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Roma 26.01.2019 at 12.30

Under the patronage of Altaroma and Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana

Rome, 26 January 2019. Accademia Costume & Moda is pleased to present the 2019 Talents edition, a project that represents the culmination of a three-year educational path, whose aim is to uncover the level of professionalism achieved by each of the students involved. This edition involves 22 students who had the opportunity to collaborate with 41 companies that represent the excellence of the “Made in Italy” manufacturing Industry, for the development of their projects. 22 capsule collections (6 outfits each, 12 womenswear, 2 menswear, and 8 accessories) that will be showcased during Altaroma, on Saturday the 26th of January at Pratibus District. A unique experience within the global fashion education landscape. Real partnerships with the excellence of Italian manufacturing (textile companies, woollen mills, silk factories, embroidery factories, gloves factories, leather goods companies, tanneries and shoe factories) who generously contributed to the realization of the experimentation of the 22 young designers. The collections have strong identities that represent the individual research and idea, story-telling of each designer, with much experimentation in fabrics and materials, as well as in design. Competences and expertise acquired during the 3-year programme under the careful guide of Santo Costanzo, Fashion Department Coordinator and Luigi Mulas Debois, Accessories Department Coordinator, along with the artisan know-how and refined industrial processes of the companies involved. The 2019 talents are: Agnese Balsamini, Antonino Barraco, Annamaria Biasiol, Diletta Caracci, Francesco Castaldo, Tania Cellini, Eleonora Di Girolamo, Federica Dominici, Chiara Donati, Eleonora Falchi, Bendetta Giunti, Giuseppe Maldera, Sara Pacioni, Karen Papace, Alice Paris, Olimpia Pediconi, Luca Rao, Alessia Romenazzi, Sofia Scarponi, Sara Scascitelli, Alessia Scasseddu, Livia Viola. A prestigious jury of professionals from the Fashion System will judge their work, evaluating the collections in terms of inspiration, technique and styling. Accademia Costume & Moda wants to give maximum visibility to their creative flair, their personality and stylistic skills, as well as receiving feedback, confirming the continuous dialogue between the Academy and industry so to maintain contemporaneity in meeting its requests. The jury is formed by: Giampiero Arcese, Creative Director; Sabrina Scarpellini & Massimo Bonini, Bonini Showroom; Manuela Brini, LVMH Creative Talents Manager; Aldo Maria Camillo, Creative Director ALDOMARIACAMILLO; Livia Carimini, Assistant Haute Couture Valentino, Andrea Ciaraldi, Senior Vice President Creative Director Women’s Collection Ralph Lauren; Albino D’Amato, Owner and Creative Director A.Teodoro; Deanna Ferretti Veroni, Modateca Deanna; Simonetta Gianfelici, Fashion Consultant & Talent Scout; Cristina Gnugnoli, Senior Vice President and Creative & Corporate Relations Moncler; Riccardo Grassi, Showroom Riccardo Grassi; Andrea Incontri , Men’s Creative Director Tod’s; Laura Lusuardi, Fashion Coordinator Max Mara; Sara Maino, Deputy Director Vogue Italia & Head of Vogue Talents; Raffaello Napoleone, CEO Pitti Immagine; Leah Perez, Head of Fashion Shenkar University (Israel); Fabio Piras, Course Director Central Saint Martins; (UK); Elinor Renfrew, Head of Fashion Kingston University (UK), Francesco Scognamiglio, Creative Director Francesco Scognamiglio; Silvia Venturini Fendi, President Altaroma.

A. Lupo Lanzara, Deputy Chairman Accademia Costume & Moda: “I am happy and grateful as the relationship with the Made in Italy manufacturing companies and international fashion houses is continuing to evolve. Compared to 2017, the number of companies involved in the final work has doubled and we can proudly say that Accademia Costume & Moda has a placement ratio of 93% for our Talents Project. At present, more than 80 companies actively collaborate in the educational “experience” of our students, across the entire academic offer. The Academy is also growing in terms of International positioning and this is only thanks to all the stakeholders involved and for their generosity”. A virtuous path, that is aimed to the professionalization of the educational approach, by enhancing the students’ personal and design skills, maximizing the cultural platform and experience, promoting the relation between costume and fashion, research and design, craftsmanship and industry, communication and product. Again for this year, Pitti Immagine – through the Pitti Tutorship division Program that supports and promotes talent, will select one of the 22 young designers, conferring them the “Pitti Tutorship Reward“. Established in 2017, the award gives the young designer the opportunity to be supported and guided by Luca Rizzi, Project Director of the Program, through a 3-step process. Special thanks go to Marco Mastroianni, alumnus of the Accademia, today responsible for Fabric and Material Research for some of the most prestigious fashion houses in the world, who supported the students from day 1 in the selection of fabrics and materials. Infinite gratitude also to the Companies of the Italian Manufacturing Industry that developed our students ideas:

Abip, Aemme Pavimenti in Resina, Aip, Alesilk, Andrea Bilics, Apparecchiature di Cernobbio, Berto, Conceria Gaiera, Crisden, De Cristofaro, Della Pia Group, Dyloan Bond Factory, Filati Be.Mi.Va, Forza Giovane, Framis, Gentili Mosconi, Giardini, Girani Tessuti, Graziano Ricami, Gruppo Dondi, Jacob Schlaepfer, Jackytex, Isa Seta, Lanificio Bigagli, Lanificio di Sordevolo, Limonta Manifattura 1887, Manifattura 1887, Marfur, Marzotto, Merola Gloves, Mexas Footwear, Mib, Ostinelli Seta, Ratti, Ricami Laura, Rilievi, Russo di Casandrino, Spazio Chirale, Tessibiella, Tintoria Finissaggio 2000, Vasino.

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