Our Fab Ten – aka the top designers from Istituto Marangoni Milano everybody’s talking about – were just back on the catwalk as they attended Fashion Graduate Italia, the leading event dedicated to fashion and the new generations.
Since 2008, Fashion Graduate Italia has been a unique week of fashion shows, exhibitions, talks, workshops, job speed dates and portfolio reviews. Offering the most prestigious schools of Piattaforma Sistema Formativo Moda ETS the opportunity to showcase their students’ creativity, the annual event aims to connect them with the fashion system and discuss trends within the industry.
The fab ten, top designers from Istituto Marangoni Milano in 2022, walked the Fashion Graduate Italia catwalk after presenting their collections
As the 2022 edition was about sustainable innovation, the Italian and international talents involved were asked to put their creativity to work on key drivers such as sustainable materials research, energy-saving solutions, environmental policies, product life extension and their “end-of-life” management. They then showed the results of their research in person at Milan’s Base and digitally via a live-streaming session.
Istituto Marangoni Milano’s fab ten rocked the runway by bringing their key looks to tell the world about themselves. To start, Lukas Christ showed up with tulle-embellished styles that conveyed the essence of craftsmanship and couture from the Austrian country where he grew up.
Looks by Istituto Marangoni Milano Fashion Design student Lukas Christ
Right after, Mariagiulia Bertoni created a new language that starts from the small, awkward moments in everyday life. She worked on details and transformed everything embarrassing before, like the label in sight, into “cool.”
A collection by Istituto Marangoni Milano designer Mariagiulia Bertoni
Garima Bhadra’s man is a 24-hour worker: he can’t reach his fragile, childlike emotions, but when “The Bee Stings” – as his collection is called – it’s an alarm to pause and feel like a child again.
Looks by Garima Bhadra, Fashion Design graduate from Istituto Marangoni Milano
Giuliana Teresa Fraccalvieri focused on sustainable innovation and presented an elegant and sensual collection made from cotton fabrics used by her family in the early post-war period. It was all about handicrafts and traditional folk customs from her native region, Puglia, which she processed and reinterpreted in a contemporary way.
Looks by Istituto Marangoni Milano Fashion Design student Giuliana Teresa Fraccalvieri
Right after that stepped on the catwalk the collection by Madhav Bahety, who drew inspiration from workers worldwide, especially from the state of Qatar, where he grew up and grabbed the raw elements, but he also took silhouettes from Japan, fabrics from America and prints from Europe. With his work, the designer wants to make the voice of an oppressed country like his homeland to be heard.
A collection by Istituto Marangoni Milano designer Madhav Bahety
Martina Cesana presented her collection as something familiar that has to do with memories, home and the land. The purity of cotton is reminiscent of fresh and fragrant air-dried linen.
Istituto Marangoni Milano Fashion Design student Martina Cesana showcased her collection at Fashion Graduate Italia
Jaehee Koo showed what he sees as “the most harmonious union” of East and West – a story about balance and imbalance between two opposing sides, just like humans themselves.
Istituto Marangoni's Jaehee Koo presenting his collection
In a post-apocalyptic world, Lorenzo Sala’s collection was inspired by beauty and ugliness, using unusual and luxurious materials such as ruined silk chiffon to create a new aesthetic.
A collection by Lorenzo Sala, who studied Fashion Design Menswear at Istituto Marangoni Milano
Through Giulia Huang’s lace and transparencies, the fragility of humans as helpless, unprotected and naked beings became visible.
Istituto Marangoni Milano designer Giulia Huang presented her collection
Francesco Imberti’s No-Waste collection closed the show by offering new ways of shaping and interpreting wardrobe pieces, even with paper. It was a grand finale to an even more lavish parade by Istituto Marangoni that rocked the Fashion Graduate Italia, showing – and proving – that innovative and sustainable fashion is possible, and much more.
Istituto Marangoni Milano's Francesco Imberti, winner of the Best Designer of the Year 2022 award, closed the Fashion Graduate Italia show