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What designers really do backstage at fashion shows

Experience the whirlwind of creation behind Dhruv Kapoor’s Milan Fashion Week FW24 catwalk, from fittings to the final reveal

Lucrezia Spina

Feb 21, 2024
MILANO FASHION
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Is storytelling your secret superpower in Product Design?

Filmmaker and product designer Marc Sweeney explores owning a narrative, his multi-hyphenated perspective, and the performative side of craftsmanship

Silvia De Vecchi

Jan 31, 2024
LONDON
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A hat a day makes you lead the way. 10 Qs to Borsalino’s Head of Style

Hat whispers from Jacopo Politi: the Fedora that changed history, the love story with Hollywood and the perfect piece for Timothée Chalamet

Silvia Tarini

Dec 13, 2023
MILANO FASHION
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7 designers worldwide talk their AI-boosted collections—through their avatars

Our grads just dropped their hottest looks in the ‘I AM AI’ digital fashion experience. And they now spice it up with AI-powered interviews

Lucrezia Spina

Dec 06, 2023
SHANGHAI | LONDON | MILANO FASHION | PARIS | MUMBAI | FIRENZE | SHENZHEN
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4 women designers debuted this fashion month – and they all trained at your school

As a fashion debutant, how to steal the scene on the catwalks? These talented women, who once took the same classes as you, have paved the way to success

Silvia Tarini

Nov 08, 2023
FIRENZE | MILANO FASHION
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How do you get contacts in fashion? Say hello to your next fav App

We know you know the struggle of building a network. That’s why Modeld was created as a platform to connect models and brands in a safe, inclusive way

Charlotte Valkeniers

Oct 18, 2023
PARIS
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Felipe Fiallo’s sustainable shoes to walk into the future on Indian catwalks

Meet the young designer who breaks the rules with his eco-futuristic footwear, merging nature and technology. Spoiler: he’s ready to wow Lakmè Fashion Week

Silvia Tarini

Sep 13, 2023
FIRENZE
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Are the Bonamasó sustainable sneakers this fall’s hottest shoes? (Yes.)

Discover how this tribute to family, low-impact materials and Spanish handicraft hit Pitti Immagine Uomo – and will rock at Micam this month

Sofia Sarandrea

Sep 06, 2023
MILANO FASHION
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The globetrotting emerging designer every wanderluster should know

London calling? International talents answer. Here is a deep dive into the experimental work of Iwai Zhang, who has travelled from China to Japan to the UK

Silvia De Vecchi

Sep 06, 2023
LONDON
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Meet ATANA founder turning embroidery into dream shoes

After working at Alexander McQueen, Aneliya Kyurkchieva launched her brand. Lights on her high-crafted designs

Charlotte Valkeniers

LONDON
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L’abbraccio: When a tote bag is adorned in talent and grace

Meet designer Alberto Zambelli, who won the competition to customise IM’s most-wanted piece. “A universal hug as a manifesto of cultural diversity,” he says

Sandra Hilltomt, Serena Eigenmann

MILANO FASHION
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The Archive Closet: what to learn from two green innovators

As luxury brands upcycle their archive, Anna Grinberga and Dina Seitkaziyeva set up a business working with vintage to create sustainable must-haves

Charlotte Valkeniers

LONDON
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How to be an entrepreneur in Dubai?

Sun and sand, the world’s best hotels and malls, combined with digital innovation and talent-oriented openness: let’s discover the emirate as a place-to-be

Silvia Tarini

DUBAI
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Meet Rahul Mishra, star of IM Dubai’s opening show

A phygital défilé featuring the work of top graduates, the event saw the couturier’s grand finale. Want to know about his journey in fashion? We’ve got you covered

Clementina Bianchi

DUBAI
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Who's the Best Designer of the Year? Francesco Imberti

As he was awarded during the latest Istituto Marangoni Milano fashion show, we delve deeper into the creativity everybody is talking about

Emanuele Cantamesse

MILANO FASHION
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Alessandro Sartori's menswear of possibilities

Zegna’s artistic director, a 1989 graduate of the Istituto Marangoni, was honoured with the prestigious WWD’s Menswear Designer of the Year prize

Angelo Ruggeri

MILANO FASHION
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Better together: We reunited, and it was a-maze-ing

Former students joined the I’M Global Alumni Reunion as part of the Istituto Marangoni’s I’M Community project. Here’s what went down

Margherita Malaguti

MILANO FASHION
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Kathmandu to Italy: IM talent Madhav Bahety’s journey

With his graduate collection starring in the school’s Turn up fashion show, the creative talks about his dreams, and all the magic that happened backstage

Emanuele Cantamesse

MILANO FASHION
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An inspiring
day with
Nicola Brognano

He launched his own brand and is now Blumarine’s Creative Director. How did he get there?

Clementina Bianchi

MILANO FASHION
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How can Interior Design boost our well-being?

Lockdowns showed how our homes are critical to our mental health. With her business focusing on this, an IM graduate reflects on our surrounding environments

Mariana Jaramillo

MILANO DESIGN
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Tête-à-tête with talent at the IM show wowing Paris

We catch up with two graduates as they lift the lid on the school’s Back to Couture event, its 19th century-like grandeur, and what hit the catwalk under sleek hairdos

Elizaveta Ostanina

PARIS
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Cromos App: it’s a colour-match affair

From a book presentation to an “on pocket” personal image consultant: the journey of Luisa Lombardi, who merged AI with a new online shopping process

Silvia Tarini

MILANO FASHION
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10 visionaries trained at Istituto Marangoni

As we celebrate our school’s highest position in the QS Rankings, here are the talents who graduated here and now stand out among the industry’s heavyweights

Silvia Tarini

PARIS | MILANO DESIGN | LONDON | MILANO FASHION
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How to do styling like a pro

“Invest in people. Look them in the eye. Make a good coffee,” said stylist Julie Liu. Discover her works translating humanity into images, with a pinch of humour

Nicola Favaron

LONDON
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Old fabrics and even older memories... But she makes them cool

What when a creative mind turns her grandfather’s drawings into unique prints to create ethical fashion? That’s why we all want to wear any of these pieces soon

Silvia Tarini

PARIS
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Ssheena is a punk rocker

With Ramones in her veins, alumna Sabrina Mandelli launched an indomitable fashion project as a naughty baby. But bad kids with good ideas go everywhere

Agnese Pasquinelli

MILANO FASHION
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From Maths to Cuts: Why are transferable skills important in fashion

Before a MA in Fashion Design, Chengyuan Wang graduated in Mathematics and Statistics. And now? Wang applies formulas to garment surfaces to shape textures

Silvia De Vecchi

LONDON
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How to start a fashion brand as a fresh young talent

This piece finds us speaking to alumna Sofia Bianchi, founder of Soubi Studios. After winning the IML Incubator Programme, she shares her hard-won business lessons

Ioanna Kefalogianni

LONDON
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Meet Andrea Alchieri, the star-approved designer

The rising fashion talent talks about his school career and how he got into the industry by joining Fendi

Andrea Alchieri

MILANO FASHION
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Un frère,
une sœur

The House of Correale: brother and sister, inspired by their family, created a brand with no boundaries and with a sustainable vision

Elizaveta Ostanina

PARIS
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Disability is now Unhidden in fashion

Victoria Jenkins' design looks at the needs of all people, including hospital patients, asking "Why create items for only one body type?"

Clementina Bianchi

LONDON
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Designer Laura See on how shoes make her fly high

She started working in architecture and then founded her brand. Here's how her hummingbird-named sandals became so popular

Margherita Malaguti

FIRENZE
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JU-NNA founder creates 3D prints from Japanese Shibori

Jun Nakamura and his new label to watch out for in the fashion week calendar prove there's more to oriental style than its minimalism

Clementina Bianchi

LONDON
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Christian Boaro: “I’ve built my world on contrasts”

CHB’s founder tells us about his fashion’s duality between strength and fragility, black&white, dreams versus sales strategies

Anna De Bortoli

MILANO FASHION
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Meet the talent behind the existentialist film Ghosted

“Aqilah Amzi’s work is a love letter expressed through dance,” said Nick Knight when selecting the movie for his SHOWstudio

Clementina Bianchi

LONDON
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What if you could predict the future of design?

At Superstudio, visitors get their palms read for tomorrow’s trends. Discover the best tarots you could ask for

Constanza Coscia

MILANO DESIGN
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