extravagant thing, but a global necessity.

Designer Profile: Matteo Dell'Orto

Designer Profile: Matteo Dell'Orto

Matteo Dell'Orto, Milanese designer class '86, he graduated in interior design and has taken a growing interest in the techniques and design methods of art and design. Matteo has worked with several architectural firms, furniture companies and artisans experimenting with furnishing materials, recycled materials, melding industrial applicability and craftsmanship. He says the basic idea for making the fashion project is that “you cannot think of a head without putting in the foreground the mastery of construction and exploitation of materials with which it is created”.  Matteo’s point of view towards creating a fashion project is shown through his Ecofashion garment “T-LUGGAGE”, which is a small closet to physically wear or hang and fill it with objects. It is a T-shirt designed with pockets and inserts that takes up no extra space but creates it. Each garment becomes a single piece thanks to the availability of tissues of recycling of the pockets.

Designer Profiles: Clara Garavaglia & Martina Minotti

Designer Profiles: Clara Garavaglia & Martina Minotti

Clara Garavaglia and Martina Minotti have both graduated from the Polytechnic of Milan with bachelor degrees in Fashion Design.  Clara Garavaglia is passionate about art, travel and above all, fashion.  Fashion plays a large role in Clara’s life, as she has started sketching in high school and both her grandmothers have been seamstresses.  Clara Garavaglia has explored the world of fashion from the perspectives of culture and planning.  Her five years of study at the Polytechnic of Milan and the additional work experience have enriched Clara educationally and inspirationally.  Martina Minotti describes herself as a “somewhere” designer.  She likes to live every day in a different style, whether it is to go back to her grandmother’s closet or to style her favorite trends.  Martina loves to express herself through clothing, accessories and jewelry.  Martina tries to live each day as a trip to “somewhere” through her own creativity.

“Les Empreintes” Fashion and art are two passions that have always brought Martina and Clara together. Every part of the design was influenced or inspired by an artist or a work of art.The main point of reference for them was Robert Rauschenberg, who incorporates everyday objects into his work."Les Empreintes" uses the concept of materiality, overlap and structural recovery. They used waste materials not only for decoration, but as the construction of the head itself. It is a contemporary reinterpretation de la petite robe noire, whose traditional elegance is played down by the use of an unusual material typical to sportswear, a Japanese men’s sweatshirt, a metal mesh crown caps used for the constructing side panels, the décolleté and the jewel-train. The motivation to use crown caps directly in contact with the skin comes from reading about the similarity between our body and the earth. In addition the cap will leave a temporary trace on your bare skin, but harming the environment leaves a permanent trace on the skin of the Earth.

Both Clara and Martina believe that ethical aspects from the perspectives of design and production should be heavily considered in the field of fashion.  They think it would be useful to create a network between the schools of fashion and companies over-produce materials so the students can recover these materials to make fashion.