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Rome, the 4th of Dicembre:

Accademia Costume & Moda inaugurates the Academic Year 2019/2020 with an event dedicated to the strategic role of the Italian Manufactoring Companies in the world.

On this occasion also the Irene Brin Prize, established in 1969 by our Founder Rosana Pistolese and which is awarded every year to alumni who have excelled in their careers. This edition it was given to Paloma Lore’, Project Development Manager LOEWE and handed by Carlo Capasa, President of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana.

Together with the Irene Brin Prize was also awarded the Second edition of the scholarship dedicated to “Rosana Pistolese” and given to Marco Bucchi, III  yr student our the undergraduate program in Costume & Fashion design. His excellent exam curriculum allowed him to distinguish himself among the other students, winning this important achievement.

The event continued with a panel curated by Antonio Mancinelli, Senior Editor Marie Claire Italia,  about the strategic role of the Italian manufactoring companies in the world, to which participated Mario Ratti, RATTI SpA, Massimo Peverelli, ALESILK, Matteo Lavezzo, PROJECT OFFICINA CREATIVA, Piero Vitalini, FORZA GIOVANE, Claudio Delunas, IDEE PARTNERS, Loreto Di Rienzo, DYLOAN BOND FACTORY, Stefano Bernasconi,CLERICI TESSUTO, Costantino Karazissis ITALIAN CONVERTER.


The Opening Ceremony was also an opportunity to officially present the start of the new Master in Fabrics Innovation Design, for February 2020. A unique Master who values Italian manufacturing excellence in which experience and tradition coexist , experimentation, technology and quality and at the same time the new professional figures requested by the Maison. “Culture and knowledge”, basis for creative research, “competence and technique”, basis for “project” capacity and concrete innovation in the field of materials.
11 scholarships offered by major textile companies such as Alesilk, Gruppo Dondi, Girani, Italian Converter, Limonta, Ostinelli Seta, Ratti, Tessilbiella, Vasino, The Woolmark Company and by Marco Mastroianni (former student of the Academy and now Head of Textile Research Louis Vuitton).

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