Istituto Marangoni launches first digital platform to support its graduates
The new networking hub for fashion and design professionals
This year’s pandemic has led to a shift in how we all grasp information. Whether it’s a new hobby or workout routine, you don’t need to physically attend classes to learn the tricks anymore. Online classes have become the new normal, even in the case of education. With schools and colleges closing temporarily, students all over the world, especially the graduating batches of 2020 might feel a little overwhelmed. Fortunately, we live in a world where technology paves the way for innovation. While most educational institutions have shifted their focus to digital lectures, going one step further is the prestigious fashion and design school from Milan, Istituto Marangoni.
The globally recognised institute which recently completed 85 years has just launched the House of Istituto Marangoni, an innovative digital and multimedia platform to showcase the graduate projects of students from all its global campuses — Milano, Florence, Paris, Mumbai, Shanghai, London, Miami and Shenzhen. The much-needed platform couldn’t have come at a better time.
The motivation for this project arose from the sheer need to support the new generation of talent. “Digital transformation is one of the key assets of Istituto Marangoni’s strategy for the next few years. House of Istituto Marangoni is the first of a series of initiatives to move forward in this direction. It was conceived before the COVID emergency and today, it is a pivotal project to offer global visibility to the most valuable students’ projects,” says Stefania Valenti, Managing Director, Istituto Marangoni.
Apart from getting a great amount of views on their projects, The House of Istituto Marangoni will serve as a networking hub for graduates from the fashion, art and design spheres. Through this platform, students will gain access to professional feedback on their portfolios and CVs. They will also get a chance to expand their knowledge by watching exclusive virtual discussions between alumni and industry experts who have taken part in the ‘Enhancing the Future’ project, a series of talks about the future of the creative industry in the post-Coronavirus era.
What’s more, Istituto Marangoni will hold a contest, Towards the Responsible Future, in which students will be invited to work on a sustainability-based project and stand the chance to win one of the 14 scholarships with a partial waiver of the tuition fees.
Istituto Marangoni’s initiative will encourage its students, help grow their talent further, facilitate conversations and set a foundation for kick starting their career. “It is a real ‘think tank’ from where Istituto Marangoni’s students launch a strong message for a new start, with their unique style and spontaneous expression of Generation-Z,” adds Valenti. With The House of Istituto Marangoni, students can safely say that the world is once again their oyster.