Sustainable fashion, high craftsmanship and international guests: Venice Fashion Week is back. The week dedicated to slow fashion will take place in Venice from 17th to 26th October 2019. Ten days of events and fashion shows in palaces, galleries and art venues; with meetings, exhibitions and conferences on sustainable fashion, crafts and emerging designers.
The Department for International Trade and the British General Consulate have organized a Sustainable Fashion Day at the Hotel Ca ‘Sagredo on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, where Marina Spadafora, leader of Fashion Revolution Italy, will moderate the UK-Italy meeting titled Lessons on Sustainable Fashion, with speeches from the London College of Fashion-UAL, Iuav University of Venice and two designers Tiziano Guardini and Patrick McDowell.
The theme for the Table will be creating the next generation of stylists and educating the consumer of the future. At the end of the meeting in the rooms of the Ca ‘Sagredo hotel the designers will stage two exceptional tableau vivants. In addition to their latest collections, they will present, in advance and exclusively for Venice Fashion Week, their new creations, result of the collaboration with the excellent craftsman of Venice.
Tiziano Guardini, awarded by Livia Firth at the Green Carpet Fashion Award and selected by Vogue among The Next Green Talents, is defined by the press as the stylist of nature. “Eco-sustainability is the ability to perceive the sacredness of life”. Recently a guest at the United Nations together with Maestro Michelangelo Pistoletto to present the film Made in Forest, Tiziano Guardini is now collaborating with Venice Fashion Week and the Veneto Fashion Table to create the Made in Veneto capsule collection made with Bevilacqua Fabrics.
Patrick McDowell: 23, born in Liverpool and trained at Central St Martins in London, is the star designer of the latest Helsinki Fashion Week and London Fashion Week with a collection made with the support of Burberry and Swarovski. “Climate change becomes a global priority, and young designers want to be at the forefront to solve the problem and be an example for others” says the designer. “Sustainable fashion can be really fun and colorful”. Patrick enthusiastically welcomed Fornace Orsoni‘s offer to reuse recycled material from mosaic tiles for a special edition of his bags. This event is also part of the official appointments of the GREAT Britain Campaign of 2019, an ambitious marketing campaign launched in 2012 to internationally promote the best of British and invite more people to visit, study and do business in the United Kingdom.
Matteo Ward of Fashion Revolution, co-founder and CEO of WRÅD, a sustainable Vicenza brand, will give a talk at IED Venezia Friday 25th October at 12 p.m. on sustainability and traceability and will present an iconic garment from his collection. “Being sustainable is now the first goal of new fashion labels,” says Matteo.
Other international brands and designers will take part to the Venice Fashion Week: on Thursday 17 October the South African designer Romi Loch Davis will present a tableau vivant at Magazzino Gallery in Palazzo Polignac. For the Parisian brand Chatelles of tailor-made artisan slippers, the founder and designer François du Chastel will present three new colors in honor of Venice in the Edmond à Venise concept store, which will also host the creations of the Venetian designer Carla Plessi. The Viennese designer Michel Mayer catwalk will be on Saturday 19th October at the Boutique Hotel Heureka. On Saturday, October 26th, the German brand Unützer will introduce to the public its handmade luxurious shoes collection while the historic Caffè Lavena in Piazza San Marco will present the Made in Tehran brand A2bymatin and the designers Aida and Anahita Matin, a creative laboratory that links the Iranian heritage to the Italian sartorial experience.
The Italian brands participating to the Venice Fashion Week have sustainability at their very heart: Alberta Ferretti will present the Love Me capsule collection of organic cotton t-shirts and recycled cashmere sweaters, created in collaboration with Eco-Age, with an event on Thursday 24 October at their boutique Spazio A in Piazza San Marco. Monday, October 21 Novecento Boutique Hotel launches a pop-up corner of tailor-made clothes made from the Talking Hands solidarity project using the precious raw fabrics of the historic Lanificio Paoletti di Follina. On Friday 25 October, in his Venetian store in Campo San Geremia, the O bag brand displays the “Vita di Vetro“, the silk scarf collection by Andrea Moretti, which reproduces the colors of Vincenzo Moretti’s Murrine. O bag, creator of the iconic customizable and reusable bag, has also launched the initiative Close the circle, disposing the bag bodies by transforming them into carpeted puzzles for the children of Mozambique. Taking care of sea sustainability is Acqua dell’Elba while Gas Jeans has always been the protagonist of the closing event of Venice Fashion Week. On Saturday, October 26th the Venetian company will present the conscious denim with the eco-friendly project Gas-Etx denim for humans, with a low environmental impact production cycle and dyes based on natural, non-toxic, eco-compatible and biodegradable substances.
The historical companies that represent the high craftsmanship in Venice will launch their first collaboration projects with other international designers during the event on Tuesday 22 October in the splendid spaces of the ancient Fornace Orsoni 1888. Here we will also discover the Burano lace creations of the Atelier Martina Vidal and the latest innovations from the Antica Tessitura Bevilacqua, who have created the celebrities’ dresses taking part to the Tiepolo Ball, the event organized by the Maison Dior. On Wednesday 23 October, the Gran Teatro La Fenice will present its tailoring atelier and their art director Carlos Tieppo with an event at Sale Apollinee.
The Venetian designers on the calendar are: the young designer Gianluca Regazzo, who on Friday 18 will present a show of his handmade creations in leather, mosaic and glass at the gallery-atelier Lunardelli Venezia; the designer Antonia Sautter, creator of the fabulous Ballo del Doge, with the QueensEssential fashion show scheduled for Thursday 24 at the Ca ’Sagredo hotel. Important Venetian hotels like Hotel Bauer, Hotel Bonvecchiati, Palazzo Paruta, Hotel Cà Bonfadini will be the ones presenting the local talents: the designer Alessandra Micolucci who embodies the eco-friendly craftsmanship; some contemporary jewelry creative designers like The_Sign and Laberintho; Daniela Giacometti, Gabriella Marin, Teo D’Amar, Remué Venice, Demis Marin, will present their slow fashion creations focused on innovative materials, reinterpretation of traditional craft techniques and tailor-made clothes.
The Venice Fashion Week calendar has been enhanced with performances like NOPLASTIC by the artist Alexandra Mas with MasTassini Studio, IFA Paris the Master Sergio Boldrin and the Association Lin et chanvre bio Normandie, with the support of Piazza San Marco Association on Saturday 19 October; with walks through the streets of fashion and shopping, and with exhibitions such as the Ferdinando Scianna exhibition at the Casa dei Tre Oci and the Venice Photo Lab festival.
The complete program is on www.venicefashionweek.com
Venice Fashion Week works in partnership with the Municipality of Venice, IED Venice, the Fashion Table and the Piazza San Marco Association. Venice Fashion Week is part of Le Città in Festa of the City of Venice and actively shares the commitment #enjoyrespectvenezia.
Crisam Professional Make-Up Academy are the Venice Fashion Week make-up artists and hair stylists. Villa Sandi wines are supporters of Venice Fashion Week with their classic method wines of Opere Serenissima.
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Venice Fashion Week Venezia 17 – 26 October 2019
Sustainable Fashion Day, UK-Italy: Lessons in Sustainable Fashion at the Hotel Ca ‘Sagredo on Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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