The students of the BA in Fashion Design attended a workshop in collaboration with the Japanese textile company Kuraray. The project wants to reflect on the use of Clarino, a synthetic material similar to leather.
The students, divided into teams, were invited by the teachers Colomba Leddi, Alessandro Manzi, Miao Ran and Simone Liscio to work on some macrothemes related to the connection between innovation, fashion and sustainability. The best 5 projects selected by Kuraray, were made and staged in the "The landscape of our land" on the occasion of the 2018 Design Week.
The staging of the project was curated by S.C. Artroom. The items were displayed on a large rock, a sort of island.
Fashion business has become an incredibly huge reality. A lot of people use fashion to express their identity, which is changeable: that’s costume play. Clothes are the most powerful generators of identity that a person can wear. Sometimes, they almost seem to be more important than the people themselves. More and more clothes are produced, at an increasingly fast pace, in a continuous loop. We are human beings; we are born, we grow, and when we die, our physical presence disappears because we are made of organic matter. But clothes continue to exist even after use - both sustainable and not sustainable clothes - their physical existence survives until they get burned. We can not imagine how many tons of clothes are produced every year. And how many in the next 50, 100 or 150 years? Our Earth will be covered with clothes. And what if they will become a characteristic landscape on our planet? Or perhaps the only one?