NOVEMBER 3-5 / MILAN BASE
Third Sector Organization Fashion Training System Platform (ETS), a hub that brings together the best Italian institutions and post-diploma training academies in the sector, presents the eighth edition of Fashion Graduate Italia, the first and only free fashion week open to the city which since 2015 celebrates the talents of tomorrow.
From 3 to 5 November 2022, the absolute protagonist is the creativity of the best graduate and undergraduate students of Italian fashion academies, institutes and schools, including the Burgo Fashion Institute.
Three days dedicated to fashion shows, talks, masterclasses, workshops and job placements, a packed program of appointments united by a single mission: to help connect the education system and industry in the sector, create competitive professional skills, innovate the fashion system. Fashion Graduate Italy 2022 Stay curious! is hosted in BASE Milano and will also be streamed.
A bridge that from Milan aims to reach and involve new excellences transcending any geographical border. In line with this vision, starting from this edition Fashion Graduate Italia pays special attention to international talents through the introduction of a new dedicated project: Talent to Talent. A format aimed at the best international universities and academies with the aim of creating a global training channel that continuously fosters dialogue between talents from every region of the world and creates new channels of exchange and mutual enrichment.
Special guests of this first edition of the Talent to Talent project are the cities of Daegu and Osaka which, thanks to the collaboration with the Municipality of Milan, will bring to Fashion Graduate Italia the creations of students from their most prestigious fashion and design universities.
This initiative further strengthens the synergy between the Fashion Training System Platform and the Municipality of Milan, entering the framework of international cooperation aimed at promoting City to City collaborations with the whole world. Daegu and Osaka are special cities for Milan: the former is the most recent twinning, while the latter is one of the historic twinnings, whose 40th anniversary we are celebrating this year.
Since art is a fundamental tool for opening up to others and for communicating – and since fashion is also art and has a strong communicative value – this first international edition of Fashion Graduate Italia can even more be considered a bridge that unites Milan to the cultures of the world.
Another key theme of this edition is sustainable innovation. A new project, Fashion Schools for Design-Driven Sustainable Innovation, made in collaboration with C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle and Sustainable Energy), an international eco-hub that since 2007 has supported a new generation of fashion in which the union of design, innovation, communication and responsibility gives shape to a conscious and competitive business, capable of playing an economic role how social. The selected students designed and created one outfit each using the sustainable materials provided by the companies in the C.L.A.S.S portfolio.
The one presented this year is preparing to be more than ever an edition under the sign of innovation, cooperation and belonging. Values which the Fashion Training System Platform has always been the bearer of and by virtue of which it won the Fashion & the City award last September at the Fashion Community Awards – Chi é Chi awards, for its commitment over the years to enhancing projects capable of strengthening the link between fashion and the city of Milan.
Fashion Graduate Italy 2022 – Stay curious! it is promoted thanks to the contribution of the Lombardy Region and has received the patronage of the Department of Labor Policies, Productive Activities, Commerce, Fashion and Design of the Municipality of Milan. In addition to supporting the training path, meeting students with the working landscape of the sector and enhancing the training offer in the area, the 2022 edition develops contents and introduces tools that make the initiative strategic in the field of youth enhancement and their entry into the world of work. This year, in addition to moments dedicated to the portfolio review and the activation of a hub dedicated to the portfolios of the best graduating students on the event website, the ETS Fashion Training System Platform is a Partner of the Fashion Talent Days, the virtual event organized by Confindustria Moda con Umana in partnership with CVing. The fashion Talent Days, which aim to bring together young talents and companies in the fashion sector looking for the best professionals, will be online from 8 to 10 November. Young talents who are interested in working in the fashion and accessories industry will have the opportunity to get in touch with the best companies in the sector.
The initiative, in its second edition, this year aims to further strengthen the visibility of the sector with respect to the new generations also thanks to the new collaboration with Platform Fashion.
The community of schools of the Fashion Training System Platform today has around 10,000 students and 4,000 teachers, and is constantly increasing.
Schools participating in Fashion Graduate Italy 2022 Stay curious!:
Costume & Fashion Academy; IUAD Fashion Academy; Brera Academy of Fine Arts – II Level Diploma Course in Fashion Design; HARIM Euro-Mediterranean Academy; AFOL Fashion ; Arsutoria School; Domus Academy; ITS Cosmo Fashion Academy; Ferrari Fashion School; IAD extension. Institute of Applied Art and Design; European Institute of Design – IED; Burgo Fashion Institute; Marangoni Institute; Modartech Institute; Centuries Institute; NABA, New Academy of Fine Arts; Next Fashion School.
Since 2008, the Third Sector Fashion Organization Training System Platform has been the hub that brings together the best Italian institutions and academies that offer post-graduate training courses in the fashion sector. The schools that make up the association have always had a close link with the Italian cultural, historical and industrial heritage. Combined in this way, they constitute a fundamental segment for innovation and for the growth of new talent and create the tools for aligning training offer and market needs.
Among the objectives of the association – which has a crucial role in the coordination and harmonious development of the Italian fashion education system – there are also activities aimed at developing collaborations with local, national and international institutions and bodies.
Main partner of Fashion Graduate Italy 2022 Stay curious! is R-store, a company specialized in technological solutions for the business and education world. The event is also supported by Lineapelle and CNA Federmoda Lombardia; makes use of the Media Partnership of Campus Orienta, MF Fashion, nss, Yes Milano and the technical Partnership of BASE Milano, Bonaveri, Mauro Galzignato and Crew for Kemon, Fashion Avenue Academy for Make-up.
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