I’M Alumni Collections ®evolution
I’M Alumni Collections ®evolution is the unique mentoring project conceived by Istituto Marangoni to promote talent through which Istituto Marangoni fully supports a young designer, former student, to successfully enter the international fashion scene.
A one of a kind project, I’M Alumni Collections ®evolution confirms Istituto Marangoni’s commitment to enhancing talented designers through economic and organizational support with the aim of rewarding talent and fostering the career development of its students.
The young talents selected for this special initiative bring in their own brand and idea for a fashion collection. Istituto Marangoni will support them at every stage of the project, from the collection’s production – also creating profitable collaborations with fabric and clothing manufacturers – to the organization of a fashion show advertised through the main online and offline communication channels, and up to the introduction of the new brand to major showrooms.
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.
Tianyi Li, Istituto Marangoni The London School of Fashion Alumna, was selected as I’M Alumni Collections ®evolution 2018 designer for the second edition: Tianyi had her fashion show on September 20th during Milano Fashion Week at the prestigious Sala delle Cariatidi.
The Danish fashion designer Nynne Kunde, alumna from London school, is the winner of the third edition of I’M Alumni Collections ®evolution. Her SS20 collection “Ducens Domina” showed, hosted by Ermanno Scervino, on Saturday 21 September 2019 at Palazzo Serbelloni, on the occasion of Milan Fashion Week. For this edition, the I’M Alumni Collections ®evolution was able to count on the collaboration of important partners, such as LINEAPELLE and Luisaviaroma, which supported the project by offering a remarkable contribution.
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