While we are all still finding ground to bounce back on from the adversities that Covid-19 has put us through in the past year and a half, acclaimed Italian Fashion and Design School, Istituto Marangoni bounced back, stronger than ever with their 2021 virtual student fashion showcase, aptly labeled (Re)Emerge, celebrating what we embraced during this period; life, the elements, our senses, beauty, our identity and individualism.
A diverse range of 21 collections showcased by 21 second-year students of Mumbai’s Istituto Marangoni distinctly marked the broadening of their fashion sensibilities and creative horizons. The students displayed a flamboyant blend of bold,dramatic and ingenious silhouettes – ranging from Apoorva Patil’s ‘Atrocious’ collection, which made a generous use of dauntless dramatization. Meghna Kiran’s ‘Untitled collection’ features a gameplay of colours, patterns and graphics. Collection tagged ‘Roots of futurism’ by Vanshika Mittal and more staggering collections by fellow budding artists from the school such as Sachi Bhasin, Taarini Anand, Ayushi Shah, Bhoomika Lokanagowda, Ameya Lonkar, Simran Arora, Vedica Jain, Vritika Sethi, Keshvi Agarwal, Nayanthara Biju, Isha Kothari, Sana Krishna, Nilofer Khan, Zahrah Riaz Sheikh, Maitreyee Dhananjay Nimbalkar, Nirmal Subodh Shinkar, Vedashree Bhole and Sakshi Mungad.
Speaking with reference to the virtual showcase, Mr. Tarun Pandey, COO – Istituto Marangoni, Mumbai said,“Istituto Marangoni Mumbai’s 2021 student fashion showcase – (Re)Emerge – spotlights the creativity of our 2nd-year students through their 21 collections. This year more than ever, these are the result of a reflection by each designer on the unprecedented year that the fashion industry has gone through and continues to adapt to, due to the drastic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The collections by these talented students are filtered through and influenced by the unique point of view and brand-new expressive language of Gen-Z, to which our students belong.”
Istituto Marangoni’s remarkable attempt at supporting young, uncharted local artists in order to continue a flux of creativity was noteworthy as they collaborated with Indra Joshi as director of photography, Nishanth Radhakrishnan as photographer, and a striking live performance by artist Deveshi Sahgal.
Having experienced the releasing of a virtual showcase and the magnitude of fresh talent, Mevin Murden, Director of Education – Istituto Marangoni, Mumbai said, “our students and tutors worked extra hard this year and we wanted to give them a worthy finish, embedded in an empowering message for all of us.”