Instead of leading in fashion education, Paris has historically dawdled behind its greatest rivals. Though that seems very likely to change, and quickly, thanks to a major new project launched in Paris with the IFM.
This weekend, at Who's Next in Paris, the French show organiser and Istituto Marangoni are launching a call for applications to Lab Scene, a mentoring programme that will support three emerging designers for a year.
European fashion brands Etro, Balmain Paris, Ermanno Scervino and Chantal Thomass, and furniture firm Poliform, have all committed to supporting MA students at Istituto Marangoni during the academic year 2018/2019.
Italy’s new Culture Minister Alberto Bonisoli made his fashion debut on Tuesday morning inside the storied Salone dei Cinquecento of Florence at the opening of Pitti 94, winning over an initially skeptical audience.