Istituto Marangoni Mumbai Presents Their 2022 Student Showcase – ‘omniverse’

Mumbai, 16th September 2022:

This evening, after a break of 2 years where the event was digital, acclaimed Italian Fashion and Design school, Istituto Marangoni Mumbai, hosted their 2022 fashion presentation by 2nd-year students in a physical setting. Aptly named for the times we live in, the show – ‘Omniverse’ – playfully explores the metaverse and its implications for humanity.

Focusing on the theme of omnipresence, pushing boundaries and norms, and embracing technological research; We are born in a beautiful Universe, yet it seems we want to live in multiple ‘verses’ exploring other avenues of survival as a race. A metaverse with digital twins, we want to be sure to be everywhere, across different layers, living multiple lives simultaneously. The show also aims to link the recently launched Istituto Marangoni Metaverse page to the physical show and integrate digital aspects of the design process of students into an immersive experience.

Speaking about the virtual showcase, Mr. Tarun Pandey, COO – Istituto Marangoni, Mumbai said, “Istituto Marangoni Mumbai’s 2022 student fashion showcase – Omniverse – spotlights the creativity of our 2nd-year students through their 18 collections. These are the result of a reflection by each designer on the unprecedented couple of years that the fashion industry has gone through due to the drastic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The collections by these talented students are filtered through and influenced by the unique point of view and brand-new expressive language of Gen-Z, to which our students belong.”

Student collections not only celebrated their personal and professional growth at Istituto Marangoni Mumbai but also the concept of the ‘Omniverse’. There were a total of 18 students showcasing their collections at the show. These are as follows:

  • Ekta Bohra: ‘Kaalbelia’ collection
  • Lavanya Sharma: ‘Jamais Vu’ collection
  • Halai Saad: ‘Coalescence’ collection
  • Prathana Gupta: ‘Butterfly Effect’ collection
  • Dhanisha Shah: ‘Mindscape’ collection
  • Isha Kapadia: ‘Piece by Piece’ collection
  • Saraswati Singh: ‘Mayanagri’ collection
  • Ameya Chhabra: ‘Flesh & Fantasy’ collection
  • Aditi Magesh: ‘Limen Earth’ collection
  • Prachi Mohta: ‘A Ridicule Phantom’ collection
  • Vedant Ruparell: ‘27 Club’ collection
  • Anshika Jain: ‘Unwind’ collection
  • Abha Pandit: ‘The Paracosm’ collection
  • Priyanshu Jain: ‘Enigma’ collectionSimran Ramnani: ‘Mouvi’ collection
  • Pooja Kothari Mirani: ‘Antinomy’ collection
  • Abhishek Gaherwar: ‘Behind the Curtain’ collection
  • Shivani Vora: ‘Anicca’ collection

Abha Pandit was awarded as the ‘Fashion Design student of the Year’ for the collection that she showcased at the event.

Talking about the show and the level of fresh talent, Mevin Murden, Director of Education – Istituto Marangoni, Mumbai said, “The Mumbai school collections are stronger and stronger each year, moulding into a distinct identity celebrating India’s fine heritage of textile and craft. The Italian approach helps students design for a global market innovating and re-contextualising crafts. The aim is to educate students in responsible design whether it is in terms of environmental or social responsibility. The show was designed to give a contemporary luxury look and feel to the experience reflecting the new aesthetics of luxury fashion for the new generation of consumers.”

The excellent reputation enjoyed by the school lays on the distinctive elements that have marked its identity since the foundation; first of all, the enhancement and promotion of ‘Made in Italy’ values, combined with a strong international vocation, and expressed through an educational system of proven quality and effectiveness, which makes use of the contribution of, and the established collaboration with, the most prominent fashion companies of the world.

The excellent reputation enjoyed by the school lays on the distinctive elements that have marked its identity since the foundation; first of all, the enhancement and promotion of ‘Made in Italy’ values, combined with a strong international vocation, and expressed through an educational system of proven quality and effectiveness, which makes use of the contribution of, and the established collaboration with, the most prominent fashion companies of the world.

Appreciations:

· Luxury fabric brand, Prima Czar, partnered with Istituto Marangoni Mumbai for the event and provided the fabrics for the students’ collections

· The Rilievi Group, a leading company in handmade tailoring and embroidery for the haute couture industry partnered with Istituto Marangoni Mumbai for the event.

· Salon chain, Jean-Claude Biguine, supported the hair and makeup curation for the fashion showcase.

Istituto Marangoni:

Istituto Marangoni was founded in 1935 in Milan as ‘Istituto Artistico dell’Abbigliamento Marangoni’ and has been a top educational choice for creatives in the worlds of fashion, art, and design for over 86 years now. With four generations of students from 5 continents, it was the springboard for over 45,000 luxury professionals, including Domenico Dolce, Alessandro Sartori, Paula Cademartori, Gilda Ambrosio, Julie de Libran, and Nicola Brognano. Istituto Marangoni currently welcomes about 4,000 students from 107 different countries every year in its schools in the world capitals of fashion, art, and design, including Milano (School of Fashion and School of Design), Firenze (School of Fashion & Art), Paris, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Miami.

Rilievi Group:

The RILIEVI Group, founded in 1991 in Bologna, Italy, is a leading company in handmade tailoring and embroidery for the haute couture industry working with major houses in both Europe and America. Rilievi has headquarters in Bologne, Italy, Mumbai and a showroom in Soho, New York City. The Group was one of the first Italian luxury companies to earn an SA8000:2014 certification.

Prima Czar:

Prima Czar, a one-stop destination for Menswear. Here you can avail a huge spectrum of premium & exquisite range of world-renowned fabrics – Scabal, Ermenegildo Zegna Dormeuil, Lanificio Cerruti, Loro Piana, silk velvets, pure Banarasi silk jacquards, fine linens, exceptional cottons, silks and much more!

Jean-Claude Biguine:

The business of beauty has seen few institutions as influential as Jean-Claude BIGUINE Salon & Spa. Headquartered out of Paris, it brought style to the streets of Paris in 1982, with the first salon at Avenue Mozart. The brand’s exciting journey in India began in 2008 with the launch of their first flagship salon in Bandra, Mumbai. Since then, they have established salons across the cities of Mumbai and Bangalore, and are looking at expanding further.

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