The Eternal City suddenly seemed eternally young, after the four-day Altaroma, a novel mix of haute couture shows; debutant catwalks displays, exhibitions and talks featuring fashion, design and photography greats.
And the multi-cultural winner is Act no1. The youthful duo of Luca Lin and Galib Gassanoff, whose brand is named Act no1, on Friday in Rome won the 2017 edition of Who Is On Next? - Italy’s key young designer prize.
The last edition of AltaRoma showed unprecedented vitality this July. Its president, Silvia Venturini Fendi, told FashionMag how the event is now completely renewed, focusing on young couture designers.
Carlo Volpi, a specialist knitwear designer, has won the Pitti Uomo competition for young menswear talent in 2016, organised in conjunction with AltaRoma and Vogue. Special mention was given to French label Solovière.
The sport couture label, in which Chinese group Canudilo owns a 51% stake, has hired a new Creative Director: British designer Lee Wood has joined the brand to support its relaunch, led by new COO Dario Predonzan.
The 2015 men’s fashion competition organized by Pitti Uomo, AltaRoma and Vogue has selected knitwear specialist Vittorio Branchizio as its winner, while giving a special mention to Chinese label Miaoran.