June 24, 2018
In an early summer afternoon, the sun is still high when we arrive at the appointment for this special event that will unveil the 10 best collections of the designers of the Marangoni Institute for the year 2018.
In a surreal atmosphere because despite the sun, we are catapulted into a location that seems to break the time. The “black hole” is The Mall in Milan, which transports us to another dimension made of light, a new, alien light that has never touched us. The concept of the Marangoni event also carries the title of “Under the Light”.
We are introduced into the structure and after a few minutes waiting, black curtains, revealing the first “new world”. 42 “creatures” on display, a special exhibition dedicated to 21 students who have concluded, their course of study. 42 creations that coexist in this limbo without space and time. We remain enthralled by the work of Donato David D’Alessio, his incredible use of the materials translated into perfectly structured garments, Bianca Beltramello for the contrast of his prints and Yushan Duan, for its risky and detailed cloths.
A few more minutes of waiting and darkness, until finally the show with the 10 best collections of students in fashion design of the institute begins. We will tell you our favorites. Wenqian Tan, with its total white outfits, redraws the rules of the practice without any fear. It seems that the elements are repeated in a pattern of apparent normality, a perturbing normality, such as the shoulder piece made up of more straps and sleeves.