São Paulo and Toronto are special cities for Milan: the first is the most historical Twinning (1961), while the second is one of the most recent Twinning (2003), whose 20th Anniversary we celebrate this year.
The participation of both – together with Daegu and Osaka – enriches even more this second international edition of Fashion Graduate Italia.
Protagonists will be the dynamism and cultural vibrancy of Brazil and Canada, reflected in the sparkling fashion creations that students from São Paulo and Toronto will bring to the catwalk.
FGI thus reaffirms itself as an important bridge linking Milan to world cultures through the charismatic communicative power of fashion.
San Paolo and Milan have been sister cities for over 60 years, a long span of time that has been filled with cultural, academic and economic cooperation. The participation of the city of San Paolo and its Fashion Academies to Fashion Graduate Italia 2023 is a concrete example of the value and the strength of this collaboration.
San Paolo, with its vibrant culture and its diversity, is a space of opportunities, learning and confrontation, and it represents an international reference point for fashion.
The students/designers of the San Paolo Fashion Academies will present collections that express the different inspirations of the creative process, representing the various shades and identities that make up the city. With their projects the designers reveal the real aesthetic of the people of San Paolo, enhancing the city’s multiculturalism, diversity and space.
Collection title: REMEMBRANCE.
Student: Maria Luísa Müller
Collection title: UNIQUENESS.
Student: Natália Rossi
Collection title: MELANCHOLY.
Student: Lara Campos de Oliveira
Collection title: SCANDALOUS.
Student: Guilherme Valente
Collection title: GESTURE//DRAWING.
Student: Laila Caroline Rogério Fernandes
In honor of the 20-year anniversary of the partnership agreement between Toronto and Milano, the City of Toronto in collaboration with George Brown College and Seneca Polytechnic, takes pride in presenting “Toronto to Milano 20” showcasing the exceptional and distinctive designs created by LEE KA YAN, Zainab Yahaya, Eunice Chow and Bella Qian Cai.
Collection title: TIED WITH DENIM.
Student: Eunice Chow
Collection title: THE WIND RISES.
Student: Bella Qian Cai
Collection title: EUPHORIC REVERIE.
Student: Lee Ka Yan
Collection title: URBAN TALE: A COUTURE SYMPHONY OF ANKARA PRINTS.
Student: Zainab Yahaya
Daegu is a central city that produces the main materials of Korea’s textile fashion industry. As a sister city with Milan, we have carried out various exchange projects, and we are very happy to participate in ‘Fashion graduate Italy 2023’, an important event for students in the two cities. Participation in the event is an important opportunity for students from Keimyung University and Kyungpook National University, both universities in Daegu, to take their first steps into the world to achieve their dream of becoming a fashion designer.
The theme of this event, attended by 10 students from Keimyung University and Kyungpook National University in Daegu, is “Recalling Memories for the Future.”
Collecting memories to prepare for the future was a way of expressing the future that students thought about. In terms of curiosity, vigilance, and hope for what will happen in the future, students sought to recover their childhood dream memories, express them in their works, and tell stories of fear.
Students selected materials, designed, and produced works on their own, and attempted an experimental study on the sustainability of the fashion industry through industry-academia cooperation by introducing design work for the use of textile materials by companies in Daegu and recycling discarded products by Korean fashion company MCM.
Dept. Fashion Design
Collection title: PPW – PEACE WITHOUT WAR.
Students: Jiwon Wang e Yubin Yun
Dept. Fashion Marketing
Collection title: JAMAIS VU.
Students: Mi Seung Choi & Min Hee Jung
Collection title: ASTEROID CITY.
Students: Sang Gon Lee & Jung hye Yoh
Sangju Campus – Dept. Fashion Design
Collection title: THERE IS NO FUTURE IF YOU DON’T REMEMBER THE PAST.
Students: Jun Um Won & Yuji Shim
Daegu Campus – Dept. Clothing & Textiles
Collection title: FORMS OF MEMORY.
Students: Juhee Kim & Myungseo Jung
Ever since the City of Milan and the City of Osaka established a sister city affiliation in 1981, the two cities have amassed vibrant exchanges in a diverse range of areas, such as business, culture, and fashion. This time, in the fashion field, three Osaka fashion schools Marronnier College of Fashion Design; Osaka Institute of Fashion; Ueda College of Fashion will all participate in the Fashion Graduate Italia 2023.
The theme is “Think Fashion, Think Osaka”. Please enjoy the Osaka Way!
Collection title: ROOTS.
Students: Taisei Ichiyoshi
Collection title: JUNGLE Ltd.
Students: Kokoro Taniguchi
Collection title: CYCLING TRAIL.
Students: Miari Shigeta
Collection title: CHANGE PERSPECTIVE.
Students: Shogo Tobino
Collection title: MEMENTO MORI.
Students: Hikaru Toyoda