Sustainable fashion, international designers and the heritage of high craftsmanship, priority objectives of UNESCO: Venice hosts the slow fashion week from 17 to 26 October 2019, with Venice Fashion Week.
Marina Spadafora, leader of Fashion Revolution in Italy, the designers Tiziano Guardini and Patrick McDowell, the London College of Fashion-UAL and the British Consulate General – Department for International Trade are the protagonists of the sustainable fashion day that will be organized on the occasion of Venice Fashion Week Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Hotel Ca ‘Sagredo on the Grand Canal.
The two champions of sustainability champions Patrick McDowell and Tiziano Guardini will participate in the UK-Italy: Lessons in Sustainable Fashion conference, discussing sustainable fashion and presenting their collections with exclusive collaborations.
Patrick McDowell: 23 years old, born in Liverpool, trained at Central St Martins in London, the emerging sustainable designer made his debut at the London Fashion Week in September 2018 and walked the 20th of July at Helsinki Fashion Week with a collection created with the support of Burberry and Swarovski. “Because climate change becomes a global priority, young designers want to be at the forefront to solve the problem and set an example,” says the designer. “Sustainable fashion can be really fun and colorful”.
Tiziano Guardini, winner of the Green Carpet Fashion Award as best emerging designer, engaged for several years in promoting sustainable fashion, so much so that he was affectionately defined by the press as the nature stylist was also a guest at the United Nations for the Fashion for event Forest and Forest for Fashion, together with Maestro Michelangelo Pistoletto.
Austria, South Africa and France are also present in Venice for Venice Fashion Week 2019 with the fashion designer Michel Mayer from Vienna, who will march on Saturday 19 October, with the South African designer Romi Loch Davis, whom we will see on Thursday 17 October in the Magazzino Gallery art gallery, and with the Parisian brand Chatelles of customizable artisan slippers, whose founder and designer François du Chastel will present for the occasion a new model dedicated to Venice in the concept store Edmond à Venise, where we will also discover the creations of the Venetian designer Carla Plessi.
Made in Italy will be represented in Venetian palaces with the runway shows of several sustainable Italian labels, while the Alto Artigianato will see the participation of the tailoring atelier of the Gran Teatro La Fenice and the fashion show by Antonia Sautter, a Venetian designer of clothes in precious silks, crystals and hand-printed fabrics, creator of the dreamlike Ballo del Doge. Made in Venice will be represented by the Antica Tessitura Bevilacqua, a historic company on the Grand Canal, which it has recently made the ball gowns for the celebrities of the Tiepolo Ball, the event organized by the Maison Dior.