The Italian Trade Commission Collection is a collaboration of seven M.F.A. Fashion Design students and one M.F.A. Textile Design student and sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission (ITC). Their designs will be shown at the School of Fashion’s Spring 2012 Fashion Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
The ITC arranged for an instructor from the School of Fashion to visit Italian mills to select fabrics from Estethia – G.B. Conte (Marzotto Group), R. Allegri & F.Lli S.r.l, Seterie Argenti S.p.A., Lanificio Subalpino S.r.l, Teseo S.r.l. and Groupo Ratti S.p.A., as well as Italian trims from Cadica Group S.p.A. and Stile Universal S.r.l. Fabrics include Tropical Melange Wool, Liquid Satin Back Crepe, Tissue Linen, Fine Heathered Linen, Sheer Print Chiffon, Polished Nylon, Featherweight Voile, Summer Weight Wool/Silk, Fine Silk/Viscose Crepe Jersey, Organic Cotton Khadi Cloth and Sueded Microfibre Nylon.
The eight students who collaborated on this women’s wear collection are Ginie Huang, Zenia Kim, Kate Y.K. Lee, Jessie Jie Liu, Iglika Vasileva Matthews, Tanja Milutinovic, Ilana Dora Siegelman and Cecilia Q. Xie.
You can watch the fashion show as it is streamed live at http://www.academyart.edu/fashionshow/.