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The Excellence of Italian Fashion



The Excellence of Italian Fashion

The Excellence of Italian Fashion

April 6th at 6pm
Italian Cultural Institute
500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450

evento maria vanessa

The rise of Italian Fashion since 1945 has been impressive and incredibly fast! Today Milan is one of the top 4 players in the world of fashion together with Paris, London and New York. Fashion designers like Armani, Valentino, Pucci, Versace, Gucci, Prada, Ferragamo, Fendi, Bottega Veneta… helped develop what is now known as “Italian style”, a perfect, elegant look recognizable all over the world, which combines creativity with high quality in making the clothes.

Join us for a special evening of Italian Culture and Fashion and learn more about the Italian fashion industry from the Italian point of view. Fashion journalist Maria Vanessa Colapinto will give a lecture at the Italian Cultural Institute about the excellence of Italian fashion, explaining how the success of the Italian fashion system is actually complex and is the result of a successful marriage of traditional craftsmanship, innovative design and modern industrial technology.

For more information regarding the History of Italian Fashion course being taught in English at ItalCultura, the official language center at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, click here.

Dott.ssa Maria Vanessa Colapinto is a fashion expert and fashion journalist from Padova, Italy. For 12years, Maria Vanessa worked in the Broadcast industry (British Telecommunications) in Italy, the UK and the US. As a broadcaster, she worked at sport, news and major fashion events such a Fashion Week in Milan, London, Paris and NY. Maria Vanessa also served as an Ambassador and buyer for famous Italian brands in the USA. Since 2016, she has been teaching "History of Italian Fashion" at ItalCultura, the Italian language school at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago. In 2011, she created her own fashion blog, "Eleganza per me," a blog for refined fashion lovers and jet setters.

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Date: Thursday, April 06, 2017

Time: At 6:00 pm

Entrance : Free