The Project in partnership with Sara Maino and Fondazione Sozzani
In the dynamic fashion landscape, the industry finds itself at a pivotal moment, where the call for sustainability converges with boundless creative expression. Recognizing the urgent need to address comprehensive responsibilities, the School of Fashion embarks on a transformative journey.
This extensive project acts as a guiding force for second-year students, inviting them to delve into and embrace the principles of responsible fashion. With a holistic approach to education, I'M CONSCIOUS transcends theoretical lessons, engaging participants in practical experiences that foster a deep understanding of sustainability.
I'M CONSCIOUS Project Presentation
Through workshops, personalized liaisons, and engaging content elaborations curated by industry experts, students are empowered to integrate ecological considerations into their design processes, infusing their creations with purpose and relevance.
Collaboration is the key. Since the inception of this initiative, students from different study areas joining forces to envision and implement transformative solutions.
Students embark on a journey of reinvention, crafting upcycled capsule collections that redefine notions of luxury and aesthetics.
Students will produce visually impactful photo shoots or short films exploring social responsibility within the fashion industry.
Students pioneer circular business models, navigating the intersection of market and sustainability with technologies and AI tools.
I'M CONSCIOUS Project Launch
From the genesis of this project, the School demonstrates its commitment to cultivating creativity and promoting awareness among students. With an unwavering dedication to this goal, the project includes a comprehensive series of talks and workshops led by industry leaders. These talks are designed not only to enrich students' understanding of sustainability in fashion, but also to ignite a meaningful dialogue on this critical topic, ensuring a holistic and impactful learning experience.
Through a series of meticulously crafted workshops and engaging interactions with esteemed industry pioneers, Istituto Marangoni Milano endeavors to empower students with the knowledge and inspiration required to instigate profound change in the fashion landscape.
Comprising three distinct sessions with prominent professionals from the field, these workshops will serve as pivotal platforms for students to gain invaluable insights, cultivate innovative perspectives, and begin the journey towards impactful transformation within the industry.
FILIPPO LEONE MARIA BIRAGHI & SIMONE BOTTE · CO-FOUNDERS @SIMON CRACKER
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The first workshop, scheduled for January 25th, 2024, featured Filippo Leone Maria Biraghi and Simone Botte from Simon Cracker, moderated by Carlotta Sadino.
Simon Cracker, a brand renowned for its practice of upcycling, emphasized the transformative power of storytelling through sustainable fashion. Biraghi and Botte, co-founders of Simon Cracker, shared insights into their journey and philosophy, highlighting how upcycling serves as a medium to convey compelling narratives and challenge traditional fashion paradigms.
ANTONELLA CENTRA · GENERAL COUNSEL, GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY AND CORPORATE AFFAIRS @GUCCI
On March 5th, 2024, participants will engage with the General Counsel of Global Sustainability and Corporate Affairs at GUCCI, delving into the intricacies of sustainability within a global fashion maison.
This session promises to offer invaluable perspectives on integrating sustainability into corporate strategies and navigating the complexities of the fashion industry's supply chain.
MATTEO WARD FROM FASHION REVOLUTION & WRÅD
On March 11th, 2024 Matteo Ward from Fashion Revolution and WRÅD will join the discussion, moderated by Sara Sozzani Maino. Ward's expertise in sustainable fashion activism and innovation will provide students with an inspiring glimpse into the possibilities of driving positive change within the industry. His insights into circular fashion and the role of technology in advancing sustainability initiatives will undoubtedly spark thought-provoking discussions and inspire new avenues for exploration.