What is the future of creativity in a world dominated by Artificial Intelligence? How do human beings relate to technology? And what does it mean for a designer or artist to build a recognisable identity offline and online in an increasingly digitised world?
This is what creatives, companies and experts in the tech sector will ask themselves at the new edition of Front Row, the annual event organised by Istituto Marangoni • The School of Fashion. During Milan Fashion Week in February, the talk opens its doors to all those who dream of a future in fashion.
The two-day event will address the impact of new technologies on the fashion careers of the future, without forgetting the role of humans and the importance of heritage and tradition.
This year's guests will include creative Rick Dick, an AI expert who has become famous on Instagram for his ironic takes on the recent Parisian couture shows; Svetlana Yakunina, virtual stylist and founder of Honey, a digital fashion studio that helps brands to enter in the Metaverse; in conversation with Edward Buchanan, Creative Director @SANSOVINO6 and Milano Fashion Director @ Perfect Magazine, we will host Tomo Koizumi is the Japanese designer that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have decided to encourage and support, fascinated by his vibrant colour choices, meticulous research into volumes, theatrical shapes, sartorial details, attention to body positivity and unconventional female seduction. Tomo will present his new collection during Milan Fashion Week thanks to Dolce&Gabbana, which will host his fashion show in its Milan spaces; Francesco Ragazzi, Creative Director of Palm Angels; Francesco Bernabei, CO-Founder & CEO of Monogrid, a creative production company, which, working between the physical and digital worlds, helps the most innovative luxury brands create digital and immersive environments, engaging installations and surprising content; Andrea Lorini, an expert on NFTs, Metaverse and Gaming; Gloria Maria Cappelletti, a digital art pioneer who has exhibited and supported some of the most influential artists on the web, is now Editor in Chief & Creative Director of RED-EYE, the first Metaverse-born Magazine, and focuses her research and strategies on XR aesthetics for fashion and luxury in the Web3 landscape.
Other guests are Antonio Patruno, Fashion Design Programme Leader, who will comment on the inspirations behind some of the most interesting looks at Milan Fashion Week, and Hanan Besovic, Fashion Commentator and author of the Instagram page @ideservecouture. She already joined last year's international panel and is now returning as a moderator.
Front Row will take place on 22 and 23 February at Istituto Marangoni on 3, Piazza San Babila.