Istituto Marangoni Paris
The Parisian fashion school chose the warm, refined atmosphere of the sumptuous Hôtel le Marois to celebrate its 15th anniversary, joined by numerous Parisian and international fashion icons to discover the finalists of the 2021 contest.
Providing a link between fashion and culture in all its forms, the Paris School was founded 15 years ago after Istituto Marangoni schools in Milan and London and is now a well-established fashion academy. Each year, the school brings together nearly 400 students from more than 50 countries around the world supported by 60 teachers, all of whom are active fashion professionals. Since 2006, the school has trained more than 1,500 young students in various areas of fashion and design, from Fashion design to Fashion Business, through to Fashion Styling and Creative Direction.
A tribute to 15 years of education success, the celebratory event included the screening of a special fashion movie featuring the school’s 10 best student collections. The ten international students presented the result of their work to a panel of experts, who were eager to discover their creations. Contestants included Alicia Norman, Andre Falcao Andrade, Antoine Correale, Clara Boublil, Eduardo Esteves, Emilia Eir Halldorsdottir, Isabella Marciano, Nichol Elenna, Justina Tasya and Wen Hanzhang.
The best student in the Fashion Design programme was Wen Hanzhang from China.
Created out of a “desire to move”, his Post-Crisis Solutions collection was inspired by Wen’s travels across China, Canada and France, with a focus on the key themes of mobility and nomad lifestyle. For this collection, he developed panel details, added deconstructed pockets and used concealed zipper, with a highly practical approach. Colours are inspired by both natural and urban environments, with beige and green evoking nature, while black and grey symbolise modernity and futurism. The use of yellow stands for the touch of security that people need after the crisis. With an ongoing commitment to fashion as a means of artistic expression, Wen defies conventional norms by blurring lines between present and future, seeing the uncertainty and instability of the present as the beginning of a new era.
Emilia Eir Halldorsdottir
Andre Falcao Andrade