Milan Fashion Week was also the occasion for Vogue Italia magazine’s 50th anniversary party in Piazza Castello 27 and the launch of the Vogue Italia Archive. Chief Editor Franca Sozzani has opened the archive of Vogue Italia’s pages for the public to easily access and with the aim of educating the next generations of it’s fashion history.
Following the list of emerging Italian designers that presented at their collections at Milan this season for Spring Summer 2015;
Fausto Puglisi from Messina, Sicily, began his design career in New York when he created costumes for performers such as Jennifer Lopez and Whitney Houston and also selling a small collection to Sarah Stewart the Head of Buying for Maxfeld in Los Angeles. In 2010 he showcased his work in Dolce & Gabbana’s concept store Spiga 2, which showcases young fashion talents and from this platform created his own fashion label
In 2012, Puglisi was appointed creative director at Ungaro, and in September 2013 his own, eponymous brand featured in the official calendar of the Milano Moda Donna.
Cristiano Burani from Bologna started his studies in Medicine taking a degree in medicine and then after he was awarded a degree he changed route and went to Parson’s School of Design in New York to take his Master’s. It was there in New York that he began his career working with La Perla. He has also worked for with Blumarine, Versace and in 2009 he won the Fashion Incubator promoted by the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana. His collections are now sold in top-end department stores and multi-brand shops all over the world and he produces his range in the contemporary luxury segment and strictly “Made in Italy”.
“Experimentation is at the heart of my designs. I want to express a new contemporary lifestyle that grows out of my study of forms and materials. I’m constantly searching for balance and harmony of proportions through geometrical elements, as an expression of a new femininity”.
Nicholas K was one of the four winners of DHL Exported 2014, an international competition created by IMG Fashion and DHL to support young designers who are successful in their own countries and want to internationalize their brands. Nicholas K has now the opportunity to debut on the runways of the Milan Fashion Week. The brand was founded in 2003 by twins Nicholas and Christopher Kunz. Its creative director is Nicholas, who studied design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and Polimoda in Florence and has worked with the style ofces of prestigious labels like DKNY Jeans, Tommy Hilfger, John Varvatos and Calvin Klein. The brand’s fashion, which may be defned “urban nomad”, is inspired by the intense energy of contemporary cities and the beauty and simplicity of nature, as well as being characterized by both elegance and functional details.
“Fashion should complement, not dominate”.
Born in Messina in 1978 but Roman by adoption, Marco De Vincenzo moved to the capital when he was 18 to study fashion and costume at the Istituto Europeo di Design. On taking his diploma there, he immediately joined the style ofce at Fendi, where he was an inseparable assistant to Silvia Venturini, Fendi on the accessories line. But the Sicilian designer never abandoned his dream of creating prêt-à-porter, which came true in 2009 when he debuted in Paris with the frst collection under his own name.
In July of the same year he took 1st prize at Vogue Italia’s “Who is On Next?” competition, and in September his collection went on show at the Milano Moda Donna, where his collections are regularly applauded by leading exponents of the international press and buyers from all over the world. Backstage at last September’s show, De Vincenzo announced his alliance with the LVHM group to favour the growth of his brand. Elegant and sophisticated, his fashion brings together artisanal excellence and creativity perennially focused on innovation.
“For me, fashion is play, courage, respect for the past and projection into the future”
Information and Images from the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana