Incredible closing of the 2021/2022 academic year of the ITT Panella-Vallauri Fashion Course in Reggio Calabria, with a beautiful fashion show held on June 8 in the area in front of the Vallauri building.
Many spectators attended the artistic performance of the boys of the Corso Moda who paraded with the clothes of their production. After more than two years of pandemic, the students, followed by their teachers, gave life to an important event, both for the number of models presented to the public and for the themes that inspired the collections. Various topics under study, both from a historical-cultural and laboratory point of view.
From the collection dedicated to Magna Graecia, to the presentation of typical models of the popular Calabrian tradition, the result of a historical research that aims not to forget the young people of their roots, cultural identity and link with the territory. The folk group “I peddaroti” enriched this evocative moment with a brief performance that enchanted all attendees.
But the inspirations that drove the work of the students of the Fashion Course were many and then turned to the history of the dress, going to interpret, with a personal style, the most recent historical periods such as those of the 60s and 70s. ., typical of hippy and ethnic fashion. Many models who toured the catwalk, worthy of the best professional shows, many were the consents obtained from the public.
The artistic-cultural exhibition of the young people of Corso Moda was also enriched by the presence of countless guests, such as Uiltec, Soleinsieme Sartoria Sociale and Antura Gioielli who have long established an effective collaboration with the fashion section of the ITT Reggio. . In fact, the attention shown by these companies to the most deserving students was significant, which later materialized in the assignment of paid internships and training courses to the company.
However, not only was there a fashion show on the ITT Reggio catwalk, but also the launch of a real show, full of moments of entertainment, music and art, which the school wanted to offer to the great audience present, but also to all. citizens.
Among the guests of the morning, the Sicilian designer Koscanio, consolidated in the panorama of Italian and international fashion with his fantastic collections, which find inspiration in art and history. From baroque to gothic, from oriental environments to the most refined of the French imperial style. Also present on the catwalk was Reggio stylist Cheren Surfaro, fresh from a trip to Dubai, during which she brought her fashion enriched with suggestive baroque influences to the United Arab Emirates, enjoying considerable success. Two talented and very young models from Reggio, Antonino and Manuela Schiavone of the Star Award Association, which organizes events in the field of fashion, paraded for her.
Representing President Marlena Maimone and Vice President Irma Imedaze, a model known both in Italy and abroad.
The closing of the show represented the most intense moment of the initiative, with the parade of a “capsule collection” inspired by peace. Emotional pieces that contain visual messages, with the word “peace” embroidered on clothing in many languages, or with the readjustment of the multicolored and symbolic flag that becomes the train of an evening dress, conquered the audience.
The creativity of young people has thus given life to a message that never, as at this time, needs to be strongly reaffirmed around the world. A universal message from the city where Gianni Versace was born and who has always had a hard time working that leads most young people to emigrate in order to continue their education and look for work.
The event had, in the final phase, the intervention of the Director Prof. Anna Nucera who expressed her deep satisfaction for the initiative and for the great work done by the teachers of the Fashion Course, led by the Director of the Department Prof. Grazia. Constantine.
An active and participatory school day, celebrated in the name of beauty, with the hope that the study and training given to students will be the necessary requirements for a fundamental productive sector such as fashion to come out in our city.