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2023 is the year you experience an haute couture show: Here is how

Paris is now a daydream thanks to the exclusive let-them-eat-cake event. But what if it’s not just for the happy few? Let’s find out how to join in

Ayleen Rachelly Jimenez Hernandez

Jul 03, 2023
PARIS
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Why we can’t stop talking about Constantin Prozorov’s digital art

From the importance of experimenting to the relationship between AI and creativity, here are 5 lessons we have learnt from the German collage artist

Clementina Bianchi

Jun 28, 2023
PARIS
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Darkness is a fashion kingdom, and Rick Owens is its Lord

While waiting for the brand to show its menswear SS 2024 at Paris Fashion Week, we look back at the career of the Dark Lord of the fashion avant-garde

Romane Yehia

PARIS
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Are you asking enough from your fav store? Adidas is doing it in London

The Oxford Street flagship is way more than a boutique. In this quintessence of tech’n’hype, you can have your running style analysed or enjoy a DJ set 

Aziza Zhamaliyeva, Noa Hassan

LONDON
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Christian Boaro on telling your own story and forgetting about trends

Whether designing a celeb look or styling RTW pieces, this creative has no doubts: it’s all about human connections. And he’ll show our talents the way

Agnese Pasquinelli

MILANO FASHION
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You have what it takes to be a Prada bag designer

Alumnus Danilo Alberti, now Design Director Woman Leathergoods at Prada, challenges our students to be drivers of change by imagining a new bag based on the brand’s values

Agnese Pasquinelli

MILANO FASHION
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“Hey creatives, AI is now your best friend,” experts say

Monogrid’s Francesco Bernabei and Andrea Lorini, a Web3 and metaverse pro, share their insights on Midjourney or Dall-E’s impact on designers’ futures

Sofia Sarandrea

MILANO FASHION
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Break it to make it! Best regards, the art world

Have you ever wanted to smash your ex’s window? Add music and make it an art session, then maybe you can join Simon Berger at Milan Design Week next year

Nathalie Jönson

MILANO DESIGN
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4 things Vogue Italia’s Head of Editorial Content wants you to know

We welcome Francesca Ragazzi for an insightful dialogue about becoming a top-notch digital editor. Or just pursuing your dreams

Sofia Sarandrea

MILANO FASHION
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What lies Beyond the Surface? The depths of stone and human nature

At Fuorisalone, Solid Nature and OMA teamed up for a labyrinth of rooms exploring the journey of stones. We explored its sensory potential from food to conviviality

 Isabella Fernandez de Castro

MILANO DESIGN
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Embroidering the future of Indian luxury market

The Dior Fall 2023 fashion show in Mumbai is expected to cause a butterfly effect on the country's fashion and craft arena on so many levels. Starting from below

Achintya Acharya, Anusha Dhiman, Alisha Khatri, Stuti Jain

MUMBAI
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Is South Korea the new spearhead of (Asian) fashion?

This country is a gem for luxury thanks to a strong local consumer. But the K-pop phenomenon is spreading worldwide, and brands are riding the wave

Clementina Bianchi

MILANO FASHION
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Indian crafts: a moment of recognition as Métiers d’Art

A country for old souls, India now sees its luxury market set to grow exponentially, with Dior’s Mumbai show enhancing its artisans to new heights of global respect

Mevin Murden

MUMBAI
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Obsessed with design and future? Discover our Milano Design Week guide

The best, unusual and fun events right this way. Follow our must-see list to explore new dimensions of human senses, augmented nature and expanded universes

Silvia Tarini

MILANO DESIGN
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Top 3 Asian new designers you need to know
Embrace the future as we explore some of the freshest Chinese and Japanese brands. Want to know more about Louis Shengtao Chen, Rui and Grounds? Here we go

Bai Xinping 

SHANGHAI
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Metaverse Fashion Week explained to my old man

Luxury has gone virtual again as 60+ brands, artists, and designers joined MVFW 2023. Feeling like a boomer lost in the new phygital boom? Here comes your guide

Agnese Pasquinelli

MILANO FASHION
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Pierpaolo Piccioli’s Valentino, the discreet charm of revolution

As the brand's sales rise, the Roman designer humanises the sublime while blurring boundaries with fashion as a political message

Francesco Brunacci

FIRENZE
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Talking skate, fashion and LA with Palm Angels’ Francesco Ragazzi
The Italian creative soul we are obsessed with is about to show in Paris. In the run-up to the event, he sat down with us to retrace the journey of the brand he founded

Agnese Pasquinelli 

MILANO FASHION
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More than a luxury denim brand: why do we love Diesel?

Ahead of the new maxi-show by Glenn Martens, we caught up with Mattia Bertocco to discuss his book “Diesel: Jeans, Comunicazione, Cultura”

Sofia Sarandrea

MILANO FASHION
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Paco Rabanne, farewell to the designer who lived in the future

Known for his use of metals and best-selling scents, the Space Age metallurgist died at 88. Olfactory pleasures or textile arts? Find out what his name stands for

Agnese Pasquinelli

PARIS
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Inside Yayoi Kusama’s polka-dot world

The Japanese artist is back in fashion to collaborate with Louis Vuitton. However, it is just one of the pillars of her career and extraordinary survival story

Sofia Sarandrea

LONDON
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What the future holds for modest fashion

The industry is expected to reach 313 billion dollars in 2022, and the last dedicated shows in Riyadh unveiled the rising specialised brands to keep an eye on

Clementina Bianchi

DUBAI
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The new dress of China: The ugly shoe comeback

They are hideous yet cute. Crocs’ clogs have climbed to the country’s forefront as they teamed up with celeb Ouyang Nana. Here, we discuss Gen Zers’ Uglycore

Kristine Ang, Lin Sun Yujing

SHANGHAI
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Max Mara’s Ian Griffiths on how to helm a heritage brand

The creative director of “the silent powerhouse” discusses Italian pragmatism, the modern woman and how to “stay true to the story and not lose sight of the dream”

Silvia Tarini

DUBAI
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When the home wears haute couture, it’s Elie Saab Maison

With the lifestyle brand inroaded into the furnishing and hospitality markets, we caught up with their partner Corporate Brand Maison’s president, Massimiliano Ferrari

Marcella Bricchi

MILANO DESIGN
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Artist Pietro Terzini: “I have not invented anything new”

We catch up with the creative soul capturing the Instagram-friendly pop spirit as he creates art by mixing fashion-brand paper bags and disruptive statements

Arianna Guion

MILANO FASHION
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2015-2022: Alessandro Michele’s “I feel Gucci” days

Kering’s flagship brand parts ways with its star designer after an almost eight-year journey. While waiting for a successor, here are his top collections and hypes

Sofia Sarandrea

MILANO FASHION
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The art of Chinese shopping: cyber dandies

The journey through the country’s megacities stops in Shanghai’s Anfu Road, where creators as flâneurs turn a public space into the Internet celebrities’ street

Federico Castigliano

SHANGHAI
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The state of today’s modest fashion market

From specialised brands to Western giants, they want to target 1 bn costumers wearing less skin-revealing clothes. Muslims will spend $375 bn on fashion by 2025

Clementina Bianchi

DUBAI
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GCDS’ Giuliano Calza: “Blue is for boys? Let me wear pink.”

A guest at the latest ‘In Conversation With’ event, the designer celebrated inclusivity and diversity while answering our quick-fire fashion questions

Maria Ochoa

MILANO FASHION
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Forget the past, NFT sneakers are the future

Since they create next-gen digital fashion collectables, teen crypto artists and emerging virtual brands are tapped by footwear giants as the new frontier in the metaverse gold rush

Simona Schiappucci

MILANO FASHION
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Going backstage at the Istituto Marangoni show that lit up Milan

The fashion school’s catwalk featured the 10 best students as up-and-coming designers. It was all about turning up the music, the lights and the talent

Sofia Sarandrea

MILANO FASHION
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How to deal with fashion research, creatively

Having ideas is not enough, as creatives have to come up with several collections per year. How do they succeed? Gathering sources is key

Simona Schiappucci

MILANO FASHION
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How Queen Elizabeth II’s style rallied the world

From an inclusive Coronation Dress in 1953 to a green hope look during Covid-19, Her Majesty used clothes to make political and emotional statements

Sofia Sarandrea

LONDON
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India’s ascent as a fashion frontier ep.3: Menswear is booming

This $26 billion market is bigger than womenswear. Here's how international brands can navigate diverse local tastes, from Western formalwear to ethnic wear

Falguni Shah, Rachana Singh

MUMBAI
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India’s ascent as a fashion frontier ep.2: Millennials’ powerhouse

The country is home to a fifth of the world’s youth population. Offering both workforce and target market, what are they asking from international luxury brands?

Falguni Shah, Rachana Singh

MUMBAI
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Five things fashion should learn from Issey Miyake

Remembering the Japanese designer, here are his lessons for creatives to take to heart. There’s a lot to discover behind his pleats (and Steve Jobs’ turtleneck)

Sofia Sarandrea

MILANO FASHION
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How Jacquemus is shaking up the fashion world

From inventing the mini-bag phenomenon to attracting larger-than-life celebrities, through the hot-ticket shows around France: here is all about this cult brand

Benjamas Kanjanawutisit

PARIS
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India’s ascent as a fashion frontier ep.1: Millionaires & digital growth

With the luxury market to exceed USD 200 billion by 2023, the country offers a huge opportunity for brands, if only they can figure out how to navigate this sector

Falguni Shah, Rachana Singh

MUMBAI
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Touching the Value

While the metaverse is aflame, physicality is still key to product design. Here are our students’ projects rooted in the analogue dimensions of the human body

Stefano Caggiano

MILANO DESIGN
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UAE fashion brands on the rise

With the country’s high spending power and potential customers worldwide, local labels are gaining market share. Here are the hot names to keep an eye on

Clementina Bianchi

DUBAI
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It’s Versace, not Versachee

The birth of a fashion dynasty held together by family loyalty. Gianni and Donatella Versace shocked the world with their opulent yet provocative designs

Laura F. Silverio Paulus

MILANO FASHION
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The rise of a new Chinese style

The images of the dragon and the phoenix spring to mind when talking about the country. But the time has come not to focus on stereotypes from the outside world

Jialu He

SHENZHEN
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Rei Kawakubo, Queen of the in-between kingdom

Since establishing Comme des Garçons in 1969, the Tokyo-based designer has consistently disrupted the accepted notions of the fashionable body

Anawat Nawarsettawon

MILANO FASHION
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Inside China's luxury food & beverage business

WeChat, Red Book and Dazhong Dianping social media are key tools for the country’s hotel industry. But how do you become a master in hospitality management?

Arianna Sorini

SHENZHEN
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What about Re:mixing the city?

Under the creative touch of mentor Andy Picci, the project explores iconic Florentine landmarks to install students’ digital sculptures created with Instagram AR filters

Ginevra Barbetti

FIRENZE
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Pushing cross-cultural fashion forward through Wechat

As the app is booming in China, Pinko has started an ongoing collaboration with our students. And their s-s 22 digital campaign is now rocking the platform

Francesco Fioretto

SHANGHAI
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A global approach to fashion research

The library is where your deeper creative inspiration blossoms. But what to read and how to create a method?

Silvia De Vecchi

LONDON
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The art of Chinese shopping: A super-place

Next leg of the journey through the country’s megacities: Taikoo Li Sanlitun in Beijing shows how to make a retail space a trendy core

Federico Castigliano

SHANGHAI
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A journey into Expanded Universes

How do virtual scenarios challenge design? This is what our school is investigating with a rich lineup of events at Fuorisalone

Stefano Caggiano

MILANO DESIGN
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Hyperphysical pop-ups: a new frontier for luxury retail?

From Jacquemus to Balenciaga, experiential spaces draw customers back to stores. And sometimes sales are not even included

Clementina Bianchi

MILANO FASHION
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Playing with Body Shapes

Clothes can enhance our forms, but also offer a radical distortion as a new way to take up space. It’s a world of silhouettes, and we all live in them

Rebecca Scheutz

MILANO FASHION
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A chat with the artists behind the tribute to Virgil Abloh

We interviewed the visionaries who took part in the "Coming of Age" exhibition dedicated to Louis Vuitton’s late Creative Director 

Elizaveta Ostanina

PARIS
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Asian influence in fashion through cinema

From Squid Game to K-pop, through to Rahul Mishra couture. Here’s how the continent entered the global film market and hit the catwalks

Lavanya Sharma

MUMBAI
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The art of Chinese shopping: The lure of ambiguity

Keep up with the journey through the megacities of the country. Next stop: The Roof lifestyle hub in Xintiandi designed by Jean Nouvel

Federico Castigliano

SHANGHAI
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Head backstage with us at Pierre Cardin tribute show

The catwalk was held in front of an Ariane 5 rocket, but what happened BTS? Three students who were there shared their experiences

Elizaveta Ostanina

PARIS
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Are skinny jeans walking down the sunset boulevard?

According to NPD Group analysts and catwalks, they are. Wider, 90s-reminiscent fits are the new trend left by the pandemic 

Clementina Bianchi

MILANO FASHION
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The future of retail:
the new frontiers of omnichannel

E-commerce, social media and gaming platforms are not taking over brick-and-mortar. It's just the end of shopping boundaries

Andrea Davide Doroldi

MILANO FASHION
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Five key trends
from the Milan
fall 2022 runways

Here is your digest of the latest styles unveiled at Prada, Bottega Veneta, N°21, Versace and Blumarine shows

Rawan Majeed

MILANO FASHION
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Buy, buy
Paris

In China, the mother-daughter duo behind Colette is still an inspiration for future fashion buyers

Haley Shen, Federica Camurati

SHANGHAI
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The art of Chinese shopping.
Episode 1

Join us on a journey through the megacities and phantasmagorias of today’s country. First stop: Parkview Green in Beijing

Federico Castigliano

SHANGHAI
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It will not be
business as usual

My answers to questions on post-Covid-19 fashion economics, industry’s strive for innovation, second-hand growth, and everything in between

Abdullah Abo Milhim

LONDON
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Will cool kids
save luxury
streetwear?

We thought that fashion had moved on from hyped sneakers designers. Are they coming back to conquer high-end brands? 

Margherita Malaguti

MILANO FASHION
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The next
big thing
in fashion

From small businesses to the podium: three disruptive brands writing a new chapter in the industry

Margherita Malaguti

MILANO FASHION
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