The special project “Young Talents for Sustainable Thinking” by Salvatore Ferragamo
At the Spazio Carra inside the Fortezza da Basso there will be also the special showcase of “The Young Talents for Sustainable Thinking” project, related to the exhibition Sustainable Thinking organized by Museo Salvatore Ferragamo. Students from eight international fashion schools - Aalto University (Helsinki), Accademia Costume & Moda (Rome), Coconogacco (Tokyo), Donghua University (Shanghai), IED (Florence/Milan), London College of Design (London), Parsons School of Design (New York), Polimoda (Florence) - were invited to create prototypes based on the themes of sustainability and recycling, using scraps that Salvatore Ferragamo company donated to each school. Each participant created a shoe, a bag or a piece of women’s clothing, and a special panel of judges including representatives of Salvatore Ferragamo, industry experts and fashion journalists judged the designs. Each school’s submissions – including the winning project, DAYDREAMING by Anna Sorri of the Aalto University Helsinki - will be displayed in a special exhibition during Pitti Filati. The winning project will also be shown in the Sustainable Thinking exhibition at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo.