Welcome to I’M ALUMNI, the Istituto Marangoni Alumni Community: an international, multicultural elite of more than 40,000 professionals sharing the values and skills gained while studying at Istituto Marangoni.
Thanks to I’M Alumni, you will always keep in touch with the School and your old classmates, take part in exclusive events, seminars and lectures, find new professional opportunities, and enrich your social and professional network.
I’M ALUMNI COMMUNITY
Istituto Marangoni has created I’M Alumni, its Alumni Community. The aim is to build an international network getting together the over 40,000 Alumni giving them the opportunity to make use of a free, unlimited access to dedicated services and initiatives.
Internationality is a value for Istituto Marangoni. I’M Alumni combines the vision of a global community with the peculiarities of each location. In fact, thanks to an innovative digital platform, the London, Milano, Paris, and Shanghai former students will have access to tailor made activities organized both locally and globally.
At the same time, the Community is supported by intensive social activity on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, allowing Alumni to debate, share experiences, access to dedicated contents and create new ones.
To discover and take advantage of the services we created for you, you just have to join the Community by creating your personal profile. Here you will be able to upload your CV and portfolio, post the link to your website to give the best visibility to your business, receive invitations to dedicated events, look up the document library, and be updated on the ongoing contests and competitions.
Please feel free to contact the I’M Alumni Community team at any time at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’M ALUMNI COLLECTIONS ®EVOLUTION
I’M Alumni Collections ®evolution is the unique mentoring project conceived by Istituto Marangoni to promote talent. Exploiting the potential of I’M Alumni Community, Istituto Marangoni fully supports a talented designer in producing his/her collection, realizing the fashion show event to present it to international fashion press and industry and advertising it through a dedicated online and offline PR campaign.
The first edition of the project successfully brought Armando Costa on the global fashion scene: Armando’s SS18 Collection “Horror Vacui” was presented to international press, buyers and industry representatives through the fashion show, held during Milano Moda Donna, on September 23rd 2017. Thanks to the project, Armando accessed other unique exposure opportunities that enabled him to take part to international events such as Domenicana Moda, Milan Design Week Out Shanghai.
Mirroring the first edition, the project was launched for 2018 as well: in December 2017 all Istituto Marangoni Alumni were invited to share their creative ideas for SS 2019 collection. Alumni designers had the chance to apply till February 15th: following the deadline for applications, the Selection Committee, featuring Istituto Marangoni management members (Roberto Riccio – Istituto Marangoni CEO, Giulia Pirovano – Istituto Marangoni Chief Alumni, Industry Liaison and Career Advice Officer, Malcom McInnes, Istituto Marangoni Group Director of Education) and renowned fashion professionals such as Riccardo Grassi – Founder and Owner Riccardo Grassi Showroom, Massimiliano de Marianis – Senior Buyer LuisaViaRoma, Filippo Ceroni – Grazia Bagnaresi CEO, Jacopo Ceroni – Grazia Bagnaresi Artistic Director) gathered to evaluate candidates and to elect the talent of 2018 edition.
Tianyi Li, Istituto Marangoni The London School of Fashion Alumna, was selected as I’M Alumni Collections ®evolution 2018 designer: Tianyi had her fashion show on September 20th during Milano Fashion Week at the prestigious Sala delle Cariatidi.
As continuation of the project, pursuing the goal of promoting Alumni talents worldwide and giving them visibility opportunities, both Armando and Tianyi had the opportunity to showcase their collections on the catwalk in Santo Domingo, during Domenicana Moda, on October 24th 2018.
Applications for I’M Alumni Collections ®evolution 2019 are now open.
I’M ALUMNI GLOBAL REUNION
Pursuing Istituto Marangoni value of internationality and in line with the global vision of I’M Alumni Community, Istituto Marangoni organizes every year the annual get together for all Istituto Marangoni alumni from all over the world. Exclusive opportunity dedicated only to I’M Alumni Community members, the Global Reunion represents a unique networking event, occasion to meet former colleagues, attend conferences, interviews and panel discussions featuring VIP guests speakers, top level representatives of the fashion, design and art industries.
The first I’M Alumni Global Reunion consisted in a morning conference on the topic of Creativity 4.0 on May 18th at La Triennale, Milan. The conference, which started at 9.00am with accreditation, was characterized by the interviews with 4 renowned guest speakers of fashion and design world and ended with a light lunch.
Following the success of the first edition, I’M Alumni Global Reunion 2018 was held in Paris on June 28th: all I’M Alumni Community members around the world were invited to attend Paris School final year fashion show performance and then to join the exclusive networking cocktail at Les Arts. During the night, which saw the participation of around 150 guests, the internationally renowned fashion journalist and critic Jessica Michault interviewed the Libanese fashion designer Rabih Kayrouz, special guest of the event. As physical representatives of the value
Tianyi Li and Armando Costa protagonists on the first and second edition of I’M Alumni Collections ®evolution project respectively and Ani Datukishvili, I’M Alumni Ambassador for Georgia, were interviewed about their career development and experience at Istituto Marangoni as milestone towards the development of their professional growth. The event was moreover the occasion to assign the I’M Alumni Award, the annual prize for the most successful and talented former student: Pierre-Henry Bor, Istituto Marangoni Paris School alumnus, founder and creative director of the vegan and cruelty-free womenswear brand PIERRE HENRY BOR, was assigned the award for 2018.
Aiming at offering talented Alumni the opportunity to directly meet and interact with industry representatives, for the second year in a row Istituto Marangoni, in collaboration with Suitex, organized Generation Talent: an exclusive for I’M Alumni Community members, the event gave the opportunity to womenswear, menswear, jewelry, shoes, bags as well as interior, product and textile designers, to showcase their products to top level fashion professionals of the fashion and design industry. Each Alumnus had his/her own exhibition space, and had the chance to present oneself and ones’ creativity, to directly interact and establish new contacts with industry representatives.
The event held at Palazzo Serbelloni (Milan) on April 11th represented a unique networking occasion for the participating designers.
AMAZON · THE YOUNG DESIGNER STORE
Istituto Marangoni and Amazon are set to launch The Young Designer Store, online store dedicated to Istituto Marangoni young talents for the sale of exclusive capsule collections created for some of the most prestigious Made in Italy design brands. The unique online display window, which includes refined limited edition furniture pieces available for sale only on Amazon.it, even in Prime mode, brings together the creative contributions of four of the most talented alumni of Istituto Marangoni School of Design: Matteo Agati, Térence Coton, Gustavo Martini and Giulio Masciocchi.
The items can be pre-ordered at www.amazon.it/youngdesignerstore