A high net divides the sea from the cemented road. Behind the industrial buildings. We are in the area in front of the “Magazzini Ligabue”; This is the new space chosen for Fashion at IUAV 2017, the graduation show of the best students of the three-year and master course of IUAV University. Not far from where the students are used to going every day for lessons. Another novelty, the title: “The Innocence of the Wall”, which evokes the genuine intention of starting a path that is far from simple and needs courage. The challenge is perceived, crooked and “stoned”, like this setting where, beyond the sea, there is a timid “Serenissima”.
We arrive at 8 pm and are immediately welcomed by Maria Luisa Frisa, the Director of the Degree Course in Fashion Design and Multimedia Arts. We are accompanied to our place, ready to find out what will be the names of the designers who have worked under the artistic direction of Mario Lupano, Cristina Zamagni, Veronika Allmayer-Beck and Arthur Arbesser.
With a bit of delay, the show finally start, which opens with a project devoted entirely to shirts, on the occasion of the anniversary of two great Italian textile factory: Albini and Xacus. The workshop is curated by the designer Carlo Contrada.
After that, the catwalk opens with the collections of BA graduates, and we focus on the dresses of Leonardo Cossu, who with his “Last Day of Spring” proposes, a naif look that actually tastes almost nostalgic: the “ Traces “of the motif print mixed with the plush and look back to college.