Instituto Marangoni London: Debut Graduate show at LFW

A first show for the graduate designers at Instituto Marangoni London at LFW

September, the biggest month in the fashion calendar. The countless runway shows, the ever so famous September issue of Vogue magazine. The shows of well established designers setting groundbreaking trends for that season to the new and up and coming designers ready to make a name for themselves in the industry.

Today’s feature shows exactly that, with the Instituto Marangoni London’d graduate show that debuted at the Victoria House in Bloomsbury Square on Tuesday September 20th. The show was a first for the Instituto Marangoni to be shown at the prestigious London Fashion Week. This comes after being made new patrons of the British Fashion Council.

Patrons of the British Fashion Council are essential to the council being able to provide effective programmes that can benefit the industry as a whole. This year specifically the aim of the BFC is to focus on circular fashion and build awareness of the issues facing the industry today all whilst working with their new and existing patrons to build networks and overcome the adversity issues facing the industry today.

Instituto Marangoni has been the go to school of creativity since its launch in Milan in 1935. The school has been the springboard into the fashion, art and design industries for over 45,000 students. Some names include Domenico Dolce and Allesandro Sartori to name a few.

We strive to prepare students for a future in global business and responsible innovation is at the heart of this. With the world changing quickly post-pandemic with more focus on craft, experiences and craftsmanship, we want to ensure our academic offering and results from this education is showcased on a global scale”.

Valerie Berdah-Levy, London’s new School Director.

The theme of the show showcased six designs each by the ten graduates on display under the theme of ‘Sense Datum’ which in latin translates as enriching and expanding the senses which this show definitely does. The graduates are named below.

Fidan Akbarova ,Shanie Bellanger, Ho Hong Chang ,Guia Dell’osso, Zahra Ahmed Husain ,Erin Kaya, Noam Milly ,Jessica Nozato, Anidjar Sussman, Hannah Trauger and Arina Vartanova were the graduates chosen to showcase their work at the inaugural show in Bloomsbury Square at London Fashion Week. The 10 graduates dynamic and innovative designs show a good change in the industry allowing graduates a space to share their designs in a place surrounded by likeminded and influential people in the fashion industry.

The designers each created high fashion pieces perfect for a high fashion couture show whilst still making pieces you would want to wear. Each design showed a key eye for detail and expert craftsmanship.

Above shows the work of Fidan Akbarova. An oversized large fitting bold fluorescent green hoodie paired with bright matching trousers.

Each designer had separate micro-themes within the main theme of ‘Sense Datum’. Arina Vartanova, the winner of the 2022 Best Designer award showcased her views and commentary on the current situation of Russia and Ukraine through the eyes of a Russian ex pat.

The first photo shows a jacket in her collections sleeve adorns a bold ‘No War’ type in scribbled Russian writing.

We send our congratulations to all the graduates who showcases their work at London Fashion Week. We cannot wait to see your future pieces and collections.

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