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‘Under The Light’ by Istituto Marangoni


The renowned Fashion & Design School, Istituto Marangoni London based in Shoreditch, recently showcased 10 of its most promising Fashion Design graduates with a unique fashion performance entitled ‘Under The Light’.


Taking inspiration from the concept of light as a symbol of new beginning, the collections showcased in a hybrid performance, merging a traditional catwalk show with a static presentation. The visionary use of light, along with the minimalist set-up of the venue and its fascinating vaults, created a dreamlike atmosphere enhancing the colours, details and silhouettes of the School’s 10 best Womenswear collections.


During the show, Istituto Marangoni announced Karina Ayu Ghimas as the Best Inter-school Womenswear of the Year, chosen among all European Schools.


Charlotte Gorse, Istituto Marangoni London School Director said: “We are very proud of being able to work with such international and talented students every day. Internationality and industry-led training are the signature marks of our teaching method, and the high standards of our students’ work in today’s fashion show definitely reflects that. However, our role as a school is not only to train and nurture their curiosity and creativity, but also to celebrate their work. “Under The Light” celebrates the creative and business acumen of our graduates, who demonstrate the ability to express themselves with an eye for contemporary industry needs.”


Highlights from the performance included: Cocooning silhouettes that combine sports-luxe details with light-as-air fabrics by Eleonora Cellino, functional and sporty separates meets sleek tailoring by Vittoria Bergallo, while in contrast Amie Ellis showcased a plethora of feminine frills while endorsing her passion for sustainable methods. Every collection appeared distinctive and unique, Kritika Singh’s designs displayed the use of draping and pleating techniques to create exaggerated but elegant proportions, while Viola Menchini merged her interest of historical fashion with notions about love and relationships to inspire her voluminious silhouettes in hues of pink and red.


Istituto Marangoni was founded in 1935 in Milan as ‘Istituto Artistico dell’Abbigliamento Marangoni’ and has launched over 45,000 professionals in fashion and luxury fields, such as Domenico Dolce, Franco Moschino, Alessandro Sartori, Maurizio Pecoraro, Paula Cademartori, Andrea Pompilio and Lucio Vanotti. It currently educates 4,000 students per year from 107 countries at its schools, located in Milano, Firenze, Paris, London, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Mumbai and Miami.


(Images from top to bottom: Eleonora Cellino, Vittoria Bergallo, Kritika Singh and Viola Menchini, intro image Amie Ellis, all images by Kinsmen Photography.)


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