Accademia del Lusso continues to spur its in-house talents. Last night, at the Fabbrica Orobia, the eth|n|ikon fashion show took place, with the creations of 56 students on display from the Fashion Design and Footwear & Accessories Design courses of the Milan fashion school. “The title of the fashion show represents a mix of ethnic and ethical, the latter revisited in a metropolitan style,” Barbara LG Sordi, the Head of Studies at Accademia del Lusso Milan explains. “As a school, we give a lot of emphasis to ethical fashion and sustainability, and we do this for example by valorising Made in Italy, ensuring an all-Italian supply chain, and in many cases using recycled and recovered fabrics, organic cottons and certified nylons.”
Among the students who participated in the fashion show, two were selected by the National Chamber for Italian Fashion to be part of specific initiatives planned for the 14th June. These are Liu Yingyan, chosen for the competition organised in collaboration with Ykk, and Giulia Spitaleri, whose creations were chosen to take part in the static exhibition in occasion of Milano Moda Graduate.
Sustainability is an integral part of the courses run by Accademia del Lusso, which this year introduced classes on eco sustainability within its three-year courses to ensure students are well-informed on the subject. The school has also introduced master’s courses in English, such as those in Communication Management, Collection Management, Sustainable Fashion Design, and Brand Management, in order to give students an even more international profile. The international aspect is a very important element for Accademia del Lusso, which hosts students each year from all over the world. Firstly from Europe, spanning from North Europe to the Mediterranean countries, but also from Asia, South America, and Africa. The school aims in the future to attract more students from North America, India, and Russia.