The Pitti Tutorship Reward goes to... accessory designer Cristiana Guaglianone

On 27 January, the 2018 Talents from the Costume & Fashion Academy showed off their work on the AltaRoma catwalk. Fifteen capsule collections for men, women and accessories in which the new designers have highlighted the themes of "culture & research", "design & creativity" and "prototypes & product" that were central to their three years of study for the Level 1 Costume & Fashion Academic Diploma.

This year once again, Pitti Immagine – through the Pitti Tutorship division directed by Riccardo Vannetti, responsible for the support and development of fashion designers – selected one of the 15 2018 Talents to receive the “Pitti Tutorship Reward”. Established last year, the award gives young designers the opportunity to meet three times with Riccardo Vannetti – (1) Portfolio Review/Setup, (2) Orientation Meeting and (3) Strategy Meeting – with the aim of facilitating their transition into the world of work, as was the case for Ludovica Serra (2017 Talents).
After careful assessment, the Pitti Tutorship Reward for the 2018 Talents was awarded to young accessory designer Cristiana Guaglianone, who showcased her Nomade collection.   

Cristiana Guaglianone
Born from the bon-ton of 19th century British colonialism, the Nomade collection is inspired by safari, as the natives intended it: a Journey. A journey from the spiritual to the graphical, bringing to the catwalk volumes and elements of luggage and portable furniture typical of the 1800s, in which the tactile experience offered by the original materials and workmanship is fundamental, extremely tangible and warm. Earthy tones, golden sand and animal print stand out against the bright whites of masculine shirts, making this woman a modern-day Indiana Jones, a collector of dreams and sensations.