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Istituto Marangoni Florence hosts Pitti Uomo roundtable with industry professionals

By Veerle Versteeg

Jan 12, 2022

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Image: courtesy of Istituto Marangoni

Fashion and design school Istituto Marangoni Firenze hosted an exclusive round table conversation in the context of menswear fair Pitti Uomo which was broadcast via live stream today, Wednesday January 11.

The event titled ‘The Eye is Your Creative Engine’ serves as a part of “Pitti Reflection”, the theme of this edition of Pitti Uomo, which kicked off yesterday. Together with three guests, Instituto Marangoni Milan talks about “how art and fashion reflect and mirror identity over time”, the school explained via a post on its website.

Participants in the round table were Paul Andrew, who recently left his role as Creative Director at Salvatore Ferragamo, Sarah Coleman, a New York artist with a focus on upcycling luxury accessories, Andy Picci, a visual artists who shares his works via Instagram, and Francesca Giulia Tavanti, Art Programme Leader of the School. The conversation was moderated by Stefano Roncato, Fashion Director at the Istituto Marangoni Florence.

Inspired by this edition’s Pitti theme, the panel investigated the relationship between the eye and the gaze, between seeing and understanding, between exteriority and interiority, ego and vanity, also addressing the issues of digital alter ego, virtuality and the metaverse.

“Art and fashion are linked precisely by this: their way of reflecting and re-specifying both the personal identity of the artist and designer, and the time in which they are placed,” reads the description on the school’s website.

The three industry professionals have selected the Istituto Marangoni Firenze to initiate an exclusive mentorship trajectory for the 2021/2022 students at the school.

The event took place physically at the Instituto Marangoni Florence campus. The live stream of the event is available via the school’s website upon registration.