High fashion and design together in Rome
a school destined for creativity
a school destined for creativity
The Accademia Italiana in Rome continues along a path combining creativity and design, high fashion and everyday style. Among many projects in the works, the first initiative was a collaboration with the Maison Gattinoni ("Oh! Moda, moda! Vuol esser moda"), for which we propose the press release below. With the echoes of this event still reverberating, there are already other events coming up on the calendar, among which is the instititute's participation in the Gran Galà della Moda at the Scalinata Regina Pacis in Ostia Lido on June 21, 2014.
Next will be Alta Roma, the international event dedicated to high fashion that will include the creations of Accademia Italiana's students on the runway (on July 26, 2014 at 11:30 am).
In anticipation of these next events, here is a press release on our inaugural exhibit at the Accademia Italiana in Rome.
3rd June 2014
Gattinoni, the mini collection on exhibition
By Michela Zio (Rome)
An exhibition that brings to the forefront the Gattinoni archive. Students from the first, second and third year, enrolled in the Fashion Design and Jewellery Design courses at the Accademia Italiana, a Florentine institute with a branch also in the capital, have presented the evolution of Gattinoni through a interpretation of the icon classics from the 50's of Hollywood on the Tiber, to the Emperor lines of the 60's, to the 80's of RanieroGattinoni, up until the 90's of GuillermoMariotto, the actual artistic director of the brand.
Incisive the support from the Interior Design students, including those who packaged seven Barbie dolls, that goes without saying, were dressed in period Gattinoni outfits. The exhibition will be open until 29th July in the Accademia Italiana, Piazza della Radio 46 and in February it will move to Oman.
La Repubblica Rome
30th May 2014
PIAZZALE DELLA RADIO
On exhibition the history of the Gattinoni fashion house recounted by students of the Accademia.
THE HISTORY of the Gattinoni fashion house recounted by the students in the Fashion Design and Jewellery Design courses at the Accademia Italiana Arte Moda e Design. On exhibition the outfits reinterpreted using alternative materials by the students studying at the Accademia who dream of becoming stylists. Four themes are proposed for the historical pathway: the 1950's origin of the fashion brand and Signora Fernanda who dressed actresses and princesses. The 1960's with the outfits created for Audrey Hepburn, the 1980's of Raniero Gattinoni and to conclude the 1990's up until to day with the creations by Guillermo Mariotto. The exhibition will remain open to the public until 25th July at the school in Piazzale della Radio 46.
30th May 2014
Piazzale della Radio Accademia Italiana
Emergent stylists re-interpret creations from the Gattinoni fashion house.
Students from the Fashion Design and Jewellery Design courses at the Accademia Italiana Arte Moda Design in Piazzale della Radio 46, coordinated by the professors and by Stefano Dominella, President of Gattinoni Couture, presented the history of the historical fashion brand producing outfits and jewellery inspired from the four significant historical periods of Gattinoni that have left a trace in the life of this celebrated Roman fashion house. The exhibition was entirely designed and set up by the students and professors of the Interior Design Department at the Accademia Italiana. It winds its way throughout the School in a creative walkway and it was inaugurated by VincenzoGiubba, President of the Accademia Italiana as well as by Dominella.
Present at the inauguration were personalities from the world of fashion, art and culture. Guillermo Mariotto the creative director for Gattinoni Couture, the oscar winner GianniQuaranta, the photographer PaoloBelletti, the television presenter EnricaBonaccorti, the fashion critic BonizzaGiordaniAragno and the Minister for Productive Activity in the Rome City Council MartaLeonori, the journalist Maria ConcettaMattei, the sociologist FrancescoMorace, BeppeConvertini and MartaFlavi.
30th May 2014
ACCADEMIA ITALIANA Exhibition opening
Gattinoni 2.0 The talents and the myth
By Stefania Cigarini
Better than Project Runway, the talents of the young stylists, because here there is talent to sell, but above all, it can be personally observed visiting the exhibition Oh! Moda, Moda! Vuol esser moda.
This phrase from Carlo Goldoni, that the thirty five students aged between twenty and twenty two years old, used as a source of inspiration to reinvent the style of the historical Italian fashion brand, Gattinoni. Stefano Dominella, President of the fashion house and professor himself, opened to the students in the Fashion Design and Jewellery Design courses as well as to the students and professors in the Interior Design courses for the exhibition set-up, the archives of the fashion house in order to allow them to breath in the air that is not oxygen, but is the history of Italian fashion. It is thus that the dress for nomination of the oscar for ‘War and Peace', worn by Audrey Hepburn, is transformed between cakes, balloons, cake papers: and like wise along the four themes that represent the history of Gattinoni: the 50's and Hollywood on the Tiber, the 60's and the Emperor line, the 80's of Raniero Gattinoni, the 90's of Mariotto. Proud, without saying, Dominella and Vincenzo Giubba, President of the Accademia Italiana.
28th May 2014
Accademia Italiana is inspired by Gattinoni
An exhibition of the creations by 20 students at the Rome school.
(ANSA) - ROME, 28 MAY - There are outfits made from latticed paper used for cake decorations, the voluminous shirts from the Orlando collection, the printed kaftans with the face of Anna Magnani: These are the creations that the 20 students from the Accademia Italiana Arte, Moda e Design in Rome, coordinated by the Stefano Dominella, President of Gattinoni, produced for the exhibition at the Rome school from tomorrow to the 25th July that were inspired by the styles of the Roman fashion house.
29th May 2014
THE GATTINONI STYLE REINVENTED BY STUDENTS FROM THE
ACCADEMIA ITALIANA, THE EXHIBITION
An interdisciplinary project that becomes the vital lymph for the Italian fashion system and for the dreams of many youngsters that hope one day to become acclaimed and famous stylists such as those to whom they often find inspiration in their creations.
The Gattinoni style reinvented by the students of the Accademia Italiana. A possibility offered by Gattinoni, the historical Roman fashion house that together with the Accademia Italiana - Arte, Moda e Design, in particular the figure of Stefano Dominella, President of Gattinoni and Vincenzo Giubba, President of the Accademia Italiana, who have collaborated to make possible something magic and unique, both for the students and for the history of this Roman fashion house itself.
The fashion design and jewellery design students have reinterpreted the history of the fashion house producing outfits and accessories inspired from the four significant historical periods of this Roman fashion house. A long and meticulous work, but also motivating and enjoyable as witnessed by the students present at the press conference, that was anticipated to the press the set up of the exhibition.
The outfits produced, for example, with paper used for cake decorations or the voluminous shirts from the Orlando collection, the printed kaftans with the face of Anna Magnani, are amongst the many pieces with which the students had to measure themselves taking into consideration also the limitations of the textiles and the designs, the difficulties in producing them and the necessity to take into consideration in the creative process also the successive problems, or rather those that one has to deal with in the production of an outfit or a jewellery piece.
This evening the event, held at the Accademia Italiana, for the inauguration of the exhibition to which amongst many guests will be: Guillermo Mariotto, Artistic Driector from 1988 of Gattinoni, the oscar prize winner Gianni Quaranta, the television presenter Enrica Bonaccorti, the journalist Mirella Milani, the fashion historian Bonizza Giordani Aragno, the journalist Maria Concetta Mattei, the sociologist Francesco Morace and the Minister for Productive Activity from the Rome City Council, Marta Leonori.
Here is the style Gattinoni, reinvented by the students of the Accademia Italiana, recounted in a few photos taken before the press conference. The exhibition will be open from 29th May to 25th July.
29th May 2014
Young designers reinvent the Gattinoni style
Students from the Accademia Italiana Arte Moda Design in Rome recounted the history of the fashion housing producing outfits and jewellery that are today the object of a suggestive exhibition.
by Donatella Polito
When one thinks of the term ‘fashion' it is easy to say that ‘it passes' that ‘it changes' that it is something from other times destined to remain in the historical archives as a reminder of the past, blurred with thoughts and nostalgia. But when it is ‘style' that one speaks of, when the lines of a dress are not confined to a time frame but are timeless, or to age, or to epochs and generations; then it is destined to remain and to re-live through the hands, the eyes, and the breath of whom believes that ‘for always' can also be worn, over and over again.
This is the spirit with which the students from the Fashion Design and Jewellery Design courses at the Accademia Italiana Arte Moda Design, coordinated by the professors and by StefanoDominella, President of Gattinoni Couture, have recounted the history of the fashion house producing clothes and jewellery inspired from the four most significant historical periods of Gattinoni rediscovering the traces that the past has left in the life of this celebrated Roman fashion house.
After months of intensive work, the students all aged between 20 and 24 years presented their personal interpretations of the celebrated creations following the four themes: Rome of the 1950's, ‘Hollywood on the Tiber' that saw the origins of the brand thanks to the flair of the fonder Fernanda Gattinoni: the 1960's, period of the film ‘War and Peace' and the birth of the ‘Emperor Line', characterised by the splendours gained from the oscar nomination for the clothes worn by Audrey Hepburn; the 1980's, with the creations by Raniero Gattinoni, Fernanda's son who gave the company a turn around with the internationalisation of its brand and to date, that from 1994 has seen Guillermo Mariotto as the Artistic Director of the fashion house.
"It has been lovely to see them work so intensely, this project is a rare example of a true creative laboratory" said Stefano Dominella to the students that he guided in this experience, who have worked in small groups. 9 groups in total, composed of students from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year, each group creating 2 outfits, while the 4 periods representative of the history of the fashion house have been equally divided between them in the various themes.
Instead, the Interior Design Department designed the exhibition space and made all the supports working together in one team, coordinated by the professors and by the students in the 3rd year, while the Jewellery Design students made individual jewellery pieces inspired from the same themes as those for the outfits.
The exhibition will remain open to the public from 29th May to 25th July at the Accademia Italiana Rome school.
29th May 2014
Fashion Exhibition in Rome: Gattinoni and the Accademia Italiana
By Ida Galati
"I don't know if I am indispensable to this world, but certainly I know that it is I that has the need to stay in this world". It is what Andrea, 21 years old, a student in Fashion Design at the Accademia Italiana in Rome replied when he was asked why his personal contribution could be important for the future world of fashion.
He had initially replied with a timid "I don't know", and then surprisingly, immediately afterwards, with a disarming reply from his soul.
And it was like this that the students from this prestigious fashion school presented themselves; timid and awkward only in appearance, decisive and heads up high in substance, as confirmed by Stefano Dominella, President of Gattinoni Couture, when commenting on how it is almost impossible to make them change idea. He mentioned this during the press conference held this morning for the presentation of the interdisciplinary project that involved Fashion Design, Jewellery Design and Interior Design students. The project naturally transformed itself into an elegant exhibition that will remain open to the public from 29th May to 25th July 2014 from Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 19.00.
Challenge of the project after a semester of study and hard work: reinvent the Gattinoni style realising outfits and jewellery inspired from the four most significant historical periods of the fashion house rediscovering the traces that the past has left in the life of the celebrated Roman fashion house.
From the 1950's those of the Dolce Vita and those in which the fashion brand was born through the talent of the fonder Fernanda Gattinoni, to the 1960's when the fashion house had already 120 workers and produced outfits for Audrey Hepburn in the film ‘War and Peace' that would have won the oscar nomination and launched the Emperor style.
From the 1980's with the arrival of Raniero Gattinoni, Fernanda's son, who proposed alongside the high fashion collections also street wear collections and its opening to the whole world; to the 1990's with the arrival of the creative director Guillermo Mariotto and his flair that would transform each fashion show in a true and unique show.
The exhibition set up, entirely designed and realised by the Interior Design department of the Accademia, works it way throughout the school giving rise to a creative pathway full of meaning in its simplicity.
The few supports made available, in fact demonstrate to all present that when there exists flair and passion, there is no need for expensive textiles; at times even paper can make miracles.
The students knew how to look beyond, proposing completely new elements: the 1960's become cakes and sweets, those everyday things that are left to be infected by Tim Burton.
I leave it to your curiosity to go and discover where and why there is this footprint of this extraordinary producer.
You can visit the exhibition at the Accademia Italiana Arte Moda e Design, Piazzale della Radio 46, Rome.