Shanghai's Amazing Panda
Istituto Marangoni’s talents left their mark even in Asia. Five students of the Shanghai school participated in the AMAZING PANDA project, an art installation entirely inspired by the Chinese culture and guided by fashion and art international icons, such as the famous French artist Benoit Dutour, the British illustrator and artist Hayden Kays, Christophe Lemaitre, Dior’s first jewellery designer, Anne Marie Gaspar, famous designer and many other worldwide famous creative talents.
The unique masterwork consists of 5 giant and colourful pandas and it aims to present a new image of this animal which is an iconic symbol in China and which is a real national heritage. Through this project, the artists want to attract and to unite the multiple socio-cultural aspects of the country and its different ethnic traditions, with modernism and urbanism. Its design expresses the various elements of 56 Chinese ethnic groups, inspired by the different cultures of these minorities; in particular, the five pandas realized by Istituto Marangoni’s students, are dedicated to the Sui, Naxi, Kirghiz, Lahu and Gaoshan ethnic groups.
The AMAZING PANDA project states Istituto Marangoni’s commitment to creating new and exciting opportunities for its students, in a stimulating environment, testing them through innovative educational projects and collaborations with important brands. Students can thus develop their talents and creativity, constantly renewing themselves, growing their careers, following an important path and emerging as global professionals.
AMAZING PANDA made its debut at FASHION Zoo last June 26th and 27th, at the Shanghai Exhibition Center, one of the most ambitious and innovative show in the Chinese scene, which offers a unique perspective on the world of fashion, art, technology and culture, extremely stimulating and engaging for the younger generations.