Meet me in Vicenza: Origin Passion and Beliefs project curated by Not Just a Label report by Giorgia Cantarini

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I went to Vicenza to discover the ORIGIN PASSION AND BELIEFS project curated by Not Just a Label for Fiera di Vicenza. 100 of the most ground-breaking independent designers, to meet and engage with 100 of Italy’s most distinguished manufacturers and suppliers in order to promote collaborations and give visibility to true talents. Why Vicenza? Because the Jewelry Fair that attracts visitors from all over the world. It’s a constant growing business area, where there are a lot of textile companies and of course artisanal laboratories for hand crafting jewels, leather for shoes and bags. These designers  travelled from all over the world, from as far away as Japan and New Zealand. They represent 38 countries, coming from fashion hubs including Milan and New York, and emerging fashion destinations such as Beijing, S

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.