Friday, January 25, 4pm, PRATIBUS DISTRICT (AltaRoma's Headquarters). The Academy will stage the fashion show Korea Project, which stems from a collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the Korean Cultural Institute and the Hanbok Advancement Center. Eleven collections, entirely designed and realised by the Academy's students, will combine a strong inspiration coming from Korean traditions and the western origins of the creators.
Furthermore, Korean designer Young Ae Lee will present different interpretations of the Korean traditional dress "Hanbok", showcasing ten traditional dresses and eleven versions reinterpreted in a modern key: purpose of the show is to express how the Hanbok, always characterised by graceful lines and shapes throughout the 5,000-year history of Korea, has adapted its styles and forms in various ways according to lifestyle, social conditions and the aesthetic taste of the times.
Sunday, January 27, 3.30pm - 6.30pm, Accademia di Belle Arti, Via Ripetta 222. The Academy will exclusively open its doors to the public, so that all lovers of fashion design can discover and explore the latest ideas of students in Culture & Technologies of Fashion. An opportunity to get to know the works created by the students of the Academy, concurrently with AltaRoma 2019.
During the event, led by Academy's President Mario Alì and Director Tiziana D'Acchille, classrooms and laboratories will be animated by works, installations and site-specific performances of the projects created by students of the first and second level in Culture and Technologies of fashion. Many themes and inspirations will be presented: from trenches to work overalls; from striped fabrics to the Japanese philosophy of the Wabi Sabi; from the graphic reproduction of fabrics' characteristics to creations designed to raise awareness on violence against women; from the reworking of aluminum scraps up to silk-screen prints on fabric.