Video of the Month. Amira Rossi and Miguel Gasparini homage to Virgil Abloh

Video of the Month. Amira Rossi and Miguel Gasparini homage to Virgil Abloh

Every month, a new video is selected and commented on by the Editorial staff of I’M Firenze Digest to showcase new visual languages and moving image applications for artists, designers, and stylists.This month, we are excited to present the video created with Fashion Styling and Creative Direction student Amira Rossi and Shoes & Accessories Design […]

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Visionary Minds: Publishing Reimagined by Fashion Stylists  

Visionary Minds: Publishing Reimagined by Fashion Stylists  

A real champion manages to anticipate the competition. It is someone who brings innovation, one who has extra gear, determination, and full control of the whole car – a vehicle driven by the mind, the imagination, and out-of-the-box thinking.Every second-year student in Fashion Styling and Creative Direction at Istituto Marangoni Firenze ran their creative vehicle […]

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Dis-cycling and Circular Creativity: Bootcamp with Sarah Coleman and FENDI

Dis-cycling and Circular Creativity: Bootcamp with Sarah Coleman and FENDI

Four days of intensive experimentation at school, a visual artist from New York supporting the students, and luxury materials supplied by one of the world’s most renowned Italian fashion brands.These are the three ingredients to the success of the project DIS-CYCLING • The seductive allure of creativity in sustainability, which brings together the mentorship of […]

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The Digital Side of Education: A Conversation at MEET

The Digital Side of Education: A Conversation at MEET

On June 27, in the freshly opened MEET Digital Culture Center in Milan, a conversation took place between Maria Grazia Mattei, MEET Founder and President, Francesca Giulia Tavanti, former Art Programme Leader and current Director of Education at Istituto Marangoni Firenze, and Andy Picci, artist and I’M Mentor. They discussed the current state of digital […]

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Homo ex Machina. The 2022 Fashion & Art Show

Homo ex Machina. The 2022 Fashion & Art Show

The 2022 Fashion & Art show Everywhere, Here, Nowhere presented the Best Multimedia Arts and Fashion Design students from Istituto Marangoni Firenze. Staged at Museo Marino Marini during the Pitti Uomo fashion week in Florence, it was undoubtedly an opportunity for the School’s most talented students to display their works and potential. Arts Curating student […]

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Visualizing Ideas. Under your skin: Greta Peccia

Visualizing Ideas. Under your skin: Greta Peccia

To reconnect with the audience, every designer should add emotional value to their creations. Every month, a new tool or visual strategy used by the students at Istituto Marangoni Firenze is selected and commented on by the Editorial staff of I’M Firenze Digest.This May, we showcase the collection of undergraduate student Greta Peccia from the […]

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Snapshots of life kept in a Cube: CAOSORDINATO

Snapshots of life kept in a Cube: CAOSORDINATO

Florentine fashion designer Stefano Chiassai keeps his memories in a place frozen in time. In a building located in San Giovanni Valdarno, near Florence, TheCube Archive mirrors Chiassai’s life. It houses a selection of about 15,000 items dating back to the designer’s personal and professional archive. Each item narrates faces, places and atmospheres that shaped […]

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Textile. Eight decades ahead: Manteco’s Sustainable Example

Textile. Eight decades ahead: Manteco’s Sustainable Example

In the new Textile column, I’M Firenze Digest investigates the world of textiles applied to different areas of fashion, art, sustainability and technology, to underline the complex connections that exist between them.A leader in the Italian textile industry, Manteco is a three-generation business that has traced new ways for sustainable thinking. During a workshop held […]

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Futurist. Enigmatic. Halston.

Futurist. Enigmatic. Halston.

Designer Roy Halston Frowick was the epicenter of 1970s New York fashion. He was the mirror of the city’s contradictions, excesses, and nuances. He was the epitome of how successful the States can be in style, charm, and disruptiveness. With his irreverent charm, he attracted the Big Apple jet set. He immersed himself in their […]

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Visualizing Ideas. The Red Circus: Caterina Salimbeni

Visualizing Ideas. The Red Circus: Caterina Salimbeni

Evoking your country’s cultural background can be another great source of inspiration for photoshoots. Every month, a new tool or strategy to visualize ideas used by students at Istituto Marangoni Firenze is selected and commented on by the editorial staff of I’M Firenze Digest.This month, we are presenting the Freak Show photoshoot by Caterina Salimbeni, […]

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From Canvas to Paper: Exploring Ed Ruscha’s They Call Her Styrene 

From Canvas to Paper: Exploring Ed Ruscha’s They Call Her Styrene 

How can one unite both visual and literary narratives? American artist Ed Ruscha has been a mastermind at encapsulating his visual aesthetics by creating visual poetry through his signature addition of written words to the painted landscapes of Los Angeles and Southern California. His publication They Call Her Styrene (Phaidon, 2000) exemplifies Ruscha’s interest in […]

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Sustainability. Palorosa: a Bridge with Many Lanes

Sustainability. Palorosa: a Bridge with Many Lanes

As soon as we open Palorosa’s website, we immediately get the impression that we have entered a minimalist, delicate universe, with very clear images of flowers and distant landscapes creating a dreamy atmosphere. Attention to detail is everything. To continue its survey of innovative brands with a mindset toward sustainability, I’M Firenze Digest explores the […]

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