Dear Shaded Viewers,
This edition of Alta Roma found A.I. putting into question the progress of fashion since the 60’s revolution to now. How has fashion interpreted the codes of a generation of revolutionaries with their daughters and grand daughters.
The focus here is on the designers that put their attention to the substance by re-utilizing signs and tools not as a strategy but with purpose. In the 60’s the rebellion was against the bourgeois, often by children brought up in that culture. Today the focus is on professionalism, quality, slow work methods, old-fashioned tools and authentic craftsmanship.
The international guest this edition is Central Saint Martins’ MA graduate, Gabriele Skucas ‘The End of Irony’ which is serious and monastic featuring black and white tops and bottoms. She uses crochet to create a contemporary texture.
The themes of new rebellious vanity, utopia, counter-culture, sexuality, recycling, ecology, experimentation,
metropolitan nomadism, disobedience and the transformation of clothing and the body are the new
ideologies interpreted by:
Sanna Schubert and Federico Cina from Polimoda
Martina Scattarella from the Accademia di Costume e di Moda
Kiana Ahmadi and Elisa Alessandrini from Koefia
Giovanni and Gregorio Nordio from IUAV
Sara Tessitore and Andrea Castellani from IED Rome
Rango, Giulia Masciangelo, Monica Gesualdo, Matteo De Toma and Giuseppe Casafina from NABA
Adireg Comenoi and Gyanendu Baruah from the Domus Academy
Annalisa Mazziotti and Lin Chen from the Accademia Belle Arti di Roma
Giuseppe Simeoli from theAccademia di Belle Arti di Napoli