EVENTS GRADUATE TALENT PROGRAMME SUCCESS STORIES: ALICE PONS, VINCENT LAPP AND AURELIE FONTAN VISIT CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS 2nd August 2019 With the Graduation ceremonies taking place throughout the nation we’ve taken it upon ourselves to introduce the success stories of the Graduate Talent Programme 2018. You might have seen their collections in magazines, on TV or on social media, but it’s about time to get to know the faces - or hands - behind these creations. Two months ago the Fashion Crossover Team headed to North London, to the prestigious, and may I add a beautiful piece of architecture, better known as the Central Saint Martins campus.Read more
IDRIS ELBA HAS A DREAM AND SO DOES OUR DESIGNER VIOLA MENCHINI X ISTITUTO MARANGONI INDUSTRY TALK 2019 1st April 2019 Fashion Crossover London is seasoned when it comes to hosting industry talks, yet this time there was a surprise. We didn’t come alone, as a good luck charm we brought one of our most successful graduate designers from our Graduate Talent Programme, Viola Menchini. The Marangoni alumni was warmly greeted by students, alumni and tutors as it hadn’t even been a year since she herself graduated from the fashion design course. Yet this time around, she was at the other side of the table — quite literally — sharing her story on how she managed to achieve her dreams following her graduation.Read more
FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON X CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS INDUSTRY TALK 20181st June 2018 In times when ‘unpredictability is the new normal’, industries have no choice but to overcome external challenges and adapt to the changing industrial landscape in order to remain relevant.
Universities, as the ultimate creators of the future educated workforce, therefore possess a particularly crucial function. In order to 'keep up' with various industrial innovations, schools are in real need of tailoring their curriculums to keep their students from becoming disconnected from their industries upon graduating.
FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON X ISTITUTO MARANGONI 2018 INDUSTRY TALK16th April 2018 In March 2018, following the successful industry talk at Instituto Marangoni from the previous year, our Founder and Managing Director of Fashion Crossover London, Since Wang was invited by the school again to make a presentation at its London campus as part of its Industry Exchange. Founded in Milan in 1935, Istituto Marangoni is a private Italian school of fashion and design, and became a Scuola Professionale Artistica "professional art school" in 1942. The establishment has gained enormous reputation in the global fashion industry.
ALEXANDRA SHULMAN ON VOGUE AND THE BUSINESS OF DESIRE12th February 2017 February is a busy month for the fashion industry, from runway shows held in all the major fashion capitals to trade shows such as PURE London, one of UK’s largest biannual buying event.
This weekend at PURE London, the esteemed Alexandra Shulman holding both titles of OBE and longest serving editor in British VOGUE history, a title she held for 25 years until her recent departure, addresses the audience about fashion then and fashion now.
FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON X ISTITUTO MARANGONI31st January 2017Istituto Marangoni knows how to ring in the new year. With the month of January dubbed as ‘Career Month’, it was a great way to keep spirits high. Our founder Since Wang was invited to speak yesterday as part of this initiative with the likes of Alexandra Shulman, Fashion Scout, Versace, Selfridges and WGSN, some of the industry’s biggest talents and names.
After speaking extensively about her past experiences, the growth of the platform, its future plans and imparting much needed words of wisdom, Since invited the students to peruse three of the collections displayed. Wang Li Ling and GoFeFe’s key pieces were displayed alongside a larger variety of Shur Ruitz’s collection, an Istituto Marangoni alumna.
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FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON X CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS25th January 2017 On Wednesday, our founder Since Wang was invited back to her alma mater to give a presentation. That morning, Central Saint Martin’s campus was just waking up from its late night slumber with fewer than usual students hanging around the Victorian granary. Walking into the intimate sized classroom were students ranging from BA Textile Design, BA Jewellery Design and MA Material Futures previously known as Textiles Futures.
Naturally the Material Futures and Textile Design students gathered around Wang Li Ling’s pieces, inspecting and trying to figure out the secret behind her technical garments.
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LUCY CHOI ON THE IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS, LAUNCHING HER OWN BRAND AND LEARNING FROM UNCLE JIMMY12th January 2017 At the Istituto Marangoni campus in London, Michelle Duguid, Senior Fashion Editor at ELLE UK, sits down with Lucy Choi to discuss her unconventional yet seemingly predetermined path into fashion.
Instead of following in the family footsteps like sister Sandra Choi, Creative Director of Jimmy Choo, Lucy wanted to pave her own path.
Watching her Uncle Jimmy work from an early age on, Lucy understood the strong role that business had on the brand.
IN CONVERSATION WITH HILARY ALEXANDER OBE7th December 2016 Inside the prestigious Istituto Marangoni London’s campus located on Fashion Street – aptly named – sits the distinguished Hilary Alexander OBE, named journalist of the year (1997 and 2003) in the British Fashion Awards and the former fashion director of the Daily Telegraph. Sharing the stage with the Officer of the Order of the British Empire are two not-so-recent graduates.
After Charlotte Gorse, Director of Istituto Marangoni London, made formal introductions, Hilary faced the two men to discuss their careers, their path to success and the realities of the fashion industry.