Florence, Laba celebrates its birthday with a fashion show, an award and an exhibition

An important birthday celebrated with a fashion show, an award and an exhibition. There Free Academy of Fine Arts based in Piazza di Badia in Florence, it has blown out the candles of two decades of life by showing the fashion collections of its students in the Chiostro delle Donne, delivering the Modeling award for the most effective use of manual and CAD modeling, and the Design award for the most creative garments but also inaugurating an exhibition “The Works and Days” at the Istituto degli Innocenti which will remain open until next July 15 (from 11 to 17.30, closed on Tuesdays). The exhibition, which in the title recalls Hesiod’s poem, collects 40 works by former students of the institute. Paintings, installations, videos, design objects and a digital collection of clothes created by the students of the current third year of fashion. The videos (short films and films) are shown in an area dedicated to the multisensory experience. Curators of the exhibition, Mauro Manetti, Lucia Fiaschi and Matteo Innocenti. «We are proud to have shown the city the results of these long months of work – comments the director of the Laba in Florence Domenico Cafasso -. Our Academy is Florence and therefore returning to the presence, in the heart of the Tuscan capital, represents a fundamental step for us. Our institute is now a consolidated reality in the Florentine and Tuscan panorama, with a wide and diversified didactic offer and a decidedly innovative creative approach. Celebrating these first 20 years of life means celebrating what has been but above all looking to the future with even greater enthusiasm, aware that the formation of young people remains one of the great challenges of modern society “.

10 July 2021 | 15:08




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