Clerici Tessuto is once again collaborating with the Accademia Costume & Moda in Rome for the Master In Fabrics Innovation Design, a course aimed at training figures linked to creativity and innovation in fabric research and development, capable of linking style offices with suppliers in the development of collections.
The project, which includes a series of events between May and July, will involve seven students from the Academy and Albino D’Amato, Founder & Creative Director of Maison Albino, who will be their Project Leader.
The first step was a meeting at our headquarters on Monday, 8 May, with the presentation of the project. The students visited our weaving mill and were able to do research at our textile archive to get inspiration for their work.
The second meeting will take place on Thursday, 1 June, at the Accademia Costume & Moda in Rome, during which the students’ work will be presented. Clerici Tessuto will actively participate in the work and will select 1 or 2 students to develop the product with them during the subsequent internship in the company.
In July, the selected students will work at Clerici Tessuto for three weeks, supported by a tutor, according to the product to be developed.
Alessandro Tessuto, President of Clerici Tessuto, comments: ‘We are very proud to collaborate with such a prestigious organisation as the Accademia Costume & Moda in Rome. Involving and training young people in the development of a business and a product is fundamental for us, as they are our future. The aim of the collaboration is to measure the research and innovation capacity of the young people through a complex challenge, that of working on references belonging to specific eras by going deep into exploration and using their personality and expertise to investigate innovative and personal solutions.”
Andrea Lupo Lanzara and Furio Francini (President and CEO) Accademia Costume & Moda, conclude “We are very grateful to the company Clerici Tessuto for the great opportunity given to our students; it is our identifying trait by now, the collaboration with companies in this sector that allows us to train young designers who are technically competent and aware of the excellence of the Italian supply chain of which Clerici is a protagonist, of its added value and of the countless opportunities it offers”.