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.

June 16, 2013

Designer Profile: Serena Vannucchi

Designer Profile: Serena Vannucchi 

Serena believes that the natural quality of life on our planet should be our number one concern and recycling should be expanded to all aspects of our lives. Because of this, sustainable eco-fashion is very important. In recent years, we're looking not only to make garments using materials more and more natural, but also experimenting with new fabrics made from recyclable products and derived from nature. Fair trade initiatives with developing countries and emerging markets, where groups of people, mainly women, give us all the beauty of their crafts and culture of their lands should be looked at as highly prospective in the fashion industry. Fashion is able to influence culture. The fashion industry needs to take responsibility and promote more ideas in the world of eco-sustainability and equitable solidarity to do its part to make the world a better place.
To make the head Serena used all environmentally sustainable materials, and the body is made of cotton. The kimono sweater is made from used hemp bags, the skirt and transparent flowers are made of plastic and the pistil is made from a wooden ball originally used for packaging. The belt and a strip of canvas coated are also coated with recycled plastic.

Designer Profile: Domenico Puglisi

 Designer Profile:  Domenico Puglisi

Domenico Puglisi comes from a village called Torregrotta in the province of Messina, Sicily.  Ever since when he was little, he has always had a love for art.  For that reason, he attended the Art Institute of Messina.  After his education at the Art Institute of Messina, his passion for fashion grew even stronger.  Currently, he is attending the Marangoni and is continuing his dream of becoming a fashion designer. 

The head scarf consists of a mix of ideas such as the countryside, scarecrow, and flowers.  To accomplish that, Domenico pairs tissues that are linen, cotton, and jute. 
The head is a suit in which the bodice from the waist up is flared and curled slightly at the waist. All the upper part is covered by potpurri. From the waist down is a flared skirt in linen, which will be applied with strips of burlap.  Domenico really enjoys discovering and working with different plant fibers because it really accentuates and focuses on the idea of eco-friendly fashion.