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under the patronage of Camera Nazionale della Moda, Altaroma, Regione Lazio, Roma Capitale

For the edition of Talents 2021 the Accademia Costume & Moda presented a project that interprets the synthesis of the BA in Costume and Fashion, a unique training path aiming to bring out the identity of the students, as well as to provide them with individual and cultural awareness, competence and technique, experience and professionalism.

This edition saw the participation of 15 students (1 for menswear, 6 for womenswear, 1 menswear/womenswear, 3 for Men Leathergoods, 1 for Women Leathergoods, 2 for Men/Woman Leathergoods, and 1 for Genderless Leathergoods) who had the opportunity to collaborate with 39 companies of the Made in Italy for the creation of 15 capsule collections (6 outfits each) that were presented at Altaroma, on Thursday, July 7 at Cinecittà Studios.

An important goal, the culmination of three years of study and workshop activities that, in this edition, took on an even more significant value. After more than a year of pandemic, the modalities of interaction and work between students, academic staff and companies have been rethought and reshaped. The latter – despite the difficulties that the supply chain has been through – have never hesitated or rethought their way of supporting the students, without any delay and always with great generosity and enthusiasm.

An extraordinary collaboration, which aims to establish real partnerships with the excellence of Italian manufacturing (wool and silk textile companies, embroidery factories, technological and experimental manufacturing, tanneries and shoe factories), creating a link between companies and students from the first years of study, the first step into the world of work. There were collections telling about the personal scenario of individual students, ideas and stories, garments that start from a careful research, both cultural and individual, from an experimentation in fabrics and materials. The work and the design were characterized also by acquired technical and design skills of young students, who were coordinated by Santo Costanzo for clothing and Luigi Mulas Debois for accessories, together with the craftsmanship know-how and refined industrial processes of the companies involved.

The Talents 2021 are: Marianna Achilli, Enrica Maria Affinita, Filippo Alimonti, Marco Anzil, Gianmaria Bottino, Lazzaro Bove, Marco Bucchi, Ginevra Calò, Renato De Simone, Gaia Garofalo, Anna Lemme, Sofia Masciotta, Valeri Salvatori, Lorena Tiberi, Margherita Violante.

 Winners of Talents 2021 are:

Filippo Alimonti, for the category Fashion Design with his collection “Gacho”, and Marco Anzil  for the category Fashion Accessories with his collection “ACDC”.

The work of the students was judged by a prestigious jury of experts who evaluated the collections and portfolios in terms of Innovation, Research, Product and Total Look. The Accademia Costume & Moda, through the continuous involvement of professionals in the field, wants to complete the study path undertaken by the students and built with companies, creating strong connections, to ensure maximum visibility to the work of students and present contemporary collections that are reflected in the demands of the market and the industry.

The jury was composed by: Albino D’Amato, Owner & Creative Director Albinoteodoro; Manuela Brini, Director of Creative Talent Acquisition and Development LVMH Fashion Group; Simonetta Gianfelici, Talent Scout; Daphne Karras, Designer at Brioni, Margherita Maccapani Missoni, Creative Director M Missoni; Raffaello Napoleone, CEO Pitti Immagine; Sara Sozzani Maino, Deputy Editor in Chief Special Projects Vogue Italia and Head of Vogue Talents; Norbert Stumpfl, Executive Design Director Brioni, Silvia Venturini Fendi, Creative Director Fendi, President of Altaroma, Deanna Veroni Ferretti, Founder Modateca Deanna.

A. Lupo Lanzara (President of Accademia Costume & Moda):

“After more than a year of profound changes that have marked the industry and the market, the Academy proves to be able to continue the profound growth path undertaken to support new fashion professionals. ACM continues in the wake of innovation, establishing solid ties and collaborations with professionals and companies in the Fashion System to ensure the personal and professional growth of our students. A strategy – that was already implemented by my predecessors, my grandmother Rosana Pistolese and my mother Fiamma Lanzara, – proving to be successful and appreciated both by the market and the industry and confirming the employment rate of our students at over 93%”.

Also this year, Pitti Immagine – through its Pitti Tutoring & Consulting division, which deals with the support and enhancement of fashion designers – selects one among the 15 Talents 2021 to be awarded with the “Pitti Tutoring & Consulting Reward”.Established in 2017, the award was given to Marianna Achilli. She will have the opportunity to carry out three training meetings with Luca Rizzi, the director of the project.



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