Istituto Marangoni’s Brand Ambassador and Scientific Director Anna dello Russo will pay her first visit to the London School during the upcoming London Fashion Week SS20. In keeping with her commitment as Ambassador and Scientific Director of the renowned fashion education institution, the journalist, influencer and creative consultant will walk through the doors of the School in London to meet students and industry.
Following the successful lectures at the Milan, Florence and Paris Schools, the fashion icon is honored to share her insights and inspiring anecdotes during “A Life at Condé Nast”, a Masterclass by Anna dello Russo and moderated by British Vogue’s and long-time friend Gianluca Longo. Her trajectory, as well as her last pivotal 20 years at Condé Nast, will be dissected by Anna herself on the last day of LFW SS20. Vogue Japan’s creative director made herself available for a day of workshops and fruitful confrontation that will end with a special presentation of the “AdR Book: Beyond Fashion”, one of the many outcomes of her vast and successful career. A book signing and networking event will take place after the lecture for students and industry.
The book, published in 2018, documents the esteemed editor’s 30-year commitment to the fashion sphere in the form of a box set, which includes a pop-up book, a selection of her greatest looks and also excerpts from her diaries. As a natural result of her solid knowledge and creative acumen, her wisdom and expertise are an irreplaceable asset to both students and industry professionals alike. A series of workshops on key sectors of the industry, such as Luxury Fashion PR, The Art of Draping and Creative Direction, will be running from 10am prior to the Masterclass, a constructive warm up to kick off the day as well as a way for industry and guests to experience a typical moment of creativity and hands-on training at the School.
Anna dello Russo has been Fashion Editor of Vogue Italia and, from 2000 to 2006, the director of L’Uomo Vogue. Currently the creative director at Vogue Japan, she has been described as a “fashion maniac” by Helmut Newton and is one of the first online influencers and street style icons that has been translating this understanding of global trends into a democratic and spectacular story.
Italian in origin but international in spirit, the editor has traveled the world and gathered inspirations over the years from fashion and beyond. “Anna Della Russo has been, for many years, a global style icon and fashion innovator. Her strength and belief in self-expression is a beacon of brilliance for so many, inspiring women to speak their minds, show their self-confidence and pursue their dreams. We cannot wait to welcome her to our School!” says Charlotte Gorse, London School Director “I am thrilled to finally visit the London School and bring part of my “Playground” program (how I like to define my workshop approach) from Milan to the students in London. The city being the place for self-expression by definition represents an ideal frame for a day of fruitful exchange and inspirational conversations.” I look forward to an exciting Masterclass with my dear friend and Condé Nast colleague Gianluca Longo and to meeting the London fashion audience in my function as Mentor School’s Brand Ambassador, a new role that I am so honored to fulfill” declares Anna dello Russo.
The participation of Anna dello Russo, an established, key and iconic figure is part of Istituto Marangoni’s continuous efforts to bridge the gap between education and industry, allowing a new generation of talent the invaluable experience to connect with and be inspired by leaders and game-changers in order to drive themselves forward.
Istituto Marangoni was born in 1935 in Milan as Istituto Artistico dell’Abbigliamento Marangoni and in 2015 reached an important milestone, 80 years of successfully training the best professionals in the world of fashion and design. With a training balance sheet of more than four generations of students from five continents, it has been the launchpad for more than 45,000 fashion and luxury professionals, including Domenico Dolce, Franco Moschino, Alessandro Sartori, Maurizio Pecoraro, Paula Cademartori, Andrea Pompilio, and Lucio Vanotti. Today Istituto Marangoni has more than 4,000 students every year, from 107 different countries, in the schools in Milano (School of Fashion and School of Design), Firenze (School of Fashion & Art), Paris, London, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Mumbai and Miami, the international capitals of fashion, design and luxury.