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On the occasion of Talents 2020, the Accademia Costume & Moda presented a project that visualizes the synopsis of the Undergraduate Course in Costume & Fashion; a unique training course developed to bring out the identity of its students, as well as to equip them with awareness, individuality, cultural appreciation, competence, technique, experience and professionalism.
This edition involved 18 students (10 for clothing and 8 for accessories) who were given the opportunity to collaborate with 47 Made in Italy companies to create 18 Capsule Collections (6 outfits each) that were presented during Altaroma, on Saturday 25 January at the Ex-Caserma Guido Reni.
The young designers are: Sajith Amaratunga, Eva Bureau, Benedetta Cidonio, Elena D’Amico, Giulio D’Arpino, Alessia Di Seclì, Maddalena Gentile, Arianna Irato, Gabriele Larcher, Alessandra Mansi, Marco Passone, Federica Pironti, Alice Piscedda, Beatrice Scanni, Alessandro Tais, Giorgia Tavian, Irene Valandro, Marie Bernadette Woehrl.
New to this edition of Talents was the participation of students enrolled in the Undergraduate Course in Fashion Communication: Fashion Editor, Styling & Communication, coordinated by Romina Toscano, who presented a multi-channel communication project on a topic of their choice, developed during the academic year under the tutorship of Antonio Mancinelli, Senior Editor for Marie Claire Italia, and supported day by day by Marco Meloni.
The students for the Talents 2020 BA Fashion Editor, Styling and Communication are: Luca Cantiello, Camilla Galletta, Giada Mussini, Sara Verrecchia.
Judging the work of all the participants, was a prestigious jury of experts who will evaluate the collections and portfolios in terms of Innovation, Research, Product and Total Look for Costume & Fashion students; and in terms of Research, Innovation, Realization and Presentation for the Communication students.
Hilary Alexander OBE, President Graduate Fashion Foundation, Journalist; Giampiero Arcese Creative Director; Manuela Brini, Talent Acquisition LVMH; Burak Cakmak, Dean of Fashion Parson’s School of Design; Andrea Ciaraldi Senior Vice President, Creative Director Women’s Collection Ralph Lauren; Albino D’Amato Owner and Creative Director A.Teodoro; Giovanna Gentile Ferragamo, Ferragamo; Deanna Ferretti Veroni Modateca Deanna; Simonetta Gianfelici, Fashion Consultant & Talent Scout; Laura Lusuardi, Fashion Coordinator Max Mara; Sara Sozzani Maino, Deputy Editor in Chief Special Projects Vogue Italia e Head of Vogue Talents; Raffaello Napoleone,CEO Pitti Immagine; Leah Perez Senior Lecture, former Head of Fashion Design Department Shenkar; Fabio Piras,Course Director Central Saint Martins; Gena Smith SVP Head of Creative Human Resources LVMH; Norbert Stumpfl, Executive Design Director Brioni; Francesco Tombolini President Camera Buyer; Silvia Venturini Fendi, Creative Director Fendi, President Altaroma.