While Italy’s iconic style, creativity and craftsmanship has produced an enviable style heritage, a new exhibition opening at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan is to looking to the nation’s fashion future. The New Vocabulary of Italian Fashion celebrates the present-day protagonists whose cultural and technological contributions are reshaping and regenerating Italy’s fashion scene. Covering the show’s 20-year focus, beginning in 1998, featured works by 100 brands – including Fausto Puglisi, Gabriele Colangelo, MSGM, Marco de Vincenzo, Aquilano.Rimondi and Italia Independent – will illustrate a specific word associated with this new fashion phase or focus; the narratives of the designers themselves.
Image: Noumeda Carbone
As haute couture becomes increasingly interconnected with the digital world and new forms of communication change consumers’ interaction with the industry, the exhibition traces Italy’s fashion evolution and highlights the current crop of creators whose new design vocabulary is making ‘Made in Italy’ a thoroughly modern moniker.
Image: Gabriele Colangelo, Liselotte Watkins
The New Vocabulary of Italian Fashion runs from November 24 2015 to March 6 2016 at the Triennale Design Museum, Milan.