Unconventional jewelry, capable of misrepresenting the anatomy of the ears and transforming the wearer into futuristic human beings, clothes that trace the structure of muscles and invoke a toxic and harmful concept of masculinity for young men. Accademia Italiana participated in the competition reaching the final with seven students. There were six target categories: clothing, fur, knitwear, underwear and beachwear, leather goods and footwear, and accessories. Wissam Ziad Moustapha's capsule collection, which awarded the Silkomo special recognition, reflects on the male difficulty of accepting himself in a society steeped in stereotypes about the male figure and what it means to be a man.
"In a world saturated with unrealistic body image laws," the young designer explains, "even adolescent males have difficulties with self-acceptance but are unable to express them because of the toxic masculinity that infests our society. This collection encourages teenagers to understand that they are not alone and to remind themselves that they are more than just a body." Daniil Neskromniy won in the accessories category with his earcuffs made of silver and precious stones: his aim is to change the anatomy of the ear in a spectacular way and evoke a concept of limitless beauty. Daniil's creations were valued for "recognizability, excellent workmanship and originality in the continuation of the sign."