With a progressive and international outlook, fashion and art school Istituto Marangoni has built a well-earned reputation for shaping the future of design. On Tuesday at London’s Lindley Hall, ten of their most promising fashion students – carefully selected by a panel of industry professionals – were brought together to present their own visions of this future in a show titled New Era.
Andrea Roman, Natalia Esteve Garcia Ancira, Silje Wamnes, Arian Krasniqi, Ao Lun He, Rebecca Shamoon, Kristina Novikova, Vinny Lim, Antonia Garcia and Gaia Burani all made their catwalk debut with six looks, exploring the concepts of technology, nature and the environment and celebrating optimistic, experimental thought.
“The values and beliefs of this new generation of fashion designers provide really exciting views on the world of tomorrow,” expained their London School Director, Charlotte Gorse. “We can confidently watch our future being defined by creative minds who see challenge as opportunity and responsibility as empowerment.”
With inspirations ranging from Chinese traditions and Italian heritage to London in the ’70s and the USSR, the collections reflected Istituto Marangoni’s global approach. There were dreamy colour-block pastels, structured shoulder pads and extravagant prints, ruched tulle, deconstructed shirts and even a couple of giant safety pins… So if this is the future of fashion, we’re all due a wardrobe glow-up.
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