The events promoted by Accademia Italiana and Società Dante Alighieri continue, aimed at the spread of our culture. Fashion has made and continues to make the history of Italy, and on this occasion a special guest will guide us through an itinerary which will recount the origins, evolution and future of Made in Italy. Sofia Gnoli, fashion expert and journalist, teaches the History of Fashion and the Archives of Creative Industries. She writes for Repubblica, La Stampa, Il Venerdì and Vogue Italia. Curator and scientific consultant, she collaborated with the Victoria and Albert Museum for the exhibition ‘The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014’. She is a consultant and writer for the Italian Encyclopaedia Giovanni Treccani. An expert on heritage, she has curated the historical archives of Valextra, Luisa Spagnoli and Federico Forquet, and in her collaboration with the Accademia Italiana, she will analyze in depth the historical and social context in which Italian style and the fashion industry in Italy and in the world has developed.
A particular focus will be on how the language has evolved in the dynamic world of fashion, also due to the new global trends. Her knowledge of fashion, journalism and communication will enable Accademia Italiana students to significantly expand and deepen their knowledge base on topics which are fundamental to their studies. Four monthly meetings have been organized which will take place in the beautiful setting of Palazzo Firenze, headquarters of Società Dante Alighieri with whom Accademia Italiana actively collaborates promoting Italian language and culture, especially with its international students. This series of talks was launched with “Elsa Schiaparelli. A pioneer of Italian Style, through Art and Fashion”, whilst the successive talks will be on “The Origins of Italian Fashion 1900-1945” and “Hollywood on the River Tiber and the Collective Fashion Shows in the Sala Bianca of Palazzo Pitti”, concluding with the final talk on “From the triumph of Made in Italy to Globalization”.