The Accademia di Costume e di Moda Roma ( The Academy of Costume & Fashion Design Rome ) celebrated their 50th year anniversary with an wonderful series of Installations, exhibitions and digital performances creating a virtual Museum of Fashion and Costume within the school’s building.
The event was held during the Alta Roma fashion week in Rome and also paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of Vogue Italia with an installation projecting 50 of the most iconic covers of the magazine from the Library of the Accademia accentuated with historical images from the life of the Academy.
The three Costume Laboratries of the Accademia were transformed with an ariel presentation of tunics inspired by the Byzantine Empire, by students Andrea Viotti and Alessandra Intini.
Prestigious alumni of the Accademia were present to show their work including renowned costume designer Francesca Sartori who presented some of the costumes she designed for the film “Cantando dietro i Paravanti”, winner of the David di Donatello and Nastro d’Argento 2004 Awards.
In other areas, students of each year presented projects, from 1st year students working with raw and simple materials in total creative freedom, second year’s celebrated the famous “S line” ; one of the most historically important and extreme feminine silhouettes of fashion (1900-1910), in the millinery focused project…
… while the third year students curated an installation entitled “N” dedicated to the coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte, seen from the perception of Jacques Louis David’s painting (1805-1807) .
The Accademia’s Talents 2014 exhibited the outfits they created which were also showcased during the last edition of Alta Roma catwalk in January this year.
The Talents 2014 group also created unique outfits to honor the Maestro Renato Balestra, for the second edition of “Be Blue, Be Balestra”.
The second year students, who have worked with wool, leather, velvet, patch, laser cut and plisse, created “Art Gallery_Coat” an exhibition of clothing transformed into artistic installations and third year students have decomposed and reinterpreted coats and trenches in an exhibition of 3Ding Outerwear.
In regard to accessories, Luigi Mulas Debois has conducted the 2nd and 3rd year students through the initial sketchbook process, to the making of the prototypes inspired by art and cinema, Rothko and Hugo Cabret.
The students of the Higher Education Programs of the Accademia’s Fashion Communication Course (6th and 7th Edition 2013-2014), coordinated by Romina Toscano, Marco D’Amico and Marco Grisolìa, have created a Fashion Film, produced by the Accademia: “The Innocents”, freely inspired by “The Dreamers” of Bernardo Bertolucci.
In the area of Jewellery and Bijou students presented their work alongside original drawings of Giovanni Valli, historical designer for Bulgari. A 40×40 scale prototype of a ring produced by a CNC machine was also on display.
Emanuele Custo coordinated the projection of fashion sketches realized by the Academic Diploma students. The Higher Education Programme in Fashion Design class presented draped works and canvases for the Maison Valentino and Diesel, coordinated by Santo Costanzo. The students of our Higher Education Course in Accessories Design, coordinated by Luigi Mulas Debois and in collaboration with FENDI, showed prototypes produced for the Maison and for Decouture.
Luca Gnecchi Ruscone, founder and Ceo of the Brand L.G.R. eyewear has chosen a sketch of Caterina Franceschini, to be realized and produced and presented in the next collection. The prototype was presented during the event at the Accademia.
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