Sensitivising younger generations to alternative business models and approaches is a commitment that can’t be postponed any longer.
This is the reason why two Tuscan fashion institutes, Istituto Modartech from Pontedera, near Pisa, and Accademia Italiana, from Florence will be protagonists of special events that aim to focus on some new state of minds in approaching material sourcing, fashion design and genderless fashion creation, alongside the next edition of Pitti Uomo (taking place from 109 to 13 January 2023..
Istituto Modartech celebrates 10 years of green commitment
Istituto Modartech will organize a creative exhibition that will trace back ten years of commitment in defense of the environment.
A cocktail will celebrate the opening of the installation presenting some of the most interesting works of the school’s students in the last years on Wednesday, January 11, from 4pm to 8pm.
Within the same context they will also present the book with the same title, which collects the projects of a decade of green fashion, including conferences, workshops, events and creative projects.
Environmental awareness, social ethics and responsible innovation represent an extension of the higher education school from Pontedera that has been involved its students with active collaborations in the main Made in Italy districts, and guides its educational paths aimed at new generations of designers through a network of more than 800 realities, often involved in educational projects, workshops, internships and apprenticeships.
The school’s education path has been focused on a series of projects that carry unique and distinctive messages, which are expressed through the use of recycled or defective materials and warehouse inventories, with attention to the entire supply chain and the use of untreated natural raw materials.
Accademia Italiana’s gender-fluid achievements
For three days, from Jan. 10 to 12, the third-year and two-year specialty students of Accademia Italiana's Fashion Design course will be the protagonists of a full immersion experience between theory and practice on inclusive fashion, under the guidance of Fashion Revolution and Lottozero, orchestrated by department coordinator Cecilia Rinaldi.
The outfits regenerated in an inclusive key, the result of a creative mash-up of men's and women's garments, will be auctioned off at the event "A Fashion Revolution in Auction!" on Thursday, January 12, from 4 pm in the presence of Marina Spadafora, Italy coordinator and co-founder of Fashion Revolution, and Elena Ianeselli, director of Fashion Design and Sustainability at Lottozero, at the Florentine headquarters of Accademia Italiana, Piazza Pitti 15.
A series of talks focused on high craftsmanship, contemporary design, the tannery industry and fluid fashion will also be featured at the event.