It is a special exhibition that inaugurates men’s fashion week in Milan. Not paintings, nor even works of art or design, but young flesh-and-blood tailors busy at their work. It is in fact another form of creativity that is told in the project born from the collaboration between Triennale Milano and Kiton, an exhibition that places the school of haute couture founded by the Neapolitan brand at the center in 2000.
“Training is one of the main themes that an institution must address, especially thinking about the meaning it has for the new generations and the comparison it brings with it”declared the President of Triennale Milano Stefano Boeri.
“Triennale Milano wants to go back to being a school. A place where proximity to beautiful objects and spaces, together with the circulation of rhapsodic ideas, unexpected concepts and powerful images, is an opportunity for the transmission of knowledge, knowledge and knowledge. As Triennale Milano we are convinced that training generates virtuous paths and we are happy to open a dialogue with an extraordinary project like the Kiton School of Haute Couture, which combines the teaching of a profession with the aspirations of young people.”
“Triennale intends to develop projects and synergies that facilitate the construction of qualifying paths from a professional point of view, with particular attention to the theme of artistic professions and high craftsmanship”, echoes the General Director of Triennale Carla Morogallo. “In fashion, the demand for artisanal work is very high and there is a risk that an entire generation of creators will end up losing the technical skills, which represent a crucial aspect of this sector. We believe that it is essential that institutions, companies and realities of the sector understand the importance of encouraging young people to invest in professions and practical skills that the market will always have a need for.”
Passing on knowledge is in fact fundamental, passing on the excellence of Italian haute couture so that what is an enormous cultural heritage is not lost. The first course, explains Kiton CEO Antonio De Matteis, was born in 2000 from the will of the founder Ciro Paone. “Since that year Kiton has focused on training to help young people learn the tailor’s trade, thus guaranteeing continuity in the sartorial art and giving young people a stimulus for their future. Thanks to the commitment dedicated to this project, over the years we have seen our School grow, become a point of reference for young people, and open up new opportunities for our graduates both within the company and externally, in other realities or with the start of their own businesses; this represents a strong reason for pride for Kiton because it means that young people have understood the importance of learning a trade to have a future. We are honored to collaborate with Triennale Milano, a cultural institution that believes like us in the value of training and human capital; thanks to our partnership we will be able to give voice to this project and best tell our story of excellence in the world, safeguarding our cultural heritage.”
“Young people”, continues De Matteis, “they understood that if they learn a trade they have a guaranteed future, but they really need to be taught something. It must be a real school. I want to underline ‘a real school’, because when these kids leave our school they are tailors, they are craftsmen, they can make a jacket, they can make a shirt and this is very important for the world of work.”
In the title of the exhibition there is the concept of education and this is emblematic, we ask the President of Triennale Stefano Boeri.
“Yes, this is emblematic. We are in a world where we have thousands of young people struggling to enter a stable job market and we will probably have thousands of young people arriving from other parts of the world in the coming years. So if Italy were above all a place where the trades that this country has cultivated so well are taught, we would have made, let’s say, a crazy coup also from the point of view of international geopolitics. It would be a formidable public image of Italy in the world.”
The men’s fashion shows inaugurated by Gucci
Gucci is inaugurating the men’s collections for next autumn/winter.
The second chapter of a book that began with the women’s collection presented in September is being staged at the Macchi foundry. A story that the new creative director Sabato De Sarno defines as “with cards exposed”. That Gucci Ancora which right from the first releases confirms his creative design, a concrete and coherent fashion, where the story is there but never dominates the catwalk.
Perfectly designed clothes, elegant, chic, desirable.
There is the now famous ‘Ancora’ red, but there is also blue, green, grey. There is provocation, but also simplicity. There is the tie that becomes a dress and then a quirk in all the looks.
The one presented for Sabato De Sarno’s debut in the men’s universe of Gucci “it is a story of attractive objects to wear and not just collect. A story made of films, music, nights out” – explains the stylist – “of family and many kisses. A story made of joy. And above all, an inclusive story where everyone is welcome.”